Evil in Texas: Fundamental Cause

Ashely Foree Constitutional Rights, Current Events, Education, Faith, Gun Control, Second Amendment 8 Comments

What happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX is unimaginable… pure evil.

Nineteen children and two adults were murdered in a senseless act of crime.

Parents dropped off their children like any other day.

How many of those parents felt rushed, forgot to pack a lunch, or had to go back home in a mad dash to grab a forgotten backpack?

Never thinking that it would be the last time they would say goodbye, or have a great day at school, or ‘I love you’ to their child.

I don’t want to talk about gun control.

I want to talk about the crumbling foundation of American families.

The shooter, Salvador Ramos, was from a broken home. He lived with his 66-year-old grandmother – who he shot.

He was known for threatening fellow classmates and cutting scars into his face.

He sent social media posts of guns and animal abuse to other users.

Why did no one seek help?

How did he slip through the cracks, unnoticed?

The fundamental reason?

God is no longer the foundation of our families.

In fact, studies show that there has been a rapid decline in church attendance in the last 20 years.

I don’t believe that is a coincidence.

We need to put God back into the family home… and back into our schools.

The Bible gives us clear directions to have a happy marriage and how to raise our children.

The Bible lays the groundwork for a successful marriage… Ephesians 5:25 says, “As for husbands, love your wives just like Christ love the church and gave himself for her.”

The Bible teaches our children to, “Honor your father and your mother so that your life will be long on the fertile land that the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12

“My son, keep your father’s command; don’t abandon your mother’s instruction.” – Proverbs 6:20

The Bible encourages parents, “Parents, don’t provoke your children in a way that ends up discouraging them.”  – Colossians 3:21

The Bible tells us that we are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ.

The common denominator: love.

He is the hope and solution.

It all starts at home, within the family.

There are simple things that you can do together as a family to become closer to God:

  • Attend church together as a family. Make that the day that you spend time together, disconnected from the world.
  • Read God’s word together. Even if it is just 10 minutes a day, include it in bedtime rituals or while you are eating breakfast together.
  • Serve others together. Set the example for your children by showing them that we are to love each other and take care of one another. Visit a nursing home and spend time with the elderly. Make care packages to take to the hospital for patients who do not have someone to take care of them.
  • Pray together as a family. For each other and others in need.

What do you think? Let me know at craig@craighuey.com

Comments 8

  1. Craig, you wrote: “We need to put God back into the family home… and back into our schools.”

    I respectfully disagree. God cannot be mandated in the government schools thus the government schools, all levels, should be eliminated. In our view they are both unconstitutional and an encroachment into one of if not the primary role of parenting, the education of your children.

    Thanks for all your work!


    1. I agree with you, Larry. If even 15% of parents took their children out of government schools, there would be big changes. Back in the 90s, Dr. James Dobson warned parents in CA to get their children out of government schools here, and things have gotten so much worse in the intervening years. Churches have to step up to help to educate children of parents not able to educate their own children. We live in an agriculture area where farmworkers need to have everyone working, and those children suffer the most in government schools, especially the last two years when they were left out in the cold. Another problem that I see with God being back in schools, is that every other religion would want their “god” in as well, and that would be allowed. Islam is already in CA schools.

      1. Indeed, Islam, Mormonism, all the cults plus Romanism, even though they have a very well developed church-school system, one that theProtestants might learn from!, would demand their fair share.


    2. God was always in the schools until the 60’s when He was phased out. The original reading books were full of morals and proverbs from the Bible. No particular sect was ever taught.

  2. C. A. P. Christ above Politics
    NOT politics above Christ. Shall we vote to legislate to make people be Christians? Shall we shoot anyone And all that are non-believers? Very sad! As elders at my church have spoken, “ lineup the leberal politicians and shoot them”. I am comforted knowing that his love is far above politics. It’s pretty simple, if we go back to the first two and most important commandment’s Jesus said. Love your God And love your neighbor.

  3. Craig,
    Every time I hear there is a shooting they blame it on the gun.
    I say to myself, it’s the breakdown of the family unit and pushing God out of our lives.
    It’ was refreshing to read this article and stating what is needed in this world to reduce violence.
    Rebuild the family with God as the foundation.

  4. I believe public education is indoctrination. Public education creates a social environment that young children have a difficult time navigating. Public education is not a one room school room where the teacher is selected and known by the local community with a curriculum that parents are familiar with and approve. This is not a classroom where every child is known personally and accepted in the community. My grandchildren hate reading. The classroom environment is not conducive stimulating the desire to learn. If a child can be taught to enjoy learning it will create a lifelong thirst for knowledge. Real knowledge is based on truth. Jesus said, ” If you abide in My Word, then you shall surely be My disciples, then you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Over the years I have heard of many people dropping out of school and becoming successful in many careers; while others continue in the higher education and are qualified for nothing and have huge loans which will be a burden for many years. It is heartbreaking to see our youth have to endure what is called education now. The field of science has been compromised by accepting theories that have no physical proof. When science is used to destroy humanity rather the enhance our health and welfare it becomes a weapon. Medicine no longer does no harm. How can we inspire those whose talents could benefit others when money is the sole object. Money does not guarantee happiness and fulfillment. People are more than material organisms. We were created in the image of God. He made us for His purpose without which there is no meaning – without which education has no meaning.

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