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How Times Have Changed

ggblue Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 4:49 PM
Sorry, Mr. Williams, but the criminal justice system--especially juvenile justice--is no longer the last line of defense. We are inundated with violent youth who are protected by liberal administrators and legal ombudsmen that pander to their every whim. The old school administrators, who MADE teens work hard to earn their privileges, have since retired. We are no longer turning out productive citizens. In NYS we have an 80 - 85% recidivism rate. Per Michael Savage "liberalism is a mental disorder."

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...