Today marks the 2nd anniversary of our return to Lindsborg after an absence of 26 years.
It’s hard to believe the time has passed so quickly, but really, at my age I shouldn’t be surprised.
So while we’re both happy here, and happy with our decision to move back, my heart remains heavy.
It’s not because of the general state of affairs in the world. It’s specifically because our country has lost its moral compass. The US Senate is very close to ratifying new laws that legalize torture and essentially eliminate the protections of the Geneva Convention. In addition, these new laws will upend the concept of habeus corpus, a cornerstone of western civilization since the signing of the Magna Carta 800 years ago.
We once used to be the light of the world, the country that knew how, the country that could be counted on to do the right thing. No more. I don’t know what to do. I write here, I write my representatives, but to no avail. We seem determined to follow a path that will only bring shame to our country.
I don’t have any words of wisdom to close this posting; all I can ask is that you join me in praying that our country finds its bearings before all is lost.