I wrote a column in October 2013 about crazy things going on in our country. I said we should take a look at those things and see what we should be doing to bring some sense back into our lives.
Today, with the help of some famous people, I’m going to try to do that.
Bringing sense back into our lives begins and ends with you and me, with our attitudes. We have to be willing to make things happen. We have to care enough about or families, community and our country to stand up for them against today’s “evils.” Don’t want to hear any more? Read something else. What are some of the evils?
Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” I am certain that most of the folks reading this are “good.” I am certain, too, that most of those same folks are doing nothing or very little.
“What can I do? I am only one person.” The answer to that is simple. Find people or groups that are actively standing up for what is right and join them. Maybe even take charge. If the one you are in joins with a hundred and they join with a thousand and they join with a million, you become a force to be reckoned with.
It’s happening right now and you can be a part of it.
Some say, “I don’t think we can do any good. The bad guys are too strong.” One thing is sure: The most certain cause of failure is the unwillingness to try. Winston Churchill said, “Success consists of going from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm.” Almost every great discovery has come at the end of many heartbreaking failures. Be in the fight for the long haul and outlast the evil.
Problems with schools are another matter. Parents are being stripped of their ability to guide the education of their children. Schools are injecting the politically correct denial of faith, patriotism and privacy.
There are specific actions you can take to protect your children. Opt out of objectionable sex education classes that recruit curious youngsters to deviancy. Opt out of computerized assessments that mine data for a national database for the lifetime of children. Pacific Justice Institute has opt out forms. Consider private schools or homeschooling. Join with friends to share the home schooling oversight. Since self-study is a big part of home schooling, middle and high school kids require less oversight than young ones. Older children can also mentor young ones.
You do have options to the seizure of parental educational rights and responsibilities. Lots of support is available. Remember, there is more at stake than just how your children will be educated.
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” The federal government is taking over education just as it has taken health care – taking it away from you and me.
Beginning with military and veterans groups, you can help unite America against politically motivated decisions that endanger our security. Have all military and veterans groups tell our government that the KC-10 program is essential to America’s security. Persist and keep telling them, over and over again. There are other budget reduction decisions that can be made that will not threaten our safety.
Right now the American Republic is systematically being destroyed. You can let it happen or you can stand up and defend her. In doing that, you protect yourself, your family and your community.
It’s up to you and me. We can’t depend on someone else to do it. A town hall meeting on stopping the evil would be a great thing. Are you ready?
Murray Bass can be reached at 427-0744 or [email protected]