One of the things I'm most passionate about is the 5th commandment:
"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which The Lord thy God giveth thee." (Exodus 20:12)
It is one of the reasons I routinely hold certain academics in such disdain. They so often attempt to come off (unconvincingly) as being so much smarter and wiser than the accumulated wisdom of the ages. It makes me sick. Pure juvenile hubris on display. Spoiled children are running the country. Case in point is the current ruling regime in Washington. One of their own now admits it:
“We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet,” he said. “In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven’t invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven’t even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us.” ~ Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colorado
The self-sacrifice, sweat, blood, and tears of the great men and women who built this country is being wasted. The self-absorbed, narcissistic statists who believe they are so much smarter than the rest of us have absolutely nothing to show for their supposedly "superior" intelligence and education except red ink and moral bankruptcy. History will judge them harshly.