The impact of low moral standards

July 3, 2018 |

There are a lot of things people like to believe that are patently absurd if you think about it (much of the Obama Administration was based on making nonsensical declarations – “We can’t just drill our way out of an energy shortage,” etc. – in a somber tone that made them sound like unquestionable fact.)  One of the most common is that “the government can’t legislate morality!” 


TOP STORY:  Evening Edition - July 2


But of course, they do it all the time.  We have millions of laws, just to enforce society’s consensus of what’s morally right or wrong.   Each law comes with loopholes that someone will try to exploit, so government adds more laws.  Plus police, courts and jails, because some people will always insist on doing the wrong thing anyway.  All this to legislate morality.

 

Self-government requires self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others.  When people don’t follow the accepted standard moral code, government keeps passing new laws to try to force them to, which creates bigger government and more expense for everybody.  Maybe the national debt wouldn’t be sky high now if our behavior standards hadn’t sunk so low. 



 

How much do people’s bad personal choices end up costing all the rest of us?  You might be surprised at the size of the bill.  When I left the governor’s office in Arkansas, we had more than 13,000 inmates in the Department of Corrections.  Just keeping them locked up cost taxpayers more than $220 million a year.  That’s more than it would have cost to send 13,000 kids to any college in the state, all expenses paid.  If every prison inmate had just lived a moral life and stayed out of trouble, the taxpayers could have enjoyed a $220 million tax cut.  The money might have been used to improve roads and services that benefit everyone. 

 

From the left, I’d always hear that we should spend more money on prisoners or else turn more of them loose.  From the right, I’d hear that we should lock up more people and eliminate parole while cutting the prison budget.  Both were unrealistic.  But hardly anyone wanted to talk about the real problem: the lack of morality that led to all those people being locked up in the first place. 

 

And what about juvenile offenders?  Every kid placed into our Division of Youth Services cost taxpayers up to $80,000 a year.  If they’d all had stable, nurturing homes and been taught to be obedient, responsible and moral, it would’ve saved the taxpayers of just that one state $80 million a year.  Imagine how many parks we could have built for all kids to enjoy if we could’ve freed up $80 million a year in the state budget.

 

A lot of kids get into trouble because of peer pressure.  They think breaking the rules makes them look cool to their friends.  So kids, when someone you know starts acting up, instead of rewarding them with your admiration, please tell them instead, “That’s not cool!  Thanks for costing us our parks and turning our generation into tax slaves, jerk!” 

 

Hey, as long as kids are going to be vulnerable to peer pressure, why not use its power for good?


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Comments 26-40 of 40

  • Pamela Chang

    07/03/2018 11:45 AM

    And who will teach these morals to inmates and children coming from broken families? The responsibility and privilege should fall on the Church but unfortunately many Christians are chasing after the world’s standards. I include myself in this group, and it is a daily challenge to me to love our neighbors in the way Jesus Christ would have.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    07/03/2018 11:17 AM

    You hit it on the head! And, with grandparents raising the children, we are getting back to that...Right now, we have and entire generation of ANGRY people and our current politicians along with the profane and childish garbage spewed by HOLLYWEIRD types...it's no wonder the teens are acting out...no GOOD ROLE MODELS.

  • Mike Cunningham

    07/03/2018 10:59 AM

    I agree. Been saying basically the same thing for years. Moral standards began to decline when they took prayer and God out of school in the 60's. I read somewhere that a school in (I think it was in) Tennessee that is now teaching the Bible in a literature class. That would be great if it was all over the USA! Thanks for your insight and keep pushing God's moral standards.

  • Donna Kleister

    07/03/2018 10:47 AM

    "Self-government requires self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others. When people don’t follow the accepted standard moral code, government keeps passing new laws to try to force them to, which creates bigger government and more expense for everybody. Maybe the national debt wouldn’t be sky high now if our behavior standards hadn’t sunk so low. "

    Amen to this statement! Self government as a concept is complex and challenging in light of the fact that humankind is a fallen species. Self centeredness is not an acceptable trait when living in society that has been founded on concept of self governance. Raising the next generation in a manner that will ensure self governance with minimal to no corruption is essential. In my early years the Bible and the institutions of learning stressed that the family is the functional unit of society- strong family relationships to carry on the education and development or responsible young people to eventually take their part in maintaining a great society. Only God in His infinite wisdom can turn this country around --we need to be on our knees, repenting our sin of selfishness, corruption, irresponsibility. Ask God to help us in reconciliation in relationships and ask His divine guidance as we move forward.

