Teaching kids to commit the crimes
Victor Hugo said, “Where there is darkness crimes will be committed. The guilty one is not merely he who commits the crime but he who caused the darkness.”
The Supreme Court recently struck down a California law that would have banned selling "violent" video games to children, stating the games are protected under “free speech.”
The Court’s new version of freedom of speech would “cause the darkness” by allowing children to play current games out there which teach kids to kill cops, shoot up schools, and to kill other students while being rewarded in hell for their crimes committed. There are also games that teach kids to steal cars, rape women, and even shoot John F. Kennedy dead for a chance to win a $10,000.00 prize. Then America wonders why we have such a high crime rate.
Charles Montsquieu was right when he said, “Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.” Yet in America today, the Supreme Court calls it freedom of speech to allow the kids to be taught how to commit the crimes that the Court should be preventing.
It is my clear understanding that government’s purpose is to “restrain men from sin” (transgression of God’s Law; 1 John 3:4), not to encourage it. Crime should be deterred, not encouraged or allowed.
Isaiah 51:4 declares, “Hearken unto Me, My people; and give ear unto Me, O My nation: for a law shall proceed from Me, and I will make My judgment to rest for a light of the people.”
For example, in 1946 a juvenile delinquent appeared before Judge Ruegemer from St. Cloud, MN because the youth had struck and seriously injured another man while driving an automobile. After ordering a background check, he found out that the youth came from a troubled home.
The judge opted to suspend the juvenile's sentence, provided that he learned and lived by the Ten Commandments and reported regularly to his probation officer. When the youth explained he didn’t know what the Ten Commandments were, the judge then made arrangements for a pastor to teach him about them. From this experience Judge Ruegemer realized that American youth needed the moral guidance provided by the Ten Commandments. He then began a movement to place monuments displaying the commandments in thousands of courtrooms, schools and parks across the nation.
However, in 1980 the Supreme Court made the following statement in Stone v. Graham, "If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, ... it will be to meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey, the Commandments. This is not a permissible state objective." What?! The Court doesn’t want children to obey the Ten Commandments, which teaches them not to kill, steal, dishonor their parents, lie, etc? The Courts are telling on themselves what they are really attempting to do when ruling backwards like this. Is this about justice, or about feeding the monster of lawlessness?
Does not the Supreme Court have a legal obligation to execute judgment upon crime, therefore putting fear into others not to do the same? This government agency has failed to do so.
Don’t get me wrong, parents have a moral and natural obligation to be the first line of defense. I would not allow my children to play those kinds of games no matter who said it was okay. If more parents across America would do the same, the Courts wouldn’t even be considering such a ridiculous notion!
You see, we can teach what we know, but we can only reproduce what we are. What we have taught the youth is really what the last four generations have acted out in their lifestyles. Sadly, the youth are eating the pill on account of the lawlessness of their elders. Jesus said, “…wisdom is justified of all her children” (Luke 7:35). This is a truth no man can deny.
Interestingly enough, over the head of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. there is a huge engraving of Moses with the Ten Commandments in his hands. The inscription under Moses states, “Justice the guardian of liberty.” Our founders have laid in stone a truth that reproves those who sit in the Supreme Court chambers this day. The judges’ sole purpose was to rule according to Law, which is a fixed principle laid out for all of mankind by Almighty God, the Judge of all the earth (Exodus 18:21). America, we can no longer allow these judges to usurp their authority and legislate their opinions from the bench.
A strong word of advice to the judges who are an extension of “We the People” can be found in Psalm 2:10-12; “Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.”
It would do us all well to submit to the One who holds all power in His hands.