A significant percentage of the problems in America today exists primarily from the usurping of power at the national level because of the abdication of personal responsibility at the local level.
We are experiencing – because we have allowed it – massive changes within our society and the societal mores on which the American republic rests. We must learn what this means for us and that traditional values should still be taught in an unfriendly and anti-morality society. A free society without moral underpinnings cannot continue to survive, but will, in fact, as with any structure that lacks foundational support, implode. Ask ancient Rome.
Something frightening is happening in America today. More and more of the traditional foundations are being destroyed. People without moorings (a stable traditional family, a sense of personal self-worth and concrete moral values) are being swept away by a “new wave.” A U.S. government report several years ago showed huge increases in the incidences of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault; at that time, up 42 percent and 25 percent respectively. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a public advocacy group, on college campuses “Christian groups are considered religious, whereas Muslim or Hindu groups are considered cultural.” We see this regularly on high-school and college campuses, as well as in attacks on Christmas.
This new wave, based on “new age” values, seeks de-massification (the breaking into smaller groups) of the culture, its values and its Judeo-Christian morality. It seeks to substitute new belief systems and multi-ethnic/distinct national, linguistic, socio-cultural groups for the traditional “one nation, indivisible” concept.
Traditional concepts such as “male and female,” “married couples” (consisting of one man and one woman) and “father and mother” (consisting of a male and female) have come under constant attack and are now becoming the periphery.
“Gendercide” has become part of the modern-day lexicon. The book “Unnatural Selection” by Mara Hvistendahl contends that “parental preference” is the reason for the aborting of more than 200 million female fetuses worldwide since the late 1970s. According to some reports, gendercide is a leading cause of death of females.
“Gender liberation” has become the new fad in the educational system. Robert Tyler, in “Advocates for Faith and Freedom,” explains, “Gender liberation means that male/female distinctions must be eliminated in order to ‘liberate’ children from unnecessary stereotypes.”This is not about equal rights but “eliminating the natural distinctions between male and female.” So now, in many schools, if a 16-year-old boy is transgender oriented and feels like a girl today, (s)he(?) is free to use the girls’ restroom, locker room or shower. The order of the day is “anything goes” and “diversity” – at all costs. Fading from view is the current concept of a morality of the majority; there must be equal minority groups and court-enforced diversity.
Left-leaning futurists, from their ivy-covered glass towers, wax eloquent about the need for direct democracy (which is, essentially, mob rule), more diversity and greater representation for all minority groups, including enforced sexual orientations. This is coming at the expense of national tranquility and is all based upon some hopeful, utopian, humanistic misconception, which relies on the innate goodness of mankind (albeit non-religious and “civilized”).
Decency was once a watchword, but “decency” does not communicate morality absent impartial standards.
This new wave seeks, and is resulting in, a giant, unresponsive, socialist-leaning bureaucracy that would replace individual responsibility with the state. The state would thus become the master and consequently assume the responsibility for implementing, directing and ultimately controlling collective behavior.
Restoring individual responsibility and requiring citizens to be involved in issues that affect them can offset the need for large bureaucracies. For example, laws that would affect long-standing public conduct (civic, social and moral standards) would require informed public participation – an expression of concern by individuals authentically caring about their fellow citizens, not merely by judicial decree or government mandate.
The founding documents of America presupposed such action. Individuals were created not by mindless evolution with little personal value but as living beings of worth, value and significance, in the image and likeness of a loving God. The Founders assumed and anticipated the citizens and their public servants (their governments) would treat one another accordingly.
On the other hand, if we are merely the products of a mindless evolution, then we indeed lack individual merit and worth, and deserve only those rights and privileges accorded us by our masters – and these right and privileges are?