  • Waylon Bush

    07/03/2018 10:44 AM

    For all who believe that the hate speech, the calls to violence, and the vile filth rolling from the mouths of the left toward people who hold the highest offices of our government, think about this: What actions do you think they will unleash on us, the commoners, the inconsequentials, once they reclaim power?

  • Bob Tidwell

    07/03/2018 10:43 AM

    Best please you have written yet, governor. And that’s saying something! Yes, one would think that we would’ve learned from the example God provided us with the Old Testament being replaced by the New Testament aka legalism versus grace.

  • Anne Turner

    07/03/2018 10:43 AM

    Churches are losing membership. Some mainstream churches have loosened their moral teaching to gain more membership. Funny thing in that those Bible churches tha are growing are very much based on Biblical moral teaching. The concept of conscience seems to have fled in our society. There is nothing wrong with a little guilt from time to time, but it is is easier on people to feel guilt because everyone is doing it, or if it feels good it must be okay. Then there is charity. The Bible teaches us that it is our duty to share our goods and services with the poor and ill. This actually makes the giver feel good. Progressives believe that is a function of government.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    07/03/2018 10:41 AM

    I agree with you on morals, ethics and best business practices. However I disagree about the budget. I believe if we got rid of every illegal immigrant and their families since we do not want to break up the families and pay for their plane ticket home we could balance the budget. At $50,000 per illegal immigrant per year times 43 million of them (ICE and INS calculations) We could balance the budget. When you think what we give these people, welfare, food stamps, Section 8 housing, Obamacare, tax refunds they did not earn, cell phones, a free education through college (some Ivy League). We could totally balance the budget. If we took away all of Congress's perks like they get only a 2 wk vacation each year. They have to fly coach with their constituents. No Limousines or free tuxedoes or ball gowns by Vera Wang. They do not get to re decorate their offices every year and they have to use Obamacare. They also get paid minimum wage along with their staff members. Wow there would be an about face in Congress and all the long time power hungry players would run from Congress. They have to produce results or they are a one term representative. That is how you clean house.....That is how you drain the swamp. No raises unless your constituents give it to you. That means you truly work for your people.

  • Arlene Hoffman

    07/03/2018 10:34 AM

    Women who are screaming that they want to control their bodies should remember to PREVENT pregnancy. Don't wait until you've conceived a child and then demand to kill it. Be responsible enough to PREVENT a pregnancy you don't want.

  • barry M. Richards

    07/03/2018 10:30 AM

    Thank you for your "moral standards" essay(s). They ring true.
    There is a 90+ page Treatise* entitled "Anti-Religion: America's Imminent Danger". Well cited and
    documented; from a very unique position of analysis. It's writing-style may lack "best seller" status,
    but the content is illuminating. So, your invite to "LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW. I READ THEM!" intrigues me.
    Wondering about the likelihood of this message getting a response (from good Mr. Huckabee), and how likely
    it would be for him requesting a copy of the treatise, as above-?

    Respectfully and sincerely,
    Barry M. Richards, *Author

  • Keith Byerly

    07/03/2018 10:23 AM

    That hit the nail on the head. When I was in HS, in home room we read a verse on the Bible everyday ( in NJ no less). I wasn't save by that, but I was a where of God and he was a where of me. There was consequences for doing wrong
    ( beside my mother). Now days Eveloution is taught as flack and God is completely gone from every day life. Humm wonder why kids are the way they are?

  • suzanne A Gibbs

    07/03/2018 10:22 AM

    Hi. I agree with you 100%...............but "if" is a BIG word.
    Reminds me of something my Mother used to say.."IF my Mother had wheels, she'd be a trolley car."
    Have a good day.
    Suzanne

  • Leslie Jones

    07/03/2018 10:16 AM

    I just want to say that I love you and your daughter. You make me proud!

  • william fuhrer

    07/03/2018 10:15 AM

    can you set up a pro abortion/ pro life debate rigged like the media rigged the debates that President Trump was involved in when he was running

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    07/03/2018 10:08 AM

    This could not be more true!!! Just watch the judge shows, Judge Judy, Peoples court ect. half or more are people who it appears have been raised by animals. although even animals have more morality then these people. And they call the police for EVERYTHING! Remember having a fight with a sibling, mine, no it's mine, where mom had to come in and put a stop to it? These people just call the police! I don't know how these good men and women deal with all that! That is not their function! If you watch too much of this it can be very very depressing.

