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What Happened to Our Country?

kenneth416 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 11:11 AM
Some would say the citizens' firing on Fort Sumter, S.C. or the election of Abraham Lincoln, perhaps the worst General the Army ever had. (What, you say he was the President, not the General?) Or, when he declared in the Emancipation Proclamation that the slaves were FREE. Man has always been selfish and aggressive (some would say violent). Our demise, like that of Rome, has long been coming, and is nearing fruition.

When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today.

Yet most would argue that there were still injustices when we were growing up fifty years ago. Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most parts...