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7 Reasons To Be Optimistic About America's Future

Troglodite Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 5:53 PM
We lost in 2008, then won in the mid-terms of 2010, and then lost again in 2012. Perhaps we will win again in 2014 or 2016. In that sense, there is room for optimism. In the long run, however, the trends continue against us: as a people, we seem to be becoming both stupider and more corrupt. That is the work of the schools and the pop culture. Nothing that can plausibly be expected to happen in our national elections is going to change those trends.
AmyDB Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 6:08 PM
Very true Trog, the only things that will mend this trend is for parents to become the authority figured again. To take back the reins of authority over their children & the decisions within the schools.
To do that means the parents, that's _US_ btw, need to exert influence within the school boards & the counties within which we live.
As I've been saying we need to take back the local governments that includes the school boards.
We do this then we, the parents & grand parents, can make ourselves heard above the babble of the progressive humanists.
mvaughan Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:59 PM
Yes Amy and I would like to expand on your thoughts. It is true that our family values have all but diminished. But, who is going to teach the children? The types of individuals who have voted for a President they really don't know? Individuals who are growing up texting to one another as oppossed to speaking directly when they are in the same room? Individuals who actually believe "reality" t.v. shows are real? I've never been one to tote religion. I was raised partially as a Catholic, but also in the Protestant Church as well. The common denominator is simply a belief in God. NOT to solve all problems, but to give a foundation for morals and values.
mvaughan Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 10:05 PM
But, how do we get there when our nation has been so divided by this current administration? Using race as a tool for election, then re-election; feeding off of the weaknesses of the people. Lying and manipulating them. Telling them the U.S. is no longer a Christian nation (as if Christians where out in droves trying to convert people). Making ALL the wealthy individuals out like they are evil, money loving, no good selfish people. When anyone with half a brain knows how hard GENERATIONS of families have worked to build big businesses to employ millions of people and help to build our country. I don't mean to sound negative, I truly do have faith and believe that those of us that are true patriots,believe in family,God, will find a way.

Although studies show that we conservatives are usually happier and more optimistic than most about our personal lives, we also tend to be a bit more pessimistic than the average person about the country. We look at our unsustainable level of spending, the dramatically expanding, increasingly lawless welfare state, encouragement of tribalism and class hatred as a political tactic, hostility towards Christianity, schools that teach socialism and liberalism, the morally bankrupt entertainment industry and the reelection of a man who may have had the single worst performance as President of anyone in our nation's history and we quite naturally...