Former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andrew Bauer claimed that school shootings are happening because of a lack of student paddlings from teachers, state-sponsored prayer in schools and viewings of “The Andy Griffith Show.”
During an interview on CNN, the Republican opined on the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida:
We have a culture thing here that we’re not discussing. When I grew up it was Andy Griffith. You never had school shootings and we still had prayer in school and we drove to school with guns in the car.
Today, we are in a different time. The movie industry, the rap industry in general talks about these things that are common now and we have almost desensitized it. Now we have have to worry about kids eating Tide PODs.
Instead of discipline — we go after parents who discipline their children. When I was in school, the principal had a paddle. It was called the Board of Education and he used it on all the students. We have changed the mindset today. It’s scary now that students would even contemplate this type of behavior.
(Source: CNN via YouTube)