I agree with much of the rant, about taxes and a lack of leadership, but the analysis of the source of the problem is completely off base. There are a number of historical inaccuracies, I would focus especially on America having "the highest admiration overseas". I'm not sure what date he is pointing to, but for the most part, we have been envied for our over-consumption or feared for our over-policing. I'm happy to hear of people losing their faith in old-school football coaches and Catholic Bishops. I hope Thomas and people like him find that there are people of all ages who lost that a long time ago and have found new ways to work together.
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