The impact of low moral standards

July 3, 2018 |

There are a lot of things people like to believe that are patently absurd if you think about it (much of the Obama Administration was based on making nonsensical declarations – “We can’t just drill our way out of an energy shortage,” etc. – in a somber tone that made them sound like unquestionable fact.)  One of the most common is that “the government can’t legislate morality!” 


TOP STORY:  Evening Edition - July 2


But of course, they do it all the time.  We have millions of laws, just to enforce society’s consensus of what’s morally right or wrong.   Each law comes with loopholes that someone will try to exploit, so government adds more laws.  Plus police, courts and jails, because some people will always insist on doing the wrong thing anyway.  All this to legislate morality.

 

Self-government requires self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others.  When people don’t follow the accepted standard moral code, government keeps passing new laws to try to force them to, which creates bigger government and more expense for everybody.  Maybe the national debt wouldn’t be sky high now if our behavior standards hadn’t sunk so low. 



 

How much do people’s bad personal choices end up costing all the rest of us?  You might be surprised at the size of the bill.  When I left the governor’s office in Arkansas, we had more than 13,000 inmates in the Department of Corrections.  Just keeping them locked up cost taxpayers more than $220 million a year.  That’s more than it would have cost to send 13,000 kids to any college in the state, all expenses paid.  If every prison inmate had just lived a moral life and stayed out of trouble, the taxpayers could have enjoyed a $220 million tax cut.  The money might have been used to improve roads and services that benefit everyone. 

 

From the left, I’d always hear that we should spend more money on prisoners or else turn more of them loose.  From the right, I’d hear that we should lock up more people and eliminate parole while cutting the prison budget.  Both were unrealistic.  But hardly anyone wanted to talk about the real problem: the lack of morality that led to all those people being locked up in the first place. 

 

And what about juvenile offenders?  Every kid placed into our Division of Youth Services cost taxpayers up to $80,000 a year.  If they’d all had stable, nurturing homes and been taught to be obedient, responsible and moral, it would’ve saved the taxpayers of just that one state $80 million a year.  Imagine how many parks we could have built for all kids to enjoy if we could’ve freed up $80 million a year in the state budget.

 

A lot of kids get into trouble because of peer pressure.  They think breaking the rules makes them look cool to their friends.  So kids, when someone you know starts acting up, instead of rewarding them with your admiration, please tell them instead, “That’s not cool!  Thanks for costing us our parks and turning our generation into tax slaves, jerk!” 

 

Hey, as long as kids are going to be vulnerable to peer pressure, why not use its power for good?


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Moral standards are necessary


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Comments 26-40 of 40

  • Pamela Chang

    07/03/2018 11:45 AM

    And who will teach these morals to inmates and children coming from broken families? The responsibility and privilege should fall on the Church but unfortunately many Christians are chasing after the world’s standards. I include myself in this group, and it is a daily challenge to me to love our neighbors in the way Jesus Christ would have.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    07/03/2018 11:17 AM

    You hit it on the head! And, with grandparents raising the children, we are getting back to that...Right now, we have and entire generation of ANGRY people and our current politicians along with the profane and childish garbage spewed by HOLLYWEIRD types...it's no wonder the teens are acting out...no GOOD ROLE MODELS.

  • Mike Cunningham

    07/03/2018 10:59 AM

    I agree. Been saying basically the same thing for years. Moral standards began to decline when they took prayer and God out of school in the 60's. I read somewhere that a school in (I think it was in) Tennessee that is now teaching the Bible in a literature class. That would be great if it was all over the USA! Thanks for your insight and keep pushing God's moral standards.

  • Donna Kleister

    07/03/2018 10:47 AM

    "Self-government requires self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others. When people don’t follow the accepted standard moral code, government keeps passing new laws to try to force them to, which creates bigger government and more expense for everybody. Maybe the national debt wouldn’t be sky high now if our behavior standards hadn’t sunk so low. "

    Amen to this statement! Self government as a concept is complex and challenging in light of the fact that humankind is a fallen species. Self centeredness is not an acceptable trait when living in society that has been founded on concept of self governance. Raising the next generation in a manner that will ensure self governance with minimal to no corruption is essential. In my early years the Bible and the institutions of learning stressed that the family is the functional unit of society- strong family relationships to carry on the education and development or responsible young people to eventually take their part in maintaining a great society. Only God in His infinite wisdom can turn this country around --we need to be on our knees, repenting our sin of selfishness, corruption, irresponsibility. Ask God to help us in reconciliation in relationships and ask His divine guidance as we move forward.

