THE NOSE DIVE OF AMERICAN MORALITY

Has our society gone nuts?

     From lying politicians, to open drug use, to pervasive sexual debauchery on film and tongue-wagging teen idols simulating sex on stage wearing underwear, society has basically given a green light to any form of behavior we once categorized as “unacceptable.”  The media and the American people in general no longer care about standards, positive role models and basic morality. If this is where we have come in the last forty years, I dread to think what the next forty will bring.

     This isn’t about one or two anomalies; this is an insidious problem throughout America and elsewhere.

     A congressman can openly admit to using illegal narcotics and still be allowed to hold office, yet be prosecuted. A mayor of a major city laughingly sloughs off having possessed and using crack cocaine while in office. Our last two presidents have possessed and used illegal drugs and luckily avoided getting caught. We all say “so what,” while loading our prisons with people who did the same thing.

     Top officials lie to congress and/or the American people about critical issues and nothing is done. An Attorney General lies about Fast and Furious sales of government arms to Mexican criminals and lies to congress again about signing off on a search warrant against a Fox News reporter, and he skates without consequence. Who will do the prosecuting? The Attorney General?

     Top officials lie to congress about the NSA spying on citizens and the IRS targeting citizens based on political persuasion, and nothing is done. The president campaigns his health care agenda like a snake oil salesman, knowing the guarantees he’s feeding Americans about retaining doctors and insurance policies are not true. Nothing is done. Millions are losing what health insurance they already have while the administration cherry-picks a few examples of its success.

     An American consulate in Libya is premeditatedly attacked by terrorists in Benghazi after nine months of pleas by the American ambassador and other officials to heighten security because dangers were gravely imminent. They are refused. REFUSED! Over an eight hour-plus assault period, four Americans are killed and no one even attempts to come to the rescue. Following that, a president, a secretary of state and a U.N. Ambassador publicly export lies, trying to wrongly convince everyone it was a spontaneous demonstration about a private video.

     It takes two weeks to send FBI agents to investigate the crime scene, and – not surprisingly – they come back with nothing. Two dozen witnesses are held in secret by the government. Meanwhile, no one is held accountable. No one in our government is charged with obstructing justice. NO ONE!

     This is unbelievable!

     The people most responsible for the lies are not even censured, yet charged. Rather, one is promoted (Susan Rice), another is celebrated as a possible president (Hillary) and the president ignores the investigation calling it one of those “phony scandals.”

     The media and the congress pay lip service, but do nothing. No special prosecutor is appointed for any of the scandals because those who would do the appointing would be the prospective defendants.          

     The country’s major newspaper (New York Times) becomes a political lapdog as it issues a false report about Benghazi that clearly conflicts with known facts, ostensibly to help clear the path for a future Hillary presidency.

     More than ever before, motion pictures are replete with moral depravity from beginning to end, and we say, “it’s just art.” Ratings are meaningless. Kids will absolutely see these disgusting movies, if not at theaters, on DVDs or television. And we say nothing. Ho hum. “Well, they heard it before.”

     Rocks stars, rappers, druggies and sex mongers who push the moral envelopes are glorified. Filthy song lyrics are admired and played for our youngest of kids to hear, giving tacit approval of negative role models.

     Free speech is on the chopping block. If you promote morality, you’re an idiot. If you prefer traditional marriage, you’re “anti-gay.” If you don’t like Obama, you’re a racist. If you support the 2nd Amendment, you’re a gun nut. If you’re for abortion, you’re a killer. If you’re against abortion, you hate women. If you’re a practicing Christian, you’re a right-wing nut. If we are fearful of Muslims, we are intolerant…never mind the intolerance of fundamentalist Muslims around the world who are responsible for 98 percent of international terror.

     Where does the blame lie?  On all of us, for failing to speak out. For failing to set standards for behavior and morality, for making rapper thugs into millionaires, buying into depraved entertainment and giving passes to politicians who violate the public trust. We turn a blind eye, too busy to be bothered. The media feeds off the sensationalism.

     It has nothing to do with being a republican, democrat or Independent. It has to do with how we ignore, or even approve, of these behaviors while our kids look on. What kind of parents will our kids be in another twenty or forty years?

