How did things get so out-of-hand?
There are many factors.
Let’s start with career politicians… Our country’s founders’ original intent was to be a limited time a legislator could serve.Then, he/she would have to return to live under the very laws they helped create. He/she would not have life-long tax payer funded benefits, either. Yes, he/she must work just like the people who voted them into office. Imagine that! We must have term limits.
The longer politicians are in Washington, the more likelihood of enriching themselves of the spoils of their “victory”. It’s a self-perpetuating graft machine. How does someone in office amass millions of dollars from their somewhat modest Congressional income? Insider trading, payoffs, etc. Let’s audit all of them. While you’re at it, audit the Fed, too.
With that money comes power. No wonder they don’t ever leave! They’re powerholics and need to dictate to the “little” people so they’ll feel important.
How did public schools get so awful?
Let’s start with teachers’ unions… They tend to be communist-leaning entitled, tenured, and untouchable. They control your children. Students are being taught things they are way too young to have exposure to: sex, racism, politics, etc. So, let the parents decide. They have been denied power in their children’s education. The young do not belong to the State (even though the left-wingers think they do).
Former bomb-planting terrorists of the 60’s became academics. They nestled in their administrative cocoons while sowing seeds of communism into the young and impressionable. They made a very comfortable living subverting the educational system. Overloading our system became part of their system.
Schools are teaching prejudicial and even false history to destroy truth and replaced by communist propaganda. They are only giving one-sided explanations; never letting an opposing viewpoint be heard. How’s that for “tolerance”? Where does critical thinking come in? Where are the choices. Where’s free speech?
There are many good teachers who are caught up in this, but it has to stop. Let the money follow the students wherever they and their parents decide (even follow it back home if verifiable criteria are met for their home-schooling). Let free market competition actually improve public education. End the teachers’ union. End government unions, too.
Look at all the propaganda we must wade through daily. The major networks are owned by six companies. They are culture’s only gatekeepers. Sounds like anti-trust litigation is in order.
Free speech shall not be impinged. Sue the social media companies until they understand this once and for all.
Fair journalism must be front-and-center.
News, music, movies, literature, etc. must have the highest, not lowest common denominator in mind. The audience isn’t stupid. Thinking allowed.
How did we devolve into religious persecution? Unfortunately, it’s always been here. Totalitarian societies use that to replace God with government and split the populace. It’s called “divide and conquer.”
Take away God, and you’re left with a rudderless, no-moral society. The United States of America was founded on a Covenant with God. We are a Christian country, endowed by our Creator. Our persecution will not prevent His truth.
How did we allow anarchists and communists to tear down statues, cancel, and rewrite history? Politically-correct mob rule to achieve this must not be tolerated. If people don’t know where they came from, they won’t know where they are headed. Schools and media are spreading lies. Don’t listen.
So, where do we go from here? Seek the truth. Seek knowledge. Seek God.
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