  • Waylon Bush

    07/03/2018 10:44 AM

    For all who believe that the hate speech, the calls to violence, and the vile filth rolling from the mouths of the left toward people who hold the highest offices of our government, think about this: What actions do you think they will unleash on us, the commoners, the inconsequentials, once they reclaim power?

  • Bob Tidwell

    07/03/2018 10:43 AM

    Best please you have written yet, governor. And that’s saying something! Yes, one would think that we would’ve learned from the example God provided us with the Old Testament being replaced by the New Testament aka legalism versus grace.

  • Anne Turner

    07/03/2018 10:43 AM

    Churches are losing membership. Some mainstream churches have loosened their moral teaching to gain more membership. Funny thing in that those Bible churches tha are growing are very much based on Biblical moral teaching. The concept of conscience seems to have fled in our society. There is nothing wrong with a little guilt from time to time, but it is is easier on people to feel guilt because everyone is doing it, or if it feels good it must be okay. Then there is charity. The Bible teaches us that it is our duty to share our goods and services with the poor and ill. This actually makes the giver feel good. Progressives believe that is a function of government.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    07/03/2018 10:41 AM

    I agree with you on morals, ethics and best business practices. However I disagree about the budget. I believe if we got rid of every illegal immigrant and their families since we do not want to break up the families and pay for their plane ticket home we could balance the budget. At $50,000 per illegal immigrant per year times 43 million of them (ICE and INS calculations) We could balance the budget. When you think what we give these people, welfare, food stamps, Section 8 housing, Obamacare, tax refunds they did not earn, cell phones, a free education through college (some Ivy League). We could totally balance the budget. If we took away all of Congress's perks like they get only a 2 wk vacation each year. They have to fly coach with their constituents. No Limousines or free tuxedoes or ball gowns by Vera Wang. They do not get to re decorate their offices every year and they have to use Obamacare. They also get paid minimum wage along with their staff members. Wow there would be an about face in Congress and all the long time power hungry players would run from Congress. They have to produce results or they are a one term representative. That is how you clean house.....That is how you drain the swamp. No raises unless your constituents give it to you. That means you truly work for your people.

  • Arlene Hoffman

    07/03/2018 10:34 AM

    Women who are screaming that they want to control their bodies should remember to PREVENT pregnancy. Don't wait until you've conceived a child and then demand to kill it. Be responsible enough to PREVENT a pregnancy you don't want.

  • barry M. Richards

    07/03/2018 10:30 AM

    Thank you for your "moral standards" essay(s). They ring true.
    There is a 90+ page Treatise* entitled "Anti-Religion: America's Imminent Danger". Well cited and
    documented; from a very unique position of analysis. It's writing-style may lack "best seller" status,
    but the content is illuminating. So, your invite to "LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW. I READ THEM!" intrigues me.
    Wondering about the likelihood of this message getting a response (from good Mr. Huckabee), and how likely
    it would be for him requesting a copy of the treatise, as above-?

    Respectfully and sincerely,
    Barry M. Richards, *Author

  • Keith Byerly

    07/03/2018 10:23 AM

    That hit the nail on the head. When I was in HS, in home room we read a verse on the Bible everyday ( in NJ no less). I wasn't save by that, but I was a where of God and he was a where of me. There was consequences for doing wrong
    ( beside my mother). Now days Eveloution is taught as flack and God is completely gone from every day life. Humm wonder why kids are the way they are?

  • suzanne A Gibbs

    07/03/2018 10:22 AM

    Hi. I agree with you 100%...............but "if" is a BIG word.
    Reminds me of something my Mother used to say.."IF my Mother had wheels, she'd be a trolley car."
    Have a good day.
    Suzanne

  • Leslie Jones

    07/03/2018 10:16 AM

    I just want to say that I love you and your daughter. You make me proud!

  • william fuhrer

    07/03/2018 10:15 AM

    can you set up a pro abortion/ pro life debate rigged like the media rigged the debates that President Trump was involved in when he was running

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    07/03/2018 10:08 AM

    This could not be more true!!! Just watch the judge shows, Judge Judy, Peoples court ect. half or more are people who it appears have been raised by animals. although even animals have more morality then these people. And they call the police for EVERYTHING! Remember having a fight with a sibling, mine, no it's mine, where mom had to come in and put a stop to it? These people just call the police! I don't know how these good men and women deal with all that! That is not their function! If you watch too much of this it can be very very depressing.

