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Facing America's Moral Erosion

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: August 30, 2009

Reflections on a famous American landmark…

George and Tom and Abe and Ted
look at us, though they are dead.
These Presidents carved into rock
must blush at what they see.

Gazing back towards our past,
these four heads of state en masse
warn us of erosive trends
that undermine our dreams.

They can see with eyes of stone
how we've reaped what we have sown,
how we've gained prosperity
while losing what meant more.

Gratefully, it's not too late.
Our nation's plight is not its fate.
If we repent and turn to God,
He'll chisel down our flaws.

* While driving our daughter to college in Illinois last week, we stopped at Mt. Rushmore. Our minivan overheated in the visitor center parking lot and blew out the radiator. Our trip was delayed and our bank account drained while the vehicle was fixed in nearby Hill City, South Dakota. If you had seen a close-up view of Mt. Rushmore last week, you may have seen tears cascading down the Presidents' faces as they looked upon our sad scenario.

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: August 30, 2009

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