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From Herman Wills to Mr. Chretien and civilizations.

Mr. Prime Minister:

As witnessed by history, societies are born and societies die. Societies go through several stages from birth to death, as we do as individuals. Studies done by historians on the subject all agree to these statements about the birth and death of nations.

Going a step further, noted historian J.D. Udwin and Russian Pitirim Sorokin, a Harvard sociologist, have studied societies going back as far as 3000 years plus. They noted that most societies last on average 200 years and as you are well aware Canada is about 150 years old and now in decay. How do I know this?

Some have put the stages of growth and decay of societies in 8-10 steps. Some have put the rise and decline in three phases. Near the end we have moral decay, social decay, devaluing of moral standards and of families. Moral decay is marked by the acceptance of many sexual deviations from the natural and the decline of families and spiritual beliefs and religion.

Families have been recognized as the core of society, which noted historians, anthropologists, and sociologists have stated in numerous studies. For example, in Quebec, culture is in decline because of abortion, vasectomies, and the decline of marriage and hence families, which give rise to children who carry on the traditions and culture. The language may survive but the culture will be dead. Culture survives in people and their children; no children, no culture vehicle into the future.

Your government and, it appears, the one to follow will continue the road of destruction that has been set out before them, if what is portrayed in the media is true.

Either one can hope that this train can be slowed and turned around, or do just the opposite, get on with it and destroy this society, for from the ashes will begin another cycle that will give hope to have ar its centre those values that will keep it safe and strong, namely families which have survived many governments, tyrants, and deviates.

One of the longest-surviving societies is that of the UK, but unfortunately it too is in spiritual and moral decay.

Former Liberal supporter.

P.S. When the traditional beliefs of a nation erode, the nation dies. Religion provides the set of standards that govern a nation. Historian Will Durant said, "There is no significant example in history, before our time, of a society successfully maintaining moral life without the aid of religion."

Mt Uniacke, NS
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Title Annotation:Letters to the Editor
Author:Wills, Herman
Publication:Catholic Insight
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Sep 1, 2003
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