The impact of low moral standards

July 3, 2018 |

There are a lot of things people like to believe that are patently absurd if you think about it (much of the Obama Administration was based on making nonsensical declarations – “We can’t just drill our way out of an energy shortage,” etc. – in a somber tone that made them sound like unquestionable fact.)  One of the most common is that “the government can’t legislate morality!” 


TOP STORY:  Evening Edition - July 2


But of course, they do it all the time.  We have millions of laws, just to enforce society’s consensus of what’s morally right or wrong.   Each law comes with loopholes that someone will try to exploit, so government adds more laws.  Plus police, courts and jails, because some people will always insist on doing the wrong thing anyway.  All this to legislate morality.

 

Self-government requires self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others.  When people don’t follow the accepted standard moral code, government keeps passing new laws to try to force them to, which creates bigger government and more expense for everybody.  Maybe the national debt wouldn’t be sky high now if our behavior standards hadn’t sunk so low. 



 

How much do people’s bad personal choices end up costing all the rest of us?  You might be surprised at the size of the bill.  When I left the governor’s office in Arkansas, we had more than 13,000 inmates in the Department of Corrections.  Just keeping them locked up cost taxpayers more than $220 million a year.  That’s more than it would have cost to send 13,000 kids to any college in the state, all expenses paid.  If every prison inmate had just lived a moral life and stayed out of trouble, the taxpayers could have enjoyed a $220 million tax cut.  The money might have been used to improve roads and services that benefit everyone. 

 

From the left, I’d always hear that we should spend more money on prisoners or else turn more of them loose.  From the right, I’d hear that we should lock up more people and eliminate parole while cutting the prison budget.  Both were unrealistic.  But hardly anyone wanted to talk about the real problem: the lack of morality that led to all those people being locked up in the first place. 

 

And what about juvenile offenders?  Every kid placed into our Division of Youth Services cost taxpayers up to $80,000 a year.  If they’d all had stable, nurturing homes and been taught to be obedient, responsible and moral, it would’ve saved the taxpayers of just that one state $80 million a year.  Imagine how many parks we could have built for all kids to enjoy if we could’ve freed up $80 million a year in the state budget.

 

A lot of kids get into trouble because of peer pressure.  They think breaking the rules makes them look cool to their friends.  So kids, when someone you know starts acting up, instead of rewarding them with your admiration, please tell them instead, “That’s not cool!  Thanks for costing us our parks and turning our generation into tax slaves, jerk!” 

 

Hey, as long as kids are going to be vulnerable to peer pressure, why not use its power for good?


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Moral standards are necessary


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Comments 26-40 of 40

  • Pamela Chang

    07/03/2018 11:45 AM

    And who will teach these morals to inmates and children coming from broken families? The responsibility and privilege should fall on the Church but unfortunately many Christians are chasing after the world’s standards. I include myself in this group, and it is a daily challenge to me to love our neighbors in the way Jesus Christ would have.

  • Vickie Fiorentino

    07/03/2018 11:17 AM

    You hit it on the head! And, with grandparents raising the children, we are getting back to that...Right now, we have and entire generation of ANGRY people and our current politicians along with the profane and childish garbage spewed by HOLLYWEIRD types...it's no wonder the teens are acting out...no GOOD ROLE MODELS.

  • Mike Cunningham

    07/03/2018 10:59 AM

    I agree. Been saying basically the same thing for years. Moral standards began to decline when they took prayer and God out of school in the 60's. I read somewhere that a school in (I think it was in) Tennessee that is now teaching the Bible in a literature class. That would be great if it was all over the USA! Thanks for your insight and keep pushing God's moral standards.

  • Donna Kleister

    07/03/2018 10:47 AM

    "Self-government requires self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others. When people don’t follow the accepted standard moral code, government keeps passing new laws to try to force them to, which creates bigger government and more expense for everybody. Maybe the national debt wouldn’t be sky high now if our behavior standards hadn’t sunk so low. "

    Amen to this statement! Self government as a concept is complex and challenging in light of the fact that humankind is a fallen species. Self centeredness is not an acceptable trait when living in society that has been founded on concept of self governance. Raising the next generation in a manner that will ensure self governance with minimal to no corruption is essential. In my early years the Bible and the institutions of learning stressed that the family is the functional unit of society- strong family relationships to carry on the education and development or responsible young people to eventually take their part in maintaining a great society. Only God in His infinite wisdom can turn this country around --we need to be on our knees, repenting our sin of selfishness, corruption, irresponsibility. Ask God to help us in reconciliation in relationships and ask His divine guidance as we move forward.

