Culture changes damaged society

Posted8/18/2019 1:00 AM

Growing up, I watched "Father Knows Best" and "Ozzie and Harriet" on TV. They weren't reruns. That was 60 years ago, the good old days. You could buy a gun through the Sears catalog and it was delivered to your home. There were no mass shootings and the shootings in the city were a tiny fraction of what they are today. What changed? We did.

We now live in an "anything goes, I want it now" society. Today's TV shows would be considered pornographic back then. We have told God to take a hike lest we offend an atheist.


Our government has become the provider for millions. By doing so, are we not telling young men that it is OK to abandon their emotional and financial responsibilities to the children that they produced? Couple that with the sad state of public education in some precincts and are we not also telling those young men that they are irrelevant?

Politicians are promising noncitizens everything for free, leaving citizens to wonder if they are just chopped liver.

Hundreds of unborn babies are aborted every week in this country. Some states have assisted suicide laws that enable us to get rid of the old and sick. Yet, we still ponder as to how life became so cheap.

I believe that the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton along with those that occur almost every day in our inner cities are symptoms of a problem and not the problem itself. The problem is the unforeseen consequences of good intentions. There is a saying that the road to Perdition is paved with good intentions. I wonder, have we arrived at our destination?

John Malec


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