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Article published June 13, 2013
We’ve lost our way
Bernie Paga Butler
“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.” — Joseph Stalin The statement is true of what has happened to our country. 1. God was banned from the public arena. The Founding Fathers warned us that only an informed and moral people could sustain a constitutional republic. As it turns out, our founding parents were right. Only a moral people can know the difference between right and wrong. Look at our culture. Wrong is right and right is wrong. Politically correct if you will. 2. We lost the public school system. Once God left the schools, the liberals took over the education of our young. Right under our noses they captured that generation as well as the next generation. They dumbed us down, churning out millions of low-information people who don’t know right from wrong. By not demanding that we put a halt to the teachings of those liberal teachers, we ourselves are responsible for the low information voters. 3. We lost the media, the unofficial branch of government that always kicks in when the politicians lose their way, is no longer with us. Instead, the media is owned by the liberals. I should go further and say the media is now simply a soulless tool of Barack Obama. (Bill Clinton was the John the Baptist of the liberal movement. He desensitized the American public to an immoral presidency. It was none of our business anyways.) Now, the American people are so desensitized to immorality that it no longer matters what the president does. It’s no big deal. Sell machine guns to Mexican drug cartels and cause the death of Border Patrol agents? No problem. Withhold security from the Ambassador to Libya? No worries. He’s toast. And through it all, the media remains complicitly silent. Conservatives have always relied on voters with integrity and moral fiber, but they no longer have that advantage. We lost it all when Obama won his second term. We no longer have a society of voters capable of making prudent and wise decisions.