God System RestoredBy Alan DeanChapter 11Lost Children Doom CitiesThe Public School SystemToday in the United States we have a very serious problem with drugs, crime and violence in our cities of which many of our teenagers are involved in. If our children don’t learn to have a respect for authority and a desire to be a good person from their parents, their churches, schools or from the entertainment medias; their cities will inherit youths that are subjected to gang involvement, drug use and crime. Most cities today face huge financial problems that they are unable to meet the expenses of handling the problem which continues to worsen. Some cities have cut back on their police force at a time when they actually need more. Certain cities are requesting help from any source that they can to help solve their youth involvement in gang activity, drug use and criminal activity.I have some recommendations that I strongly believe will help these cities solve their problems. My first recommendation is designed to separate youths that have a desire to be good from those that do not. Whoever coined the phrase “One bad apple will spoil the whole barrel” knew exactly what he or she was talking about. For so many years we have been allowing entire generations of our good children to become spoiled and lost simply because of a few ruthless children are among them. Our inner city schools have adopted a policy of permitting children that are troublemakers to remain in the school system despite their behavior. The children that have the poorest behavior then becomes the leaders of the others. These youthful bad leaders eventually lead the good children to a path of self- destruction; as they too join illegal gang activity, drug use and criminal activity and eventually end up in prison. According to reports there are a minimum 2,200,000 people in prisons in the United States at a cost of $70 billion, and the crime rate continues to rise each year. School authorities are under the impression that these troublemakers just need more attention and guidance; however, this concept is completely false. What they must understand is that there is nothing that you can do with a child that wants to misbehave except make sure that they are not allowed to mingle with the children that want to be good. The policies of the past have failed and we must consider putting into practice a new understanding and approach to the problem that can deliver the best results.The first thing I believe a city must do to address their youth problem is to separate their public school system into three codes of conduct. The first level conduct school is where the children go that have the best conduct; The third level school is where the children with the worse conduct are sent. The first and third conduct level school must be in different locations to ensure that the children that have the best conduct will be able to go to and from school without coming into contact with children from the third conduct level school. The first conducts schools must have a section reserved for the second conduct level children. The second level section is for those children that are either trying to get to level one, has been sent down from level one or has been sent up from level three. The third conduct level school must have their own second level conduct section so that when a child is being moved up from the third conduct level they can go into the second conduct level without having to change schools. However, when a child is ready to be moved from the third conduct level school to the first conduct level school this child must go to the second conduct level in the first conduct level school to be evaluated to see if he or she is ready to go to the first level conduct level before being allowed to go. In this three code of conduct system a child will be sent down to the next conduct level for whatever a student would have been suspended for in the past. No matter the reasons why a child has bad conduct one that cannot conduct himself or herself in an appropriate manner should not be allowed to go to school or be involved in any way with the children that wants to be good. When a child in the third level proves he or she can improve their behavior he or she can be moved up to the second level to assess their conduct. If that child continues to improve then he or she can be allowed to move up to a level one school. Conversely, if a child in level one behavior begins to deteriorate then this child must be moved down to level two. If this child conduct continues to deteriorate he or she must be sent to a level three school. A child that wants to be good should never have to go to school with a bully. If a student has been shown to be unable or willing to conduct his or herself in the third conduct level school, the child should be sent to a 24-hour juvenile delinquency center to be evaluated for a mental condition.The child that wants to be good should be the one that gets the attention and money from society not the one that wants to misbehave. We must start a new policy of rewarding the children that are being good and let them and their parents know there will be no rewards for a child that cannot behave in the public school system. This is the only way that we can begin to save our children from being influenced into becoming criminals and a financial burden on our cities. Today our cities are breeding far too many wicked children and this must be stopped for the sake of the children; the future of our country and before the problem overwhelms all of our cities’ resources.If you’re striving to be a righteous person and you believe that this approach will help save many of our children from becoming evil in your city, then the ball is in your court. Most people believe that being righteous is about going forward to do good things collectively with other people but this is not so. Being righteous is about going forward and doing what is needed even if you’re alone. God has declared His religion to be a race and He tells the believer to strive as in a race to all that is good. What I believe God is saying is that if you come in first place in the race to do good you’ll get the best reward. I believe He is also saying that you cannot win a race by waiting for anybody else. Don’t wait for me to introduce this idea to your city it’s your idea now.After School ProgramsIn part one of Lost Children, Doom Cities I made a recommendation that I believe will help the cities in the United States solve their juvenile delinquency problem in their public school system. However, once our good children leave school they’re free once again to associate and mingle with the children that will lead them to a life of crime. It is not enough to simply control the children in the public schools in order to reduce youthful criminal activity. Curtailing bad behavior in the public school system is just a necessary first step in order to reduce our juvenile delinquency problem in and around our cities. To turn our juvenile delinquency problem around we must also develop after school programs that will help children to use their free time constructively.To implement the three codes system of conduct program in the Public School System will not cost the city considerable amounts of money since this program merely transfers the children to different locations based on their conduct. However, most