Maybe it started around the time of the Sexual Revolution -- but it seems like putting the emphasis on self, pleasure or just anti-establishment belief system changed our outlook from that of the Founding Fathers to reliance on Govt. caring for everything. And our public school system totally removed any views of how America was created and grew. Today the ignorance of our children is deplorable and continues to get worse. Reading the histories of most great countries in history, there are symptoms that we're nearing the position of our own decline and fall. I don't see any positive factors that will prevent us from joining that lost group of countries.