In looking back on 2012, there have been many tragedies. No matter which one we talk about – they were all senseless killings. It is time to take back what we value most – family and security. I will be posting this blog message in three postings. You may or may not agree with what I say, and that’s okay. I just want to give everyone something to think about in how we can all participate in making a change. The President wants change, the people want change, but do we know what that change should be? Does it need to be a change that takes away our right to arms? I don’t totally agree. Although when you go to purchase a gun there is a waiting period, when you go to a gun show there is no waiting period. There is also no waiting period for those selling firearms in a parking lot, on the side of the road, or in a back alley. Should gun production be approached? Stricter licensing and penalties for those caught with weapons that could be deemed illegal to own? Although the discussion will include firearms, there are other very important topics that we need to look at. The three postings will include my thoughts on the following:
1. Putting God back in our Classrooms and Homes
2. Video Games, Movies, and Television
3. Discipline in both Home and School
Putting God back in our Classrooms and Homes
As a Baby Boomer, I remember that “moment of silence” and prayer in school when I was young. I was completely appalled when they removed that. I don’t think we fought near enough to stop the removal of this. If children are not taught about religion at home, then how can they get this information? It has been said that “a family that prays together, stays together.” What has happened to our sense of family? Have there been so many wrong doings in the Churches that it has driven people away? (Molestation, rape, and other terrible acts against children of the Church.) Or, is this just an excuse not to go? Have your children asked you about God? Do they know who God is? Do you know who God is?
I recently read this: A small boy writes a letter to God. “Dear God, why do you let bad things happen in our schools?” God replied, “Dear Son, I am not allowed in your schools.” How sad is that? We were never forced to do anything during that moment of silence or prayer, other than respect it and be quiet, but it was there for us. Whatever religion you support, I think that all of our children have a right to choice. If a child (or teacher) wants to say a prayer for the day, they should have that right. The Democrats put God back on the platform, so why can’t be have God back in our government and school system?
President Obama ends his speech with God Bless America. If we want God to bless America maybe we should put God back in America and into our schools from where we removed him more than 30 years ago.