September 9, 2013

Letter: The wrong road

— Your recent article in the paper about Robin Thicke’s new song “Blurred Lines” with filthy language and his unrated online video to promote it with topless models playfully dancing around him tells us how far down the wrong road we have come. And the fact it has become the No. 1 hit of the summer tells us about the vanishing morals of our world and the pollution of the human heart and soul.

We have made lots of progress in cleaning up our world as to the environment. Now if we only could see how we are polluting our minds with the filthy porn we allow under the guise of “freedom of speech and expression.” When parents of an 8-year-old British child make a video of their little girl singing a song that talks about selling cocaine and “panties coming off” and it is deemed “cute” and “adorable” by many viewers on YouTube, there is something really bad wrong with the minds of people who think that is cute and adorable.

Pornography is easily accessed on the computer for anyone to see, including our youth. But somehow that doesn’t seem to be a problem. But to allow our teachers to read the Bible or pray in public schools is somehow unconstitutional, even though the First Amendment says Congress should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. It does not say unless it is on federal property.

America will only be as good as the people who live here. People’s minds are being corrupted to the point they don’t seem to have a conscience any more. With freedom comes responsibility. Can we not see what is happening to our younger generation? Common sense should prevail when the abuse of a citizen’s rights harms our most precious assets, our children and grandchildren. Our rights should not override our concern for the damage being done to the minds and souls of our people.

God’s Word says, “Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners.” (I Corinthians 15-33) But when good people work together for the good of our country we can overcome evil. But in the words of Edmund Burke, “All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”


Helen L. Kizer