Saturday, May 19, 2012

It's Not Just Here!

A Contaminated Moral Environment!

"My dear fellow citizens, for forty years you have heard from my predecessors on this day in different variations of the same theme: how our country flourished, how many millions of tons of steel we produced, how happy we all were...

I assume you did not propose me for this office so that I, too, would lie to you...Our country is not flourishing....

But all this is still not the main problem. The worse thing is that we live in a contaminated moral environment. We fell morally ill because we became used to saying something different from what we thought. We learned not to believe anything, to ignore each other, to care only about ourselves....

If we realize this, then all the horrors that the new Czechoslovak democracy inherited will cease to be so terrible. If we realize this, hope will return to our hearts....."

Vaclav Havel 1/1/90 The freely elected president of Czechoslovakia

Apparently moral decline is not exclusive to the United States Of America. Yet in spite of the history fore warning us of the inevitable outcome associated with ignoring principles and ethics, we still move ever forward toward our demise. We would do well to look for leadership in our country that understands this problem, and offers solutions to redirect our prodigal path. This begins at the smallest level of government. From dog catcher to president, character and integrity should rule the day. Without these attributes in our leaders, it should be no surprise when we find ourselves being misled.You can't grow roses when you plant ragweed!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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