The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Not the North Carolina of my youth

Boy, things sure are changing alot down in the Old North State—It's almost as if North Carolina is slowly becoming another state, entirely:

An illegal immigrant from Honduras, who has been deported from the United States on numerous occasions since 1989, is being held in Cumberland County on first degree murder charges.

Julio Cesar Ramos, 45, who claims he is homeless and unemployed, is charged with beating Paulette Locklear, 64, to death outside her home at 1213 Wilmington Road Tuesday afternoon, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say Locklear called 911 for help when Ramos became violent and began breaking windows in an attempt to get inside her home.

When deputies arrived at the home, they found Locklear's body. There's still no word on the cause of death. Locklear's body was sent to Chapel Hill for autopsy.

It's sad to see the gradual degeneration that American culture has been going through for the past 30 years. I have fond memories of visiting family in Raleigh as a kid, and recall the distinctly Tidewater culture that pervaded much of the State at that time, and it just strikes me as being an absolute insult to our ancestors to have allowed things to get to the point where articles like this are no longer rare events.

Could this be an inevitable side effect of our nation's tragic decision to divorce itself from Christian ideology back in the 1940s through the 1960s? As a Christian, I'm obviously inclined to answer that in the affirmative, but would love to hear your thoughts on explaining this dramatic cultural shift as well.

The article isn't loading for me at the link above, by the way. You can read at least part of the text here if you need it.


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