Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Letter to the Editor
Ignorance and apathy are destroying our Nation just as swift and sure as any totalitarian ideology . Today, we are overwhelmed by both.
The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
· From bondage to spiritual faith;
· From spiritual faith to great courage;
· From courage to liberty;
· From liberty to abundance;
· From abundance to complacency;
· From complacency to apathy;
· From apathy to dependence;
· From dependence back into bondage.
And just where do you see our country on this scale? Near the top or near the bottom? Are we closer to slavery or to liberty? Have we become a nation where the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living?
I believe that one of the main reasons our country is in the sad sorry state that it is in today is because of a state run education system that is committed to the "Dumbing Down" of America. We the People have kicked back in our recliners for the last 50 years with a toxic beverage in one hand and the remote in the other and accepted the propaganda we have been fed on a daily basis.
Helen Keller said; "Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings."
People of good will are working tirelessly to make the world a better place but we have been behind the curve for far too long. Our once proud ship of state is sinking in a cesspool of corruption. Both political parties are only shells of what they were just a few decades ago. Unless we take some action, and pretty darn quick, the lamp of Liberty will be extinguished and future generations will never experience the joy of freedom. How will you choose?