Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Morality and the Economy: Separate or Equal? Why are our elites fighting the trends?

From Chuck Colson

Many in the political arena are trying to convince Americans that the upcoming election is solely about the economy. But we at The Colson Center know differently.

America’s social and economic issues are not mutually exclusive but are inextricably interconnected.

Over the past 40 years we’ve witnessed the breakdown of the family, the killing of millions of babies in the womb, and the moral relativism taking over our schools. These, along with many other social ills, have contributed significantly to both the moral and economic decline of our nation.

It is a “Great Illusion” to believe the myth that we can have a values-free economy and keep it free; that there are social conservatives and economic conservatives. A thriving economy must be undergirded by a strong moral foundation.

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[The above post prompted me to wonder how satisfied the US population was with our moral and ethical climate. Then I wanted to see how happy the public was with the influence of organized religion. This graph makes both answers obvious. And now I wonder why our elites of both parties think they can fight these trends?- JS]

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