Here is a link to an article published today Pajamas Media. My one hundredth article published there thus far, it notes a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt, well before he became President, to the citizens of a small town in the Dakotas back in 1886 and questions how such a speech would be received today, when honest, ethical, behavior is little valued in our multicultural, multi-ethical society.
The article concludes as follows:
We cannot change the past, though many have tried to edit it to fit their current perceptions of right and wrong, good and evil. In recent years, we’ve come a long way, baby, and often the way has been a wrong one. The future, however, is still in our hands and we can make of it only what we will, in national sickness and in national health, for better or for worse. Nations, not cared for by their sovereigns, the people, rot because they let them.
Today, but not only today, we must remember our basic foundations, act upon them and preserve them for future generations; soon enough it will be their job to do that, but if we don’t succeed they may well not find a solid foundation upon which to build, and themselves to pass on to their successors, a strong and good nation.
I hope that at least a few here will read the article at Pajamas Media.