Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Dumbing Down of America

During the course of the past several months, I have seen and heard so much negative talk about Donald Trump {our elected president}, about the history of this great nation {The United States of America) and I, as well as a lot of Americans, am tired of hearing all the dumbing down of our history.. The local newspapers, like the mainline media, are about 90 percent against and only 10 percent for the president and nation.
So many people are out to change the history of this nation from one that has offered so much too so many to making this nation despicable with a history of slavery and treating poor people badly. Slavery is in our past unless you continue to bring it up through removing the statues that are a reminder of where we were as a nation and the great men who contributed a lot more than just their lives for what they believed in.
If many of these people have their way with every statue representing our past then the next ones to fall will be the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the Supreme Court building and Mount Rushmore. Will there be an end to this absurdity and stupidity or an end to America for which many men and women died for our freedoms of speech and worship and a way of life unlike any other country on earth? What would these people say now if they could see the direction this country is heading.  
Where was all the outcry from the left about Obama pardoning Manning for a treasonous act or paid off Iran with millions of taxpayer dollars just to pacify the Democrats and Iran? How about when Hillary made a deal with Russia over uranium? All of this was harmful to America and when Trump does something good for America the left goes mad.  Sheriff Arpaio was doing his job in defending the laws of the land. He needed to be pardoned. He became a political pawn to be used by the liberal Democrats
Rewriting history, removing statues of any kind, refusing one to speak freely (unless it is you doing the speaking), religious liberties under attack by the left and so much more. If you don’t like this country, get out and don’t let the door kick you, leave all your goodies behind that our freedom has allowed you to have. Go to another country and tell them that they have to learn your language and your customs and see how long you will remain there. For sure it will not be long.
Well, I have decided to stop asking “How dumb can you get?” Many people seem to be taking it as a challenge. So, here is something that maybe everyone could do their best to practice. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Don’t think that you are any better than anyone else. Don’t repay evil for evil, but do what is right and honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peacefully with all. Don’t avenge yourself. Leave it to the wrath of God. For it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Portions of this article was taken from the Star Democrat Letters to the editor