You are right about how our system of schooling has dumbed down over the last generation. Guess who has been in our TN legislature this time for the last few years? Our friend and neighbor who is a great guy, a wonderful husband and father and grandfather, plays a mean banjo...I really like him as a person. But he has not done well overall for this county. I am disappointed in that he has not had the gumption to say that as a Christian, he can not support a man or a party that is so gung-ho in pushing for murdering babies---just recently the Gosnell case???? in hand, or for sexual sin of same sex unions. Any sexual unions other than in marriage is sin if one believes in the Bible. But for one who stands for Jesus Christ, then he must do so.
There are plenty in the Rep party that also fit this category, although it is not in the Rep platform as it is in the Dems. And the Rep's did not have to have 3 readings before God was recognized.
Due to the lack of God being part of our everyday life and realizing there is right and there is wrong in His eyes is most of the problems of everything. Follow Him, and the rest just kind of falls where it should . Not stupid, the reality of living. The reality of those who sin and need redemption, forgiveness, and motivation to try to not sin again. And prayer, fasting and reading the Bible daily to learn is how to live a life more to the ways that need be.
Our economic, social, educational, moral, medical systems would find improvements under this. But following sin, following false teachings such as those who do not give God the glory, but themselves or teach some cock and bull story about some angel telling them of a new teaching...and this is how to worship??? nah. even Jesus said that there would be wolves in sheeps clothing trying to steal away the very elect.
Lauderdale County needs so much in fresh starts of finding the Word, cleaning itself up inside and out. Punks walk the streets with their pants hanging down...it is as if they have to maintain constant erections to hold up their pants. No one wants to see their underwear or stuff. Girls parade with their clothes spray painted on them and half their breasts hanging out. nasty. The language is course and in the gutter. Every word is f-this and gd-that, s- h- and some I've never heard. The noise coming from their cars, boom boxes are explicit in how to have sex, kill police, or do drugs.
Drugs are allowed everywhere. People call to report seeing deals going down. We are so hampered by blaze reports of some, the higher ups encouraging more drugs, and who knows what, why, and where.
Swallowing the camels and getting choked on gnats, that is what is growing on here.
It is not a party thing, left-in-55. You are so out of touch with life that you are left in 55 and need to grow up. You need a taste of redemption while you are at it.
None of the political parties here in Ripley, Lauderdale County, or the State of Tennessee have anything going for them that will ever make a whits' difference. Any time we have had decent, honorable candidates, they have been trampled because the powers that be want the status quo.