Tuesday letters: U.S. needs God’s intervention

07/22/2014 12:00 AM

07/21/2014 4:38 PM

What’s wrong with our country? One group counted 74 school shootings since the Newtown, Conn., massacre. Could it be we have allowed our moral values to erode to the degree that children do not learn the very basics of self-control and altruism?

Perhaps our nation’s leaders are culpable in our societal woes. Truly we have few leaders, only politicians who resort to unethical measures to remain in office. Our president draws lines in the sand and then does not follow through when the lines are crossed. He makes phone calls to congratulate athletes and actors who have announced they are gay. He and Congress ignore the spiraling out-of-wedlock births. Suffice it to say, we are unable to count on many of our leaders to follow through with their promises or take a stand against nontraditional lifestyles.

If distrust and diluted morals are the standard, maybe those committing these horrendous crimes are unable to discern right from wrong; perhaps further confusion results from playing violent video games. Some parents, schools and even houses of worship are no longer instilling the absolutes of right and wrong in our children. God, save our country.

Ann Gainey



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