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Going over the moral cliff

Published 11:42am Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dear editor,

We have all heard about the fiscal cliff enough to know that as a nation we are in serious financial trouble. We want to keep spending what we don’t have, print more money, disregard the need for tax reform, let entitlements go unchecked and sit by and watch the debt go out of sight. But as I see it, this is only our number two problem, and it is a far second to our major issue.

The Moral Cliff does not get much press. In some cases, like rust and mold, it happens so slowly that you don’t see it happening right before your eyes. It just seems to creep into our culture. For those of us who are at retirement age, we have seen a major collapse of morals in our country since we were children. Have you seen some of the disgusting commercials that are on TV during family time? Whether it be on TV (cable/satellite) or the internet, the overwhelming absence of morality is horrifying!

We have all heard and seen much about the shocking tragedy in Newtown, Conn. It is probably impossible for most of us to understand the loss, pain and suffering of the families of those innocent children.

While that cannot be minimized, I ask, when has our nation mourned the intentional killing of 55,000,000 babies in this country? To eliminate the stand that some people may take, let’s for the moment not include abortions because of rape, incest, or saving the life of the mother. Now we are still talking about the vast majority of those 55,000,000 babies that were aborted (killed!) for convenience. Some, even healthy babies at full term. Hard to imagine!

Another moral issue is same-sex marriage. How dare the president of our United States stand and make an announcement that my grandchildren could hear when he supported this lifestyle. Our president is a “professing” Christian. The Bible makes it clear that marriage is between one man and one woman. Even after states voted to support the biblical view of marriage, some courts decided that the will of the people was not acceptable and amended laws to overrule the votes.

The good news is that God is still in charge. He is Sovereign. He is a God of love, but He is also a God of justice. He either makes things happen or He allows things to happen. If we are going down a road to disaster, it may be that as a nation we have some lessons to learn.

Our money states “In God We Trust,” but as a nation, in our hearts, we have abandoned God. I fear we have already gone over the Moral Cliff.

Joe Valenti