  • Waylon Bush

    07/03/2018 10:44 AM

    For all who believe that the hate speech, the calls to violence, and the vile filth rolling from the mouths of the left toward people who hold the highest offices of our government, think about this: What actions do you think they will unleash on us, the commoners, the inconsequentials, once they reclaim power?

  • Bob Tidwell

    07/03/2018 10:43 AM

    Best please you have written yet, governor. And that’s saying something! Yes, one would think that we would’ve learned from the example God provided us with the Old Testament being replaced by the New Testament aka legalism versus grace.

  • Anne Turner

    07/03/2018 10:43 AM

    Churches are losing membership. Some mainstream churches have loosened their moral teaching to gain more membership. Funny thing in that those Bible churches tha are growing are very much based on Biblical moral teaching. The concept of conscience seems to have fled in our society. There is nothing wrong with a little guilt from time to time, but it is is easier on people to feel guilt because everyone is doing it, or if it feels good it must be okay. Then there is charity. The Bible teaches us that it is our duty to share our goods and services with the poor and ill. This actually makes the giver feel good. Progressives believe that is a function of government.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    07/03/2018 10:41 AM

    I agree with you on morals, ethics and best business practices. However I disagree about the budget. I believe if we got rid of every illegal immigrant and their families since we do not want to break up the families and pay for their plane ticket home we could balance the budget. At $50,000 per illegal immigrant per year times 43 million of them (ICE and INS calculations) We could balance the budget. When you think what we give these people, welfare, food stamps, Section 8 housing, Obamacare, tax refunds they did not earn, cell phones, a free education through college (some Ivy League). We could totally balance the budget. If we took away all of Congress's perks like they get only a 2 wk vacation each year. They have to fly coach with their constituents. No Limousines or free tuxedoes or ball gowns by Vera Wang. They do not get to re decorate their offices every year and they have to use Obamacare. They also get paid minimum wage along with their staff members. Wow there would be an about face in Congress and all the long time power hungry players would run from Congress. They have to produce results or they are a one term representative. That is how you clean house.....That is how you drain the swamp. No raises unless your constituents give it to you. That means you truly work for your people.

  • Arlene Hoffman

    07/03/2018 10:34 AM

    Women who are screaming that they want to control their bodies should remember to PREVENT pregnancy. Don't wait until you've conceived a child and then demand to kill it. Be responsible enough to PREVENT a pregnancy you don't want.

  • barry M. Richards

    07/03/2018 10:30 AM

    Thank you for your "moral standards" essay(s). They ring true.
    There is a 90+ page Treatise* entitled "Anti-Religion: America's Imminent Danger". Well cited and
    documented; from a very unique position of analysis. It's writing-style may lack "best seller" status,
    but the content is illuminating. So, your invite to "LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW. I READ THEM!" intrigues me.
    Wondering about the likelihood of this message getting a response (from good Mr. Huckabee), and how likely
    it would be for him requesting a copy of the treatise, as above-?

    Respectfully and sincerely,
    Barry M. Richards, *Author

  • Keith Byerly

    07/03/2018 10:23 AM

    That hit the nail on the head. When I was in HS, in home room we read a verse on the Bible everyday ( in NJ no less). I wasn't save by that, but I was a where of God and he was a where of me. There was consequences for doing wrong
    ( beside my mother). Now days Eveloution is taught as flack and God is completely gone from every day life. Humm wonder why kids are the way they are?

  • suzanne A Gibbs

    07/03/2018 10:22 AM

    Hi. I agree with you 100%...............but "if" is a BIG word.
    Reminds me of something my Mother used to say.."IF my Mother had wheels, she'd be a trolley car."
    Have a good day.
    Suzanne

  • Leslie Jones

    07/03/2018 10:16 AM

    I just want to say that I love you and your daughter. You make me proud!

  • william fuhrer

    07/03/2018 10:15 AM

    can you set up a pro abortion/ pro life debate rigged like the media rigged the debates that President Trump was involved in when he was running

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    07/03/2018 10:08 AM

    This could not be more true!!! Just watch the judge shows, Judge Judy, Peoples court ect. half or more are people who it appears have been raised by animals. although even animals have more morality then these people. And they call the police for EVERYTHING! Remember having a fight with a sibling, mine, no it's mine, where mom had to come in and put a stop to it? These people just call the police! I don't know how these good men and women deal with all that! That is not their function! If you watch too much of this it can be very very depressing.