In a country as large as the U.S., acculturation (a people’s adopting a common culture) is more difficult than in Switzerland, the oldest extant republic. In Switzerland, each eligible citizen keeps his rifle and ammunition at home, yet they don’t have mass shootings or a high murder toll. Ours is truly a historically new experiment in democracy, and it has barely worked out so far.
How a nation adopts the Judeo-Christian moral code has something to do with it. Those people who say moral codes are relative are displaying their ignorance of what moral codes do. Look at the European-Western Hemisphere civilization today. It has exceeded tribalism and other civilizations in accomplishments. All those nations have adopted the Judeo-Christian moral code so far.
I pray to God we don’t give it up.