As much as it pains me to say this, yes, we have lost America as we knew it. I do worry for my nieces and nephews coming of age at this time.
America (primarily the under 40 generations) has become overwhelmingly complacent, passive, self absorbed and entitlement minded. They set their moral and ethical codes to the beat of Hollywood and the Hip-Hop culture, leaving them blind and ignorant of the World around them and the eroding of their liberties, general welfare and most importantly, their future.
i see this Country splintering into several Nations within the next generation; we are far to diverse in every sense of the word to survive as one. Perhaps it would be for the better.