Old-fashioned values and plain common sense?

Old-fashioned values and plain common sense?

We must all admit that life, as we once knew it, has totally been transformed. Recently, I came across the article below which clearly depicts how our country’s values have so drastically changed, not for the better but for the worse! The author is unknown to me, but whoever composed it did a fabulous job at doing so. See below.

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.

However, upon reflection, we seniors would like to point out that it was not the senior citizens who took...

The melody out of music,

The pride out of appearance,

The courtesy out of driving,

The romance out of love,

The commitment out of marriage,

The responsibility out of parenthood,

The togetherness out of the family,

The responsibility out of parenthood,

The togetherness out of the family,

The learning out of education,

The service out of patriotism,

The Golden Rule from rulers,

The nativity scene out of cities,

The civility out of behavior,

The refinement out of language,

The dedication out of employment,

The prudence out of spending,

The ambition out of achievement, or

God out of government and school.

And we certainly are not the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others.

And, we do understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.

The above article says it all. The changes in our lifestyle have basically been caused by the liberal “politics of the day,” its politically correct language and, last but not least, the lack of pure common sense. Our world has been turned upside down. If anything, it’s thanks to the seniors that some civil mentality still exists.

The above-noted deficiencies can be reversed, however, by rejecting the liberal “politics of the day” in the voting booth. What do you think? Amen!

Pauline M. Demers

Woonsocket