Actor Mike Rowe shared his thoughts on the recent tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School in an emotive Facebook post.
Via The Daily Caller: “Rowe wrote on Facebook, “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things. This is what happened in Florida. A nineteen-year-old man chose to do an evil thing. He planned it. He executed it. He succeeded.”
Rowe also said that while it’s important to find out the contributing causes of mass shooters, we shouldn’t absolve the killer of responsibility for his actions.
“Should we endeavor to know why? Absolutely. Should we discuss the impact of video games, accessible firearms, single-parents, no parents, powerful medications, social media, mental illness, bullying, or anything else we think might have encouraged him to choose evil over good? Without question.”
“But we should also stop confusing the influence of such things, with the root cause. Because nothing in this man’s past can possibly explain his decision to kill seventeen people,” Rowe added.
“If you believe otherwise, ask yourself why millions of other people with a similar past, don’t make similar choices.”
Another voice of Reason. Well said. When Mr. Rowe speaks, I always listen. He brings a clarity of thought rooted in common sense to every conversation.
“…ask yourself why millions of other people with a similar past, don’t make similar choices.”–Rowe
Brilliant. And these “millions of other people” also have as much access to guns as did this kid. The false logic of gun-control is laid bare.
Thanks, Mike Rowe!
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