Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Spirit of the Law

I often wonder where things went wrong in this country. How things got THIS screwy? I count myself among the minority that realizes that while America might be 237 years old... We have only been a superpower for 70, maybe 80 years. And being a student of history, I realize how uncivilized we were not so long ago. Conversely I also know that no matter how savage and dysfunctional our nation has been in the past (see slavery, woman’s suffrage, Native Americans, Jim Crow, etc…), there has always been a constant steady state of progress. Conditions have ALWAYS improved, for EVERYONE, each generation. No matter how totally fucked up society was at that moment, you were still better off than you were 20 years earlier, better off than your parents and they better than theirs, etc...