Isaiah 59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice
standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot
Fairness, or equity can not enter across our borders, because like those huddled masses in Mary Emma Lazarus' poem on the base of the statue of Liberty, she is shouted away from our coasts, turned back in boat loads, and refused entry into the workforce. Instead, fairness and the immigrants and poor are given food stamps. Our own unemployed are given a cobra for health insurance, instead of the bread we asked from Uncle Sam.
Luke 11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will
he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Presidents were always scrutinized, and not allowed to hide background information. Everything was in the papers, even the scandals. The media was unbiased reporting, instead of bi-partison. Now, you have to check out a variety of news sources to get the total picture...from all sides. Our borders were secure. We knew that the FBI and the CIA knew everything. Now, children know everything, and can find everything on the internet, but are unsure of where the President was born. Back then, the old lady next door told our Mamma everything we did. Now, if anybody said or did anything, you can find the video clip on YouTube.
If I got a paddling at school, I never told my parents, because I knew I would get another spanking at home. Now, in a few conservative systems, the Principal sends home approval letters that the parents can sign or refuse to allow the Administrator to paddle, after parent contact. Bad behavior is a special education classification, and restricts the amount and kinds of punishment a child can receive. Our teachers warned us about drugs. We had to listen to lessons about all kinds of drugs and how they erase your brain cells. Now, teachers suggest parents take a child to the doctor for medication. Teachers ask a child if he has taken his medication. And, teachers will call a parent and tell her that "Little Johnny seems to be having a problem, and he said he hasn't had his medication." If a child was making bad grades, back then he had a problem. Now, the teacher has a problem. And, his parents will tell her so.
Times, they have changed. The President, the People, Religion, Marriage, Children, the Internet, Media, nothing is the same. Now, as I go to bed at night, I wonder when I wake up if I will awake in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, or if I was only dreaming.
The New Colossus By Emma Lazarus 1849–1887 Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch,
whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning,
and her name Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome;
her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she With silent lips.
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”