The world has seen material advancement in the past 250 years that is unparalleled in known history. Mankind has come a long way in material pursuits. While this is wonderful, man has subordinated his spiritual advancement in favor of the mighty dollar. The pendulum has swung too far in one direction.
It is time that it comes back to the center, where the family values come first. Our children have been neglected in favor of a two-person income to pay for large homes, two or three cars, beautiful clothes, etc. Is this the progress we want for future generations? Hell, no!
The thing that made our country the greatest on our planet began with our freedoms of choice and the high ideals of our Founding Fathers. Our target now should be a balance between the material and spiritual sides of our nature.
JOHN B. MAES