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I was sitting thinking about the situations that I face myself in daily life and the horrible scenes on the news stations and it makes me think very hard.
What has transpired in the last 50 years that we have to worry about our safety just going to the grocery store or shopping or being in public period.

I remember as a kid my grandparents and I am sure there parents used to talk about when they were younger. The famous quote I always heard was " when I was a kid, we didn't lock our doors, and we slept with our windows open and our screen doors unlocked"

My question to you all is this: what has happened to our society in the last 50 years that has caused Americans to go from sleeping with their screen doors unlocked to fortifying their homes and being worried about their safety.
(and don't say you're not worried about your safety or you would not have opted to ccw )
 

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We have progressively lost the ability to fight and resist evil because we have progressively lost the ability and the means to identify it as such. And if we try to identify it as such, we are demonized. Not our world any longer. It's theirs. Fifty years of brainwashing have led to the aggressors being identified as victims and the victims made to feel guilty for just being alive. That's just in a nutshell I guess. Too many examples and specific descriptions to list here. After all, it's been 50 yrs of that, as you noted.
 

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As a society, we stopped allowing parents to discipline their kids. Now it's probably a crime in some places, and other places it would get the kids removed from the home.

Heck, in my kindergarten and first grade classes (we then moved, don't know how long it continued), the Principal would spank kids that misbehaved.
 

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... we have progressively lost the ability and the means to identify [evil]. And if we try to identify it as such, we are demonized. Not our world any longer. It's theirs. Fifty years of brainwashing have led to the aggressors being identified as victims and the victims made to feel guilty for just being alive.
Ayn Rand was correct. Atlas Shrugged has occurred, in spades.
 

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As a society, we stopped allowing parents to discipline their kids. Now it's probably a crime in some places, and other places it would get the kids removed from the home.

Heck, in my kindergarten and first grade classes (we then moved, don't know how long it continued), the Principal would spank kids that misbehaved.

I have to agree with you on this...No child left behind programs and all the social engineering that started and is still continuing has caused this great society to colapse.
 

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The weenification of America, a program actively pursued by Socialists in every facet of Government from the Federal level all the way down to the local level and especially those that deal with education.

They have effectively turned citizens of the greatest and most prosperous in the world into sheep in one generation...and as Khrushchev said...it would happen without firing a shot.

It appears he was spot on.

We have a presidential administration that sucks up to,coddles and finances enemies of the U.S., ignores it allies, is doing its best to redistribute the wealth and kill every institution that made this country great...and the time is right.

You ain't seen nothing yet...
 

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We have progressively lost the ability to fight and resist evil because we have progressively lost the ability and the means to identify it as such. And if we try to identify it as such, we are demonized. Not our world any longer. It's theirs. Fifty years of brainwashing have led to the aggressors being identified as victims and the victims made to feel guilty for just being alive. That's just in a nutshell I guess. Too many examples and specific descriptions to list here. After all, it's been 50 yrs of that, as you noted.
You said exactly what I was thinking and didn't know how to verbalize without a long drawn out posting. What was once shameful is now accepted, what was once wholesome is now laughed at and persecuted.

So, thank you for saying what I couldn't find the words to say concisely.
 

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Hotguns, I agree. I am worried about what this administration is going to leave behind for our children to have to clean up. I could go on with my views forever. there was one famous quote that reminds me of whats going on right now.

"A government that is big enough to give you everything
Is a government that is big enough to take it all away"
- Thomas jefferson

and our rights are slowly being taken away and the BG's are now suing the Victims for defending themself. We are slowly turning into a socialist country with YOUR new president. notice YOUR not MINE :)
 

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We, as a people, are no longer held accountable for our actions. We kill, rape, rob or molest because somehow we were abused as a child or we watched violent TV.

I remember as a child, if the neighbors saw me doing something wrong THEY were allow to spank me.
 

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I watched a teacher on the news today. She said that something has to be done in Kansas City because kids are not only attacking each other, but they are attacking teachers. It is no longer a safe place to work.

She also said that the school board is ignoring the problem.

This is really messed up.
 

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I watched a teacher on the news today. She said that something has to be done in Kansas City because kids are not only attacking each other, but they are attacking teachers. It is no longer a safe place to work.

She also said that the school board is ignoring the problem.

This is really messed up.
My daughter who graduated in December with a Middle School Math degree. had a friend who was student teaching in a school there in kc and was attacked by a 8th grader with scissors...
 

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I remember as a child, if the neighbors saw me doing something wrong THEY were allow to spank me.

yea and you bet your bottom was going to get another one when you got home.
 

