I meant abandoned, not abdicated. My son grew up on Atlas Shrugged & was in D.C. with me on 9-12-2009. Now the Liberal Education system - especially the Ivy League where he is - has turned him into a raging Lib. It's our fault. we have abandoned them & our kids will pay the consequences. My father's generation was known as "The Best Generation." Ours may well go down in history as having been the worst!