The Hendricks County Flyer
Tue Jul 09, 2013, 09:28 AM EDT
To the Editor:
In line with the trend of drawing farther and farther away from the ideals of the Founders, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted much of the Defense of Marriage Act last week, the consequences of which will be felt for years to come.
No, I wasn’t pleased nor proud of my country as it continues to distance itself from the foundation upon which it was built and as it flushes the values that made it the greatest nation on earth into the cultural toilet by accepting what is wrong as right and rejecting what is clearly right as being wrong.
Marriage is a God-made institution, designed by Him and defended by Him. Its alteration to include that which God declares an abomination in both the Old and New Testament is something that should push Him to the point of no longer blessing this nation as He once did.
But I wasn’t totally surprised with the ruling. It was mistakenly based on polls about American society accepting same sex lust as equal to the God-ordained entity of a one-man, one-woman family that is one of the pillars of a strong and benevolent culture.
The tragedy of polls and even majorities is that they’re made up of fallible, corrupt people. Case in point: There was once a poll taken in 1933, a plebiscite about a newly installed head of government who had succeeded a late president of a very prosperous European country. Over 88 percent of those polled approved a new German Chancellor named Adolf Hitler, and that included having read his previously published book.
So much for polls and majorities. They’ve both been wrong before and they’re grievously wrong again. America’s time as the last great superpower, easily the most benevolent and technologically advanced in history, is clearly on the down-side, ebbing away with the actions of the misguided administration in Washington, its foolish followers who emulate ‘The Emperor’s new clothes’ with every presidential action and the vast majority of Americans who apparently no longer care.
No, the end of the world isn’t here yet. The second coming of Christ isn’t upon us. But America’s demise is. It’s fall is history in the making, and not the good kind.
As America regresses into a virtual shell of what it once was, I take heart in having known it during times of civility and relative safety, prosperity and benevolence during disasters and once standing for intrinsic values that can’t be measured in a bank account. Those things are now routinely lampooned in “change we can believe in.” Famous last words, probably the same thing Nero said before he lit Rome.
But, it was a great ride while it lasted. No other nation has come as far as America did, doing the positives America did for as long as America has done them.
Is America totally finished? Probably not. But there are enough negative entities in place to see to it that it’ll be a generation or possibly two before America is back to the kind of nation the Founders would be pleased with and the Lord will bless again.
March 3, 2014
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February 26, 2014
There was a wide array of reactions to Seattle DB Richard Sherman’s post-game “interview” with Erin Andrews following the Seahawks’ NFC title win over San Francisco.
Mine? Laughter, as the shout-down was the most entertaining thing I saw all day.
January 28, 2014
Butler is still a long way from saving its 2013-14 men’s basketball season, but if the Bulldogs turn it around fully and reach the NCAA Tournament, it will have started this past Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
January 21, 2014
A fine season for the Indianapolis Colts ended with a whimper Saturday at New England, but in recent team history, it was far from the most disappointing postseason defeat.
January 14, 2014
The Indianapolis Colts’ miraculous 45-44 wild card victory over Kansas City on Saturday ended just after 8 p.m. After leaving Lucas Oil Stadium, it took until around midnight for the pounding in my head to subside.
January 7, 2014
December 31, 2013
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of the largest U.S. fraternities and the deadliest, said Friday it will ban the initiation of recruits, citing the toll that hazing has taken on its newest members.
March 7, 2014
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