According to a recent study from the University of South Australia, children worldwide are less physically fit than their parents were as kids. Which means here at home the next generation of Americans that we’re hoping to groom for future success are being weighed down by both excess pounds and excess public debt. That’s right, on a global basis today’s youth aren’t just carrying more bodyweight than mom and dad did at a young age, but they’re also shouldering the long-term burden of today’s borrowing and spending.
Diapers are supposed to be disposable, not the babies intended to wear them. But when you’ve been raised in a culture that widely regards children as choices, rather than people, you end-up with women like Amanda Hein of Allentown, Pennsylvania who stands accused of first-degree murder after giving birth in public restroom and leaving her child to die in a toilet. Of course, every suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty, but the longer that society teaches us that human life is a woman’s choice the longer we’ll see stories of innocent lives being flushed away.
In Elkhart, Indiana, a Pizza Hut manager was recently fired for refusing to open his store on Thanksgiving Day - and rightfully so. Insubordination has consequences. Yet, that doesn’t mean the terminated worker didn’t make the righteous choice. Because, even though he disobeyed his earthly employer, he didn’t disobey his heavenly Creator – who we stop and give thanks to on the fourth Thursday of November. In short, there’s often a price to be paid in our human existence when we defy man, but loyalty to the Lord above earns us grace well beyond our time on Earth.
There are basically three ways for politicians to achieve a budget surplus: they can increase traditional sources of revenue (which requires the unpopular task of raising taxes or increasing borrowing). They can enact meaningful spending reductions (which requires a blend of entitlement, labor and pension reforms). Or they can sell open space for the first time in the two-hundred plus year history of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. And the latter is exactly what Democrat Commissioner Josh Shapiro plans to do to so he can build the illusion of being a fiscal conservative. To learn more about Mr. Shapiro’s scheme to sell over 200 acres of open space, visit SaveParkhouse.blogspot.com.
As the celebration of the birth of Christ draws near we’re reminded that the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh were offered to the infant King by the Three Wise Men over two-thousand years ago. So, in the spirit of the Christmas season it should be known that in today’s increasing secular society, there’s no better gift for young people thanRegina Angelorum Academy. Located in nearby Ardmore, Regina Angelorum Academy offers students a Pre-K through 8th curriculum blending traditional Christian principles and classical Catholic education. To learn more, visit Regina Angelorum Academy’s Open House on Wednesday, December 4th. For information call 610-649-1730.