Morals are sadly lacking in America
Copperhill, Tenn., at one time, was the home of the Tennessee Copper Company. My Mom and Dad lived in Epworth, Ga., which is as close as Maryville is to Alcoa. Barren land, as the copper mining left the land void of vegetation. One man visiting was quoted as saying, “Hell couldn’t be far from here.”
You cannot legislate morals. Many companies in that time didn’t have any morals, but the people did. My Mom told of how the church was mostly responsible for enforcing behavior as the law was scarce.
One man drunk up everything he made while his wife and children did without. One night, as the drunk staggered through his cemetery shortcut, a member of the church, dressed like the devil, decided to put the fear of God in the drunk.
He jumped out from behind a tombstone saying, “Boo!”
“Who are you,” the drunk slurred.
The man said, “I am the devil.”
“Well, come on home with me. I am living with your sister,” replied the drunk.
You cannot scare morals into people either. We have a government that is pretty much void of morals.
Who can stop them? We voted them in office.
The government is spending taxpayers’ money like a bunch of drunks. Most of us don’t care whose fault it is, we want action on the budget. I tell you what I would like to kick down the road, and it is not a can. God Bless America.
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