The two peace officers, Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey were sitting in a downtown Chinese restaurant when Highnote approached the building and fired shots through the window, killing both men instantly. It was a clear ambush with no chance for self-defense. Before the Sheriff's Department could respond, Highnote reentered his nearby vehicle and killed himself as well. No reason is yet given for his actions but the situation is under investigation.
In his press conference about the tragedy later in the day, Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz stated that he feels a big reason for events such as this one is the constant demonization of law enforcement officers and the hate that is spewed against them. I concur with that assessment, but it is clearly just part of the problem, for so many Americans today have lost their sense of right and wrong and think that it is okay to take what they want in whatever they do as long as they don't get caught. When a nation loses its way and its cultural norms, bad things happen and it has been happening more and more in all facets of society. While police bear much of the brunt because of their duty to enforce the law, we see it in education, family life and even in religious institutions which abandon their awareness of absolutes in life.
Watch groups of people in public settings and the way respect for others is abandoned, teachers in some of our schools who are afraid of their students and administrators who won't back them up and even some ministers and other clergy who water down God's laws. There are absolutes in this world, absolute truths, and when we try to say they are outmoded and no longer applicable we violate some of the most basic principles of nature, a force given to us by God. Self-control, individualism and understanding right from wrong are paramount to a society if it wants to remain both peaceful and also productive. Sadly, "group think," based on moral relativism is in so many ways replacing that and political correctness is just one of its products.
I will say a prayer for the two officers who were needlessly killed yesterday and also pray for a return to common sense and adherence to the wishes of God for all Americans and people the world over. Until that happens and politicians continue to peddle pablum instead of truth, problems like the situation yesterday in Trenton are likely to not only continue, but get worse. May God shine His guiding light on America and bring her back to her senses.