ALL Lives Matter

I’m just a little frustrated. I see T-shirts, protest signs, and even YouTubes with people standing with their arms raised with the ‘Don’t Shoot’ motto inscribed either on the shirts, placards or scrolling under the televised marches. We also have seen football players and congressmen getting in on the action.
First of all, I am sick to my stomach and very disgusted anytime anyone loses his life. Ferguson is a pivotal point in this nation’s history that is calling into question the American public’s attitudes regarding life and death.
We used to be a nation that valued life. Then, in 1973, abortion was legalized in the United States. Then in 2009, euthanasia was legalized in some countries. We as a people started believing that the unborn do not matter, and we started believing that the elderly and the ill did not deserve to live.
Time progressed and we deemed other social structures were no longer needed. We quit praying. We quit valuing marriage and intact families. Divorce rates and un-wed pregnancies soared. Who trains our children to be model citizens? The parents. Who teaches a boy to be a man? His father.
Sure Black Lives Matter. White lives matter. Police lives matter. Civilian lives matter. EVERY life matters. The main-stream media would want the public to believe that the Ferguson matter is a racial matter. Yes, the altercation did involve people of different races. America is a melting pot. We are, by our very nature a culture of mixed races. The very fact that we have a Black President of the United States speaks volumes. Were we still a nation that was divided along racial lines, we would not have as the head of our government a black man. Many of our government leaders are also black. This would not happen in a racial nation. Some recent statistics:
Though 10 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force, African-Americans are 18 percent of U.S. government workers. They are 25 percent of the employees at Treasury and Veterans Affairs, 31 percent of the State Department, 37 percent of Department of Education employees and 38 percent of Housing and Urban Development. They are 42 percent of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., 55 percent of the employees at the Government Printing Office and 82 percent at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.
Again, EVERY life matters. I heard that last Sunday was ‘Black Lives Matter’ Sunday. Really? I read in my Bible that: ‘In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ.’ Galatians 3:28. EVERY life matters. EVERY day.
Perhaps, as a society, our move away from the Bible has moved us away from our historical social structure. You know, the one that honors women, values traditional marriage, and believes that fathers are the best role models for young boys. Perhaps when we disregarded the Bible and its teaching, as a society we decided that life did not matter. Not yours, not mine. Not the un-born. Not the public servants.
At this time of year, maybe we need to be reminded that Someone was born in a manger many years ago to bring Peace on Earth, Good will to men….

Until next time

Dr. Polly

  • Great points all the way around.

  • Judith says:

    This is absolutely “right-on”.

  • Trina says:

    My sentiments exactly. I will be sharing this on Facebook.