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You Can't Call a Pretty Girl Pretty; What Kind of Country Are We Becoming?

The Hermit Crab Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 7:42 AM
One more note -- let's stop being offended on the behalf of others. If they know what was said or done and were not offended, then it's "no harm, no foul". I can't help but note a heaping helping of jealousy in the complaints of the scolds. I've been wavering between unattractive and hideous my whole life (I'm a man, by the way). I got used to it. So can you.

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We are becoming a culture of dependency. We are becoming a neo-socialist experiment. We are becoming a dumbed-down nation unappreciative of its founders. We are losing touch with the Constitution and the very concept of liberty.

I do not argue that today’s essay is our most pressing problem. But as scores of fine writers address the various angles of our republic’s dangle from a precarious thread, I thought I’d venture...