Rissa Arias

Mayflower Maven | January 23, 2014

What does it say about a society when decency and common sense become controversial?

Those of you who are older than fifty, did you ever think in your wildest dreams that a U.S. President occupying the White House would openly approve infanticide?  Yet, there he sits.  Barack Obama’s vote in favor of infanticide when he was a member of the Illinois State Legislature was just a bit “controversial” wouldn’t you say?1 Yet, since then, he has moved into the White House for a second term as president of the United States of America. The Pilgrims, Puritans, the Founding Fathers and past patriots would turn over in their graves if they could see what this country, the one they sacrificed so dearly for to defend its existence due to the morals and values it embraced, has become. America was the hope of the nations and the goal that many aspired to.  How did we get so turned around when we started out with, though not perfect, such a solid Christian foundation?

It is truly tragic that the people of no faith are now the only ones allowed into the public square and civil institutions with their beliefs conjured up from their own faulty imaginations. Mere men have declared themselves greater and more knowledgeable than God.  Common sense and decency has gone out the window when a sitting president (e.g., Bill Clinton) perjures himself under oath in front of the entire nation in his trial for immoral sexual behavior and is still allowed to finish out his presidential term and people say, “don’t judge him, that is his personal life and he is doing a great job as president.” Excuse me?

For over a hundred years we have been getting public servants from Ivy League colleges who are supposed to be the cream of the crop yet all they have been taught and reveal is moral corruption.  They would have been the cream of the crop if the Ivy League colleges had kept their original vision and mission statements in their foundation.  Christian morals in education were an indispensable element in our republic’s institutions and the students were required to exemplify those morals in their personal lives. 

Nowadays, the vast majority of colleges and universities are liberal incubators their goal is to destroy a student’s faith and crush his or her individual ability to think anything but politically correct liberal thoughts. The liberal and humanistic indoctrination is brutal.  Sixty-two percent is the staggering figure for the number of students who enter a major college or university with a Christian faith — and leave without one. They are taught that faith in God is outdated, non-intellectual and plain stupid and must be replaced with faith in government.

The media elites are no help.  They have been commissioned to oppose any one who dares to point out that a reverence for life and for monogamous, heterosexual marriage, devoted to the raising of children and the fostering of a strong family life, is preferable to the disaster brought upon our culture by the sexual revolution, which has given us illegitimacy, STDs, abortion, divorce, and poverty.

The cultural war is out in the open.  Recently, Gov. Cuomo boldly and bluntly said the following about conservatives, “Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”2

Since when did it become controversial to uphold traditional marriage and innocent human life as being worthy of society’s protection?

When evil is called good, and good is called evil, societies die. When decency from God’s perspective and common sense becomes controversial, we are on the brink.  Be warned, America!