Today is the anniversary – I won’t tell you which one – of my high school graduation. I remember it as if it were yesterday.
All of the values and virtues instilled in me by my parents and grandparents I was to take out into the world and make a life for myself.
Except some began to change the rules – about marriage, about government lying to us, about wars and lies about that, about culture in general.
We now have many decades of evidence of what those rules changes have produced. That evidence validates those truths I was taught as a child.
The landscape is littered with broken lives and broken relationships. Children who are not growing up in two-parent homes and with people declaring good what God calls evil.
All of this contributes to our terrible economy, our cynicism about politics and politicians and a general blindness and deafness to the things of God; things that could lead to a moral and economic recovery if we would pay attention to him. He’s waiting. Are we listening?
This article published on June 20, 2011. Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.