Question Authority! It’s a message that seems to be woven into our DNA as Americans. We live in a culture that fosters distrust, if not outright contempt, for those in authority. The lone rebel rising up against the system is a common theme in movies and literature. Cartoons and sitcoms are filled with idiot fathers and incompetent teachers just waiting to be mocked and abused.
Respect is no longer something that is given; it must be earned. This mindset is difficult enough to address on its own. When you add corrupt politicians and absent or abusive parents into the mix, teaching the Fourth Commandment in today’s world can become quite a daunting task.
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