Mike Huckabee News
Aug 26 2013
The whole world was shocked at the senseless murder of Christopher Lane, a young Australian here in the US to attend school and play college baseball. He was just walking home in Duncan, Oklahoma, when he was shot in the back. Police arrested three teenage boys, one of whom allegedly said they were bored and wanted to kill someone at random for fun.
That story had barely hit the news before different people who trying to use it to promote a personal agenda. Some called it the flipside of Trayvon Martin, a white teen killed by a black teen as he was walking home, and demanded to know when Al Sharpton would condemn it or the Justice Department investigate it as a hate crime. But in fact, race doesn’t seem to be an issue. The alleged killers are white, black and Hispanic, a Rainbow Coalition of thuggery. Meanwhile, some Australians are blaming the gun, and calling for a US tourism boycott until we ban guns. But we’ve recently seen that aimless, amoral youth will attack innocents with their fists if a gun isn’t handy.
It’s obscene to use this story to promote a political or social agenda. There are only two things about it we should be talking about. The senseless death of an innocent young man. And our nihilistic modern culture with its glorification of violence and rejection of traditional moral training, a culture that creates teenagers who think murder is a recreational pastime. But that subject is too uncomfortable for some in the media. And so, once again, we throw down the race card and blame the hardware.