Letter: Make wise choices to get America back on track

From: Jewel Fleetwood


Many people are avid readers and watchers and are aware of much that is happening in America. I’m sharing some of the reports I’ve read.

First is John Perazzo, commenting on means-testing of our welfare programs: “Provisions in the welfare law offered economic incentives for shunning marriage and avoiding two-parent families. Illegitimacy rates rose dramatically. Once a mother took a husband, benefits reduced by 10 to 20 percent. Out-of-wedlock births today stand at 29 percent for whites, 41 percent for the nation overall and 73 percent for blacks. Father-absent families generally occupy the bottom rung of the economic ladder. The absence of marriage increases the frequency of child poverty by 700 percent.”

Second, quotes from the National Fatherhood Initiative: “Sixty percent of rapists, 72 percent of adolescent murderers and 70 percent of long-term prison inmates are men who grew up in fatherless homes.”

If you believe the above statistics for the first two presenters, are we a nation going in the right direction for morality and trying to become a strong, vibrant, advancing, financially sound, God-fearing nation, or do we have our heads in the sand, ignoring what is really going on?

Third, from Mac Slavo, analyst: “Under the Obama administration, the national debt has gone from $10 trillion to what will be almost $20 trillion by the time he leaves office, with nothing more than 100 million people or so out of work, 50 million people or so in poverty and/or on food stamps. That’s what cheap, borrowed money bought for us. And the world is tired of borrowing.”

If the above is true, can you comprehend what each American now owes its own government? If this is true, why do we stand by and let this happen?

Fourth, from the Investor’s Business Daily: “The official unemployment number has grown increasingly useless as a reliable economic indicator. Millions of people have quit looking for a job. Since the unemployment rate is based only on those who are actively looking for work, the more people who drop out of the labor force, the lower the unemployment rate becomes.”

Question: is the unemployment rate presented to us today a true picture of what’s really happening? You decide.

Fifth and last: by Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1935: “Continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.”

Question: doesn’t this quote have a semblance of validity?

In summary, this writing is, indeed, in my opinion, some of what is happening in America. We, the people, must make wise choices in who leads us so we again can become the great nation God has permitted to be the light of the world and a champion for those who yearn to be free.