     It does not bode well.

50 Responses to THE NOSE DIVE OF AMERICAN MORALITY

  1. Donald January 14, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    Bravo! Another extraordinary analysis by Marshall. I wish every adult in the country could read this analysis. Day by day it’s possible to miss what’s happening to us as a society; but, when taken as a whole over a long period of time, it becomes clear that we are becoming a depraved, narcissistic, egocentric society that lives for the moment with little thought of the long term consequences. Those consequences will have a critical effect on the next two generations. Marshall has done us a favor by listing our shortcomings in a way that is difficult to ignore. A little introspection by each of us might help find solutions to these enormous problems. Thank you Marshall!

  2. Vern January 14, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Once again you’ve nailed it Marshall!

  3. Theresa January 14, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    Where’s the facebook icon to post????? I echo everything you just said. I say it every day and it falls on deaf ears. My kids are teens and early 20′s. They sort of get what I feel and say and then they don’t because of the onslaught of desensitization. They, all of us are bombarded by the filth and depravity. It’s a firefight every day. Every day we read about people wilingly taking another step to the left.

    I watched a movie last night that in theory was a great story line and good acting but the writer was depraved. Rude, crude, nasty immoral. He threw shock in when you least expected it and it cheapened it. No class. But, I’m not so sure people even know what that word means anymore.

    My family grows tired of me calling a spade a spade. They see that mom’s ideas are now challenged by society and they are struggling to define their own truth now. It’s so much easier to go with the flow. People moving to the left all think they are enjoying life don’t they? Until life turns around and bites them. My motto this year is ‘to hold the plumb line.’

    I agree with you. We can’t look at other people to hold the line and the standard. Each one of us has to do it. We may not be able to effect the masses or politicians directly but we can affect everyone around us that we meet. That’s a pretty big playing field.

    It’s all marketing and propaganda. Someone is always trying to sell something, an idea, a concept to someone else and the best skill at it wins. Unfortunately those of us with conservative or bible based truth need to take a new approach and see how to enter this arena and gain back territory. You know our assignment on earth is to subdue it and reign. I think we better get busy.

    • Edward A. Hensley January 15, 2014 at 12:42 am #

      Marshall has posted this on his FB Wall & the share icon
      is active there. I just shared on my FB will, with comment:

      A Homerun of an Article Marshall. You have your work cut out for you,
      to top this article this year. The sad thing is, all that you point out here
      is a 10X Bulls Eye Hit for Truth & what a sad truth it is. Sharing widely.

  4. saverio January 14, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    My admiration for your intelligent viewpoints continues to escalate. If not on face book already, I will put it there. Keep it up my friend.

  5. Jeanne Dillon January 14, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    Will our fall be far behind our decline?

  6. Chris January 14, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    Strait out of Saul Alinsky’s book. The man who taught obummer and hilLIARy everything they know.

    Jean is right. How much farther to the fall?

    An interesting side note to those so called Republicans who think kissing butt and working in a bi-partisan manner will actually work. Take a look at Chris Christy. The feds, whose butt he kissed are now launching an investigation into him. When will RINO’s learn that the socialists who are running things, and running roughshod over our Constitution, are just like the Taliban and Al Qaida? They will never work with the opposition. They want absolute power, absolute control.

    And we know what absolute power does.

  7. Ron Kenerly January 14, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Well said Marshall, Just wonder how much further this disgrace engulfing the country will go before it comes to an end?

