Saturday, June 7, 2008

It's facinating...

How a quote from so long ago can still be held true today.

"America is great because America is good. When America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." That was said by a historian a few hundred years ago, during a time when kids could walk down the street to the store and buy candy without fear of being kidnapped. A time when a kid could walk to the neighbors house with a loaf of bread and not worry about being beat up and robbed. A time when-well, you get the point. Today though, it's different. Some kids can't play outside because of gang activity. You can't go to the store without a grownup. America is slowly becoming less and less good. Therefore, America is slowly becoming less great.If we want to remain a strong country, we need to remain a good country. The founding fathers based this country on good, moral values found in the Bible. Now, I'm not saying you have to become a Christian to have good moral values. (It helps, but if you don't wanna become a Christian, that's your choice.) We can do things in the world that will make it a better place. For example: 1: don't drink and drive. dont drink period. Lots of car accidents could have been prevented if people hadn't have been under the influence. And quite a few accidents and other bad things happen with drunk people. Their judgement is impaired, and they do stupid things. 2: Be polite! there are so many kids out there today that could care less about the world around them, and it's...sad, really. My brother will stand and hold the door open for people, and they won't say a thing. Not a thank you, not a nothing! So if someone does something nice for you, remember your manners. There are more, but I think you can figure them out yourself. The little things do help you know. If you drew a picture of a forest and only put in trees, that owuld be a rather boring picture. You need details, like animals, flowers, maybe a stream or something, then it would make a beautiful, wonderful picture! The little things can make a big difference. and who knows, if oyu do it around your friends, it might rub off, and then they'd do it, then their friends, and their friends, and so on! It could be a revolution. :)

2 comments:

RaeOfShadows said...

Absolutely right!
All the parents at school (the good parents) are all, "Oh, thank you, Rachel! You're such a darling!" When I hold doors for them or just say "Wow, your garden is beautiful, Mrs. ____" or something. It's kind of sad that I'm the only one I know who does that.

me+lego=good said...

I know that is sad I have had it happen to me. but some prople will say "Thank you" or "Thanks" not a lot of people do but at least they say thanks! but every thing you said is true.