A Silent Moment
Reportedly there have been 200 mass shootings in the US this year. What caused the increase in crime?
Sixty years ago, the US Supreme Court ruled against allowing prayer in public schools. Right after that, crime rates started rising.
An awareness of G-d motivates children to be law abiding, and not harm others. When the Court removed this awareness, they removed the motivation.
To remedy this, the Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke about the need to have a daily moment of silence in public schools. After this is done, it should then be publicized in newspapers and similar venues, that parents can tell their children what to think about during the silent moment, beginning with, that there is One above Who conducts the child’s life, and the lives of the child’s family and friends.
Numerous states have already instituted a daily moment of silence. But the second step (encouraging parents to tell their children what to think about) needs to happen. And other states need to bring the silent moment into their public schools.
Hopefully soon, people will follow the Rebbe’s advice. And children can grow up to be responsible and law abiding.