Why so much crime and so much violence?
The Philadelphia Trumpet of April 2009 declares, “The greatest threat to children today — despite what most authorities tell us — is not obesity, or gang violence, or online predators, or drug abuse, or alcohol, or suicide, or sexual abuse. It’s selfish parents and adults!”
Children’s Society Chief Executive Bob Reitemeier continued, “...the aggressive pursuit of individual success by adults today is the greatest threat to our children.”
Theologian Matthew Kelley concurs by stating that the three main things wrong with our society are individualism, hedonism and minimalism.
How did this happen? It seems to me America is in a perfect political storm of many laws not adhering to our Constitution; dependence on and slavery to drugs, especially prescription drugs, caused by wrong science and bad medicine; and government becoming God.
We have to take America back to its roots, its foundation. We have become immoral, decadent, Pagan and turning to government rather than God to solve every problem. Congress even tells us what light bulbs to use.
The government-controlled mental health and addiction treatment system judges, labels, condemns and enslaves its victims to drug therapy and perpetual treatment programs.
The general belief that alcoholics, drug and sex addicts and the mentally ill cannot control their own emotions and behaviors, so must be controlled by outside forces, has segregated this group from healthy interactions with positive role models and driven addicts underground as outcasts in an underworld of chaos.
The solution is to remove the condemnation of permanent defectiveness, grant equality and freedom to addicts and alcoholics, and get the government out of addiction treatment so that the churches can get back into action of doing their ordained job of primary care for the poor and broken.
Under our First Amendment right of religious freedom, the government is not supposed to try and do spiritual healing. When are Christians going to stop being selfish with their spiritual food and start outreach programs for addicts and the mentally ill in North Dakota?
Marilyn Schoenberg, Hebron