  8. Irma January 14, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Couldn’t have been said better.

  9. Enthusiasm Perseverance January 14, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    While a lot of this is true, I have to tell you that as a parent of a young child, I am surrounded by moral and upright people. I have a peer group of good, hardworking, ethical and concerned people. So, I know these things are true, but there is just as much good happening in the world as what you have listed here. Politically, yes, we are a disaster. From a governmental standpoint, we are a mess. As a human race, I think that even with all the insanity, we are becoming more socially aware, more connected to each other and more capable of being moral without a “written” definition of what that is. You know a lot of things. You follow a lot of political news. There is plenty of trouble to be found there. I do not think America is immoral as a people. Our government is, Our system is, but the humans on the ground that are shopping around at the stores and taking their kids to school would surprise you. They might make you cluck your tongue due to their outward appearance, but I think when you really get down to it, people want to be better. They want to take care of themselves and their families. They are just trying so hard to survive sometimes that they lose sight of happiness from time to time and then they slip into the same zombie mode as everyone else. Do not despair. I know people who are alive and awake and moral. They have children. It’s our system that is corrupt. If we could fix that a lot of our “on the ground” issues would resolve themselves. I think people are fighting to survive and sometimes they are confused and they are angry. It’s a problem at the top. You had that part right. We do not lack morality though. People never stopped caring. Sometimes they throw up their hands and act a fool because they just can’t take it anymore. That’s my two cents.

    • Susan Dmitrovsky January 14, 2014 at 10:13 am #

      I so agree with Enthusiasm Persaverence. Our fiends and family do not live immorally. We do not spend time with those who do. In fact, we run as far away from all of it as we can. Lack of civility, lack of morals etc is not anything we want in our world. It is surely everywhere but not in our home or in the homes of those in our circle.

  10. Eileen January 14, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    Well written, Marshall. If/when the Chinese take over due to our nation’s poor fiscal management, much of what you’ve spoken of will come to an end.

  11. Just Me January 14, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    Agreed. Excellent fact-based article.
    Many in our country brush aside obvious bad or illicit behaviors to gain what they want.
    When Obama ran for office, everyone knew he was a college druggie. He bragged about his “Choom” gang which used drugs. Did he buy and sell regularly? How many lives did he harm with his drug use, beside his own? No one knows because no one cared enough to do the research.
    When Obama ran for office, everyone knew he hung with convicted terrorist Bernardine Dohrn and her terrorist husband Bill Ayers. Did anyone dig deep into those murderous, bomb-throwing connections?No. No one cared.
    When Obama ran for office we all knew he hung with Socialist Francis Fox Piven. Everyone knew he sat at the feet of the anti-American, racist, anti-Jew Rev. Wright for 20 years. Those connections were brushed aside as if they were nothing.
    That is the short list of Obama’s radical, disturbing relationships. Yet, he was not only elected once, but twice. And his second election came on the heels of his serial lying and repeated corruption.
    Where is the outrage from the left which prides itself on “Justice?”
    Why don’t blacks, celebrities and the Hollywood gang hold Obama to the same standard they did for other Presidents? Instead Obama is still petted and protected.
    Many Americans saw Obama for what he was from the start. They were shouted down and called “racist.” Many Americans see the immorality and filth in this country and are sickened by it. We talk about it. We pray about it. We advise our family members about it, but we are powerless to change what the media and Hollywood portray on films.
    My advice is for all who despise the government corruption and the immorality in this country – call your Congressmen and tell them what you think. At least you’ll be letting them know you’re watching them.
    Don’t attend movies which degrade us all through their immorality. Don’t attend movies or any entertainment which financially benefit those who support this administration.
    Take a stand.

    • Pamela Jarvis February 11, 2014 at 4:45 am #

      When the world runs out of clean water & air as predicted if we don’t do something about it before the point of no return, you won’t have to worry anymore about politics or morality. We will all be in it together – or our grandchildren will. The whole 7 billion plus of our species.

  12. Steve Gure January 14, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    A lot of truth in what you are saying unfortunately I do not see an end to this. The only good thing that I can see is that at my age being old is a blessing.

  13. Susan Dmitrovsky January 14, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    One need only review the history of the Fall of the Roman Empire to see that the United States and democracy as we know it will eventually fall prey to the same demise. It will not be in our lifetime but it will come to be most likely. I do not see foresee any type of intervention that I know of that will reverse this fall. It is inevitable. The sad thing is that future countries will not learn from this as we learned NOTHING from history. And so I will live my life in my small world which is beautiful. We saved for our future and amassed the money we need. We are retiring to homes we OWN in New Hampshire for summers and the ocean in South Florida for winters. That is all we can do. My husband and I will have a wonderful life devoid of the bigger picture that others worry about. We cannot see into the future. We live in the present and sleep well at night. Other than health problems which we can”t predict, my husband I I will live our lives with family and friends and great ememories which we continue to make every day. We play by the rules and sleep well. A simple and humble life is attainable and quite achievable. We live by our truth have no time or energy for the big picture.

