I think that the answer is a disappointing YES! In today's day and age our children are being raised on the morals and values that the media is propagating rather than being taught them more in the home. Our children are the future of our country, and our culture is teaching them that if you can achieve high enough levels of glory and monetary wealth, character flaws will not matter.
We have adulterous presidents who are worshiped as great leaders. TV shows glorifying men with 7+ children to nearly as many women. Video games that glorify killing, sex, and drugs without any regard to what the real life consequences are when people engage in those activities. Athletes, who our children worship, involved in domestic violence, cheating, and drug abuse, and who all receive swift pardons as long as they win. And on the other side of the coin, athletes of impeccable moral character, integrity, and honor who are torn down, or at best ignored by the media and the public, because they are not a glorious enough of a story. Women in Hollywood who inject botulism into their faces to blow them up like balloons, and we as a society label them as beautiful. Our children are growing up in a country that is in moral decay, and it is time we put a stop to it.
LEADERSHIP CULTURE begins in the home. We parents are responsible for the state of decay we are in. As citizens and parents, we send corrupt politicians to Washington, and then want to live in ignorance while they run a muck over our freedoms that we take for granted and hope will still be there when our children grow up. We parents are responsible for placing children in front of the TV to baby sit our children, allowing the corrupt media and misguiding agendas some shows portray to fill their minds with garbage. The very garbage we are saying we want more of by tuning in. We parents are responsible for the social media our children engage in. Our children are ruining their virtues before they are even old enough to get a job by posting less than flattering photos of themselves online, posting phrases and comments that are classless and derogatory all to gain as many "followers" as possible. These are all Leadership failures of American parenting. The World is watching us decay as a people. The World is laughing at our ignorance and inability to instill the proper morals and values into our children. Morals & Values guide Decisions and Actions. Look at the Decisions and Actions our children are making. Look at the Decisions and Actions our society makes as a whole. Look at the Leadership Failures in Washington. We are responsible for it all.
It all starts with LEADERSHIP in the HOME! We are good people who have gotten complacent. We must refocus as parents on what we are teaching our children. We must teach our children that HONOR & INTEGRITY matter more than GLORY & FORTUNE. We must re-evaluate how we measure wealth. We must instill in our children that making money is not a bad thing thing as long as they do not trade their morals and values to obtain it. We must be an example to follow, and point out who are proper and improper role models. Let us draw the line right here to stop this decay and begin rebuilding what made America so great to begin with. Our morals and values got us to the top, and it is in the absence of our morals values why we are falling. The fire that fuels this train is easy to stockpile. It just requires our commitment and focus.
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