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5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America

Donjindra Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 12:06 PM
"To Jeffersonian levels? That's just stupid, though some military cutting does need to happen. :" Of course it's stupid, so why does Hawkins bring it up? Why do some Republicans refuse to decrease military spending -- in fact, some are asking for an increase. That's insane when we have a $16 trillion debt.

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...