My husband told me about a news item on the radio yesterday. He usually tells me because when I'm at home, I don't listen to the radio or watch the news...(like I need more negativity?)
Anyway, he told me that someone in Edwards presidential campaign made a statement while giving a speech at the Gay Parade in San Fran, that we needed a government based on science and not on religion. That wasn't the whole statement, and I'm afraid I haven't been able to find anything about it on the internet, (other than the speech happened - they made a bigger deal out of the gay bit instead of government) but the whole thing gives me chills.
The idea that we need a national government that has no moral center, is worse than what we have now. And...leads to anarchy. It's a scary thought. There are so many people that want to be free FROM religion and all the 'rules and regulations' that are involved with religion. I want to ask those who are parents what they are thinking? Don't they want their children to know right from wrong? Don't they want a government that has rules and expectations for each member of society?
Our nation was founded on the belief in God. Not in the absence or avoidance, but the belief. It was founded on the Freedom OF Religion. I know I've remarked on this before, but it really gets me. I love this nation.
I would advise anyone who hates it so badly to go live somewhere else for a while and see how bad it is then. Go on - go live in England. At lease they are a democracy (sort of). Or...better yet, go live in some South American country and see how you like the government there.
Everyone hates it here, everyone complains about taxes and benefits...no one thinks about what they could be doing about it, or how they have the ability to even complain about it all!! Try doing that in some other countries and see where it gets you.
I have an acquaintance who's daughter is in Argentina. She has discovered first hand that the government there could care less about the family or what they are doing. It wants it's rules followed, and if not, you can leave.
Sometimes I think that's what we need to do here. We've been the only country in the world that has welcomed those who wanted freedom. Unfortunately, there are many who say it's time to end that. And...there are many who would create a mini country of their own here.
Welcome to America. We speak English. We welcome you as long as you desire to learn our language and contribute to society.
That's what we should be saying. I realize I went from one subject to another, but that's life as I see it.
I'm very thankful to be here. God bless the USA.