Sometimes when I talk about the way moral relativism is destroying America, I get some quizzical looks.
What is moral relativism?
It’s the inability or unwillingness to make moral judgments about right and wrong, to be able to point to ultimate truth, believe in it and allow it to guide your life and behavior.
Even so, there is a strange form of judgmentalism imposed by moral relativists just the same. Moral relativists are constantly discovering new outrages and crises and “rights” that form an ever-shifting form of morality.
Here’s the way this works:
In the 1970s, moral relativists were apoplectic – not to mention apocalyptic – in their predictions that we were entering a new ice age. The planet was getting colder and were headed for disaster. It wasn’t true, but it made for a good story and empowered government to take action against the phantom problem.
Twenty years later, the story changed. Now the planet was heating up because of man’s evil activity like burning fuel and manufacturing things. It was no more true than the new ice age proclamations, but this time it became a doctrine taught in schools and universities, preached in TV entertainment shows and accepted as dogma or religious writ by the news media.
That’s moral relativism in a nutshell.
Where does this kind of thinking lead in practical terms?
- You can get arrested for expired tags on your car or truck but not for being in the country illegally.
- You will need your parent’s signature to get an aspirin or go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.
- An 80-year-old nun traveling by air will be strip-searched by a TSA employee who is a Muslim woman in a burqa.
- How do you deal with a $16 trillion debt problem? By borrowing more money.
- Six-year-old boys can be suspended from school for playing cowboys and Indians with make-believe guns and bows.
- Kids in school are suspended for sexually harassing classmates while they learn about how to perform “safe” sex without emotional or physical consequences.
- The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the Ten Commandments while justices sit under a display of the Ten Commandments.
- Hard-working Americans are penalized with higher taxes and government intrusion, while unproductive and lazy Americans are rewarded with free cell phones, food stamps, subsidized housing and government checks.
- Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
Do you know what I mean?
In America today, right is left, black is white, up is down and right is wrong.
What we need is a set of social common denominators like we had 30 or 40 years ago.
But if the moral relativist doesn’t believe in eternal truth and right and wrong, it’s very hard to find such a set of values.
Worse yet, the moral relativists, whose rules keep changing so fast no one can even keep up with them, are in charge of the government and the major cultural institutions that shape our society – the schools, colleges and universities, the press, the entertainment industry, the major foundations.
So when people ask me why I feel it is important to post the Ten Commandments on billboards around the country, I scratch my head and wonder why others aren’t doing it – why it takes a newsman to do it.
What else can we do?
The moral law has been evicted from classrooms and courtrooms and government property. Nine out of 10 Christians and Jews can’t even name them – not even in shorthand form. And yet, the Ten Commandments are what define right and wrong. Without a consensus on right and wrong, self-government in America is impossible. And the only alternative is succumbing to tyranny.
Are you ready to help me fight for truth, justice and liberty again?
It starts with the acknowledgement that some things are right and some things are wrong, that right and wrong don’t change over time and that right and wrong are not devised in the imaginations of the human mind.