It's a different country now


Published: Friday, January 19, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 11:28 p.m.
Interestingly enough, Lloyd Bailey, Jr.'s Jan. 16 letter to The Sun opened with a quote by Alexis de Tocqueville. It stated that, "America is great because America is good." He then rails against the current American attitudes, calling our culture "sick."
Sure, there are going to be problems inherent with any free society, but it is not lost on me that the individual that Bailey chose to quote lived from 1805 to 1859. Obviously, he was speaking of our nation when women were prohibited from voting, black people were considered only partly human and could be sold as slaves in the streets, and other people were openly discriminated against based on their ethnicity and/or religious beliefs.
Meanwhile, de Tocqueville's countrymen, the French, were basking in the glow of their great cultural contribution, the guillotine. What a great time to live. Jesus must have been so proud.
I don't doubt that the chapter leader of the John Birch Society would like to go back to those "biblical principles on which our nation was founded". How "great" we could be again.

Larry Currie,

Hawthorne

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