This is a Special (and Sad) Edition of Real Science Radio
* Lessons from Today's Tragic Mass Murder: Bob Enyart and Will discuss the unfortunate and distracting cliches, then the actual causes, and the solutions to America's murder epidemic. The horrendous mass murder at a theater in Aurora, Colorado was not far from the Real Science Radio studio. Bob and Will ask God for help so that they can bring RSF-clarity to this effort to think through public policy regarding criminal justice.
* Flashback: See KGOV.com/search/node/columbine for never before heard recordings about the Columbine massacre and other authoritative insights into the Whys and the Whats, as in What should be done to avoid many such future massacres.
* Fast-forward: See also KGOV.com/sandy-hook-massacre for our continued assessment of the Whys and the Whats.
You Can't Stop Every Crime, But You CAN End an Epidemic
* First Dismiss the Distracting Cliches
- Gun Distraction: Guns were more accessible to Colorado young people 100 years ago, and they weren't killing each other
- Bias Distraction: If the murderer can be connected to conservatives (or even if not) that's the media spin (like the Norway killer, Gabriel Gifford's shooter, etc.)
- Deterrence Doesn't Work Distraction: Even this particular murderer did not want to die and may have been deterred if he expected return fire from law-abiding concealed-carry moviegoers
- Mental Illness Distraction: Schools and other special interests will call for more focus on mental health, yet many of the school shooters have been on psychiatric drugs. Regarding this particular murderer, he knew the consequences of his actions, for he shot unarmed kids and families, but not the police who would have shot back and killed him. And defense attorneys claim temporary insanity, 99.9% of the time, for murder, but not for lesser crimes like shoplifting or failure to come to a complete stop. What? When people go temporarily insane they only commit felonies and not misdemeanors?
* Identify the Causes of America's Crime Epidemic
- Education, entertainment, government, all deny the existence of absolute right and wrong and that absolutes flow from God
- University of Cambridge researchers discovered something all RSR listeners already knew, that, as regards the 2011 riots in Britain, young people who did not commit crimes did not do so because they feared the consequences, nor because they lacked the opportunity, but primarily because they believed that it was "wrong." A professor at the University of California described this study as "among the most significant works in criminology in decades." Oh brother.
- Moral relativism is promoted; what's right for you isn't necessarily right for me
- It's no longer a justice system, now it's just a system
- If it feels good, do it
- Rejection of God's criminal justice system
- Christian leaders don't even give God the courtesy of knowing what He says on criminal matters (like, for example, perjury)
- Public schools teach kids that they're animals, so no one should be shocked when they act like animals
- Incarceration is time-out for adults where all the worst elements gather to drag each other downward
- Criminals and many young people have no fear, even in court before a judge
- Excessive violence from Hollywood and video games, including for young people, destroys innocence, as does hard and "soft" porn
- Society is drugged and drunk, like this murderer, on pot and other drugs
- Killing the innocent today is promoted as a valid solution to problems, as with euthanasia (like Children's Hospital euthanizing a 4-year-old handicapped boy), suicide, and abortion
- Our officially godless public schools
- Finally, the culture pretending that there is no God, and even countless "conservative" leaders embarrased about God and the Scriptures and claiming that God is irrelevant to public policy (as per U.S. Justice Antonin Scalia) regarding life and death
* Identify the Solutions
- Advocate renewed recognition of God as our Creator
- Advocate recognition of rights as flowing from God
- Advocate enforcement of God's enduring command, Do not murder
- Advocate the abolition of human abortion
- Advocate for God's criminal justice system and a return to corporal punishment
- Advocate for the swift death penalty for all convicted murderers
- Oppose godless schools for children and oppose government school
- Oppose the intellectually bankrupt theory of evolution that claims we come from animals
- Oppose no-fault divorce
- Promote the personhood movement, the creation movement, and Christian homeschooling
Clarifications: ABC News is standing by its story that the murderer's mother told an ABC reporter that "you have the right person," whereas the family says that the mother did not mean that she knew her son to be guilty, but rather that she was the suspect's mother. Also, the murder did not grow up in a broken family.
Flashback #1: Bob Enyart burns OJ Simpson's Hall of Fame Award and Heisman '68 Jersey to call for the installation of a new criminal justice system in America. See KGOV.com/oj.