cities are aware that they must invest some capital to develop after school programs to prevent the children from associating with criminals. These after school programs can mimic the three codes system of conduct program by discouraging mingling with those children that they were separated from in the schools. If the children are allowed to mingle with the same children, they were separated from in the public schools in their after school activities then we have accomplished nothing. Youth crimes cost these cities large amounts of money as well as compromising the safety of innocent citizens. If after school programs are not going to solve the problem cities have with youth crime, then why should these cities spend large sums of money on after school programs? We must develop after school programs for youths that is designed to aid in solving the problem that we have with juvenile delinquency and youth crime. I would like to introduce an after school program and the three codes of conduct system which I strongly believe will decrease and eventually brings to an end most of the city’s youth problems. However, it is essential that we understand the nature of the problem first.In the past we gave the children with the worse behavior power over the good children as a result we are losing all of our children. The solution to this problem is to turn the situation around by giving the good children power over the bad children with the hope of reforming the corrupt children. Allowing corrupt children to get away with doing what they know is wrong only sets a bad example for the good children to follow. When I see a youth with his pants hanging down off of his butt I see a child that is a good follower. Someone gave this youth something to follow and now he is showing everyone what a good follower he really is. Most youth are just good followers and all we have to do to turn bad conduct around is to give them better examples to follow.The best way I believe we can give the good children power over the bad ones will be to first create an environment for the good children where bad behavior is not tolerated in any way. The rules for this environment must be very strict for the purpose of separating those who do not want to obey the rules from those that do and expulsion must be the penalty for disobeying any of the rules in the beginning. I believe the good children will appreciate these strict rules because they know that these strict rules are necessary so that they can have fun without the trouble makers being around. The first purpose of this environment is to give the children that want to be good a place where they can enjoy being with others who also want to be good without being bullied.What I believe will work best for the purpose is an after school marching cadet academy that will target children from the communities with the worst problems. Some may say that an academy with such strict rules will not have any members but what we must understand is that the members who chooses to obey the academy rules first will be designated the leaders for those youths who will join the academy after them. The children who are willing to obey the rules must be the ones trained first to build a strong foundation of integrity for this academy. A Marching Academy is a rank system where children with the best behavior will be given ranks above those that join the academy after them. I believe that this will be the best way to encourage the youth to follow leadership and to do the right things. Initially membership in this academy may be small but I believe it will increase over time once the other children realizes that they are missing out on a lot of fun they could be enjoying if they would just obey the rules.I believe it would be very important to make it mandatory that all academy members attend character building classes at this academy so that each member will learn the importance of having kindness, respect and consideration for each other. I also believe that it must be mandatory that all members take an oath of integrity and loyalty to be a member of this academy. The oath that the boy scouts take to become a member is an excellent oath for this program too. Similarly, the adult instructors of this academy must also take the same oath as the members to become an academy instructor.In an academy of this nature I believe that a chaperon system that requires a third-party be present at all times must be made mandatory to safeguard against evil. In this chaperone system no adult can be alone when dealing with any one child, no children can be alone at any time without an adult being present and no two adults can be alone together at any given time. When dealing with children that may have a variety of mental or emotional problems a child could bring up false charges against an instructor or another member that they dislike. When there is a third-party present at all times there will always be someone available who will be able to bear witness to what actually happened when an incident becomes a issue.I believe it is very important that the individuals who will be working for this academy as instructors be paid for their time and services. The problems that we have with our youths in our cities has become so serious that just relying on volunteers will never be enough to address these problems. A volunteer may help today but tomorrow he or she may not feel like helping. If we are willing to pay policemen and women to fight crime, we must also be willing to pay people to serve to prevent crime.Academy Activities:I believe in this academy the youth members should be trained to march and perform in parades in their city. Teaching the children to march is a great way to instill discipline in those that more than likely have none and I believe it will also be a good way to instill a sense of pride in the children. During the winter time the members can learn marching skills, how to play band instruments and participate in a variety of indoor sports. In the summer time the different academy locations can compete against each other in parades and sports competitions. Once a year this academy can have an award banquet where the members’ families and community can come together to get to know each other and to see their children receive rewards for being the best in their category. Each location that belonged to the academy can develop their own sports teams to compete against the other academy locations for rewards; for example, baseball, basketball, volleyball, football, self-defense and more. I believe it is very important that each academy location only allow their members to associate and compete against other locations that belong to their academy. I believe that this marching academy concept should be a city controlled program; and the city should provide the space required for this academy in public buildings, for example school gymnasiums and unused buildings in the city. Most cities in the United States now have several schools that have been closed for a lack of money and these unused schools can be reopened to accommodate this marching academy concept.A city that establishes a three code of conduct system in their public schools and an after school academy like this would be the city I would want to live in and give my support. I have a Youth Cultural Art Center program but I know that I cannot teach a child that