Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 17, 2013

In Your View

The Independent

ASHLAND — Our nation is morally bankrupt

America is around $17 trillion in debt, but we are also morally bankrupt.

If you at least 60 years old, you can remember how things used to be. You did not see the nudity on tv that is on today, you did not hear the language that you hear today on tv.

I believe it started around 1963, when the Supreme Court ruled God was not allowed in our school or in our government business. When I was in high school, you did not worry if someone would come in our school and kill people and the doors were not locked, but God was allowed in our school back then.

Society also believed the lifestyle of homosexuality, and adultery and fornication were wrong and is a sin. The Bible says it is in Leviticus 20:13 and in the book of Romans, the first chapter.

Some people do not believe the Bible and that it is God’s message for mankind today, but I do. We now have a president and some other elected officials believe in homosexuality and want everyone to accept that it is normal and be like Sodom and Gomorrah, and we know what happened to them.

We are living in very troubling times, but to the Christian we can look ahead with great excitement knowing Christ could return at any moment. When Jesus began his ministry, He preached repentance of sin and to believe the gospel. It would be good for all to repent of sin and turn to Christ for Salvation.

Kelly Yates, Flatwoods

Seek more input from students

I recently read a story on The Independent website headlined, “Dropout age plan entices board.”

The article was very interesting and introduced one of the many ways states try to reduce dropout rates. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said he was working together with the Department of Education to give grants to the first 57 districts who raise their dropout age from 16 to 18. I believe that this is a very good idea.

As a sophmore at Orange High School in New Jersey, I think it is important for my fellow classmates to understand the importance of an education. If they do not, more and more students would dropout.

Although I agree with the proposed idea, I think a more effective idea is to change the way students learn in the classroom. The way to do this is by asking the students how they feel they should be taught.

Many ideas are created based on what aduls thinks is right for the students, but wouldnt it be better if you asked the students themselves? By inputing students’ ideas, students will most likely want to stay and finish high school, and probably go to college.

Kausar Ahmed, Orange, N.J