In the 1990s, our neighbors would tell us how their company had had several choices of where to locate and their employees talked them into the Raleigh area because they heard there were good public schools and reasonable housing prices and it was a good place to raise a family. Investing in the people of our state paid off.
For years, Raleigh was listed as a top place to get a job and raise a family. Some people licked their chops when they saw this description. They thought if they brought in their way of doing things, the money would keep flowing like honey. They don’t seem to realize that it’s not the land or the little bit of gas underground or taxpayer money – it’s the people who make the formula for success.
If we remove the ways of the people, including how they treasure their land, educate their children and care for the less fortunate, we have broken every law in the book, except the ones we made.
Pope Francis said, “A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both in its memory and its promise.”