Just what percentage of baby boomers do you think were "radicals and hippies"? Got names of these powerful "radicals and hippies" that could shape a nation under mostly "conservative republican" control?
Do the Clintons ring a bell? Or any of their cohorts? They are the 60's radicals of which I speak. Don't think Hillary is out there? Look up her support of the UNCRC which would supercede the US constitution and parental rights to give kids the ability to set their own direction with the parents playing merely a financial role.
If you refer to the 60s and 70s consider that "your" generation has had 40 years to fix things. I'm not sure which current clusterfuck you're referring to but I think you'd have more luck looking within the last 10 years or so for your culprits.
How many people under 40 are in major political power, or 45 for that matter? And Obama still falls into the category of 'Baby boomer' being born in 61 (baby boomers are classified as those born from 46-64) He seems pretty damn radical, along with a host of his cohorts.
I'll give you a couple of hundreds of good examples of what is happening to our society and why.
A) Why is it that "con$ervative kingpin" Bush is pardoning drug distributor$, embezzler$, and people that have been given life sentence$, yet won't pardon two border agents arrested and imprisoned for doing their job of shooting a drug smuggler who resisted and ran only to come back and succe$$fully sue the US government. For the majority of me and my fellow baby boomers lives that shit would have been laughable as a bad joke. Nothing to laugh at now is there?
I can't argue with you regarding the case of Compean and Ramos, it is unexcusable that they were 1) put in prison and 2) not out yet. Bush has always been soft on the border and I've never agreed with him in that area. But Bush - a Baby Boomer
There has absolutely been a regression in the individual moral standard of this country.
On a similar but different note, read this regarding the immigration act of 1965. Guys like Ted Kennedy seem to have a constantly evolving sense of what is right and what is wrong. Boy did he miss the boat on not upsetting the ethnic mix in the country!
B) Why has our entire economy been allowed to become one giant Ponzi Scheme to ass rape the legal citizens of the United States of America. Taking away what many worked damned hard for whether we owned a company or worked for a company? I've done both. It shouldn't make a shit for anyone willing to carry their load. Another extremely bad joke that sadly is real.
Sadly, this is cross generational. Easy credit and overabundant credit. There is no reason that a new truck should cost over $50k or some little piece of shit Mazda car over $30k. As I stated earlier, our entire system appears to be built on a house of cards and Freddie Mac approved the loan. I'm disgusted by it, by the bailouts, the refusal to admit the problem, address the problem and fix the damn problem. Washington D.C. has become home to a popularity convention. Instead of doing what is right, they do what it takesto get reelected, leaving you and me holding a big bag of shit. I'm positive there are solutions to this mess but would be viewed by politicians as 'too hard' which is bullshit. A fast, hard crash would be better than a long drawn out crash. In both scenarios we are heading to the crash site, one would just allow us to build back up faster. Plus our politicians need to make a level playing field for US companies (if country A wants to charge us 30% on items we export and they return the favor on items we import, then it is the US that gets the shaft in the long run).
You can rest assured that most of my generation worked hard to provide for ours, trusted our government to make that worthwhile, and protect us within our borders and banks. Ain't happening. So if you think you got screwed don't think you're the lone ranger. Wait til you've invested a whole life and get this caca in return.
I have no doubts, like I said, you geezers have provided tremendous growth and some really cool toys.
Your biggest mistake was trusting the government. Even our fore fathers knew not to do that! Had the mindset still been present that they had, we would have had a revolution/coup d’état a long time ago. There has been a switch from understanding where they come from as an entity to a reliance on them to put food on the table, or provide health care, or, or, or, or, or, or.
Kennedy's words have been COMPLETELY forgotten:
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.
Here is a link to his entire inaugeration speech - seems a hell of a lot different than Democrats of today!
Grey Power!!! Come get it...
My issue isn't with you, just those of you in power