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SELF-CONTROL LEADS TO NONVIOLENCE

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As my daughter was writing a paper on nonviolence for Civil Rights Day, it triggered a discussion on how true nonviolence can be achieved: controlling oneself versus controlling the people, environment or circumstances around us. We may love and care for those people and things around us, but we don't need to force or control them.

As stated by someone recently, there seems to be something inherently wrong with a government concerned with controlling the vitamin intake of its people and, yet, giving condoms to children. With this in mind and with the passing of the elections just recently, a great statement has been issued by the people: We want our representatives to represent our beliefs. Whether our representatives be Republican or Democrat, it matters not, as long as they accept the responsibility that is now theirs to represent the people they serve, to live as the people they serve, and to be honest in thought, word and deed.I applaud federal Judge Ronald Boyce for telling it as it is. Adultery is not a victimless crime. Adultery can lead to disease, destruction of the family, the birth of unwanted children, and state-supported children.

Adultery is lack of self-control. It seems to me that one of the Ten Commandments addresses this subject.

Our nation was founded upon Judeo-Christian values: Namely, the Ten Commandments. As we bring our civil laws back in line with the original intent of our founding fathers, we will become "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Gae Grunander

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