We must turn this around. But our hope is not some kind of big, dramatic solution, and we cannot wait for someone else to fix it. There’s no grand plan nor noble leader that will save us from ourselves.
Cultures change, out of the countless small choices of millions of people. Every citizen matters and it matters what every citizen decides. We will save this culture one decision at a time. It has to be done retail, not wholesale; person by person, family by family, community by community. More tax money for more government programs is not the answer. Congress cannot pass a law, no matter how comprehensive, that will repair it. While leadership is important, it will not matter what party is in power or the name of the person occupying the Oval Office.
Take Away: We will save this culture one decision at a time.