Is this the end of civilization as we know it? From my daily read, 12/1/2015

Sometimes, as I go through my daily ritual of scanning the news feeds, I get that deep feeling of unease that I imagine the last Roman Centurian standing atop Hadrian's Wall had, as he looked back over his shoulder toward Rome and saw.... nothing but chaos and anarchy. I spent decades in the military defending the Nation. I've spent nearly 20 years working in the Department of Corrections. I'm just going to tell you that there is a plague running rampant through society which is destroying our educational system and threatening the very roots of democracy in this country. When people think that they can resort to legal action just because someone else's religion or opinion offends them, when popularity becomes more important than truth or fact, when "entitlement" displaces responsibility, duty, or rationality, it's all over folks. Life isn't intrinsically fair. Some people will do better than others. The Whig Philosophy is one of meritocracy. If you are willing to work harder, longer, smarter, study more, apply yourself more diligently, then you do deserve to reap the benefits of your efforts. This is what is meant when we refer to the United States as a land of opportunity. In my reading today, I came across this article on the NBC News website, wherein Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper makes these points quite eloquently. Since when have we turned our institutions of higher learning into daycare facilities? How do we reverse this trend? If we don't immediately take corrective action in our schools and society I fear we are rapidly approaching the Brave New World that Aldous Huxley predicted. The United States has been eclipsed industrially. We have been passed by educationally. There isn't much left to lose before it is all gone. Rome rotted from within and collapsed. I believe we still have time to reverse the trend, but the signs are there. Read the article at the following link and give me your ideas and suggestions:

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  • jules rensch
    tagged this with important 2016-04-07 00:25:38 -0400
  • jules rensch
    commented 2016-04-07 00:16:51 -0400
    Well, I find at the ripe old age of 75, I still find myself optimistic about our beloved America and I’m not about to throw in the towel.
    I have coffee with old chums every Friday and certainly can see the negativity and regret that has become such a huge part of their lives…they would find company for their misery, If only I was get aboard their “pity wagon”. I won’t!
    The very fact that I found my way to discover the Modern Whig Party, probably speaks volumes about attitude, hope and a need for taking action.
    All will be well, the answers are within, not without!

    respectfully, Observer Jules