What happened to marriages that lasted? Children that respected their parents, teachers, clergy and police officers? What happened to people that had good work ethics and would work hard for an honest day pay? For that matter what happened to the Children that would mow lawns and do odd jobs to earn money for things they wanted
Just what are traditional Core American Values?
Somewhere between the time my Grandparents were married and raised my parents to now there has been a drastic change in our society
When did parents become subservient to children and children become entitled? Entitlement was never part of any American Values we treasured. Did we forfeit our integrity as parents, wives and husbands and neglect to protect our family and to raise our children to be productive parents and citizens?
Somewhere along the line priorities, morals and views became strewed, turned inside out and upside down. Somehow we became a disposable nation and society. Freedoms, marriages and children are as disposable as paper towels, paper plates and plastic cups.
Did we become a Nation of complacent individuals too concerned about what another group of people or nation think of us? Not brave enough to stand for what we believe. Are we so concerned that we, individually may be jilted our individual preferences, rights or freedoms and lack the courage to stand what is right and in the best interest of the Nation, Community or Family.
Have we neglected to put in to office political figures that truly represent what we stand for as a Nation? Political figures that hold traditional American Values dear to them? Did we do our due diligence in researching out true understanding and knowledge to make an educated decisions on those propositions on the ballot or did we simply pick and choose?
One group offended and another group cries discrimination. Our courts overturn and dictate. Our Government apologizes for who we are.
American Values: Our Foundation
Our country was founded with the purpose of religious freedom. Our laws were based on the Ten Commandments, yet we argue if they should be displayed publicly because some are offended. Our nations “Senate is opened with prayer, strongly affirming the Senate’s faith in God as Sovereign Lord of our Nation.” (Per the United States Senate Chaplin’s office) But there are those who seek to remove the words from our currency “In God We Trust “ and strike the words from the Pledge of Allegiance “One Nation Under God”.
Where will it stop?
I am only one woman and these are just a few of my observations and questions as well as my concerns. I have to be honest I worry about the future for my little girl. What world will she and children like her inherit? A world where what was once right is wrong and wrong is now right? One where we are not safe in our churches or on the street? One were children are not taught to respect and value life, family, home and country? Will we leave them a nation that was contrary to the one that was intended by our forefathers? One where freedom is only an idea and not a reality?
In my opinion we should go back to the basics of our foundation. We need to secure our families and teach the principles of Love, Devotion, Respect, honesty and honor. We need to re-inforce religious beliefs and the value of work. We need to be active participants in our children’s lives and education. We need to be responsible citizens, educate ourselves on political matters and keep a vigilant watch to protect and procure our freedoms. We must not be afraid to Speak out but exercise our right to vote and become involved in our communities schools and government.
American Values: Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln said: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
American Values: I still believe in the dream
I still believe in the American dream. I still believe that America is the land of the free and a great nation. I am proud to be an American. I am just tired of people making excuses for America. Let’s get back to Good Old American Values and stand strong for… God, Country, and Family.