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Reducing Violent Crime in the US From the Inside Out (Part 4 of 4)

gary395 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:52 AM
" Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. " Psalm 33:12.
MattGZat Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:10 AM
That might be an example of parallelism. Either way, the USA is not the object of that verse. The lifestyle of the USA clearly shows that there are many gods and/ or the God that its people have chosen. By default of depeople we have little hope for blessing and a likelihood we are under a curse - read Deuteronomy 28 verses 1 through 68 and don't stop before verse 15, please.
Birdman III Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:06 AM
The other side of the coin is that the nation without God is not blessed. We ARE certainly that nation.
In the past few weeks, I've highlighted ways we can reduce violent crime in the U.S. But I've saved the best and most powerful solutions for last because they work from the inside out.

In Part 1, I revealed how rational and rewarding it would be to post armed guards at our schools. In Part 2, I showed how reducing the number of firearms in the U.S. would not curb violent crime. In Part 3, I began to discuss the first of two ways in which our Founding Fathers expected to produce and maintain civility and decency in society. They esteemed all...