I so appreciate living in Canada, where most of us are immigrants from somewhere, the need to appreciate the diversity, but also integrate and enhance where we are. Many years ago, it was polite to talk to strangers but still be somewhat cautious.
As kids, we learned to play well with others in the neighbourhood, and now that seems to rarely occur. To go the other extreme and not talk to neighbours does not help us to work together as communities for the greater good. Often neighbours are closer than family in an emergency. Do we even know their names now?
Did our moral compass not come from the family beliefs and faith? Where else would it come from?
Can we go back to someone’s word and handshake meaning something or are we too far gone? Respecting one another’s beliefs is so important, and not having the minority dictate what everyone does which causes fear and distrust as well.
I believe we need to support the police force, with a moral code, as there will always be people that make bad choices.
But that doesn’t make them all bad or bad people. They still deserve dignity and care. The reality is they need the help to rehabilitate and make better choices and a community that supports that.
We need to teach respect to authority from home and provide additional funds for the police force to be safe, increasing support from trauma for officers and their families, and providing police dogs whenever possible.
However, the police officer that was ‘large and intimidating’ may have been helpful but didn’t always make a person feel safe enough to call for help when needed.
Our world has disintegrated its moral compass to various degrees, but only with each person making a difference, going back to the roots of their faith, is there any hope in changing it.
Changes, in my opinion, that cannot be done without faith and asking God for help.