It's true that the "good old days" weren't always good, but we should also remember that our belief that we're completely superior to previous generations of Americans doesn't even remotely square with reality. It's fine to pat ourselves on the back for being wealthier, more educated and considerably less racist than we used to be, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that those less educated, backward people in their antiquated clothes were head and shoulders better than we are in a myriad of other ways. We should remember that the real problem isn't having a problem; it's having a...
Every time I look into the beautiful faces of my grandson (2) and granddaughter (almost 1) I see the faces of the millions of beautiful children who never got to see the light of day and fear for those yet to experience the same fate. That to me is the saddest thing of all. If a society is truly judged by the way it treats the least among them, we are in serious trouble. There will be no forgiveness for this.
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