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First...I am not Anti-American...I served for 30 years..how long did you serve? My point is as long as we allow the lower standard of education....the reality tv mentality....the government entilement mentality....the ignorance to grow...we will fail as a nation. People have become so damn stupid. By that I mean STUPID! The education sysytem has rotted. You talk about our freedoms....well the first step in a tyranical government to take away freedoms is dumb down the masses. That has happened. The American people have allowed it to happen by being more wrapped up in their personal lives that caring for the nation. Don't give me the crap about Americans coming together either. Oh wow: that patriotic song and dance after 911 really lasted didn't it?
It takes more than standing for the national anthem or listening to a bunch of country singers that never served sing about war. It takes a deep love of the country. Sometimes tough love is the way. This nation has to be cleaned up. The post on here and others seem to demonstrate that fact. Only the uneducated Springer watchers could take a topic on tax reform for example and by the 5th post have it turned into who's spouse is screwing around in the next trailer park. Wake the hell up!
I agree with you, but only up to a certain point. We can agree on that certain freedoms have been taken away, and they seemingly want to go after even more. I do NOT agree with you on the fact that an entire region could possibly be Jerry Springer watching, KKK loving $hitbags. There simply has to be a few good apples in the bunch, somewhere.

No, I haven't served one day in the military. I respect those that have served, if only for their service to our nation. A veteran really has to show a special kind of stupidity, for me to lose respect for them as a person. Many of my loved ones have served, including in both World Wars. That is where much of the respect for veterans, and what many of them of given for our country, has originated from.

But for every pill popping, alcoholic,thieving, or possibly racist turd bird that we may have in this area, there are at least three people that get up and go to work, pay their taxes.... and some of the folks even contribute their time and money to the community. They give to charitable causes, like disabled veterans. They help feed the poor. They simply help those, less fortunate than themselves.

Now I'm not going to set here and say that I'm not aggravated about some things that I've seen bloom to fruition or the things I see developing. Some we are in agreement on as I've said. But the fact is bitching about it, or about people from a certain region on a site like Topix, will not get one thing accomplished. If you want, start an old curmudgeon thread in here. I'll probably visit and give my two cents on a few things. For example: I believe, that "gun control"... is when you're able line up your sites properly so you can actually hit what you aim at. Like that I believe: that the hypothetical spontaneous burst of energy that that came from nowhere, and that supposedly gave start to the universe being called "The Big Bang".... was actually GOD, our creator. A supreme and holy being, that is seemingly grouped with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny these days. And so any values, beliefs of ANY religion, are pretty much thrown out, as a general rule of thumb anymore. What the older generations believed, sacrificed, or gave.. is pretty much yesterdays news it seems. They apparently don't or didn't know a damned thing. And that if you're straight THESE days and times, YOU'D better be the one to keep THAT chit in the closet. Sure.. I have my gripes.

But nobody really wants to hear them.

But keep ranting friend, it's a free country. If your looking to start cleaning up the country,I do admire you..(depending on the methods). Especially starting on a site like Topix.