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America has lost its moral compass

As Martin Luther King Day approaches, I happened upon the letter he wrote from the Birmingham Jail. In it he said the Constitution and Declaration together form the “great wells of democracy” that express “the most sacred values in our Judeo-Christian heritage.”

America’s founders also shared a common belief that religion mattered, not only for individuals but for the commonwealth of our nation. Charles Carroll, one of the signers of the Constitution, said without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; therefore they who decry the Christian religion are undermining the solid foundation and best security of a free government. I am astounded at how important Christian values and core faith beliefs were to the founders of this country. The Declaration calls us to “a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence.”

Could it be we are seeing greater evil because we have lost our moral compass and we need to rediscover our basic Christian values called upon by our forefathers? Instead of stiffer gun control, closing our borders and redefining marriage, why don’t we restore our national soul by upholding the basic principals of the Constitution and Declaration. Sometimes you have to go back to move forward.

Dawn Curazzato

Williamsville