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

jkarov Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 8:46 AM
Please carefully read Article 6, paragraph 3 of the US Constitution. It's one of the clearest, and most obvious places where the founding fathers enforce the fact that we are a secular Republic, not a theocracy, and not a Christian nation. The text reads , in part: all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. The founders intended to ensure that even a Jew, a Hindu, or an atheist could hold public office. That has profound implications for our society as a whole
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...