19 Aug Broken societies need strong families – Ask Britain!
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!