By Bill Moore

Let me start by saying that there are a great number of young adults and teens who are doing well within our system.  However, there are also a large number of young adults and teens who are rebelling against the system.

As a former High School Principal, I understand that it is part of the maturation process for teens and other young adults to rebel against authority.  Normally, many of these “rebels” come back into the fold as they mature into their twenties.  However, my concern is not directly with the normal rebellion process.  My concern is what is being told to these “rebels” and who it is telling it to them.

Too often all these kids are hearing from birth is:  “the system is rigged against us”.  Or “you will never get an even break from the system”.  We have too many adults that are at war with the system and take any opportunity to attack or put down the system.

Imagine growing up as a child and hearing daily how the government is against you and there is nothing you can do to make it better.  The majority of the kids hearing this lose the will to try and in fact take the attitude of “why bother”?  They will refuse to participate in government and join the entitlement bandwagon seeing this as a way to strike back at the people in power that are keeping their family down.  In fact a great many drop out of school.  Some take to drugs; others go to crime.  The bottom line in all cases is that the “adults” in their lives have taken away one of the most important parts of growing up – HOPE.

Look at the number of “Snow- flakes” in our nation.  They are young adults who cannot face anything controversial because they have no hope for the future.  I am confident that a great number of opioid users are young adults or teenagers who have lost all hope of a bright future.  Teen-age drug dealers, thieves, and robbers are often children/ teenagers who have lost the hope for a better life.

Exactly who is behind this loss of hope?  The far left and the Democratic Party have gone out of their way to attack and undermine American Values including the hope of a better future.  Their purpose is to get people to vote their way.  Remember:  they are Globalists who believe in a one government world. The main block to that World is the United States.  Therefore to achieve that goal they must tear down the U.S.

They attack our Forefathers as racist white men who were slave owners, thus minimizing the importance of what they did when they drew up the Constitution.  They continue to point out American failures; such as, slavery, WWII interments, Discrimination toward Blacks and other minorities.  They fail to point out that in each instance the United States has addressed the issue and made the necessary changes to improve the lot of the people affected.

They need to admit change continues to happen.  It is fine to admit any shortcomings this nation might have had, but be fair and explain to your Children the steps taken to correct those issues.  By doing so they might send signals to our kids that no matter what your situation, there is hope you can better yourself.

I am confident that if schools and parents teach the kids properly, we can again rekindle that light of hope in their minds and bodies.  It might go a long way to finding positive alternatives to Drugs and Crime.

I close with two quotes.  It was Hellen Keller who said “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence”.

Thich Nhat Hanh once wrote:

Hope is important because it makes the present moment less difficult to bear.  If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

Hope is something everyone needs to both survive and succeed. Join me in spreading hope to our young people in order for them to be successful.