The children of our Nation are our Nation’s future. Taking care of them is not only the right thing to do, but it is critical for the continued success of America. I am not so sure that we are doing a good job taking care of our kids, as evidenced by many problematic trends (juvenile crime rates, school shootings, poor performance in school, etc) Here are some suggestions:
Parents must communicate with their children. When I was the Commanding General of III Corps and Fort Hood I mandated that all my Soldiers be home by 6:00pm. The reason for that was so they could have a Family dinner. I believed that the dinner table is where the Family unit forms and functions. When I was growing up, it was the place where the kids reported on what they did at school that day, and the parents discussed how their day
We should all be concerned about what is going on in our Nation these days. Last night we had over 500,000 of our people sleeping on the street because they are homeless. We have had over 300 school shootings since 2013. 30% of American Families are single parent. Our divorce rates have now exceeded 50%. 20 people per minute are subject to domestic violence. There are 570 cases per day of sexual harassment across the US.
I am absolutely convinced that the way we turn our Nation around is if we adopt a general theme that we are going to take care of our people. That includes everyone, all the time. As the Bible tells us in Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ”. We should wake up, everyday, and focus on helping each other. It will make all the difference.
I believe it all
Happy Independence Day!
Folks ask me all the time what do I think is the most important holiday for our Nation's Veterans. Veteran's Day? Memorial Day? I argue it is Independence Day....because that is why our Nation's military exists...to preserve those freedoms provided by those who proceeded us. There are Americans who believe that our Nation will always be free. That is not necessarily so. There is no guarantee that our Nation will always be free. There are groups across the world who despise our freedoms and our way of life, and we must fight, daily, to preserve our Independence. That's what today should be all about....a grateful Nation who enjoys our freedoms and pledges to do whatever is necessary to keep them for our children and their children. Enjoy the day...but remind each other that this thing we have called Independence came at a significant cost....and that even today