2012.04.25 Chip Connin: A national problem of immorality
Our nation has many problems, from jobs to debt to enemies both foreign and domestic. Many of our biggest problems are self created.
The biggest is increasing immorality. As people decide more and more what is right and wrong based only on their own perspective, America declines, and we can’t legislate our way out of it. For instance, we have laws using a forty hour work week as a basis for benefits and overtime. So unscrupulous employers force workers to work off the clock, or lose their job. We have laws protecting whistle-blowers, so the employee reports the employer and is fired for some other unrelated reason.
It happens on the other side as well, with dishonest employees stealing from their bosses, or being lazy, or not doing the best job to which they are capable, or trying to “get even” for perceived wrongs the employer committed against them. Unions who brought us these un-protective protections have also degenerated to the point where work stoppages, time wasting red tape, and protection of a worthless minority of workers who don’t want to perform can cause good bosses who like unions to think about moving their business.
The point is, laws cannot protect us against our own immorality. Legislation much beyond what our Founding Fathers laid out in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, are either full of loopholes that an immoral people can get around, or create unintended consequences, such as the incremental loss of freedom and liberty.
We need to get back to the Truth that the vast majority of founders and regular Americans have always believed in. We need to live life and make laws viewed through the lens of Scripture.
Psalm 127:1–Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2 Chronicles 7:14–If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Another big problem we have is apathy. Don’t be the person who justifies their own laziness by saying “All those politicians are corrupt and I can’t do anything about it.” You can. You can vote, you can write, you can get involved.
– Chip Connin
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