For the editor:
I would like to begin by quoting from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether this nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”
Since the beginning of time, civilizations and cultures have risen, grown into mighty forces, and then crumbled under the same influence that we face today right here in Oxford County and around the world. known whole: that is, the destructive influence of homosexual and lesbian culture on society and even on its leaders.
During the Victorian era (1800s), the continent of Europe, including the British Isles, was undergoing a sociological awakening to the damaging effects of social inequality; that it is a non-compulsory caste system subject to society based on one’s wealth and social position in the community.
In Germany, the social philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), proposed an ethical theory called “A Categorical Imperative”. This theory used the universal ethical principle stipulating that one should always respect humanity in others and that one should only act in accordance with rules valid for everyone; A universal moral law.
In Britain, an English social reformer, Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), coined the term “utilitarianism” which was based on the view, “…that morally right action is that which produces the greatest good for the greatest number of people.
A famous author, Charles Dickens (1812-1870), published many books based on this same premise of social inequality, one of which was almost biographical, “Oliver Twist”. Charles was influenced by a stay in the Britian workhouses because of his father’s indebtedness, and it was because of this that he saw the deplorable conditions in which the sick, the destitute, the orphans had to live and the elderly.
I preface my comment concerned with these historical facts because they too faced a cultural dilemma; however, “Our society is in total chaos and our values are deplorable!”
The book of Proverbs in the Old Testament of the Bible was written to give the leaders of the fledgling society called “The Children of Israel” a guideline to teach and nurture their people towards a peaceful and successful life. Solomon is accredited with most of these words of wisdom knowing full well that people would be tempted by anger, immorality, envy and greed, so we have these scriptures to enlighten us about the myriad forces at work in everyone’s life.
As leaders of our educational system in Oxford County, I implore you to implement the gifts of discretion (the ability to know the difference between right and wrong) and discernment (the ability to do right choice) when evaluating the importance of your decision.
I leave you with just one question:
Why do we consider allowing the few confused and questioning children in our society, those whose hormones drive them naturally crazy, to dictate the course of action we should take to restructure the atmosphere in which our children must safely grow up? in tomorrow’s society?
Roland (Ron) G. Blake, Jr.