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Our Deviant Society

layopinions Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 2:34 PM
We were warned: "When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin
Jeff2422 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:18 PM
"Maddam, you have a republic, if you can keep it." Ben Franklin, when asked by a lady "what did we get?" after the Constitutional Convention.
Here's one usage of the term gentleman: The gentleman helped the fallen lady to her feet. Here's another, one we might hear from a newscaster or a police spokesman: Tonight we report on the arrest of two gentlemen who raped, sodomized and murdered an 80-year-old woman.

During earlier times, to be called a gentleman meant one was honest, brave, courteous and loyal. Today "gentleman" is used interchangeably in reference to decent people and the scum of the earth.

Much of today's language usage demonstrates a desire to be nonjudgmental. People used to shack up; now they cohabit or are living partners. Few young...