Letter: It’s obvious what’s happening with our children nowadays

To the editor:

Whoa! What in the world is happening with our kids today?

Let’s see, I think it started with Madeline Murray O’Hare complaining that she didn’t want any prayer in our schools, and we said, “OK.” Then someone said you had better not read the Bible in school; the Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said, “OK.”

Remember Dr. Benjamin Spock, who said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem? And we said, OK, we won’t spank them.

Then someone said that teachers and principals better not discipline our children when they misbehave. And our administrators said, “Whoa, no one in this school better touch a student when they misbehave because we don’t want any bad publicity, and we surely don’t want to be sued.”

Then someone said, “Let’s let our daughters have abortions if they want, and we won’t even have to tell their parents.” And we said, “That’s a grand idea.” Then someone else said, “Let’s give our sons all the condoms they want, so they can have all the ‘fun’ they desire, and we won’t have to tell their parents.” And we said, “That’s another great idea.”

And then some of our top officials said that it doesn’t matter what we do in private as long as I have a job and the economy is good; it doesn’t matter to me what anyone does in private.

So now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with “we reap what we sow.” — Unknown author

Paul D. Hardin, Brown County

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