The Decline of a Nation

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Posted: Jun 21, 2022 12:01 AM

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While inflation, high gas and food prices, a falling stock market, corrosive politics and a looming recession are all causes for concern – even alarm – two recent Gallup polls reveal an erosion of foundational principles that are key to a stable and enduring society.

According to Gallup, 50 percent of those surveyed believe the state of “moral values” in America is “poor.” Thirty-seven percent say they are only “fair.” The trend is not headed in the right direction as 78 percent think they are getting worse.

One doesn’t have to look far to see the reason for this pessimistic outlook. Consider what is being taught (and not taught) in many public schools and universities. The media – social, broadcast, cable and entertainment – mostly focus on the tawdry. It’s “news” that Emma Thompson is doing a nude scene in a film because she wants us to love our bodies. It’s news that Kim Kardashian wore a dress once worn by Marilyn Monroe

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