    • Pamela Jarvis February 11, 2014 at 4:50 am #

      Yes you are comfortable now….but apathy is a problem. People don’t want to care about future generations that will suffer. Maybe you don’t have kids or grandkids or anyone else that will be faced with the result of what we are doing to create global problems. But we should care. We can ALL do more.

  14. Mackie January 14, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    In regards to Benghazi,some new revelations are coming forward today (Tuesday)from intrepid FOX reporter Ben Rosen, a man whose family was intimidated by the Gestapo tactics of Obama’s DOJ Eric Holder

    More transcripts are revealing that Top Defense officials briefed Obama on an organized ‘attack,’and not a video or protest . Even then Obama still decided to run with a little known video as the cause of what he and Susan Rice called a spontaneous attacks based on a video

    Rice dutifully made the rounds of the various media outlets with this fabricated story that the CIA, or military officials insist was not relayed to her or Obama in anyway.

    General Ham (Africom Cmmdr.) notified both Dempsey and Panetta within less than 30 minutes of the attack. Both Dempsey and Panetta took this to Obama and spent 30 minutes with the president briefing him on what happened. There was no mention of a video.

    The President chose to change the narrative he was given by both Dempsey and Panetta who both knew better and yet remained disturbingly quiet on what Obama was saying to the American public for political expediency purposes for his 2012 Presidential campaign.

  15. Ray January 14, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    A nice summation of all that is wrong and happening in our country. I believe we do have some politicians with integrity, but the strength in numbers is not there to take effective action, not to mention the liberally biased press, which often avoids and conceals the truth. My wife usually watches Matt lauer and the NBC News when she gets ready for work in the mornings, and they give little attention to any of the issues which you mentioned. And I long have felt that most Americans these days seem to be ignorant, disinterested or just going with the flow, as if this is the way things are. And then of course, there is the far left that is happy about this change. And as I’ve said in past comments, from the beginning of his time in office I have felt that Obama’s goal is the degradation of America, the fundamental transformation of America, that this non-American promised. And while I can’t recall his name at the moment, there was a well-known editorialist who years ago stated that “Americans have a 10 day mentality,” meaning that give things a little time and they will go away and quickly be forgotten. Our country today seems analogous to a piece of rotting fruit; it is not likely to get better. All the things you mention Marshall, and we are up in arms about traffic congestion in Ft. Lee and the George Washington Bridge? Really? I grew up there, and traffic congestion was a way of life when I was a kid during the 50s and 60s. And to think that Nixon stepped down over a botched burglary? At least no one died then.

    Coincidentally, this quote, attributed to Vladimir Putin came in this morning, right around the time of your post.

    “Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game.”
    …Vladimir Putin-2013

    I am beginning to have more respect for Edward Snowden and Vladimir Putin than for some members of our own government, and that ain’t good. Yesterday, as I was thinking about future events and possibilities, I thought that if we think our own military and law enforcement would not fire on American citizens, we need to remember Ruby Ridge and Waco. We need to hope for major Republican victories this November.

  16. Larry G. Tate, MD January 14, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    Thanks Marshall for conveying so clearly the dis-ease that we presently find our country and countrymen suffering with. Might as well be reading the Book of Jeramiah. There are many parallels. Got to wonder if the chinese or Muslims will take us into exile. There are many answers to these very obvious lapses in morality. The answers are layed out rather clearly in many written documents. The Owners Manuel is but one but it is a very good one..

  17. Tom Ault January 14, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Marshall,
    If you recall way back in the late twentieth century there was a couple that lived in Kansas. They had illegal loans, they had illegal gains in the market, they had serious arguments in public. No one seemed to care.

    Later, they went to Washington DC where a fellow named Vince Foster who some think was murdered, and then the wife of the new president conveniently had her staff entered the man’s apartment and steal all the files that had anything to do with those gains and other things the Whitewater scandle of the ’80s.

