The real cliff to worry about

Jim Hale

December 19, 2012

There is a lot of talk from the media and Washington about the Fiscal cliff. Payroll taxes will go up, while business tax breaks will end. At the same time spending cuts addressing government debt will begin.

To many, if we do go over this cliff, it becomes an immediate disaster to our economy, thus the label cliff. Therefore a cry to reach an agreement at all cost, is voiced by the talking heads.

To view this is as the major problem, is like placing a band-aid on a person that really needs open-heart surgery. To keep the money flowing and not address the cause of the problem is simply to enable others to continue living in the problem. Therefore we will still have the same problem after the money dries up again.

I’m not talking about the Democrat plan verses the Republican plan here. I’m talking about another cliff that we have already gone over and ignore it as if it does not matter. The moral decay of our society is our real problem that must be addressed.

Fix the money flow and you will still have a drug problem, teenage pregnancy, greed, mass high school shootings, murders, rapes, child abuse and many other sins that our society claims they want rid of, but remains unwilling to address.

We have moved from a tolerance of “A little violence in a movie does not hurt anyone,” to an obsession with violence in everything. The top selling games and videos involve rape, murder and shootings. Keep the money flowing and you will only enable more of the same.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds in a nation that is the richest nation that has ever existed. Good money flow will not stop teen suicide. It will however enable teens to enact misplaced desires to become a movie or rock star and even follow the star in suicide.

This nation has a moral problem. The only fix is to turn to God and His commandments.