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

The Original Alice Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 2:44 PM
So should boys who don't play football very well have that version of success touted in their faces? Is it cruel to show them guys who play football really well and attract attractive females as a result? Should America's Top Model and the Miss America pageant be banned, since it promotes being beautiful as equaling being successful? (You'll probably say, "well that's the place for that.") And it's not that some people complained - it's that the program buckled! They *publicly agreed* that it's really bad to call a beautiful woman beautiful! 'Cause it might hurt someones' feelings! The precedent that that sets is the cause for anger, not that some overly-sensitive types were upset.

Before examining the ridiculous controversy stemming from Monday night’s college football championship broadcast, let us stipulate that there are more urgent and scary ways to describe the current changes in America.

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...