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As I See It: In defense of morality

The family has been the foundation of many worldwide societies, including ours that is nearly 350 years old (a nanosecond in the universe) since its founding. Over the last century, “progressive” forces have slowly but surely diluted the concept of the nuclear family.

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If you don’t feel something is basically wrong in our country today, you aren’t watching or reading anything significant, or perhaps you are mentally deceased.

Besides the vast political divide that has developed in our country, we are witnessing open gang warfare in many of our largest cities, with too many innocent children, men and women shot or killed as part of the crossfire. The morality train in our country has gone off the rails.

I turn to John Adams, second president of the United States: “Our Constitution was only made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

He emphasized the need for morality in many other writings and echoed President George Washington in warning the nation of the destructive divisiveness of political parties.

This country needs to return to a society that is moral and lawful. I can already read the minds of the strident quasi-anarchists and self-styled libertarians who are convinced that our freedom means we can’t impose our morality on them or anyone else.

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True in one respect, but not in all.

Where do you suppose our system of laws originated? It’s an amalgamation of a concept accepted as natural law supported by both religious and moral teachings. If you are so anti-religious that you’re ready to stop reading, consider the harm done to society by the immoral, often unlawful, actions of so many people - bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution, pornography, physical assault, murder, domestic violence, robbery, thievery, arson, abortion, human trafficking of children and adults for sexual exploitation, pedophilia, virtual enslavement of immigrants, and so many, many more.

Just how many of those things mentioned above do you think you should be allowed or entitled to do without restriction - without someone or some agency rightly telling you it’s unacceptable, wrong, dishonest, immoral or illegal?

The “two consenting adults” mantra may be accurate in the legal realm, but immorality often does irreparable harm to individuals and society as a whole.

For several hundred years, children learned honesty, integrity, cooperation, tolerance, respect for authority and others, and so many other things at home - usually at the dinner table.

And I remember close neighbors and many other adults in the neighborhood correcting us when we were doing something we weren’t supposed to be doing, and adding the warning, “If you don’t knock it off, I’ll let your parents know what you’re doing.” And they would too.

If a neighbor, teacher or other adult told our parents we were misbehaving, there wasn’t any “innocent until proven guilty” proviso. Mom didn’t go tell the teacher I couldn’t possibly have done X, Y or Z. Effective punishment for most of us seniors in our early years was nearly immediate, predictable and usually appropriate.

The family has been the foundation of many worldwide societies, including ours that is nearly 350 years old (a nanosecond in the universe) since its founding. Over the last century, “progressive” forces have slowly but surely diluted the concept of the nuclear family - destroying the authority of parents; and tolerating, accepting and sometimes even encouraging immoral and oftentimes borderline illegal behavior, to the point of the lunacy we see today.

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Who would have guessed that in several generations, well-educated politicians and educators would be ignoring basic, accepted, proven science (biology and genetics) by supporting the concept of multiple genders?

I challenge some of you smart readers to write a letter or article that will convince most of us that abortion, prostitution, pornography, adultery, pedophilia or human trafficking are moral.

Tag, you’re it.

That’s how I see it.

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