posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 08:43 PM
Can I write the speech for you?
My friends, it is time we addressed a very difficult global challenge. The clash of cultural values.
It is affecting neighborhoods all through the modern world and people are asking how did it happen?
We seem to have forgotten our mission. The trust that was left for us, in our eagerness to express our Christian values in helping other countries, we
have forgotten that our cultural heritage, is based on the Christian ethic.
And by that I mean the way we conduct ourselves in business, our laws, our rights, all of it, based on Christian values. And even though many of us do
not attend church it doesn't matter the same basic principals are in our laws, and are ingrained in our culture, our way of life. It defines us as a
people. Just as other cultures have their own customs and cultural heritage and upbringing, which they work so hard to protect.
But when someone immigrates to one of our countries we don't ask them to change their religious views we are very open minded and tolerant of other
people. But you cannot deny, that the methods employed in other countries with respect to the way they barter goods, or obey laws, are different from
our ways. Their class structures may vary as well. And as such, if we are not careful, then this society we so cherish, and our values that have been
drilled into us, from childhood, will be wasted in a reality where dog eats dog, and business, is business.
Our values have already been eroded and we have lots of social problems as a result, and many long for a return to family values which are perhaps
gone for good already. The family meals at the table, the helping of neighbors, the giving to those in need, and caring for those unfortunates in our
The trust between men of good will.
Something that people in the past believed in, and yes died for. And they died for it over and over again, our forefathers. And it was no easy fight.
They died in the trenches, on hill tops, in the mud, on the sea in ships.
Not so that we might abandon those values like so many ungrateful spoiled children, so that we might be free.
And with that freedom make a better world based on truth, and justice, and liberty for all.
If we forget our Christian values, and forget to protect them, then all those who died, died for nothing. Lest we forget also that even long ago the
reason Christian nations waged war against indigenous people was because they lived terrible lives. They killed each other, sacrificed each other, and
even ate each other.
Would it be any different today? You see that was a clash of civilizations, and today you see those same indigenous peoples appreciating modern
medicine, and education, and all the benefits of a good comfortable way of life. Its easy to be nostalgic about bison hunts, but lets not kid
ourselves into thinking that the people today, would want to return to that deprived and painfully short, existence.
But they too want to protect their culture and we have worked hard to help them accomplish that.
Let us not forget that we have been entrusted with safeguarding our way of life that was paid for by the blood of millions and millions of selfless
souls who sacrificed themselves on the battlefield to forge this life we enjoy today. They did it for us, and for our children. And what of us then?
No one is even asking us to fight to preserve our country and we are giving it away to people who do not share our values or the values of our
Shame on us. Shame on us all.
Already we have lost the ability that the founding fathers had, which was to be different, and have different denominations, yet be the same, since
they were all Christians.
You cannot now stand up and insist that people be Christian, even if that means merely to do unto others as you would have done to yourself. Somehow
we have already lost that which our forefathers were able to insist upon, so that we might be one people, indivisible, under God.