Independence, Change Becomes You, Politics
Where are the statistics that show us exactly when we cast aside honor, dignity, morals, ethics, and scruples for weaker laws and stronger votes?
Are our politicians to blame for weakened laws, rampant drugs, and unconscionable killings?
Let me see now, what am I missing? I remember being raised to ‘Honor Thy Father And Thy Mother.’ I firmly believe in this Commandment. Don’t you? I mean, who in their right mind would disrespect their parents? I can guarantee that none of us came out of the womb and decided to dishonor our parents.
As a father, I know the gold standard for raising children doesn’t include a section titled ‘Look The Other Way,’ when my child did (or does) something wrong. Some books may include a chapter on ‘Punishment,’ or ‘Tutoring Your Child When They Do Something Bad,’ but certainly does not include a chapter called ‘Do Nothing.’
With this in mind, please help me understand. Where did we get this attitude, and when did we deviate from what our parents taught us to believe? When did we lose our innocence?
Who was it that taught us about right from wrong, honor, and dignity as we developed into adulthood? Wasn’t that our parents or some other responsible person in our lives? Who taught us to be courteous, to open doors for ladies, and not to run with the bad crowd? Didn’t anyone teach those to us when we went to school?
What about church? I don’t know about you, but I was taught to ‘turn the other cheek,’ instead of running out, buying an Uzi and blowing off someone’s head. What part of the Bible did that come from? Oh, and what about ‘be kind, don’t smoke, don’t do drugs, and mind your manners?’ Where did those lessons start, and where did they go?
The Golden Rule
Here’s one: ‘Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You,’ was how I was taught, not ‘do unto others, then run!’ Despicable!
Looking at how I was raised, I can’t remember a single time when someone taught me it was okay to rob, or steal, or hurt people. ‘No hitting,’ was the rule in our household…