These concerns have value

Published 10:13 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2013

To the editor:

Since 2012, and now ever increasingly, I have either participated in or been present for group discussions about how quickly now “our country and the American culture is changing.”

These discussions have been in church groups, nursing homes, banks, physician’s offices, from financial advisors, in grocery stores, hardware stores and even at gasoline pumps. I consider myself a conservative, but not a Republican in today’s political arena.

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It’s very discouraging to me to hear in the news about how our culture in America is becoming so permissive, especially in decisions by our U.S. Supreme court. Much of the permissiveness seems to stem from the issue of over “political correctness,” which I seem to remember began back in the Bill Clinton era.

I comprehend political correctness as meaning, being allowed to do wrongful and/or even illegal acts with permissiveness and even acceptance by many progressives in American today. Additionally, the “It’s all about me” concept and attitude in so many of our youth, which I witnessed when it was taught in federally-sanctioned (and paid for with taxpayer dollars) “self-empowerment training for individuals desiring it.”

Our Congress today spends their valuable time writing legislative bills for enactment of laws, which are already on the books.

The audacity of the U.S. Congress to pass legislation without even a majority of Congressman having read a bill; the U.S. Supreme court hearing a case about whether a Congressional Silt is legal to enact on the American people (like, the Affordable Care Act); and offer the government a legal opinion that the enactment could be considered legal under the guise of a “new tax” and then be enacted by our president without consultation or debate by our U.S. Congress. Now, we’re seeing big businesses given a one-year extension on their mandatory participation. Prior, teacher and labor unions were allowed to be exempt from the “Affordable Care Act” and just last week, if you haven’t already heard, the U.S. Congress is now exempt from participation from ObamaCare

I am making these many points to remind fellow Americans (young and old alike) that, we so often forget or, want to even deny historical writings from America’s founding fathers and relevant sources like the Bible and even writings of former enemies of our Republic form of government.

Here’s one, I recently read (no, not on Youtube) taken from a referenced, accredited, nonfictional, historical document available from the U.S. Library of Congress. You might like to read it and ponder its authenticity in today’s American culture. The writer, a man and former dictator, unliked by most mainstream American citizens was Joseph Stalin.

“America is like a healthy body, and its resistance is threefold: Its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within,” said Stalin.

An interesting perspective, don’t you think?

We’ve recently witnessed U.S. Supreme Court decisions striking down “the defense” of moral and spiritual items included in organizational charters, like our military academies and the Boy Scouts of America. We witness the issue of banning Jesus’ name at public functions, being threatened if the Biblical Ten Commandments are memorialized on monuments and do nothing when even our country’s military chaplains are threatened when using the name Jesus in the prayers they read. If this article was in any way enlightening, you may want to purchase a DVD entitled: “AGENDA Grinding America Down” an SAICFF “2010 best of festival” Jubilee winner.

– John Hansborough,