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When we were young and protesting, we criticized our country and at times even felt disdain for it.

It was our bedrock, and we knew it was strong and great and just at its core but needed to meet far higher expectations to achieve what it promised. It sustained our tough love.

Today, I feel the bedrock crumbling, our precious country no longer the stable giant we were so proud of and wanted to perfect. Now I cherish it in its fragility and pray for leaders who are not swayed by power but by principle.

Ellen Anderson

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Pitbull

Maybe that 60s protesting was more destructive than you thought.

Eagle24

Not sure what that even means...Those protests helped to stop a senseless war... no one stormed the capitol...they exposed corruption and lies...

Pitbull

As hard as it will be for you to recognize this, Richard Nixon ended that war. You know, the one started by JFK and terribly mismanaged and expanded manifold by LBJ. The protests were a reflection of confusion and stupidity and served to weaken, not strengthen us. We did get some great music out of the era though.

hermit thrush

you left out the part where nixon committed treason by sabotaging the paris peace talks prior to the '68 election. and then you left out the part where nixon needlessly extended the war for years before finally bringing it to an end.

Eagle24

Advisors started with Eisenhower... hard to believe? Of course Nixon's Vietnamization policy was the withdrawal process...it failed miserably.. blaming the protesters wasn't the issue.... they supported getting out of a no win war... mostly draft aged .... not sure where stupidity comes into the discussion... typical if you don't agree with me PB comment...

Pitbull

Nixon orchestrated the Linebacker bombing campaigns and got the NV to talk peace. The protestors were cowards and traitors who treated American Patriots in a despicable way. You may have been one. You may even watch the occasional Jane Fonda exercise video.

Eagle24

Nixon got NV to talk peace?? How'd that turn out? ie April '75.... Had many relatives serve honorably...returned with few wounds... quit judging what you don't know.. too many wasted lives...

Pitbull

April 75. Yeah, it was terrible. But you wanted out didn't you? Nixon got us out. Your guy got us buried. Pretty clear, LBJ was a horrible CinC. Lots of blood on his hands and on McNamara's hands. The protestors were just pre-ANTIFA, looking to disrupt without any idea of how to build up.

hermit thrush

lbj's record on the war was not good but cut the [bleep], pb. nixon sabotaged the 1968 peace talks. it was treason. and here you are celebrating his record.

JohnMcElroy

We will be ok Ellen but first we have to put down this coronavirus. Stay tuned to the congressional investigation of January 6, might be some surprises coming. Some of the protestors are now saying the guards let us in.

Eagle24

Agreed JM....compared to our parents/grandparents who lived through the depression and WW2... we're a long way from crumbling.. Too much media drama....which won't be driven by a narcissistic leader any more which cost us a year of leadership against the pandemic.... we'll beat Covid and politics will return to normal ...

Pitbull

We weren't anywhere near crumbling in the Depression or WWII. Crumbling from the inside out is what is happening now. Back then the core was solid.

KRobbins

Crumbling from the inside out is what is happening now.

The majority of people in this country are aligned against the loud minority who are upset because, despite the efforts of the right to hold back the tide, justice is coming anyway. The majority accept that climate change is real and that we have to take steps to confront it. The minority move to Florida and Arizona for retirement. Denial will come with a price for them. The majority believe in rights for people of color and LGBTQ. The majority, 62%, even some Republicans approve of Biden because he’s a serious person and not a reality show rodeo clown.

I just saw that Merritt Garland was the lead on the Oklahoma City bombing. That should make him well suited to prosecuting the progeny of McVeigh who went looking for legislators to murder. No, we’re not crumbling. Everyday is going to provide more evidence of what Trump and many of his supporters, especially those in Congress, are.

Eagle24

"We weren't anywhere near crumbling in the Depression"??... Good grief! You needed to listen to my grandparents describe living through the depression.. or Franklin's "you have nothing to fear" speech..

Pitbull

At the core Eagle, those who survived the Depression were stronger by a long shot than the basement dwellers, out of wedlock birthing, facebooking, weaklings of today. Our society is crumbling. Take any objective measure and just watch over a period of years. We're sliding down a slippery slope. You just don't know it yet. Heres a cultural bombshell. "Patrick Mahomes and his fiance announce the birth of their child." What is he doing bringing a child into this world when he can't commit to the child's mother?

hermit thrush

400,000 people just died under trump's policies and this is what pb is getting upset about. if you want to really know why our country is facing problems, you could do worse than to look at this kind of thing.

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