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

The Original Alice Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:10 PM
Agreed, we should be *judged* on the content of our character and nothing else. But does that mean we cannot laud other things? Like how well they throw a ball? Or how handsome or beautiful they are? Actually, this young lady already set herself up to be "judged" for her beauty - she was a Miss America, no? She has already given up her privacy, as she became a public figure by entering her first pageant. But even if she were just a beautiful, un-Miss America woman, she did not hate being called beautiful, I'm willing to bet. And I'd have no problem with an announcer's mentioning that a famous woman's guy was very handsome. I doubt he'd mind it either.
badgerpat Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:54 PM
She (Ms Webb) has already said she thought it was nice, and she can't understand how calling a woman beautiful could be considered an issue.
renny4 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:54 PM
Oh, BS. We are all judged by the way we look.
The Original Alice Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 2:13 PM
Sorry, Miss Alabama, not Miss America.

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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...