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As promised, here is Part 2 from my column last week. Thanks for all the comments on Part 1!
The Bible was removed from our schools; evolution became the approved beginning of life on earth; abortion became the standard form of birth control (even after medical birth control was made available); through funding by progressives, Planned Parenthood became the primary supplier of abortions for women who could not afford to pay for one; and marriage became obsolete. And, like everything else that starts small, abortion was made legal right up to the birth of a child. Morals in our country have been going by the wayside for a long time.
Respect and obedience in our schools have disappeared, and teachers live in fear of being attacked by angry students. Discipline has been removed from the schools (and from homes) so students have nothing to fear except the possibility of being expelled. Unfortunately, that is not much of a deterrent to many of them. They know they will not face punishment in school, and they will probably not face any at home either. Remember, many of them are in one-parent homes, and that parent is overwhelmed with just the day-to-day survival of the family.
In my day, if you got pregnant, you dropped out of school and disappeared. Today, you can stay on as a cheerleader and attend school until giving birth.
We are seeing increased school shootings by children whose feelings have been hurt because they don’t know how to socialize with each other. COVID-19 moved that isolation to a higher level because children could only interact online with their teachers and friends. The move to Chromebooks instead of textbooks meant that many parents were unable to monitor what their children were being taught in school. With each move into online learning the parents who were not computer literate were left behind.
One good thing that did come out of COVID was that parents could SEE what their children were being taught and began to question it. But, then our government decided to call the parents “domestic terrorists” if they went to their local school board to complain. The local school boards are unable to make changes because they are governed by the federal government under the U.S. Department of Education which was never meant to exist. Thank you, President Jimmy Carter.
I have heard presidential candidates for years claim they would dismantle this department, but to no avail. Again, the best government is that closest to the citizens, not one that is in a conclave far, far away.
Back to the way our news media is used against us is how we hear the same words from politicians describe something by almost every news outlet. Right now the big word is “democracy.” They claim our democracy is under attack by the people who want to return the Constitution to our governing document.
Please read Rodger Williamson’s column from January 8 for more information on the definitions and intents of a democracy and a constitutional republic. Mr. Williamson does a great job of researching information, and I seem to agree with his points of view more and more often.
It is up to us as citizens to pay attention, be informed and to voice our opinions of how our elected officials are doing their JOBS. Yes, we hire them, and they work for us. Unfortunately, we have lost that understanding and think there is nothing we can do but take what they give us.
We have become complacent with living our day to day lives and just suffering through the restrictions, laws and policies the elected officials place on us. Just think about what is happening with the government telling us we have to buy electric cars even though we can’t afford them, there is not a strong electrical grid in place to provide the charging for them, and even the car dealerships are reporting that they can’t sell them. What about being told we can no longer have gas stoves, gas heat, gas-powered tools, or anything else that is powered from fossil fuels? Should we not have the right to make up our own minds about the products and services we use?
So, enough of my two-part rant, but I felt the need to start the year out with laying out the problems we face so maybe we can all stop and give real consideration to what our own priorities, opinions, wants, and needs are.
We are not born into any political party, religion, restrictions, or limitations. These are things that we have the freedom to choose for ourselves and the ability to overcome any obstacles we face if we work hard enough and do not give up. We have the ability to think for ourselves and make up our own minds as we become independent adults.
I hope we are all able to reach out to better understand what our government IS responsible for and what it is NOT responsible for. We need to accept our own personal responsibility for ourselves and our families. We are not prisoners or slaves to our government. We are their employers – speak up or sit down.