How did American society get this way? We did so by lowering our standards and not being willing to do the hard work of learning how to think. Good thinking requires a willingness to study issues from both sides and even the middle of the equation. We then can use our God-given brain to make decisions according to our experience, our learning and, also very importantly, by allowing God into the picture since He, as our Creator, knows all that we need to know and will share it with us when we sincerely ask. It is strengthened by honest discourse with opponents, but it requires the ability to disagree without violence, allowing all to be exposed to differing views in a constructive discussion. But over the years and generations our society has grown away from God, has fallen prey to political correctness instead of truth and has been captured by smooth talking hucksters and fifteen minute sound bytes because doing so takes no effort. The change has taken years and generations, for Progressivism has been on a gradual march for about one hundred years and has taken over the educational establishment. It has turned schools that had been champions of God and Country to ones that put emphasis on a new social order, a new standard regarding collectivism preferable to individualism and socialism superior to capitalism. It would destroy the engine that powered America to a land where those who were willing to work hard could succeed to levels unimaginable to most in other lands. Any turn away from Progressivism must begin with truth and honesty, restoration of pride in America and history despite her faults and with a rebirth of God in our hearts.
Why do you think that so many in the younger generation put so much stock in Hollywood actors and great athletes? They do so because they have sought new role models who have had great success since they have been taught our old role models and heroes were not good Americans but plunderers. It's what our education system has done, but it could have never happened. without compliance by parents, too busy themselves with their business and social activities than to demand greatness in their children's schools. It won't be an easy change to make but it can be done.
There is, however, one bright spot today that can provide hope and it's found in the legal system. The President has been the most successful President in our history in his efforts to restore the courts to a constitutionally-based framework . It's a good start and the growth of new educational programs via the home schooling network with a component of faith added is good as well. Then, of course, we have also been blessed by recent creation of many more private educational programs for those who can afford them. But those of us who can't afford either the costs or the time commitment to teach children ourselves from home, we must come together and demand that public schools alter their approach to deal with the real reality of America. The real reality is much different than the picture portrayed by CNN and all the networks who thrive on the mayhem, it is a instead a reality where freedom should reign and classes should be based upon teaching the subjects which will help children to grow up with the skills to get a good job, not a program of hammering home clearly questionable social constructs.
So, open your eyes and ears and just say NO to the Hollywood mush and the demands by football and other team players in a public forum that we change our values to suit them. They are not leaders of the nation, but just performers for hire at a very high rate. That's all they are and we need to find better sources of information than a good looking face or a muscular physique who earns their living from their appearance and strength. Instead, we need to develop leaders who pursue a course which complies with our constitutional charter for governance and work to bring people together as one nation under God, not divided groupings working to maintain the turbulence which allows tyranny to gain control. It's not an easy task but it's one worth taking on if we want America to stay alive and thrive.