An outstanding American such as Gov. Jeb Bush says, “We can be great again.” With free enterprise and a competitive commerce and education, we would have a good chance if 60 percent of voters will embrace the rule of self-discipline and motivation.
But we have abandoned basic family values and educational principles in half of all U.S. families. The children in these, as well as in “intact families,” have become disrespectful, selfish and entitled to the country’s riches.
We have small interest groups who direct the country’s focus on issues of limited interest to the majority of people such as gay rights, gun control, females on the battlefield, voter registration and anti-Christian propaganda. These small one-issue groups can force laws to be overturned and shoved down the throat of the majority. All the while we are neglecting the real problems in our country, such as the sorry state of public education and the refusal of our education unions to improve the system to the benefit of our children. That’s criminal!
According to The Augusta Chronicle’s editorial March 26 (“Moorings in America”): “The influences that used to form our moorings – church, morality, family, adults having each others’ back and a culture that encouraged upright behavior – have all been on the wave in recent decades.” Great again? Not without the total resolve of the people.
S.G. von Schweinitz