My America goes back to a time when many politicians were still respected and placed the will of the people ahead of their personal agendas.
My America started every day in school with prayer and then standing, placing right hand over the heart and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, including the line ‘one nation under God’. Teachers were still respected and actually taught us to read, write, add, subtract and more. We were taught American history, flag etiquette and respect for others. If you didn’t learn, you were failed. If you misbehaved, you were spanked at school and in my case, again at home. It was common for most boys to have a pocket knife with them. In high school, it was also common to see a gun rack with one or two guns in the cab of pickup trucks parked on campus.
My America still respected authority figures. Dads, law enforcement officers and clergy. They were portrayed on television as respectful and smart men, instead of the bumbling idiots they are portrayed to be today.
My America had family friendly programming on television. Parents were not afraid of what their kids might watch on primetime programs. There was no swearing, no nudity, no strong sexual connotations and no rampant push of homosexuality.
My America was safe for kids and women. Kids played outside without worry of being kidnapped or abused. Women were safe walking around the neighborhoods and to the local stores. Kids played outside a lot more, getting more exercise and using their imagination. Playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians was common and not seen as actions that warranted school suspensions.
My America was a Christian nation with Christian values and morals. The Christian history and foundation of the nation was taught in schools. Anyone who blatantly blasphemed against God, Jesus, the Bible and Christians was not acceptable and often led to some type of discipline or societal condemnation.
My America was a nation that did not tolerate liars or officials who blatantly broke laws. My America also did not tolerate socialism, communism or related factions. They were understood to be direct threats to the American way of life.
My America was a nation that wasn’t obsessed with sex and nudity. Women dressed modestly and a revealed lower leg was considered provocative and exciting. There wasn’t nearly as many sex crimes against women or children because my America still maintained Christian values and respect for women and children.
My America was built on hard work and free enterprise. Most people wanted to work to not only provide for themselves and their families, but for the respect and self-esteem that went along with being a responsible adult. Being lazy was not rewarded like it is today.
My America was strong and proud. It was the envy of the world, not the scourge as it’s portrayed as today.
My America believed in freedom of speech and tolerance in that we knew there were others that disagreed with us, but it wasn’t grounds for protests or lawsuits. If you were offended, you got over it, and didn’t sue because of it.
That all changed with a few individuals who became intolerant of the views and beliefs of others and took their whining to the courts. God, Jesus, the Bible and Christianity was banned from public schools and government complexes. From that day on, MY AMERICA has been dying and decaying in the absence of God. It’s impossible to have a vacuum in an open system and when God was removed, worldly decadence and perversion filled the void. Today’s America is the result of half a century of Godlessness and the abandonment of America’s Christian values and foundation.
When I see all that is taking place these days in America, it makes want to weep and mourn for MY America. Every day I pray for MY America to come back to the moral greatness it used to be. I want MY America back!!!