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The Source of Our Moral Decay?
American Thinker, by Paul Schlicta

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 5/8/2013 6:24:14 AM

Like many senior citizens, I have been bewildered by the rapid degeneration of our American society. A half-century ago, we were a decent people and a benevolent force in global affairs. Even then, we had to contend with drugs, violence, pornography, and the materialism engendered by prosperity, but we somehow managed to keep these malignancies at sub-critical levels. But by 1990, even though the threat of Communism seemed to be fading away, we had become aware that something was seriously wrong. Consider Michelle´s famous "Pollyanna" monolog in TV´s "Knots Landing": People SHOULD be nice. Nice should be the norm.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus, 5/8/2013 6:44:39 AM     (No. 9315976)

Government sponsored murder of unborn children is much, much more evil than slavery - especially considering that the US made a decision to legalize and then pay for abortion. We never were forced by the Government to pay to buy slaves.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susieq1, 5/8/2013 6:51:16 AM     (No. 9315985)

Total agreement with this article. Pray America will turn from her evil ways and repent before it is too late.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 5/8/2013 6:52:02 AM     (No. 9315988)

But whoever causes the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in Me--it would be better for him if a heavy millstone were hung around his neck... Matthew 18:6

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 5/8/2013 6:54:19 AM     (No. 9315992)

the latest example of moral decay is the abortionists co-opting the FDA on the abortion pill. Their job is to evaluate safety of a product,not redefine the age of consent down to 15 years old,that was none of their business.

This is a huge victory for the left who didn´t earn it through the political process.The abortionists have been trying to get around parental consent for years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stealthy, 5/8/2013 7:26:22 AM     (No. 9316044)

how can our country repent and turn from it´s evil ways when we have an Evil party that promotes and benefits from it? If my people...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 5/8/2013 8:21:02 AM     (No. 9316145)

As a child of the 60´s, I have seen the rapid decay in our culture. That is the time the anti-God movement got a foothold in this country. Moral relativism replaced the God of the Bible. We were no longer constrained by the teaching of an "outdated" book. The clarion cry was, "If it feels good, do it". We are reaping the consequences of that thinking. This country has denied the authority of God and we are seeing that played out today. I fear the country of my childhood is only a story to tell my grandchildren. What story will they tell?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 5/8/2013 8:22:26 AM     (No. 9316152)

I couldn´t agree more with the writer. Should we really be surprised that a nation which tolerates the murder of tens of millions of pre-born innocents looks to people like Bubba, PIAPS and Obama for leadership?


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 5/8/2013 8:37:40 AM     (No. 9316178)

He had me at ´Knots Landing.´ But this article is spot on. How can any society that kills 30 million babies survive? Ronald Reagan always claimed that the Soviet Union would collapse because of it´s moral decay. With URL dead baby body count, how can we say we´re any better?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 5/8/2013 8:43:33 AM     (No. 9316195)

Liberalism and its relativistic approach to morality are the tap root of this evil. Everything springs and branches from that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 5/8/2013 9:04:30 AM     (No. 9316239)

I agree, 100%. Ever since Mrs. Ohare and Roe v Wade we have been on a downhill slide. When a parent can´t know that their Daughter has had a medical procedure, we are in big trouble.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: udanja99, 5/8/2013 10:22:06 AM     (No. 9316371)

Exactly, #9.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/8/2013 10:22:20 AM     (No. 9316374)

Everything Libs touch turns to crap, the crap then spreads to our society and guess what, everything goes down...

What we need to do is deport/jail all those that caused the problems and start over!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TexasRose, 5/8/2013 10:23:47 AM     (No. 9316377)

We threw away God. We threw away Morality. We threw away Western Civilization. We´re now becoming an immoral "Idiocracy". I don´t think most young people can even see the connection!!

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