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You Can't Call a Pretty Girl Pretty; What Kind of Country Are We Becoming?

aquinnelly Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 11:04 AM
You consider the column useless. What do you think about the subject that the column is covering? Are we going to get to a point that we need to guard the expressions on our faces for fear of "Offending" some nutcase somewhere. I wish ESPN would publish the name/names of the offended idiots that complained.

Before examining the ridiculous controversy stemming from Monday night’s college football championship broadcast, let us stipulate that there are more urgent and scary ways to describe the current changes in America.

We are becoming a culture of dependency. We are becoming a neo-socialist experiment. We are becoming a dumbed-down nation unappreciative of its founders. We are losing touch with the Constitution and the very concept of liberty.

I do not argue that today’s essay is our most pressing problem. But as scores of fine writers address the various angles of our republic’s dangle from a precarious thread, I thought I’d venture...