Does this have to be America?

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By John Mark Boes

Does this have to be America?

It has happened again. News is breaking this morning that there is, yet again, another active shooter at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas. It is too early to know fully the extent of the casualties from this tragic event. However, even one casualty is too many.

But, does this have to be America?

Recently, the artist Childish Gambino released a music video for a new song, “This is America.” Gun violence is pervasive throughout the video. The incredibly jarring nature of the corresponding music video is less surprising and more indicting. It would seem that Childish Gambino’s song “This is America” is even more true today than it was when it debuted. Graphic depictions of gun violence are depicted in the music video. “This is America” is a sobering depiction of the reality of life in America.

But…

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