WASHINGTON, May 10, 2015 – America, this country of many different parts and many different cultures, is in trouble. A good part of our citizens are insulated, shut off from a country whose exceptionalism and unique place in history they do not understand.
I have seen changes in our culture, our education, even in areas considered in my youth to be resistant to change. There are many who do not see the incredible worth of our country, of the society that has stood the test of time since our founding fathers established it.
The United States was founded as a Christian nation. The laws, history and heritage of this country were derived from the religions of the people who immigrated here. God and religion provided the foundation for the very core of this country.
But today, many parts of society have joined together to fight that foundation. Personal decency is considered a relic from the past, and responsibility is something some people will undertake only when there is no one else to blame. Although America is not perfect, the Christian values and ideals that formed this nation have helped usher in progress unknown in any nation before. It has given us unsurpassed Liberty and a society where anyone can succeed if he is willing to apply himself.
We have devolved into a culture where some people want to be victims, blaming others for the shortfalls and lack of progress in individual lives. The foundation of individualism as a factor in one’s life is considered passé. Basic family values are no longer in vogue. It does not take a village to raise a child, it takes a loving mother and father and a set of rules that are understandable to a child and followed by the parents as well.
Based on a Judeo-Christian ethic for many generations, American culture was one of individual responsibility. Today, the government and media have inflamed separation, dividing people into different groups and eliminating the major group affiliation, “American.” The culture of “us” versus “them” creates a deep animosity towards anyone who falls in the “them” category, even those you have never met. For many, life consists of working all day, sitting in front of the TV watching mind-numbing shows, just waiting for the next day of work. This is not the way it was supposed to be. The people were to apply Christian principles to a community, to work together and to have the basis of understanding one another.
America is a exceptional country. In all areas we have always been a leader of the world, compassionate, and able to work within the confines of our beliefs. We have led the world in comfort and freedom for our citizens. For some reason, this has changed. We spend all our time now apologizing for our past and working towards humanizing those that would do us harm.
Our institutions, the cultural basis of our country, have been battered by those who see no difference between our way of life and that of others. Assimilation is frowned upon, and many elites seem embarrassed by the wealth and power that our country has accumulated. Socialism is heralded in the media and in the universities, and it is gaining wide acceptance among some our people. Many now consider capitalism a worn relic to be disposed of as soon as possible. They fail to understand the cost of government control that accompanies socialism.
This country was founded on the principles of a Christian community. Those who oppose that principle are working to dismantle the ideals that brought this great country together. They will divide us with entitlements and regulations that force different groups into conflict. They are working toward the Soviet template, collapsing our ideals, morals, individualism and sense of community. The time to stop it is now, and we, the citizens, need to take back our country from those that wish to defeat it.