A letter titled: “What has happened?” by Gary and Sue McKinney of Mexia appeared in the Aug. 27 edition in the middle of Page 4. I would hope that all readers at least glanced at this letter, but I have my doubts.
The McKinneys correctly pointed out the apathy that has gripped America. This is not a new phenomenon. According to my late mother (B:1898, D:1992) this has been slowly building in the USA since the early 1900s. I believe I can pinpoint events that started in 1913 that contributed to this slide toward indifference to evil. Author David Barton nailed down the beginning of the modern demise of the U.S. in his 1988 statistical analysis, “America: To Pray or Not to Pray,” with 40 charts plus tables.
America “ho-hummed” and said, “Tsk, tsk, a shame” when prayer was removed from public schools in 1962 by the U.S. Supreme Court (Engel v. Vitale). Again, in 1990, the court ruled the Ten Commandments was illegal to display in schools (Stone v. Gramm).