Weblog Commenting and Trackback by HaloScan.com The Barnyard: From One of the Wisest

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

From One of the Wisest

"The social ills confronting us have not produced our collective indifference to a moral code. They reflect that indifference. Fixing social ills does not begin in the halls of Congress or Supreme Court, but in individual human hearts"-- Cal Thomas

Hattip: Townhall.com

8 comments:

Cindy duPont said...

I'll say.......A person's moral compass starts and ends within the nuclear family. Because so many more parents don't consider religious faith or affiliation paramount in the rearing of their children, there has been a definite negative influence on our American culture. We are moving toward a society in which situational ethics rule. We need another revival. I hope it won't take another 9/11 to jerk some sense into us again. There was a huge influx of interest in spirituality after 9/11, but how soon we all forget.
Morality cannot be legislated. Regulated through punishment, yes, but not legislated. A person'e sense of right and wrong simply must be instilled from an early age by parents and, hopefully, a church affiliation. I guess I would even settle for parental involvement for the unchurched. There is somehow a big moral disconnect in our society today, and the only solution I see to it is to make it my personal responsibility within my own little family to lead my children by example toward the path of RIGHT.

Cindy duPont said...

P. S. One child, one family at a time. One heart at a time...

Goat said...

Hear, Hear, Cindy ! Post away, LOL !

Sephiroth said...

I don't know Cindy, I happen to think I'm a great mother despite what I believe or don't believe. I don't think another 9/11 is going to bring anything but even more heartache. People losing their spouces, children losing their parents, families torn apart. If anything, what will change things is people quit telling other people how to raise their kids. i.e. spanking, etc.

Sunny Mary said...

In today's society there is a noticeable lack of what used to be called "shame" over immoral conduct. Polygamy is not widely accepted, but serial marriages sure are. When I got married almost 39 years ago, "divorce" was not even in our vocabulary, and believe me our marriage has not always been smoothe! The break-up of the family is one of the biggest contributors to our society's problems. I feel for people who are in unhappy marriages, but it there are children involved, then mommy and daddy need to do whatever it takes to work things out. I know I've stepped on some toes here, sorry, it's just my opinion.

Goat said...

I am from a broken home, mid-teens, it was very hard on my sister and I. We made it, both own homes and I have a darling for a niece and she will be going to private schools. She is 3 and I have met adults with a weaker vocabulary and less conversation skills. These are job applicants. She points to planes and says "go visit uncle Greg"

HarryO said...

My wife and I raised (survived?) six kids - three girls and three boys, in that order. We home schooled them all the way up through high school. Why? Because we felt that public education would not enforce the values we wanted to impart to them. Is home schooling for everyone? No, it takes an unwavering committment and a lot of hard work. Is it worth it? Absolutely! All of our kids are well adjusted and can "stand alone" when the situation warrents it - they are good kids and we are very proud of them. Five of them are married and have given us 10 wonderful grandchildren, so far... 8-) Now, I firmly believe that if people just want to accept the status quo and not have some sort of positive influence on society, I believe that we are surely doomed...

Goat said...

Mom and I convinced my sister and hubby to save for private education. My sis has a degree in early childhood developement. Mom is the original soccer mom, hyper-involved in our elementary school, ended up being hired as asst. to the principal. Pops was the head of a private HS's math dept. Harry you are to be commended. With the view you have, I know they learned well. I love that valley, surrounded by five mountain ranges, it is one of the most photogenic places on earth!