Editorials - Nena Arias
Our world is definitely changing at a neck-break pace and we must stay very alert to not get sucked into this whirlwind that is taking our culture in the wrong direction. More and more, the perverted ideas that were clearly not socially acceptable in our country are rapidly and openly receiving abundant social acceptance. Make no mistake, we are definitely living life upside down and we were warned about these trends a long time ago. Isaiah 5:20-21 says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!”
Since I was a young girl, I have heard a mantra that the world is becoming more and more overpopulated, and that everyone should not plan on having a large family. We have been told to use contraceptives to avoid getting pregnant because the planet cannot withstand a growth in population. Then to top it off, in 1973, abortion was legalized in America and since then to now 62.1 million unborn children have been murdered in the mother’s womb. A mother’s womb is supposed to be the safest place for a baby; however, it has become the most dangerous place of execution for millions of them.
In 2019, Pew Research did a global survey asking if people could be moral without God. It is interesting that the answers vary according to the economic development, education and age of the individuals being surveyed.
Growing up in America, as children, we looked forward to the enjoyable parades and patriotic celebrations to commemorate meaningful events in our history. They were joyous occasions that swelled our hearts with patriotism and love and appreciation to be living in this great country. But the recent marches of people we have seen on the streets of our cities these days are intended to gain support for what some believe are injustices committed against them. We do not deny that there are injustices being committed. But in America we have been provided with processes to get justice and change what needs to be changed for the greater good. However, these injustices are now being blamed on everyone from the government, police, business owners, homeowners, to everyone with white skin or a different skin color who is alive today in this country and even in the past.
I am disgusted, but not surprised, of the double-minded reasons and behavior many people are using these days to justify their absurd and bizarre decisions and behavior merely to get their way with no consideration to our rule of law and the rights of others. They could care less that they are ruining our nation by destroying the foundation it is built upon and therefore robbing future generations of citizens of the valuable legacy and heritage we have been given in this country.
A coup of our children by the government through the Department of Education has taken over our public-school education. The government thinks our children belong to it rather than to the children’s parents.
Did you get a sinking feeling this past week yet again with another atrocious ruling from the Supreme Court on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act? It is a bizarre ruling that changes the meaning of “biological sex” with far-reaching effects beyond male and female to a myriad of perverted sexual preferences that must now be respected and included beyond just employment. These perverted men and women can now become your child’s kindergarten teachers at your local school.
America is facing the deepest family crisis in its history. The breakdown of the family structure established by God has been under assault for over 163 years since divorce became legal in the U.S. approximately in the mid to late 19th century. Divorce increased at a rapid rate as prices were lowered and it became easier to obtain a divorce to people of limited means. Divorce became accepted as an alternative to marital unhappiness aided by the weakened importance of spiritual consequences in the breakup of a marriage. Also, the greater independence of women gaining more legal rights and the opportunity to self-support caused a wedge in the marital institution. The increase of the crumbling of the family structure was set in motion in this latter part of the 19th century.
The way people interpret “freedom” has everything to do with how they live and how they treat others. Judging by that statement we can conclude that we are living at a time of great contradictions.
In a free society, like the United States of America, The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes the freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. The Constitution gives its citizens the right to “peaceably assemble” even if it is to protest against the government and the civic authorities but it must be done peaceably and in order.