Character Education Defining Moment:
Biblical Values and Moral Compass vs. Liberal Hypocrisy
Morality Is NOT Determined by Individual Choice!
The left mocked “family values” for fifty years and now they’re stunned to discover brutes among them. They tore down every standard of decency and now they’re dismayed to see they’re drowning in sewage. They’ve spent decades sneering at the traditions and institutions that served as societal guardrails and now they’re astonished they’ve gone off a cliff.
Yes, the absolute filth and reprobate behavior oozing from every corner of liberalism is nauseating. But . . .
- We did not stop protecting and respecting women; you on the left did.
- We did not stop believing in morality and virtue; you on the left called it prudery and utterly rejected it.
- We did not stop treasuring honesty, and integrity, and character, and God; you on the left spat on all of it.
Back in 1987 when I was in Sacramento, I wrote a weekly newspaper column. One day I had writer’s block. To overcome it, I started jotting down one-sentence thoughts, hoping to inspire myself. These were pithy philosophical statements I knew were right: undeniable truths. Such as: “Communism kills.” And: “Freedom is God given.” I kept going until I looked at the collection of sentences and said, “Know what? This is the column.” They became the “35 Undeniable Truths of Life.”
My Undeniable Truth of Life No. 22 was:
“Morality is not defined and cannot be defined by individual choice.”
Morality is not defined by what you want it to be, by what you’d rather have it be. You don’t get to define what’s moral and not. What’s right and wrong, just and unjust, is established by God. (Undeniable Truth of Life No. 20: “There is a God.”)
Well, how’s that working out? This is exactly how we ended up with what we see all across the liberal culture: debauchery and abuse.
Choices Have Consequences
There are inescapable consequences for wrong behavior, which always, always carries a price. Conversely, morality is a protection, and striving for it (though we all fall short) is a blessing.
George Washington: Keep Moral Compass Alive
George Washington compiled his own list of undeniable truths, which he called “Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.” The bookend to my 22nd Undeniable Truth is Washington’s last rule, No. 110:
“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.”
That, my friends, holds the secret to a good life.
The Limbaugh Letter, January 2018, p.3