Reblogged from Voting American.
They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time.
The generation that proceeded mine still lives on, and it is hugely deserving of our respect. Yet even that generation made mistakes and sinned. So The Grey-Haired Brigade includes these lines.
It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.” You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’
Too many entrusted politicians with the education of their children. They put their precious children on a bus and let people they did not choose fill their children’s heads with whatever the politicians of that day thought appropriate. Then they expected their children as adults to be prepared to see through the lies of politicians? Why would they expect such a thing? How long have the politicians been telling us lies? How many do even the Grey-Haired Brigades still believe?
If parents want their children taught properly, then they cannot pass that responsibility onto government officials. They have to do what the people who founded this country did. They have to see the education of their children as a matter of paramount importance, not a matter to be entrusted to “experts” picked by people they do not know.
Proverbs 22:6 Good News Translation (GNT)
Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.
Ephesians 6:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord.
Because we have been letting the wrong people teach our children, we are losing the Culture War. We are losing our children, and we have only ourselves to blame.