Supposedly, there are moderate Democrats. Which of these is a moderate?
Do any of the so-called moderates have any chance of being elected? No? Then what happened to the Democratic Party, the party founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison?
Each generation has a responsibility to bring up the next in sound moral values.
Proverbs 22:6 is probably the most well known verse in the Bible that calls upon us to properly instruct our children, but there many such verses and passages in the Bible. Unfortunately, generations of Americans have ignored their duty. They have given their responsibility to train up their children to politicians, people almost nobody trusts. Even our leaders have told us not to trust our leaders.
Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves. — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Edward Carrington, January 16, 1787 (from here)
When we are arrogantly tempted to call our fellow citizens the “unwashed masses”, we need to consider Jefferson’s wisdom. Who else is there with the power to hold our leaders accountable? Instead, we the people need to work together to seek a solution.
What is wrong with our education system?
- Politicians have the wrong incentives. Politicians are influence peddlers. When we put them in charge of our schools — our children — politicians sell access to our children. Instead of protecting our children, politicians reward those who help them. They reward teacher’s unions and activist groups (environmentalists, abortion rights advocates, LGBTQ rights advocates, socialists, and so forth).
- When trying to instruct children in wisdom and civics, politician-run schools encounter First Amendment issues. Why? What we call wise depends upon our religious beliefs, and what we call a good civics education is determined by our political ideology. Therefore, even if politicians had the capacity to do a good job of instructing children in wisdom and civics, the courts would not let them do it.
- To do their job, instructing their children in wisdom and civics, parents need to be able to choose the school they want their children to attend, but government-run schools are monopolistic. Government-run monopolies have very little incentive to be responsive to the needs of their customers.
So what is the solution? We need to get back to our nation’s founding values, the Biblical beliefs of the people who colonized this country. When Everett Piper responded to a comment by Pete Buttigieg in Mayor Pete’s Bible study ignores sexual immorality: True Christians must support the Republican Party (washingtontimes.com), he provided us an example of how this is done.
What did Buttigieg say?
During recent CNN town hall meetings, Mr. Buttigieg said the following: “If you belong to a faith tradition that tells you that so much depends on how we make ourselves useful to those who are marginalized … I can’t imagine that requires you to be anywhere near this president or what the Republican Party has become … I’m not going to tell other Christians how to be Christian, but I will say [that] I cannot find any compatibility between the way this president conducts himself and anything that I find in Scripture.” (from here (washingtontimes.com))
Piper put on the whole armor of God. He responded by quoting scripture. Why is that necessary? Read about The Temptation of Jesus by Satan (Matthew 4:1-11). When Satan misquoted scripture, Jesus corrected him. Jesus did what Adam and Eve failed to do when Satan twisted the Word of God in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3).
In Boy Scouts of America’s bankrupt moral standards embrace leftist ideals: Leaders’ decisions doom the once influential organization (washingtontimes.com), Robert Knight illustrates the problem of abandoning Biblical values.
It didn’t matter that the Scouts won all their court battles, including at the U.S. Supreme Court, to maintain their moral standards. The saboteurs were intent on ending the Scouts’ common-sense, existentially necessary exclusion of boys who sexually desire males. And that was only the beginning.
Two years later, they opened their ranks in 2015 to homosexual leaders during a time when they faced hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits. Somehow, it didn’t seem to matter that virtually 100 percent of the abuse cases involved homosexual molestation. I mean, it was only 100 percent or so, so why worry?
We’re told over and over that it has nothing to do with, you know, and that “most” gays don’t molest children. Sure, but if this scandal involves only “pedophilia,” why are so many of the victims young men, not children? It’s the same with the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal. You don’t see nuns molesting boys and young men, or turning seminaries into “pink palaces.”
In January 2017, the Scouts added transgenders and finally, dispensing altogether with the original boys-to-men reason for the Scouts, they let in girls 10 months later. The Girl Scouts are understandably irked.
As of February 2019, the official name became Scouts BSA, as if getting rid of “Boy” in the title would cover this mess. Now, unsurprisingly, with declining enrollment and steep legal bills, the Boy Scouts of America have declared bankruptcy. (from here (washingtontimes.com))
Because he has read the Bible and knows what it says, Piper can correct Buttigieg. Do our children have that capacity? No. Most of our children only know what other people, like Liberal Democrat news reporters, have said about the Bible. Few have actually read the Bible, much less studied it carefully. Instead making our children read and study the Bible, we have allowed politicians to instruct our children in the glories of godless Socialism in socialist institutions. Instead of teaching our children that God is love, we have let politicians teach our children that Christianity starts wars.
Consider the danger.
As parents we have the opportunity to give our children a great gift. If nothing else, the Bible represents thousands of years of accumulated wisdom. To those who believe, the Bible is the Word of God. Without this wisdom, we leave our children little choice. Instead of learning from the past, we doom them to repeat the mistakes of the past. We doom them to suffer foolishly by learning the hard way, by trial and error. We take the risk they will be enslaved by the desires of their flesh and never learn how to love our Creator.