As I stated n one of the last few blogs, I am reading a great book, The war on Prosperity, and the book, as I stated, is one of the best books I have read in a long time. But that’s not what this blog is about, it’s about what I have learned from the book.
Last night I was reading on restoring virtue to American and Americans. The concept is easy, if we are a nation of virtues we will prosper. A very sound concept, and might I add a proven one. It is biblically based and time proven. The Fathers of our nation had it and we, as a nation use to, but we have seemed to have lost it over the years. Oh, sure, some will argue that we have not, that he have grown and the virtues of our fathers are no longer the same virtues we hold. But that is silly and bull!
Virtues are a constant, they do not change, they do not evolve and they are not organic in nature. They are consistent and ever-present, it is only humanity that “changes” and “evolves”. sadly we, humanity, has done just that, we have “evolved” and “changed” our ways from being virtues to being tolerant and progressive, from being conservative to being liberal.
This great nation of ours was built on the backs of virtues people, people who were willing to stand tall for their faith and their nation. People who were willing to die for a cause that was much bigger than them. They understood that to be taken seriously they had to be virtues, an understanding that we have lost, don’t belive me, just look at our current politicians and leaders. Look at our teachers and religious leaders, look at the family unit or lack of. The lack of virtue is a lack of integrity and, in time, it takes a toll on humanity.
We, as a nation, as individuals need to restore virtue, we need to reconnect to our founding fathers and the principles they stood for, fought and died for. America was once a great nation of principles and had high standards, we were once a virtues nation, but no more, we are a nation that believes in the latest trend and bends with the wind. We need to stand tall, and with stand the winds of corruption and once again be that nation that all others look to. American is the greatest experiment known to man, and she will survive, but only if we return to virtue.
They are not lost on us for ever, we can return to them, but we must work at it, as individuals and as a nation.