By Hemant Mehta
In the wake of an attack that took the lives of five Hasidic Jews as they celebrated Hanukkah, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee took to FOX Business to explain what caused the incident.
It wasn’t anti-Semitism or mental illness. Instead, he blamed public school education. Because too much education is always the bogeyman for the Religious Right.
… When we have an education system that, from the time these kids are tots, tells them that there’s nothing that is really right nor wrong, it’s whatever they think it is, whatever they feel it is, whatever they believe it is, and that results in an adult becoming where they also think that they don’t have to tune their lives.
Real quickly, let me just mention. As a musician, I know this, that before you play a song, you’ve got to tune your instrument. What do tune it to? Do you tune it to what you think? No, you tune it to a standard. We’re a culture and society that is not tuning to any standard other than what we want. We’re selfish. We’ve sat around and we’ve created this culture which, it’s all about me, and that is a dangerous place for us to continue going.
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