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As I see it, the problem with America is what I call PPD—Piss Poor Discernment. Take the incident in Ferguson for example. A young man, the size of an NFL lineman, strong-arm robs a convenience store, stealing a box of cigarillos, bullying the attendant to get his way. When the bully is confronted by a policeman a short time later, the bully hits the cop, trying to take his gun. When the bully is shot by the policeman—who is just doing his job—outrage, violence, and looting ensue.

Then the unthinkable happens, the bully becomes the victim, and the public servant becomes the criminal. Here’s the problem: we now have a nation of people who are so devoid of moral fiber they cannot discern Good from Evil, Right from Wrong, or a Just Cause from Devious Manipulation. Equally concerning, our leaders defend unrighteousness, while vilifying justice. Unless something dramatically changes, our future will be short and grim.

Here’s my suggestion. As you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, be grateful that earlier generations did not suffer from the PPD that threatens to destroy us.

Jack Watts

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The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

 

—President Abraham Lincoln

October 3, 1863

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