Remember when the criteria used to determine our personal and national course of action was, "Is it right and good for our national well-being?" It seems that sometime during the past 60-70 years, our public institutions, as well as many individuals in this nation, have gone from asking, "Is it right or wrong?" to "Is it ethical?" to "Is it legal?"

Remember when we asked ourselves if killing the unborn was right and good, rather than "Is it legal?"

Remember when we knew that pornography, adultery, cheating and taking advantage of others were unacceptable?

Remember when we knew that promoting homosexual behavior was wrong?

Remember when displaying the Ten Commandments was protected under the First Amendment?

Remember when decisions were driven by a sense of right and wrong and we didn't need to consult with a lawyer to determine every course of action?

Joyce Erickson

Centerville