Feel-good mentality has brought nothing but grief to us
The 1960s marked the rise of hedonism - the "if it feels good, do it" generation.
A cursory review of what came afterward tells a haunting story.
Teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, school dropout rates, drug use, divorce, youth crime and other social maladies escalated.
We poisoned our culture and society when we began caring more about ourselves than the collective good of society at large. Values, mores and standards-the very things that make a just and civil society-were carelessly tossed aside in favor of reckless abandon.
There are consequences for actions, something liberals and the hippies carelessly ignored at America's peril.
No surprise, guys
Now we read about kids shooting up schools and malls. This shouldn't surprise anyone.
My suspicions are that this will get worse. More kids will die. One of the rock-solid, irrefutable reasons for my suspicion is that schools and shopping centers and the worst crime-infested cities are gun-free zones - another empty-headed liberal idea that has guaranteed more victims.
In those early days before gun bans went into effect, you could walk into a hardware store and buy any kind of gun and ammo you wanted.
Kids brought all kinds of guns and knives to school for after-school hunting, competition and casual recreational purposes. No problem.
School and shopping center shootings were unheard of.
The poisonous seeds of "feel good" denial took root in the Sixties, along with Dr. Spock's "hands-off" new age parenting.
The far left has given gave birth to every social and cultural malady plaguing America today.
Culpability for kids killing kids rests with liberals and their feel-good, dopey, brain-dead policies.
Now liberals want to "help" us some more with nationalized health care and a host of other idiotic and dangerous programs.
Nationalized health care will create unhealthy citizens. If you want unhealthy Americans, jump on the Obama health-care express. Then watch it jump the tracks like every other liberal train before it.
Like a bad apple, our culture is rotting from within from the exposure and adoption of these poisonous policies.
Liberals will claim they care about people, but you should judge them by what they have already done to American culture. More government control always makes a mess of things.
If one government program doesn't fix the problem, then surely three or four will.
It is time to shout from the mountaintop, "Don't tread on me!"
Obama pulls out his smoke and mirrors for "change," when in fact he wants more of the very meddling government that has ruined everything it has gotten its greedy, unaccountable hands on.
It is time to tell the liberals to take a hike. I for one have learned a lesson. I pray to God most of America has and we put an end to this demolition derby and wrest America from the hands of fantasy mongers who will tell you anything to make you feel good, then charge you up the ying yang to fix their mistakes.