It's true that the "good old days" weren't always good, but we should also remember that our belief that we're completely superior to previous generations of Americans doesn't even remotely square with reality. It's fine to pat ourselves on the back for being wealthier, more educated and considerably less racist than we used to be, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that those less educated, backward people in their antiquated clothes were head and shoulders better than we are in a myriad of other ways. We should remember that the real problem isn't having a problem; it's having a...
No argument with any of your points. But is it too late? John Adams said our form of government was sustainable only by a "moral" people. Back then, honor was considered something sacred. How many moral and honorable people do you see in politics, or even in the populace, today? Not enough. I can't think of a single prominent Democrat who is not a serial liar.
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