Mass shootings, bombings, child molestation, sex slaves, riots, robberies and rapes remind us that too many people lack internal restraints.
The recent movie theater murders is another example of deadly horrors that tell of a dangerous subculture of immoral violence.
We are so fearful of affirming religious values that we have banished them all together.
Two lies are repeated over and over so ofte n that many people believe them. They are: 1) separation of church and state and 2) the Founding Fathers were atheists, agnostics and deists.
The First Amendment prohibits government from establishing a single national denomination and prohibits government from interfering with people's public religious expressions. It does not restrict citizens.
There are thousands of quotes, letters, and documents to counter lie No. 2. The Mayflower Compact of 1620, the Northwest Ordinance of 1781, George Washington's Farewell Address of 1796, the works of John Adams and Benjamin Rush's "Essays: Literary, Moral and Philosophical" are a few examples.
Our great institutions were founded by various church denominations. Biblical principles produce positive, moral citizens.
If we throw God's standard's out of public places, whose standards do we use?
The real tragedy to me are the "Christians" who sit smugly in church on Sunday morning, refusing to study and speak out about God's hand in the founding of this nation, who by not allowing "anything vaguely political" inside the church walls have denied this nation's blessed Christian heritage and allowed no standards to take the place of Godly standards in schools, government, business and even the churches.
Excessive spending and debt, fraud, infidelity, lies, cover-ups, have become the standards.
We will pay a price. Immorality and violence are costly in every way.