Recently I tuned in to a popular talk show and listened to a rather heated discussion about the social problems facing this country. One person was pleading the liberal side of the problem by trying to convince his opponent the decaying movement of our society was due only to changing times.
As the various issues were brought up the man on the left continuously laid the blame on what he called changing times. I heartedly agreed with the other one who argued that it was people who changed, not time. To blame people's behavior on changing times is a pure cop-out. Time is used as a point of reference and to record the behavior of humans and other events.
How can we blame changing times for our indifference toward the sanctity of life which allows a million abortions to take place each year. How do we blame changing times for the thousands of babies being born out of wedlock each year?
How can we blame changing times for the loss of discipline that has overtaken our people?
We are the only species on this earth with a free will. This gift that God has bestowed on us gives us a choice of working to rekindle the flame that made this country great or we can sit back and remain in our sad state of complacent indifference.
However in the 93 years I have been around I have never lost faith in the American people and I have to believe we will find our way back and once again be the strongest and proudest nation on this earth.