I was just curious as to what has happened in this great country of ours. I remember those carefree days of my youth when the biggest thing you had to worry about was being home before dark. We were told to stay away from strangers. When we did something wrong we were punished, and yes, sometimes spanked or smacked. These were the common things of life when I was growing up. Now I can't help but wonder what has happened to our way of life as Americans.
These days people seem to be too busy worrying about what everyone else is doing, and not spending their time worrying about their own problems. Little Jimmy can't say grace over his food for fear of offense, and little Sally can't bless her food with whatever non-Christian belief she has, for fear of offense. Parents can't spank or bathe their children for fear of being child abusers. …
Then, of course, there's been the latest fiasco about herbivores versus carnivores. My question is simple: Who cares? Why does it matter whether I eat meat or vegetables? I saw blame being cast for global warming; sorry, but I think we are responsible for that.
Who cares if you eat transfats, smoke cigarettes or drink liquor? As long as you don't start driving drunk, killing your fellow man or robbing the local grocer for that fatty deliciousness, I do not see how you are doing anything wrong. Furthermore, I really fail to see how it's any of your business what I choose to eat or drink, how I raise my children, or what faith I believe.
The time has come to start opening your eyes and looking at what we as a nation our doing to ourselves. We have stripped away our own moral fibers and we have started to worry more about what our fellow man is doing than we do about our own families. It's time to stop worrying about everything everyone else is doing and start living our own lives again.
— Josh Mallernee