Our Changing Values Should Worry Us

Posted on Sun 09/01/2019 by

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Star Parker  ~   

The late historian and political philosopher Harry V. Jaffa noted the significance that the preamble to our Constitution concludes with the words “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

This is how the drafters of our Constitution saw its purpose.

Jaffa continues, saying, “a blessing is what is good in the eyes of God. It is a good whose possession … belongs properly only to those who deserve it.”

In light of this, let’s consider a just-released Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that appeared under the headline “Americans Have Shifted Dramatically on What Values Matter Most.”

“Patriotism, religion and having children rate lower among younger generations than they did two decades ago,” the headline continues.

Of all surveyed, 61 percent “cited patriotism as very important to them, down 9 percentage points from 1998, while 50% citied religion, down 12 points. Some 43% placed a high value on having children, down 16 points from 1998.”

Among those ages 18-38, 42 percent cited patriotism as “very important”; less than one-third cited having children; and 30% cited “religion, belief in God.” *

The founders of the country saw the nation’s existence, its faith and its posterity as a package deal. It all went together.

Now we have a young generation, our future, that dismisses the importance of all the elements of that package. What might this tell us about where we’re headed. … (Continued) …**

This is indeed a scary situation. If not corrected soon we may lose our freedoms to Socialists-Communists FOREVER!

* Highlights mine

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** Read the rest at The Patriot Post:

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/65097-our-changing-values-should-worry-ushttp://patriotpost.us/

 

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