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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

gungy Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:00 PM
well said. There also used to be a stigma against unwed motherhood. With today's anarchic lawless chaos, we now know why. It wasn't just a bunch of bluenoses being judgmental, there are real societal downsides to single motherhood and absent fathers.

Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs.

It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated.

Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics."

He recalls a time when the Johnson administration was...