“What Are We Doing To Our Children?”
Part 1 shared the
Now, let’s examine what causes those results.
We have raised 4 generations since the Great Depression and
WW2; 3 since Vietnam and the end of racial segregation; 2 since the
collapse of the USSR, the invention of cell phones and the
Internet; and 1 generation after the attack on September 11th. Most
people view history through what has happened during their
lifetimes. By not studying nor understanding past struggles and
triumphs, young people make decisions based on false or misleading
Children’s first teachers are their parents. Girls learn from their
Mothers, and boys from their Fathers, how to become responsible
mothers and fathers. With half of all marriages ending in divorce,
and the large percentage of single parent households, children are
deprived of being mentored by both a mother and a father.
Children learn best from the example set by their parents. Last
evening, at a football game, we witnessed parents screaming at
their boys to punch and kick the opposing team members during the
game. Many kids are being taught to disrespect adults and each
other. By encouraging or accepting bad behavior, and not requiring
obedience, parents raise disrespectful, irresponsible children.
This poor example leads to harmful behavioral, even
Years ago, local schools became increasingly controlled by
our national government. The stated purpose was to ensure that no
student suffered a poor education due to a lack of money. Then the
federal government began requiring the teaching of revisionist
history, common core, and gender studies, or schools would lose
their federal funding.
At the same time our universities hired professors who despised the
United States and/or loved communism. Because they were tenured
they could not be fired. Many of the teachers trained by these
radicals, adopted their anti-American views. Those teachers are now
tenured, teaching our children in elementary, middle, and high
These same universities accept students from countries where their
government pays these student’s expenses upfront in full. These
foreign students, instead of learning our culture, are influencing
our children to support their anti-American ideals and preferences.
decriminalized marijuana, leading to rampant use by teens. Our
movies, music, and videos encourage drug use. Where once these
activities were prohibited, many are now legal. Legislatures passed
laws that encourage lawlessness, while failing to support police.
By eliminating arrests for looting, they encourage more
destructive, unlawful behavior by gangs of teens.
(In part 3 of this series, we will discuss solutions.)
“What ARE We Doing To Our Children?”
That is today’s Morning Minute!
Morning Minute: 11/10/23
“What Are We Doing To Our Children?”
3 of a 5 part series))
Dangerous times require drastic actions!
The average life span of great countries is @ 250 years. The 8
steps taken to build countries up, and to destroy them, are shown
below from a recent article by
to Spiritual Faith
Spiritual Faith to Great
Great Courage to Liberty
Liberty to Abundance
Selfishness to Apathy
Apathy to Dependance
Dependance back to Bondage
Ask yourself: “Which step are we on right
As we facilitate our return to greatness, some drastic actions are
required. Today we discuss how a National Renewal and renewed
Family Life will start us on the right track.
A National Spiritual Revival is required for positive
change. God was present as we formed this country. He is needed
even more now. Over and again, God has saved us through every event
where we turn to Him for guidance. He is always here, showing us
right from wrong. In the Holy Bible, He continues to teach us how
to live, how to work, how to take care of each other, and how to
ask Him to work through us to solve our problems. We cannot solve
these problems on our own.
FAMILY LIFE: Our current culture discourages long-term family
relationships and parental responsibility. A family consists of a
Father, Mother, and children. Children in traditional family
settings have the advantage and example of both parents to guide
them and a greater chance of becoming responsible adults. Here are
some positive steps for improvement.
Discontinue having the government replacing fathers in the family.
Instead of paying mothers to have more children outside of
marriage, use those funds to encourage families with both parents
to have more children. If both parents are present in the marriage,
pay them $10,000 when the baby is born, $10,000 when the child
enters the first grade, $10,000 when the child finishes middle
school, and $10,000 when the child graduates from high school.
Payments will only be made to families when the mother and father
are married and still together. This encourages parents to work
together for the benefit of the children while reducing the expense
of raising them.
Make parents legally liable for the actions of their children up to
age 18. Apply civil and/or monetary penalties on the parents for
children who break laws, cause disturbances in school, or use
illegal drugs. Enforce stiff monetary penalties for the use and/or
possession of illegal drugs by parents. These steps will encourage
both parents and children to be responsible and accountable for
In Part 4, we will discuss the changes required in
That is today’s Morning Minute.