A society without a moral foundation will fail. Agree or disagree? Let’s look at the facts. Has crime and violence become acceptable as city leaders ignore looting stores and smashing windows to get “free” merchandise? Why are so many Americans taking drugs, shooting each other, and becoming violent? Why are city leaders allowing drugs and illegals to pour over our southern border as 107,000 people die from Fentanyl? How do you feel about police being gunned down in record numbers by criminals?
Do you think politicians are wise, truthful, and have your family’s best interest at heart? Why are they failing to have consequences for criminal behavior? What changed our values from empowering our inner spirit into a drug culture where thousands of Americans can’t cope and live on our streets?
Politicians and city leaders say racism, guns, and corporate greed are the issues and never mention the family breakdown or the plight of abused or neglected children who are sex trafficked, joining gangs, killing, and committing suicide in record numbers.
Did we raise children who are now parents to worship money and forget to focus on family support and the importance of teaching the 3C’s, Courage, Character, and a self-protective Conscience?
In my home, three children experienced alcoholism, anger, violence, and divorce. At age fifteen, my mother and her boyfriend abandoned me in Mexico City, and I didn’t speak the language. It almost killed me! Where do you turn when you have no one who cares? I remember my grandmother saying, “If you have a problem, ask God for help.” That is what I did, and I survived with a mission to help strengthen families.
You don’t need a church to ask for God’s help! Anyone can turn to their inner power to discover help and solutions. Churches and Synagogues support families and talk about the power of love.
Here is one man, and I have met many drug addicts and homeless people
who found their solution to freedom.
Will we remain a free America? Where should we turn during trying times to find answers? Should we turn to politicians, government, and city leaders or seek a higher power (God) who offers hope with the ability to strengthen family support and make life worth living? You decide!
Stephanie L. Mann, Founder, Safe Kids Now
Crime and Violence Prevention Consultant
Author, “Empowerment Parenting: How to raise resilient children who become happy, self-reliant adults.”