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What Is Wrong With Our Country?

Religion, influence and our hearts

By Ed Boschman

While they may use different words, friends and casual acquaintances increasingly voice the same question: What is wrong with our country? The question comes up most often when the discussion is about the general “health” of our nation in terms of sociology, politics, economics, crime and education. It is usually accompanied by an aura of serious concern and sometimes despair or even fear.

People often cite our educational and political systems as the core problems. Sometimes the failures and breakdown of the family make the discussion. While all of these can be logically supported as contributing factors, my mind most often goes in other directions—to the drift from God, the Bible and theology at the center of thinking and learning to the political incorrectness of bringing God into consideration. To the severe decline of clearly defined rights and wrongs and living and teaching what is right. And most importantly, to the state of the individual moral health of people in our country.

Our country’s history is interesting in this regard. “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion,” said George Washington, our first president. “Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

John Quincy Adams, our sixth president and...

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