posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 06:18 AM
Where did we fail as a country?
Morals...morals which are the foundation of ethics.
Morals that tell us it is ok to run a business and make money... but I need to share some of my good fortune and some of my profits with my company
Morals that tell all of us that we need to pay REASONABLE taxes in return for services provided, and allow and trust the individual to make his or her
Morals that tell each of us as citizens to strive to be the best and to do our best at every level... not just ride the clock till the whistle blows,
or think that someone else will volunteer... I don't have time as my movie starts at 9.
Morals to guide us... so that when we have 15 children, it is our responsibility to feed and care for them... not government, not society... it is the
responsibility of the parent.
Morals that tell us...Hey, I want to go to college but can't afford it... so I will go part time and work my way through until I graduate, so I will
have to pick a college I can afford.
Morals that tell us and guide us to help our neighbor when things get tough or to donate to organizations to help needy families with 15 children.
Morals that tell us that the USA is a great country, and that there are all kinds of opportunities here, and as such, I can maintain my heritage, but
I need to assimilate into the fabric of America.
Morals that tell us we don't have to agree with others, but we do have to respect their opinion.
Morals that tell us that our interpretation of morals may vary to a degree, but that we all share a solid and common foundation upon which to build
Morals that tell us that there are consequences for breaking the moral code and common trust.
Morals... philisophically and theoretically, there are many points in which we started chipping away at morals...but I believe the 1960s would be the
pivotal time in which morals became part of the old way of doing things. The traditional way of life was passe' and old fashioned... "square,
We made it a social crime to talk about morality, display religious faith, took the teaching of morals out of schools...NO, not prayer, but actually
teaching ethics and morals....we started to see teaching civics and the Constitution as an elective instead of mandatory education and required
We wanted everyone to be a winner..."We are all champions, there are no losers." Everybody got a cookie and a gold star, everybody made the
team...even when they played like a brick. Suddenly, children were mislead about how society and culture...even at the simplest levels really work. As
these children grew into teens...they were "nurtured" and not allowed to work...do not confuse made to work with allowed to work.... it became a
crime for kids in some areas to become apprentices of a trade, to work their daddy's farm, or actually use a power saw... even when they demonstrated
they could. Everybody needs to concentrate on going to college and getting a great education... and so they did.
When they got out, they had little respect for their place in life, their role in life, respect for others, they didn't understand the ideas of
hardwork and suppporting yourself...they found out the hard way that life is not fair nor easy, that sometimes...even the best fail, that anything
worth having requires work...hardwork.
The ones that did succeed decided to keep everything for themselves...they worked for it.. it is all mine. They felt no obligation or graciuosness to
a country that helped feed them and make them successful...so to make more profit, they moved operations overseas...and tossed scraps to the
classmates they left behind.
The ones that went into government fell to greed and absolute power, which corrupted absolutely. They now want to enforce their twisted world view
onto everyone...so they canbecome even more powerful...governing the ones left behind...feeding on the scraps of the companies that left them
behind... and all of us...you and me and everyuone living in a land of moral decay that has ripened into economic, social, and political decay.