Broken societies need strong families – Ask Britain!

Broken societies need strong families – Ask Britain!

By Rachel Allison

The response of British prime minister David Cameron to the recent riots and vandalism in his country made me shout “Hallalujah!…Finally!!!”

Cameron states that his government is determined to mend the UK’s “broken society”. In a landmark speech he described Britain as a country teetering on the brink of moral collapse:

“Do we have the determination to confront the slow-motion moral collapse that has taken place in parts of our country these past few generations? Irresponsibility. Selfishness. Behaving as if your choices have no consequences. Children without fathers. Schools without discipline. Reward without effort.

“Crime without punishment. Rights without responsibilities. Communities without control. Some of the worst aspects of human nature tolerated, indulged – sometimes even incentivised – by a state and its agencies that in parts have become literally de-moralised… We must fight back against the attitudes and assumptions that have brought parts of our society to this shocking state.”

The solution to the problem, says Cameron, is families: “So if we want to have any hope of mending our broken society, family and parenting is where we’ve got to start.”

 For years we have bought into the Feminist and Hollywood rhetoric of selfishness and amorality.  And where have we felt the pain most significantly? That vital and most important part of our lives…the family.

The pendulum has swung too far out of bounds, and it’s time to wake up the mothers and fathers of the world.  Get off the couches. Turn off the television, and anything else that is keeping us from clueing in to our children.  They desperately need us to teach and guide and give them tools for true successful living. Lets teach them responsibility by being responsible.  Let’s teach them selflessness by being selfless.  Example! Example! Example!!!

We need to help them understand that consequences have always and will always be a part of life.  Choose wisely or be ready for some heart break at the least or at its worst a shattered and wasted life.

Prime Minister Cameron is shouting to the world the power and significance of devoted mothers and fathers.  If we cannot draw from positive experiences with our own parents we need to study, observe, and pray to become the parents and grandparents that our families are desperately needing in this broken society and broken world.

Please, please Prime Minister Cameron, continue to lead out in this revolution to help save the family and the world!

  • Jan
    Posted at 13:08h, 19 August

    Absolutely! Something drastic and radical needs to change. I was raised in Africa but when one gets to the west and realizes the level of morals and standards, it’s shameful for a world ironically supposed to be “civilized”

  • adanac
    Posted at 13:21h, 19 August

    Well said- what a refreshing position outlining the work ahead.
    We desperatley need our western leaders to stand firm as well.
    Without responsability, accountability and strong moral values we will never get back on track. Our children and youth deserve nothing less than our efforts to follow likewise.

  • Amy
    Posted at 13:45h, 19 August

    It’s about TIME! Hopefully parents will listen and respond~it’s the hardest and most rewarding work in the world. Noted authors Richard and Linda Eyre (Teaching Children Values) are releasing their latest book in September called “The Entitlement Trap” Great place to start!

  • Dealia Milner
    Posted at 11:31h, 20 August

    I pray that all leaders of the countries of the world will follow Prime Minister Cameron’s lead.

  • adanac
    Posted at 22:38h, 20 August

    Along with our prayers we need to speak and write to leaders and officials (civic, state/provincial and federal) and make our support of Prime Minister Cameron’s stand clear.

  • Mark
    Posted at 12:54h, 22 August

    Finally, a political leader has been willing to state the obvious. May the committed parents of this generation rise up against the darkness of our generation and set a standard for their children that will give their children legs to stand on in a society that has swallowed the narcissism of this age that shouts the mantra, “it’s all about me.”

  • CPD
    Posted at 20:51h, 23 August

    I agree that prime minister Cameron keep his stance and back it with action! And that other countries will follow suit in putting families as a priority and supporting the healing needed with broken families…

  • adanac
    Posted at 23:00h, 23 August

    …”And that other countries will follow suit in putting families as a priority….” Governments/countries will only follow suit if we as individual citizens make a stand with and for family support.

  • Enrique Bruna
    Posted at 16:04h, 27 August

    Un magnifico discurso el del Primer Ministro, al fin alguien se levanta con una voz clara y con autoridad para decir estas cosas tan evidentes. Pareciera que los dirigentes no saben estas cosas, o lo que es peor, las saben pero no se atreven a decirlas.
    En mi pais,estas cosas se hablan pero no desde la palestra publica, no hay sino un par de representantes que se atrevan a decir estas cosas, y cuando las dicen, son acusados de “estigmatizar” a los hijos de madres solteras, o de querer imponer un concepto de familia, y cosas por el estilo. No logran hacer la diferencia entre el diagnostico y el enfermo, no logran ver que dichas las cosas como son, la sociedad estara consciente y podra buscar la solucion.
    Estoy totalmente de acuerdo en que la solucion de los grandes temas sociales, debe empezar por robustecer la familia, apoyando en todas las formas posibles a cada padre y a cada madre que necesite ayuda o direccion, dando un lugar de honor a aquellos que buscan hacer lo correcto en su familia y no proveyendo para los desarreglos y regresion a una forma de vida desordenada y sin compromisos como se ha estado incentivando desde hace decadas.
    Rearmemos las familias quebradas,apoyemos desde nuestras esferas de accion e influencia a los que padecen las consecuencias de este descalabro.

  • Margaret Bench
    Posted at 07:49h, 22 December

    As a stay-at-home mother from 1961 to 2003, I realize that I was very blessed with a large family that required my energies and time at home, to man the management and support of the passing of our 12 children through the first 18 years of their lives. Today they are competent parents of our 48 grandchildren–who are learning to care for themselves and are learning to be productive members of society.

    I am grateful that Prime Minister Cameron has spoken so very forcefully as to the needs of a healthy nation. Obviously I agree that it is a necessary focus for all nations, if they–we–are to survive and help create a healthy populace to take our place, and even improve upon what we were able to do for them in their growing up years.

    A high school principal suggested that I write a book (as he had taught and worked with our (at that time) oldest 4 children. My comment was that I was too busy raising children to have time to write. Now I do have time to write, but realize that society and times have changed so completely that I may only have a “connection” to help make a difference in our own family. But as the “star fish” story goes: it will make a difference to “that one”, and then to “that one”–one child at a time.

    Thank you, David Cameron, for being in tune and being bold. And may you be blessed in your efforts. And may the United States take up the same banner and push forward toward a return to the principles of individual responsibility, coupled with compassionate service to help others be as individually responsible as they are each capable of becoming.

  • adanac
    Posted at 22:55h, 22 December

    I am surprised that so few people have responded to the minister’s remarks.

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