There is a crisis of culture in this country. It comes largely from the fact that we are disconnected from the people who literally fought to protect our right to be free by at least two generations.
There is a truism that says something to the effect that strong men make good times, good times make weak men, and weak men make bad times. Well, we’ve been enjoying probably the best good times in known history- and it has produced exceptionally weak men and angry women.
It isn’t as if we don’t have historical parallels we can look to. Ancient Rome entered into a period where strong men were no longer appreciated by the culture makers. Sexual ambiguity became fashionable- and after a while, the barbarians moved in and started literally cutting pieces of the empire off for their own use.
If nothing in that analogy rings a bell for you, we probably can’t help you at this point.
But the fact is, strong men forged this nation so that we could enjoy peace and liberty. But we have forgotten the words, wisdom, and experience of those strong men. We have forgotten the value of their hard-won knowledge- knowledge of the dangers of government and of those who seek power.
We have lost our appreciation for poetry and for truth, both of which can be found in the founding documents.
Here’s Liz Wheeler of One America News Network with a much-needed lesson on the meaning, value, and depth of the First Amendment.