    Why did no one start investigation there and so we would not have this “mafia” style group in the White House not only prior to Bush, but once again with the Chicago style politics?

  18. Tom Ault January 14, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Excuse the couple of mistakes made in the previous comments. I typed too quickly. must have been a brain fade from the 80′s and 90′s.

  19. Dr. T January 14, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    S U P E R B !!!

  20. Tara January 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    A reminder of the words of Socrates:

    “Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.”

    We live in a time of great change, instant communication, and instant gratification.

    We are a world of conflicting philosophies and have become a splintered society. The “community” that once provided “community standards” has trouble agreeing on those standards.

    One of the problems, it seems to me, is that generally, the greatest freedom that we should possess is freedom of education. Instead, our education is being “cherry-picked” if it exists at all. I’m not just talking about this country alone. World-wide, education has varying degrees of importance. Being uneducated by decree is common-place in many third-world countries. Unless individuals have the opportunity to learn without bias, they will never know what choices they have. It is true that we all, too often, think that “what is see is all there is.” There can be no chance then to step back and look at the big picture.

    We can put blinders on ourselves from time to time and let the frustration of things over which we have no control overwhelm us.

    There is no one answer. Perhaps we are near a tipping point when something dramatic enough will occur that will bring world society back to reason. In the meantime, Marshall, keep speaking up. Whether we agree or not, it causes us to think.

  21. David Lee Valdina January 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    God created Man in the beginning
    and man spoiled it all by sinning
    We trust that this story
    will end in God’s glory
    but at the present the other side’s winning.

  22. Tom January 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Hi Marshall: My only comment is that the only way to further inform the general public, is to pass your excellent comments & analysis along to all my friends. Keep up the fight, as it’s going to be a lomg battle to end the downfall of our beautiful country.

  23. Ron Fischer January 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Marshall, this is probably the very best article published in America these days. I have read (with delight) the reader’s commentary and responses, and I have to say there is a great deal of hope for us all. These folks are actually very intelligent and inspiring.

    No wonder other countries are confounded by America. Hey, a lot of Americans are too!

    Great commentary exchanges and I appreciate all of the responses too!

    Thanks to everyone.

    • Edward A. Hensley January 15, 2014 at 12:46 am #

      My share on Facebook, is with this comment:

      A Homerun of an Article Marshall. You have your work cut out for you,
      to top this article this year. The sad thing is, all that you point out here
      is a 10X Bulls Eye Hit for Truth & what a sad truth it is. Sharing widely.

  24. Charles January 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    Decay from within will destroy America, a Russian saying I believe

  25. Marty January 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Well written and thought provoking as always.

    In reading the comments of those above (some of which are very revealing) what I’m struck with, as always, is how cheap words are. Commitment requires action not merely words. We can ho-hum all we want — what we believe in must be followed thru w/true commitment. WE have gotten into this because WE didn’t take a stand. And so it continues on…

  26. Walter O January 14, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Mr Frank, this is pretty much run of the mill commentary that, for the most part has been around since the beginningof the Obama admin. Nothing new, and on so much, no one can get any traction with most of it. You are the investigator…….just why is that? Another point, there is nothing in your comments about the Gay and Lesbian community. Is this because you know better than this. Is God, as quoted from the Bible, wrong about what is generally attributed to him on this matter. I don’t believe Jesus is quoted anywhere on commenting about these situations. Could this be God’s correction from the Old to the New Testament. Just thought it was strange that you rattled on and left out the Gay and Lesbian___________________________

  27. DTConcerned January 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    I was commenting not long ago to a freind that the moral standards of todays youth are nto the same as what they were when we were growing up. They do not have much of an example in our politicians that is for certain. The contradiction we have is at an all time high, but if we look back there are things that are better also. This does nto excuse politicians of their criminal behavior, and they should be prosecuted like anyone else committing crimes.

    As you turn the clock back in our country you will see things like abuse of many different races and nationalities in our country, like indians, chineese, japanese, irish, “african”(a reference that honestly would include egyptions and white africans, but..). We see child labor, working people to death, slavery, wife abuse acceptable because the man “owns” his wife, scalping people, wholesale murder of people we don’t like, the list can go on, the point being there is always corruption.

