While the nation searched into the deep night for answers to the numbing tragedy that murderously claimed 20 children and seven adults, a prominent preacher who once aspired to the presidency insisted that he can explain it.
Speaking from his favorite pulpit at Fox News, Mike Huckabee unhesitantly played the God card.
By his reasoning, a young man went into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn, armed to the teeth because America has banned God from public schools.
The former Republican presidential candidate put it this way: "We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools. Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?"
As the Huffington Post noted, Huckabee has debased rational discourse in the past when such massacres occurred. "We don't have a crime problem, a gun problem or even a violence problem," the preacher said. "What we have is a sin problem" by denying God in our daily lives.