When Men were Honorable and Women were Chaste

Posted by Scott Rohter on Friday, March 1, 2013


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


An honor roll is a list of individuals who have distinguished themselves above their peers. In the United States honor is a very hard thing to find today. It is a rare commodity to possess. It is more precious than gold or diamonds and more valuable than all other human traits combined. 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 in America today our culture has descended so low that almost all honor is lacking from our lifes. It is hard for me to imagine a more depraved society than the one in which I live where every sick, twisted, and perverted thing is considered normal and a man who tries to surgically turn himself into a woman  makes for prime time entertainment.  We really aren’t much different than the ancient Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah whose moral crimes have become legendary.

In many ways what goes on in the United States today is even worse than what drew Gods’ attention thousands of years ago in Sodom or Gomorrah. When men were honorable and women were chaste there was an old saying which people used whenever someone decided to trust someone else. They said, “You are on your honor”. Back then honor really meant something so if you were placed on your honor most people would never have thought of letting someone else down. Being put on your honor carried a considerable amount of importance, but today no one ever says, “You are on your honor”.

No one thinks to put someone else on their honor because no one has any honor today. We know deep inside that it’s a waste of time to try to invoke honor in today’s world because in contemporary culture honor doesn’t exist. Nobody enters into a personal or business relationship without a signed contract and a legal ream of paperwork to protect all of the participants from the vagaries that occur when people decide not to keep their word.

It is legal for politicians running for office to lie to voters in order to get elected. We all know that they lie to us. There is no trust between citizens and their elected representatives in Congress. The popularity of the Senate and the House of Representatives has fallen into the single digits. It’s actually fallen into the toilet. When trust doesn’t exist anymore then for all practical purposes our society will have reached the end of its rope. The rope is already in the process of fraying at the ends as each man or woman takes whatever they can from another and gives back little or nothing in return.

Our culture has fallen on some morally hard times which is why Congress and our State Legislatures keep producing more and more regulations every year… an endless supply of new laws because no one in our country can even follow ten of the most basic laws. If they cant follow the Ten Commandments then what makes our elected officials think they will follow ten million laws?  

The American people expect to be lied to every day by the mainstream media and by our politicians in Washington. In return we lie to each other. Since no one trusts anyone to keep their word anymore attorneys are very busy drafting lengthy contracts including prenuptial agreements for people who are about to be married and who are supposed to love each other till death do them part. When every last vestige of trust is eviscerated from our cultural anatomy what will be left of our civil society will not be worth saving…

“What is truth? Almost thou persuadeth me.” Those were the famous words of King Herod spoken to the Apostle Paul over two thousand years ago. Today our taxpayer funded public school system is handing out free condoms like they are candy. They are 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 parents access to their children’s records so they can help them.

This is how far we have fallen from our cultural honor roll. The State is trying to steal our children.  Democrats believe that it takes a village to raise a child, but the village is actually taking over the job of raising our children. Our laws seem more concerned with dotting every I and crossing every T than they are with helping young troubled children, or providing their parents with the critical information they need to be able to help them. So when a troubled teenager begins to act out his most disturbing fantasies, or attempts to perform some violent act of rage like the random shootings that 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 their parents their rights as parents are now demanding their handguns. 

When a pregnant teenage girl wants to terminate the life of her unborn baby without her parents ever knowing about it, politicians are calling for her pro-life parents to be kept in the dark as to her daughters personal decisions.

Instead of trying to stop gun violence in America by placing further restrictions on our right to bear arms we should actually be combating the decline of family values in our country by providing more help and information to churches and faith based initiatives.  Instead of  more regulations on handguns we should consider banning Hollywood movies that corrupt the soul of our nation like Batman – Dark Knight which glorify senseless acts of violence and prompted a young teenager 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 exacerbate a disturbing trend in our country to disrespect others. We should prosecute parents who are too busy to properly raise their own children to respect the law. We should discourage 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 really get tough with illegal drug use because of all the crime and heartache it invariably causes. We should consider banning prescription anti-depressant drugs like Zoloft, Prosaic, and Paxil because they are being handed out like candy in order to bolster the sagging corporate profits of big pharmaceutical companies.  Finally we should revoke the medical licenses of doctors who over prescribe those drugs.

We should ban hate, ignorance, and prejudice. We should ban Washington politicians from adding to the Nation’s troubles by increasing our National Debt and our annual Federal Deficits. We should prohibit big pharmaceutical companies from producing so many drugs that quickly find their way into our municipal drinking water supplies whenever somebody urinates into the toilet bowl. Then we have the presence of another new drug that can’t be easily detected or removed from the Nation’s drinking water supply. Even otherwise healthy urban residents are being medicated every time they turn on the tap whether they need it or not.

One of the reasons that is frequently given for the decline and fall of the Roman Empire was the continuing use of lead in pipes that delivered water to the residents of Rome. I wonder if some of our double minded politicians in Washington have ever looked into why there are so many double headed frogs living in the pond down the road or why there is such an alarming increase of cancer in America, Alzheimer’s disease, auto-immune disorders, Down’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorders, depression, suicide, and even murder.

Then there is the FDA’s growing approval for the use of Genetically Modified Food Organisms which is 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 photos of one woman after another baring their half-naked 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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