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The reason is that we have gone away from the Biblically based moral values upon which this nation was founded. It shows up in all areas of society from the sexual immorality to the lack of concern for human life.
Men are lovers of self, haters of God, and without natural affection.

I don't see it getting better, and so we will have to adjust to the violence and reprobation of this society. Each of us can do what is right, but cannot control the actions and attitudes of others.

It is true that once we did not have to lock our doors or be afraid for our women and children to be out alone after dark, but those days are gone forever.

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The 4 biggest things I see that have been detrimental to our society is:

1. Parents no longer discipline their kids and teach them right from wrong.
2. People don't take responsibility for their actions. Blame it on TV,movies, ADD/ADHD.
3. Schools no longer teach children, they indroctronate them in what is "politically correct".
4. Most important, in my opinion, is we have allowed God to be taken out of our schools/government and country.

Until we turn this trend around I see us only going further down the wrong path.
 

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i'm with ya Grady. i took my last whippin in my junior year of highschool. I refused to wright a essay. It came from my shop teacher who was 6'3" and roughly 375. needless to say it hurt but i wasen't going to give in.
 

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The reason is that we have gone away from the Biblically based moral values upon which this nation was founded. It shows up in all areas of society from the sexual immorality to the lack of concern for human life.
Men are lovers of self, haters of God, and without natural affection.

I don't see it getting better, and so we will have to adjust to the violence and reprobation of this society. Each of us can do what is right, but cannot control the actions and attitudes of others.

It is true that once we did not have to lock our doors or be afraid for our women and children to be out alone after dark, but those days are gone forever.

Regards,
Jerry
I agree, Jerry.

As a nation, we told God we didn't want Him in our schools, and He complied. Now we try to live with the results.
 

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If believing in god was the answer how come the more Atheistic countries have a lot less crime than we do ?
Even in our own country the more pious South has more crime than the much less religious parts of the country.

I think that this is all much more complicated than we can address here. I think that one very important thing is the lack of fathers in families, and the high amount of people having kids who are basically unfit to be parents.

It's funny, we invented gods thousands of years ago to explain the things we didn't understand, now the cults (religions) that have sprung up around those myths keep people from understanding the things that we can explain.
70 % of us still won't accept the fact of evolution.
Religion isn't the answer, it's part of the problem.
 

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And here we go :popcorn::popcorn::image075:
 

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Around 50 years ago, a lot more people lived in rural areas. If you had a ranch house surrounded by 100 acres, there wasn't much need to lock the doors and whatnot. Plus, practically everyone had dogs to tip them off that someone was approaching.

Yes, crime has increased dramatically in the last 50 years, but I suspect that city dwellers weren't as relaxed as the rural folks even back then.
 

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I am no criminal justice expert and don't disagree with the posts in this thread, however, there was plenty of violence in the past. People have been getting shot around here since 1830. There are records of my ancestors that were teamsters in the 1830s killing a man who tried to rob them on the way back from St. Louis. An ancestor that hid from murderers in the 1800s. Wagons and stagecoaches were generally guarded by a man with a shotgun. Recorded history where county commissioners raised or formed committees to search out and get rid of criminals in the county. The county historical society has numerous accounts of murders and mayhem in the old days. Grandparents that I knew that shot at people trying to help themselves to property at night. Vagrants that came through town almost daily via the Frisco railroad. Many were fine people just down on their luck. My mother used to give them sandwiches if they came to the door. But plenty who were criminals. Some little boy was sexually assaulted by a man in town when I was in high school in 1965. Several murders related to the drug trade in the seventies. Routine bar fights and knifing incidents in the fifties, sixties and seventies.

Today, we don't have any of that around here. The police routinely grab guys with warrants from other jurisdictions and get calls from other parts of the country on guys they have warrants out on. It is tough on criminals to move away from their crimes and start again. It seems to me, the level of violence is less today.

Orphans were swept off the streets in the cities and sent to orphanages or out to the rural areas for adoptions. The cemeteries are full of stones of small children that died of sickness, poverty, or neglect. Today none of that is common.

What has changed is the perception of justice. Now, it seems justice takes forever if it ever comes. In the old days, justice was swift. My grandfather was put in the jail for playing marbles for keeps back in the twenties. No judge. No jury. When his dad found out, the town marshal got a whipping for his trouble. So there was swift justice for taking marbles from your playmates and swift justice for law enforcement that stepped out of bounds. The 24/7 news cycle makes it seem that today is more violent than the past. But on a population basis, I am not so sure it is. Doesn't matter to me. I know I have to take care of my family and am prepared to do so.
 
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