Letter to the editor: Heart of man must change | TribLIVE.com
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Heart of man must change

A young bank teller asked me, “What is the biggest change that you saw during your 90 years?” I replied, “The people.”

The greatest generation were not angels, but divorce and drugs were practically nonexistent. People wore their Sunday best when going to church. X-rated movies were unheard of. In addition to Bible reading and prayer, public schools taught love of country. Abortionists were sent to prison. Sex-change operations and transgenderism were unheard of. Priests, ministers and teachers were scandal-free. Politicians were public servants by choice, not a privileged class.

A college professor said, “History shows that once a nation loses its moral character, that is the beginning of the end of that nation.”

With 60 million abortions and counting, our drug epidemic, fatherless children, young ladies covering their bodies with tattoos, a near complete lack of morality, the recent water attacks on New York City police … no gun law will stop mass killings or any other crime until the heart of man is changed. Until then, the prudent man will arm himself for the day when or if the police decide not to come to work.

Michael Matievich

White Oak

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.