Since when did it become a constitutional issue to protect gay-pride parades that endorse some of the most grotesque actions between human beings and animals, but at the same time be unconstitutional for communities to place Nativity scenes on public grounds during Christmas time?  I wonder if “amoral” is even the best word to use when describing our current societal situation?  I’ll let you be the judge of that, but first, allow me to define “amoral” for you as: having no moral standards, restraints, or principles; unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong: a completely amoral person.  Does this sound like a tight fit for the society in which we live?

     

Now, I’m not at all attacking the “gay community” by claiming that gay-pride parades are grotesque.  It’s just an opinion of what I’ve actually seen depicted on television and in magazines.  Even the most benign person with little regard to the whole idea of homosexuality will often times be very uncomfortable with the images depicted from these parades of “individuality” and “expression”.  I feel the same way about “Black Panther” parades or “KKK” parades!  It’s an extreme and fanatical expression that hardly is needed by its core group, but because we live in America and because we have so many individual freedoms it is completely acceptable to be a part of or endorse these activities.  Yet, the question still remains!  Why are actions such as these parades so protected, but Nativity scenes during Christmas time under attack?  Why did the Boulder, Colorado School District allow for a whacked-out psychologist to come speak to school children about using drugs and engaging in sexual activities?  Yeah…this is for real and I’m not making this stuff up!  A school district in Boulder, CO actually paid to have a psychologist from (where else) the Bay Area of California come speak to their children and not only advocate, but endorse the use of drugs, alcohol, gay sex, and straight sex!  Not only did this school district set up this event, but they FORCED their students to attend the convocation!  What is wrong with our society these days?  Where did we go wrong and where are we headed?

 

 Violent crimes are increasing; teen pregnancies are always present; hate-crimes are on the rise; student drop-outs continue to thrive, especially in big cities; video games and television are becoming more sexual and violent on a yearly basis; kids are more obeese than ever; fivolous law suits are becoming more and more obsurd; the family-unit is becoming as scarce as the bald eagle; sexual crimes and misconduct are being reported at a record level; drug use is on the rise with new designer drugs appearing on the street every couple of years; it’s now more likely that you’ll be divorced than end your life with the same partner you began with; kids are growing up in broken homes; the father-figure is under attack by feminist groups; and we’re forced to learn about new political scandals every other week!  The list could, unfortunately, go on and on.  It’s unfortunate that a nation as rich and as blessed as America can have so many social problems with hardly any solutions offered by our leaders.  The newest social disaster is the fact that our kids are simply NOT safe at their schools due to the rise in school violence and shootings!  These events are covered by the “main scream media” like they’re red-carpet events held by our Hollywood icons!  What are kids supposed to think when they see such sensationalistic coverage of such harrowing events as these?  I’m afraid to say that we have hit a breaking point in our society.  Yes, it is safe to say that we are traveling down a road that is undoubtedly leading to nowhere.

     

Al Gore spreads his gospel of global warming as if there’s actually something to save this planet for.  He seems to care more for the section of Crab Grass on your front lawn that he does for the twelve-year old student in junior high school who is at high risk of ruining his life through drugs, sex, violence, or crime!  Why should we protect this earth for “future generations” when we’re not at all concerned about what type of “future generation” we’re actually producing?  Seriously…why should we even care what Al Gore has to say or whether you want to drive a gas guzzling SUV versus a nappy-looking hybrid?  If the people we’re creating to inhabit this earth in the future are so destructive and hopeless then does it even matter?  This is a theory that could be discussed ad nauseum by people with opposing points of view, but to no avail.  There are simply too many people with critical positions in our society’s development of children as well as our legislation who believe that we’re on a good track.  Where’s the proof to oppose this way of thinking?  Well, it’s quantitative evidence that shows exactly what we as Americans are thinking in regards to specific issues and it’s only this type of evidence that I can submit to you.

Below, I will post some charts that represent data taken from a survey of several thousand individuals regarding social issues in America.  I will not attempt to translate this data because I would like for you to do that yourself.  I’m guessing that it may alarm most of you, but for the secular progressives who think we’re already on the right track I’m sure it won’t prove a thing.  I hope you enjoy the data and I hope it doesn’t ruin you day.

Drugs, religion, marriage, and other topics that shouldn’t be discussed at the dinner table were discussed in a recent PollingPoint poll. PollingPoint asked about your values, and you answered.

Smoking Marijuana

Smoking marijuana is gaining moral acceptance, particularly among Democrats and Independents. Forty-seven percent of you believe that smoking marijuana is acceptable, but there are stark differences by party. Democrats are more likely to approve the use of marijuana, while a majority of Republicans feel it is never permissible.


 

Single Parent Households

The number of single-parent households is on the rise, as the number of families with children headed by a single parent doubled in the past 30 years. This growth is paired with a growth of acceptance among younger respondents. Nearly half of 18-24 year-olds said having a child outside of marriage is “always” or “almost always” acceptable. For respondents aged 55 and over, this number dipped to about one in five.


 

Helping Kids in Need

You were asked who bears most of the responsibility for helping needy children. Opinions varied by ethnic background. Most Caucasians feel it is the responsibility of the parents, while African Americans and Latinos feel the government should take a more active role.

Cheating Politicians

In response to whether a politician should resign if he is caught in an extramarital affair, most respondents (52%) feel he or she should step down. Democrats are more likely to oppose a resignation, while Republicans are more likely to support a resignation; Independents are divided on the issue.


Just Like Bush?

Those of you that attend religious services frequently are more likely to share President Bush’s moral and ethical values. While six in ten who attend church at least once per week mostly agree with the President’s values, the opposite is also true.


 

Extramarital Affairs

Finally, you shared your opinion on whether you would look down on someone who had an extramarital affair. A majority of you would look down on a person who had an affair while married (54%), but that number dropped as respondents became older. Nearly two in three 18-24 year-olds would look down on someone having an affair, while less than half of those 55 or older would. Either young people have higher moral standards, or they have not yet experienced the tribulations of marriage and raising a family.

[Results based on completed online interviews with 11,490 individuals, conducted between February, 2005 and July, 2005.]

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IT’S OUR COUNTRY TO DO WITH AS WE WISH, WHICH MAKES IT OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FIX THE PROBLEMS AT HAND.  HOW DO WE FIX SUCH LOOMING SOCIETAL ISSUES THAT ARE THREATENING THE VERY FUTURE OF THIS GREAT LAND?  WELL, I DON’T PRETEND TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, BUT I CAN SAY WITHOUT HESITATION THAT IT ALL BEGINS AT HOME!  EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO RAISE OUR CHILDREN WITH MORALS AND INTEGRITY.  THE AMERICAN FAMILY UNIT IS UNDER ATTACK AND IT IS BECAUSE OF THIS THAT OUR CHILDREN ARE TURNING INTO SUCH TERRIBLE CREATURES CAPABLE OF HORRIBLE THINGS LIKE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS!  BROKEN HOMES AND BROKEN MARRIAGES ARE THE FIRST THING THAT CONTRIBUTES TO A DEGRADING SOCIETY.  WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIX THIS?  IT’S A PERSONAL QUESTION THAT DESERVES SOME PERSONAL THOUGHT AND REFLECTION.  IT’S IMPERITIVE THAT WE PUT SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT AND ACTION BEHIND THIS BECAUSE THE FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT.  OUR KIDS’ FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT.

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