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A National Crisis in Character

Texas Girl Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:12 AM
I understand pols and columnists who continue to keep up the good fight. However many of my family and friends and "old timers" (meaning over 50) think that the balance has been reached. The population of the US is now officially more ticks than dog. We hope we're wrong, but we don't think we are. Very, very sad times.
TriumphBecomesAllison Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:30 AM
What a load of rubbish.

Yes, things are always changing....but how demeaning and disgusting for you to refer to half the country as "ticks".
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:16 AM
Texas Girl, my friends and I have been studying and observing the trends for the last 40 years. Cultures have a trajectory, they are never static. They are always either in ascendancy or in decline and there are "tells" , that is indicators, as to which direction it is.

No, you are not wrong. We're only part way there, too.

Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received the other day from a college professor:

“….throughout this election I discussed with students the differences between ideologies. The majority of them are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of. It is disturbing to hear that they are willing to spend their own money on tattoos and cell phones but cannot buy the book for class until the financial aid comes in.”

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