~ One of the hottest issues in America today is the debate over values. Our values tell us what is right and wrong and drive us to certain actions. Your personal values can motivate you to donate to a food pantry or make you hide your income from the Internal Revenue Service at tax time. They can cause you to volunteer as a tutor or protect your own self-interests. It's not surprising that teachers, religious leaders, businesspeople, and politicians all agree that our values need to be clear.
Where do you get your values? And how do you know which values are the right ones? Is it all a matter of personal choice? And if so, what are we to say about the values of Hitler, Stalin, or followers of Al Qaeda? They have values too.