Societies give up when the good people (the non-takers and the moral) see no hope. Sadly, we are getting to that point where many good people feel like the only way back from a world where self-sufficiency, responsibility, honesty, morality, and God are mocked while dependencey, irresponsibility, dishonesty, immorality and atheism are praised, is for that world to collapse and then hope that what rises from the ashes will be a return to the principles that made our country great. That path, however, is filled with unimaginable horrors. Unfortunately, we are quickly coming to the last exit on the highway before that path becomes inevitable. Let's not let "government of the people, by the people, for the people ... perish from the earth."