    These things change when the people stand up together and make them change. It is truly amazing that we have a constitution that if collowed would be the means of correcting all of these issues. A law put in place that protects the rights of the people from teh government and the mobs rule mentality, if we stand behind it and make things happen. As a nation we are in a bad place, we have corruption in power and power corrupting. The government is controlled by money and not the people or the laws that are their to protect us. There is a reason that Big money corporations give massive donations to both parties, and the same reason that no matter which political party wins the national elections the same agenda seems to continue stripping the rights of the people away and moving us further on the path of financial enslavement to the corporate america that was created with the Federal Reserve Act. and with the Social Security system.

    If you look at banking systems and money management of nations since the begining of central banks you will see that these are the controlers of the rising and fall of economies because they orchestrate and make more money off the manipulation of economies. There is a reason that the average income has not kept up with the inflation of the price of a loaf of bread, 7 cents when I was young and a person could raise a family on $7,000 a year, now $2.50 for the same loaf(or more), but incomes have not gone up proportionately or the average income would be more than $250,000.00. We have the illusion that we are moving up financially, but we are instead being forced harder under the heavy hand of the Central banks and the corporate manipulation of countries.

    As for morality, if the government and our educational system were nto pulling appart the family unit we would have stronger morals without laws forcing themost stringent moral opinions anyone has on everyone. Notice the country that has all drugs leagal doesnot have the drug problems of the country that oppresses the people with drug laws and the places that have the most legal guns have the least gun crimes while the places that have the strictest bans have the highest crime rates.

    Freedom not regulation breeds higher moral standards and that includes freedom of speach, where you don’t have to be afraid of being sued or arrested for expressing yoru opinion without pre-empting it with a discalimer or having to state “In my opinion”. The fact you said it makes it your opinion and those listening should take the responsability to investigate and form their own conclusions and opinions.

    We needs less government and less laws, coupled with stronger and encouraged family and community.

  28. SharG January 14, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Marshall, I sat here trying to think of a reply but you have covered almost everything in your well written column. I hope you know how much most of us rely on you for information and you well thought out comments.

    One Kremlin newspaper wrote, “One of the saddest Kremlin reports we’ve ever read stated that during President Obama’s meeting with President Medvedev at the Asia-Pacific summit of APEC Nations in Singapore, the American leader when asked his thoughts on Prime Minister Putin’s warning that the United States should cease its march towards socialism replied, “It doesn’t matter since for all intent and purposes the US Constitution is dead”.

    Real Clear Politics

    JONATHAN TURLEY(George Washington University Law School Professor): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid. That is the concentration of power in every single branch.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/12/04/turley_obamas_become_the_very_danger_the_constitution_was_designed_to_avoid.html

    1. The President’s healthcare overhaul mandated that individuals purchase their own health insurance or risk facing fines.

    There is no constitutional authority for the federal government to force individuals to purchase services or products by threat of legal punishment. Federal courts had struck down the individual mandate as unconstitutional, but the Supreme Court has not yet released its decision.

    2. When an Internet regulation bill failed to pass through Congress, President Obama’s FCC announced it would regulate the Internet anyway. The FCC’s new regulations controlled the way service providers may manage their network transmissions.

    3. President Obama’s Administration has opted not to enforce certain laws regarding drug enforcement, internet gambling and immigration.

    4. President Obama ordered the U.S. military to attack Libya without the approval of Congress, which is required by the Constitution.

    5. Changing Obamacare without congressional action.
    http://www.frc.org/issuebrief/obama-administration-undermines-the-constitution

    Even Good Ole Howard Dean said, “I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this.”

    The pitiful thing is, we complain to each other but really don’t know where to start or what to do. Congress should be our advocates but they bumble around afraid of doing anything to Obama. They must know more than we do about his power.

    Taking control of our kids, if it isn’t too late and teaching them the values that so many parents haven’t, and aren’t, doing. would be a fine start. Voting by being more informed and raking over the coals the uninformed that we know. I do know we should be more active. Thank the Lord you are more than doing your part.

