How long can a country run on blaming others? Many people my age complain about the decisions of previous generations. I see no point in that. If we arent proactive, nothing will ever get better. I definately agree that we have to understand where we have been to make wise decisions to form our future... My point is that we can only repeat stupidity for so long before our country self destructs. That stupidity is the unwillingness of anyone to work together. I also understand that change will not take place overnight... hence the comment that the next four years sets the precedent for the next fifty (my generation).
We didnt get here in four years, we got here in a generation, long before you were born....unfortunately its my generation, the children of the post Viet Nam 70's that has gotten us here...and we wont get out of it overnight either....until we understand why we got here and the mistakes we made, it would be foolish to start talking about compromise
For the record I am a gun loving, bible thumping constitutionalist who loves American ideals more than some. Socialism is one of my biggest fears. Does that mean that I think I should sit on my high horse, stick my tongue out, and say that only my views are acceptable? No. I understand that if we as a nation continue to hate others with differing views nothing will ever change. News flash folks: the good old days are in the past. America will not ever be its former industrial power when it is on an uneven playing field against China, policing countries that would rather kill one another, and eating itself from the inside out with hate. It is our time to create new and better times. My post was simply asking if we as a country are going to step up. Unfortunately, I do not think we will until it is too late, and will be too little.
We need to do our best to thwart the conversion of our great country into a socialist state by letting our elected officials know that where ever possible they should work as hard as possible against this terrible subversion of the long standing principles that made the United States of America what many still think of as the greatest nation on earth.