Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Getting Our Moral Mojo Back"

By Arnold Ahlert

"It's amazing to think that we are the descendants of Americans like George Washington and his Continental Army, who braved frigid conditions, bad food and inadequate clothing, even as they staged a surprise attack at Valley Forge which turned the tide of the American Revolution. It's amazing to think there are people still alive who lived through the Great Depression, in which every aspect of one's life was affected by the specter of hopelessness and despair — but who, in the space of a few years, rose up and defeated the greatest threat to freedom in the history of man. What happened?

We swapped character for material comfort, that's what."

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