has not yet made the right choices to be good. I would want to recruit my students for my center from an academy concept such as this. I believe that many other people and organizations would want to recruit their students from an academy such as this one as well. If I was in a city that had an academy similar to this and a youth was interested in becoming a member of my cultural art center, I would tell this youth that he or she would be required to become a member of this academy first. After having achieved a satisfactory level that shows me that he or she has been tested on having good character and an ability to work with others then he or she will be eligible to apply for membership again at my center.Today, many cities in the United States are competing with each other on how beautiful they can remodel their city and how many tourism dollars that they can bring in. If a city really wants to be the best, then I recommend that they also strive to receive God’s blessings too. If your city is the first to establish a three code of conduct system in their public school and an after school academy like this one, I believe that your city would be blessed to be the model for all of the other cities to follow. I believe that the children that succeeded in this academy will become recognized as the best instead of the worst. All it would take is a few righteous people and a city that is willing to support those who are striving to win the race to please God.Wicked CitiesIn parts 1 and 2 of Lost Children, Doom Cities I introduced two youth programs that I believe will help solve the problems most of our cities in the United States have today with youth gangs, drugs, and crime. However, it doesn’t matter how good a youth program may be if our cities in the United States are too wicked themselves to be able to do anything good for their children or themselves. Also, when most of the good people in these cities have evil friends and their evil friends will not let them do anything that is good.What we must understand before we can change our youth problems is that we as adults in the United States have some of the same problems as our youth. As a country today we are allowing evil things and people to be our leaders and now we are wondering why our youth cannot do what is right. How can we expect our children to do what is right when the adults are not willing to do what is right themselves? As adults we must set the first example of what is right from wrong if we are going to expect our children to do what is right.Our cities today represent the frontline in our struggle against evil because it is the cities that are facing most of the financial burdens from this country’s growing immorality, crime rate and homelessness. Unfortunately, their state or the Federal Government won’t be able to help them much because they’re suffering from their own financial burdens. No matter why we have so many problems today that we did not have just a few decades ago, our youth problems is going to continue to get worse until we take the right actions to solve these problems. However, I believe that these cities must first end the legal lottery business in their city before God will bless them to be successful in solving any of their problems. The people in authority in these cities cannot help those who want to do good and those who want to take advantage of the people at the same time. This conflict of interest has crippled the city’s ability to be able to help themselves or anyone else. If the money generated from the Lottery has helped our country so much then why are our schools, city, state and federal governments suffering from such a serious financial problem today? I believe our country’s financial problem has continued to go downhill because God is not going to bless anything good to come from evil money made from disobeying Him. God promises that He will curse those who are disobeying Him in this life and that He will deliver them down into the punishment of hell in the next life. The truth that we must begin to face is that many of the problems that we have in our society today are just a part of God’s punishment for us aiding evil things and people. You cannot be in partnership with people who are doing evil things and expect to be blessed by God no matter how much good you think you’re doing. Righteousness and obedience to God is the only real solution.Many individuals today believe that it’s too late for our country to become righteous again and that our problems are just too big and heavy for our cities to change. This is true if we expect to change everything that is wrong at the same time. Let’s look at our society as if it was a long heavy railroad train that needs to get into motion in the right direction. Our society train is so heavy that if we try to get everything in motion or try to change everything that is wrong at the same time we are not going to get anything moving. If an engineer of a real train tries to get all of the cars in his train to move at the same time that train would never move. It would just break apart every time he tries to move it because his train is also too heavy. So how does the engineer get his train to move? The engineer will only try to get the first car in his train to move and once the first car begins to move that first car will get the second car to move and the second car will get the third car to move and this process will continue all the way down the line until all of the cars in his train are in motion. Once all of the cars in his train are moving the engineer can then take off and go as fast as the tracks he is riding on will allow him to go.I believe we can get most of the people in our society aboard our righteous train moving in the right direction away from being evil but we must begin by getting that right program moving first. The right project that is willing to set a righteous example can be blessed to get that first car moving. The youth programs that I am introducing in this chapter can be that first car in this righteous train that can eventually get everything else moving in the right direction. However, we need those who believe in God to separate themselves from their evil friends, family and co-workers first and support each other to be blessed by God to get anything good into motion. Nothing that we want to do will be blessed by God to succeed if there are evil people involved because one bad apple will spoil the whole project. Why allow someone who is evil to be involved when the only thing this individual can do is derail what you’re trying to accomplish?However, if you would separate yourselves from your evil friends, family, and co-workers first God can bless them to also get on board your righteous train just not at the same time as you. They may not get on board with you on the first car but because you were willing to set the right example first for them to follow they could eventually decide to get on board the tenth or the twentieth car. Maybe they won’t decide to get on board until the fiftieth program start moving in your righteous train but when they do decide to get on board they won’t be doing evil things any longer; they will be striving to be a righteous person like you.People get ready because there is a righteous train coming. There is no room for the hopeless sinners and all you need to do to get on board is to obey God’s laws.