Flashback #2: Court TV interviews Bob Enyart regarding Scott Peterson's death sentence.
Flashback #3: Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick as documented at ShadowGov.com and as an editor of the Wall Street Journal wrote, that Bill Clinton's rape of Juanita Broaddrick was an event that "in fact took place." Hear also Bob's worldwide exclusive interview with Juanita Broaddrick and with nurse Norma Rogers, her friend who found Broaddrick wounded and in tears shortly after the assault.
Today's Resource: Have you seen the Government Department at our KGOV Store? We are featuring Bruce Shortt's vitally-important book, The Harsh Truth about Public Schools. And also, check out the classic God's Criminal Justice System seminar, God and the Death Penalty, Live from Las Vegas, and Bob on Drugs DVDs, and our powerhouse Focus on the Strategy resources!
The KGOV Mailbag: Dear Pastor Enyart, I awakened this morning to the radio's reports of the horrible killings in Aurora. My prayers went immediately to God to show us how to heal our wounded culture from this senseless disregard for life. This prayer led me to my thoughts of you and to your wonderful preachings about respect for life. I believe the abortions, the extreme violence in our entertainment mediums, and the total abandonment of religious and moral teachings have brought our society to this level of complete disregard for life. Thank you for all that you do to preach the absolutes that we so vitally need in our world. Thank you for your respect of life, and praise of God and His laws. Thank you for the work you do to show us the folly of our ways. This sickness in our midst can only be healed by faith and by our belief in the Lord. Please keep preaching the Word, as it, alone, is our only hope to be delivered from this evil that lives among us. Best regards, Chet Beck
Chet, thank you for your love for the Lord and for the innocent. And thanks for encouraging us here at BEL! We need your prayers!
-Pastor Bob Enyart
Denver Bible Church
American Right To Life
In Memory of an Insightful Political Satirist: Ambrose Bierce, critical of American governance, wrote definitions for legal terms such as:
Accomplice, n. One associated with another in a crime, having guilty knowledge and complicity, such as an attorney who defends a criminal, knowing him guilty. This view of the attorney's position in the matter has not hitherto commanded the assent of attorneys, no one having offered them a fee for assenting.
Appeal, v.t. In law, to put the dice in the box for another throw.
Lawful, adj. Compatible with the will of a judge having jurisdiction.
Lawyer, n. One skilled in circumvention of the law.
Litigation, n. A machine which you go into as a pig, and come out of as a sausage.
Precedent, n. In Law, a previous decision, rule or practice which, in the absence of a definite statute, has whatever force and authority a Judge may choose to give it, thereby greatly simplifying his task of doing as he pleases...
Rope, n. An obsolescent appliance for reminding assassins that they too are mortal. It is put about the neck and remains in place one's whole life long.
Tree, n. A tall vegetable intended by nature to serve as a penal apparatus, though through a miscarriage of justice most trees bear only a negligible fruit, or none at all. When naturally fruited, the tree is a beneficent agency of civilization and an important factor in public morals.
Trial, n. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.
* Justice System is Just-a-System: Our old quote that we repeated at our Simpson press conference was picked up by The Quote Garden along with other insights about justice from:
- Earl Warren, Learned Hand, Fredrick Bastiat, Justinian I, Aristotle
- Robert Frost "A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer"
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. "This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice"
- Bob Enyart "It's no longer a justice system, now it's just a system"
- J. Edgar Hoover "Justice is incidental to law and order"
- Lenny Bruce "In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls"
- African Proverb "Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens"
- Welsh Proverb "The houses of lawyers are roofed with the skins of litigants"
- Ambrose Bierce "Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage"
- H.L. Mencken, Edmund Burke,Henry David Thoreau, Mae West, Bertrand Russell, Marcus Aurelius
- Charles Evans Hughes "The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known"
- Tacitus "the more corrupt the republic, the more numerous the laws"
- Law-tzu "The greater the number of laws... the more thieves and robbers there will be"
- Frank Zappa "The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced"
- Lord Halifax "If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place"
- William Shakespeare "The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, may in the sworn twelve have a thief or two guiltier"
- Will Rogers "We don't give our criminals much punishment, but we sure give 'em plenty of publicity"
- Jonathan Swift "Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through"
- Edmund Burke "It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do"
- The ACLU's evolutionist Clarence Darrow "There is no such thing as justice."