What was better was how much less government we had.Lord! I have so much to add that I would have to key punch like Loren to get it done & I am not that good! lol
Truman was prez when I was born so your msg is something that I LIVED!!
Communities, families & churches took care of their own & 'Uncle Sam' does NOT realize that Uncle Sam is NOT quite a family member.
Thomas Jefferson also said..." A government big enough to give you everything that you want is also big enough to take it all away."
A very wise man.
I remember police pulling over drunks and following them home to make sure they didn't get in an accident instead of taking them to jail. I remember kids jumping up and down on the back seat or wrestling in the back of a station wagon with no child restraints. They didn't even wear seat belts, but then again, adults didn't either.
When two guys got into an argument at a bar or something, they agreed to do the gentlemanly thing and go outside. They didn't have knives or guns, they had pride. And if a police officer did come along, he would separate the two and tell them to cut it out.
You didn't need a city permit every time you wanted to put up a pool or install a new electrical outlet. Kids actually rode their bicycles with no safety gear. I remember those little stores where the clerks would sell kids cigarettes because back then, it was no big deal. The State wasn't sending out agents to act like minors and then give you a $1,000 fine or haul you off to jail.