  29. Ron Kenerly January 14, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Just received this as a news flash from FOX NEWS: “A federal judge rules Oklahoma’s state ban on same-sex marriage violates constitution.”

    Just what prompts the Federal Government with all of its ill’s to get involved and support something that is so immoral? This demonstrates the imorrality of our government to enhance and support this agenda….or am I wrong?
    This type action by the government is a lot of what is wrong with this country.

  30. Les January 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    It’s Bread and Circuses in ancient America and our president is fiddling as Nero did in ancient Rome.

  31. freewoman January 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    While I can not but applaud you, Marshall Frank, for your sheer guts in expressing your opinions in a now very much divided society which only too frequently castigates those who think, and believe other than ourselves, can not agree with you entirely

    You were born in September 1946, the beginning of the baby boomer generation who openly touted, in your face “open drug use, and pervasive sexual debauchery”.

    “Baby boomers are associated with a rejection or redefinition of traditional values; however, many commentators have disputed the extent of that rejection, noting the widespread continuity of values with older and younger generations. In Europe and North America boomers are widely associated with privilege, as many grew up in a time of widespread government subsidies in post-war housing and education, and increasing affluence.[3]

    As a group, they were the wealthiest, most active, and most physically fit generation up to that time, and amongst the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time.[4] They were also the generation that received peak levels of income, therefore they could reap the benefits of abundant levels of food, apparel, retirement programs, and sometimes even “midlife crisis” products.
    One feature of the boomers was that they tended to think of themselves as a special generation, very different from those that had come before”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Boomer

    “Where does the blame lie? On all of us, for failing to speak out. For failing to set standards for behavior and morality, for making rapper thugs into millionaires, buying into depraved entertainment and giving passes to politicians who violate the public trust. We turn a blind eye, too busy to be bothered. The media feeds off the sensationalism.”

    Where does the blame lie? On all of us, for failing to speak out.

    Not hardly so. The voices of those older than your “special generation”, were simply wiped out or ignored by the massive wave of you “special” people. You were the ones so self indulged that you that you blissfully ignored your responsibilities and are, in fact, responsible for the current state of the union.

    Now the time has come to pay the piper, and so many of you simply elect only to transfer the blame to others, i.e., “socialists”, politicians, the media.

    “It has nothing to do with being a republican, democrat or Independent. It has to do with how we ignore, or even approve, of these behaviors while our kids look on.”

    As Clapton sang, “Before your accuse me, take a look at yourself.”

    • Edward A. Hensley January 15, 2014 at 12:53 am #

      I changed channels, when Marshall’s Date of Birth
      was misquoted by seven years. Sorry free woman. I am 6
      months older than Marshall, so time is at a premium for both
      of us.

  32. Bahia Abrams January 14, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    Marshall, Your words are our reality of life in the U.S. But what do you say when American citizens care more about feeling good, getting spaced out on drugs and booze so they don’t have to face reality? And how about the greed for money, the stress on looking beautiful, sexual gratification, and our “ME” orientation sold to us on the media. Just look at your review of the film “Wolf on Wall Street.” God help us all because some of these people vote. No wonder we have the government we do.

  33. Snake Hunter January 15, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    Imagine That Folks! — All Of That Smoke And Hot-Air — Mixed With Dripping Sarcasm — And Nostalgia Too…. from an Always Anonymous Gas-bag — > it’s “freewoman” –
    >>
    Where’s yer gal-pal, Ms UN-REALITY? — Is her lips still stuck on that icky Bong-Pipe?

    Are You Ladies Moving to Washington State? Or perhaps COLORADO… For that great
    Rocky Mountain High – On Your Next Visit, Please be more Concise, LESS BORING.

    i’ll remind you, THAT THIS GENERATION OF VIPERS ARE CALLED PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS, LED BY CHICAGO POLITICIANS AND SLUMLORDS…AND KNOWN
    CRIMINALS, AND CON-MEN THAT CREATE SERIAL SCANDALS, Month After Month
    Without Penalty… And, most voters are “too busy” to give a damn.

    Yes, Marshall Has Guts… He Names These Sleaze-Bags Right Here,… Every Month.

