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How Times Have Changed

Gene276 Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 10:16 AM
Walter is right on the money. I was born in 1925 into a family of eight and all those values and many more taught by my parents,schools,and society. You can yell old fashioned if you want to, but society was held together by the family,friends,values,and a belief in the Almighty God, the creator of all of those who oppose and down religion today.What man created a human being? Come on Atheist, Agnostic,non believer name you man. The streets will be full when Uncle Sam is forced to create hands up instead of hands out. The greatest failure in American History started in 1965 by hands out at every turn.Half of Americans should be ashamed for sitting on their rears waiting for the second of each month but they will never be proud of America.

Having been born in 1936 has allowed me to witness both societal progress and retrogression. High on the list of things made better in our society are the great gains in civil liberties and economic opportunities, especially for racial minorities and women. People who are now deemed poor have a level of material wealth that would have been a pipe dream to yesteryear's poor. But despite the fact that today's Americans have achieved an unprecedented level of prosperity, we have become spiritually and morally impoverished compared with our ancestors.

Years ago, spending beyond one's means was considered a character defect. Today...