When Men were Honorable and Women were Chaste

Posted by Scott Rohter on Friday, March 1, 2013


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The Breakdown of Family and the True Nature of Society

by Scott Rohter, March 2013


“Good morals are superior to knowledge, skill, and talent combined.”


An honor roll is a list of individuals who have distinguished themselves above their peers, but in my country today honor is a very hard thing to find. It is a rare commodity. It is more precious than gold or diamonds, and more valuable than any other human trait. George Washington had it right when he said over two hundred years ago that, “the greatest title of all is to be called an honest man.”  But American culture has descended so low that almost all honor is missing from daily life. It is hard for me to imagine a more depraved society than the one in which we live. Neither do I think that we are really much different than the ancient Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah whose moral crimes were legendary.

In many ways what goes on in U.S. cities today is far worse than what drew Gods ire thousands of years ago. When men were honorable and women were chaste we had a saying that we used to use when we decided to trust someone. “You are on your honor,” we told them. To most people honor actually meant something in those days. Most people would never have considered disappointing someone else if they were placed on their honor. The phrase actually carried a considerable amount of importance.

Today it is almost unheard of to “put somebody on their honor.” Since nobody has any, nobody even bothers to try. We instinctively know that it is a waste of time because honor doesn’t exist anymore. Nobody enters into any kind of relationship, or agreement with someone else without a legal piece of paper to protect them, or a full ream of legal paperwork to cover all of the various contingencies in case people don’t keep their word.

Everybody routinely tells lies. It is perfectly legal for politicians to lie to voters during an election, and we all know that they do. There is no trust anymore between anyone, least of all between  citizens and their elected representatives in Congress. That once august body’s popularity rating is down into the single digits, (actually it’s in the toilet) and  it keeps plunging deeper all the time to new lows. When there is no more trust between anyone left in the nation then our civilization will surely perish. It is already in the process of disintegrating as each man or woman only takes what they can from society and gives back nothing in return. If you would turn off the television for a moment you would already know that.

Our culture has fallen on some morally lean times. That is why Congress and our fifty State Legislatures keep producing reams of more government rules and regulations every year… a veritable  boondoggle of surplus laws, because there is almost no one left in the whole country who can even follow ten very simple ones. The American people expect to be lied to every day by the mainstream media and by our political leaders, and in turn we lie to each other. Since no one trusts anyone to keep their word anymore (and why should they) attorneys are very busy writing new laws and drawing up lengthy business contracts between parties, or carefully drafting prenuptial agreements between two people who are supposed to love each other and are about to be married. When every last vestige of trust is eviscerated from our cultural anatomy what will be left of our society will not even be worth saving.

“What is truth? Almost thou persuadeth me.” Those were the famous words of King Herod spoken over two thousand years ago to the Apostle Paul. Today our taxpayer funded public school system is handing out free condoms like they are candy, and providing other forms of contraception and birth control to under aged students. They are also providing student counseling services to pregnant teenage girls while denying their parents the access they need to their children’s records in order to help them.

That’s how far we have fallen from our honor roll. The State is trying to steal our children, and you can thank the United Nations for that. Remember that Democrats believe it takes a village to raise a child.The law seems more concerned with making sure that every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed, than it is with actually helping troubled children, or providing their parents with the information they need to be able to help them.

So when a troubled teenager begins to act out his most disturbing fantasies, or performs some violent act of rage like what occurred at a movie theatre in Aurora Colorado, or at a shopping mall in Phoenix Arizona, or more recently at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, those same elite politicians who keep denying the parents of these troubled teens, their parental rights are now calling for their handguns. When a young pregnant teenage girl wants to terminate the life of her unborn baby without her parents ever knowing, our politicians are calling for her pro-life parents to be kept in the dark as to her daughters intentions. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is strongly pro-life. Instead of trying to stop gun violence in America by placing further restrictions on the 2nd Amendment, we should consider combating the decline of family values in our country by providing more help to faith based initiatives, and more information and rights to faith based families in America.  Instead of  more regulations on handguns, we should ban Hollywood movies that corrupt the soul, like Batman - Dark Knight which glorify senseless violence of the kind that prompted the young perpetrator in Aurora, Colorado to act out his pent-up rage in a movie theatre upon unsuspecting strangers.

We should ban violent video games like Grand Theft Auto which just exacerbate a growing trend in our country to disrespect others. We should ban parents who are too busy to properly raise their own children to respect the law. We should ban divorce because it always leads to broken homes and single parent families which we know is a contributing factor in childhood mental illness. We should ban all illegal drugs because of the crime and heartache that they cause. We should also consider banning prescription drugs like Zoloft, Prosaic, and Paxil which are anti-depressants, because they are also being handed out like more candy in order to bolster the sagging corporate profits of the big pharmaceutical companies. And finally we should ban the doctors who over prescribe them, or at least revoke their medical licenses.

We should also ban hate, ignorance and prejudice. We should ban Washington politicians from adding to the average American’s troubles by increasing the National Debt and the annual Federal Deficits, or printing more money and thus debasing our currency, and thereby driving us all nuts. And we should prohibit big pharmaceutical companies from producing so many drugs that they are quickly finding their way into our municipal drinking water supplies because whenever one of their patients urinates into the toilet bowl there is the presence of another new drug that can’t be easily detected or removed from the  drinking water supply. Even healthy urban residents are being medicated whenever they turn on the tap whether they need it or not, and that is not to mention all of the unsuspecting little two headed frogs in the neighborhood pond down the road.

One of the reasons that is frequently given for the decline and fall of the Roman Empire was the continuing use of lead pipes that delivered water to the residents of Rome. I wonder if any of our double headed and double minded politicians have ever looked into why we are having such alarming increases in the rate of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, auto-immune disorders, Down’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, depression, suicide, and even mass murder.

Please don’t forget the FDA’s growing approval of the use of Genetically Modified Food Organisms, not especially to increase the productivity of any farm, but rather to increase the profitability of the chemical companies that made them. When I stand in the check-out line at the grocery store and I see all of the magazines with one woman after another baring their half-clothed bodies, this famous quote by Benjamin Harrison comes to mind. “The manner in which a particular society treats its women is a very good indicator of the true nature of society.”

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