    Our Fine Host Knows The Criminal Mentality; He’s A 30 Year Retired Cop! – reb

    http://www.lazyonebenn.blogspot.com
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  34. Edward A. Hensley January 15, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    A Homerun of an Article Marshall. You have your work cut out for you,
    to top this article this year. The sad thing is, all that you point out here is a 10X Bulls Eye Hit for Truth & what a sad truth it is. Shared on Facebook & will repeat the share.

  35. Frank M. January 15, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    Great article Marshall. You have hit it out of the park again. Keep up the good work and informing your readers and even your doubters, aka freewoman and reality, and maybe some day we can change the way this country is going. It had better be this year or I fear we are really doomed.

  36. Ulanks January 15, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    Les hit the nail on the head with “bread and circuses”. I’ve been saying for years that Rome fell as a result of a permissive society – does it make you feel good? Yes? Then by all means go ahead and do it! The consequences be damned! Western society has come full circle back to that attitude. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

  37. Leif January 16, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    Stems from a void in Christian Doctrine of original sin. “sin” is “cute” fun or of no consequence. Unable to notice that it is the poison that bleaches life out into a vague pool of desperation where joy is fleeting, love is sarcastic, & souls can find no rest. And despite man’s efforts he can’t quite ever escape his innermost “ghosts” – until he finds salvation in Jesus.

  38. Snake Hunter January 16, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    Question: Does Anyone Here Use Bumper/Window Stickers?
    >
    On Your Car or Pick-Up? Then, Try This On Your Computer!
    { Four of these paper stickers fit nicely on an 8″ x 11″ }
    *** PHOTO COPY ONE DOZEN PROPAGANDA SHEETS ***

    Now… Ask friends and/or family to help distribute them.
    — > Place on inside reat window w/ scotch-tape
    > >
    BENGHAZI LIBYA BETRAYAL….” >
    four americans died; then, top officials lied! >
    ____________________________________
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    reb
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  39. Snake Hunter January 16, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    LEIF

    If you are a Christian… I would suggest reading…
    a very clear message on Faith … JAMES 2:14 to 26

    reb
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  40. Chris January 16, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    Have to refer back to a book that communists and socialists and uber liberals don’t want to recognize…the Bible…that clearly says

    …everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial…

    The need for instant gratification, and the idea that if it feels good, do it, is anything but beneficial. Government has never been able to make socialism/communism/uber liberalism work. And the youth of America is finding out that the idea of their having to pay for more affordable health care for older Americans is just not they expected. Socialism appeared to be just fine, until b. o. reached in their pockets, and STOLE their money. Would be very funny, if it wasn’t the truth. Or reality.

  41. Brook January 29, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    Great site and commentary! I opposed gay marriage, because I knew what was coming next and that is pedophilia. If you think that’s outlandish, just watch what happens over the next 5 to 10 years. You will hear psychiatrists start to question pedophilia as a disorder and there will be a push to lower age of consent laws. I’ve got friends that are gay and some of them are deep into the LGBT power base, and even they are growing a little disturbed by some of the radicals.

    • Ron Kenerly January 29, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

      Brook, you are so correct!!! If the people want to be gay, then so be it, but they need to leave children alone. Two women or two men having sex together is nothing but perverted, so being “gay” for whatever reason is perverted. I can see no reason any pervert would want to “adopt” a child unless it was for immoral reasons. How can any agency or court allow such to occur is beyond imagination. One day the courts are trying a pervert for molesting a child and the next day the same court is allowing a openly admitted pervert to take a child home. This makes no sense in any fashion to me.

  42. Pamela Jarvis February 11, 2014 at 5:17 am #

    Everyone should stop and look for the best minds out there for the truth and the answers……the geniuses of our culture…..the scientists who are spending their lives to find solutions to our most grievous problems……the most educated and wisest on the planet. Then read and study and observe. Don’t take the words of people who only have experienced their own points of view and those who are of the same opinion. Branch out a little bit and risk enlightenment of the reality of how the world is in a desperate state of affairs and is in great need of something I haven’t seen spoken about in these blogs. With a search for the truth – you may find it within your own educated mind.