I am writing this because I cannot stand to see our country being thrown away like it is at this time. This is not something that has just started. I will have to say that it has accelerated as of late, for example the last six months.

The problem stems from a political agenda that has trickled down through our school systems over the last 80 years or so. Liberal thinking is pushed in our colleges and universities throughout the country. It has permeated our whole society. If you want to lay blame it will go back to each and every one of us who has raised children and trusted the educational system. Not being engaged in our children’s education and what is being taught is where the problem has festered.

Proverbs 28:2 says that when there is moral rot within a nation its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability. Can you look at Washington and say there are moral, wise, and knowledgeable leaders there?

The president and vice president that are currently residing there, I feel, would have a difficult time checking one of the three boxes. The problem does not stop there. It goes right down throughout congress. How can you get anything done when you have so many there that “we” elect that are lacking in the morals category?

What is the real reason these people sought this position; power, money, or wanting to be a servant. John Adams stated, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” When you look at what has happened it is because “we” have allowed our elected officials to move this country away from a moral country.

One of the first things that happened was in 1947 when we decided that there was a separation of church and state. This moved God out of government. Our forefathers only intended that the government would not meddle in the church. The government was not supposed to abandon God. It is no wonder that the last war that was won was WWII in 1945. What happened in 1947 has evolved to where we are today.

Everything is now redefined and now, what was wrong is now acceptable and right. Romans 1:28 says that since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, He abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done (a reprobate mind). Because of this we now have all kinds of things being accepted by “society” that is totally debased and wrong.

Look at the foolishness that happened this past year. Subsequently the desire to defund the police, nonsense at our southern border, murders being released into society to reoffend, people not being charged for shoplifting in California, woke, cancel culture, censorship by big tech, socialism, and the list keeps going on in the name of progress.

“We” are the ones who put them in power with our vote. Freedoms that we have taken for granted are disappearing at an alarming rate. We are the ones who need to make the changes. Not calling sin, sin; wrong, wrong; and not defining our morals, is where it starts. Holding them accountable is imperative. We are told to raise up a child in the way he is to go. That is our greatest responsibility in life.

Abraham Lincoln stated, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Wake up people and get involved. We are dangerously close to losing this country.

Bub Arnold

St. Maries

(2) comments

Chimo

Trump's candidacy and presidency epitomized the moral rot that has been growing in the Republican Party. When our ostensibly conservative leaders fall to an amoral utilitarian level, they lose the ability to make the hard decisions good government requires. Values are essential to any stable social order, especially one designed to survive the frequent changes of government inherent in a democracy. Real conservatives today, especially if they derive their beliefs from religious faith, feel besieged by a culture that is not only secular but enthusiastically immoral. Republican leaders shouldn't make things worse by joining in. At the very least, they can revive the dying art of hypocrisy, by behaving decently as a model for the public. Who knows? It might even become a habit-forming virtue.

MjM

Such a slanted uneducated bigoted self righteous analysis.

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