Homeschool Homicide and the Cult of Youth
December 9, 2005
When I was growing up, my generation was obsessed with personal fulfillment. This led many into self-destructive indulgences: promiscuity, drugs and loud, loutish demands for more of everything.
There were deaths resulting from over-indulgence, but very rarely did the youth of my day seek death for its own sake. That, it seems, has been left to this generation. In Pennsylvania last month, we read of a 18-year-old homeschooled youth, David Ludwig, shooting his girlfriend's parents. And just a few days ago, a second homeschooled youth, Patrick Armstrong, was arrested for killing a 14-year-old neighbor girl.