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How Times Have Changed

TopGunn Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 9:31 AM
Why would you respond to this excellent article with such a racist comment. Do you think that stupid behavior is limited to blacks? Do you think that all - or even most - welfare recipients are black? What Professor Williams writes is true, but it it is not limited to blacks. (You don't have to be racist to be conservative.)

Having been born in 1936 has allowed me to witness both societal progress and retrogression. High on the list of things made better in our society are the great gains in civil liberties and economic opportunities, especially for racial minorities and women. People who are now deemed poor have a level of material wealth that would have been a pipe dream to yesteryear's poor. But despite the fact that today's Americans have achieved an unprecedented level of prosperity, we have become spiritually and morally impoverished compared with our ancestors.

Years ago, spending beyond one's means was considered a character defect. Today...