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Does America Still Believe in Objective Good and Evil?

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Does America Still Believe in Objective Good and Evil?

November 23, 2005

I think I have figured out the problem in the terror war. Those who would cut and run before the job is finished in Iraq and before Iraqis can stand on their own, were mostly reared in an environment that does not believe in objective good and evil. These are people who have absorbed the touchy-feely elements of culture about all of us being basically good and able to get along if we just get what we want.

That such a philosophy was tried with Hitler and failed miserably has escaped these people. While all of us are sinners, not all of us are killers. The most evil among us must be opposed and defeated, or they will continue to kill, because that is what evil does.

A generation born into prosperity that worships materialism and personal pleasure as its highest goal knows nothing about sacrifice, pain and suffering. The natural state of man is not freedom. It is tyranny. Those who want to remain free must fight for it against those who want to enslave us. But a generation reared on different values knows little of such things. That’s why so many of them don’t have the guts to win this war. It is to be hoped a majority still.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.