Concerning a roving band of 14-16 year-old youth whose mischief ended in a murderous shooting spree, Philly Mayor Michael Nutter had some choice remarks. While he chose to use profanity in expressing himself, he hit on an important truth. One remark — this one sans the potty-mouth word — is something parents must take to heart:
“Their little butts should have either been in bed, getting ready for bed, or doing some homework,” Nutter added. “Not out in a car, not in some other neighborhood, and not up to this kind of nonsense. I’m not your mom and I’m not your dad. We cannot completely legislate, or by policy, make people responsible for their children.”
The family is the building block of society, and its demise means certain social ruin. It’s good to see that a mayor can recognize these truths, and that parental responsibility is something unenforceable by law. (This is not the first time we’ve noted Mayor Nutter’s truth telling.) But his ideas are not shared by all his fellows, for the nanny state thinks it can be the surrogate parent of us all.
An ungovernable people invite tyranny, and that’s why it’s here, folks. Only the Catholic Faith can save us from this.