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To preface this thread, I've been alive since before the Kennedy assassination, two years in fact. My mother was very intelligent and grew up with the Kennedy's in her era. She in fact was rather obsessed with them while I was growing up.
Does anyone here trust government anymore? Is there anything worth saving?
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
I'm only 27. I have never voted. I don't think my vote would actually count, so why bother. Maybe that is a horrible viewpoint to have but can you blame me? Even if I was to decide to vote I'd pretty much just be voting for the "lesser of two evils". I'm of the opinion the system won't change. People like to talk about holding the administration etc. accountable but I can look back before my time, and see plenty of times, that didn't happen. In my honest opinion the war was lost during prior generations. I don't know what I can actually do to make any significant difference. Perhaps things aren't as bad as I believe them to be. I'm open to any realistic suggestions. You know how I feel now?
originally posted by: Snarl
a reply to: twohawks
Ron Paul might have been just as bad as Jimmy Carter or 0bama. He sure sounds good on TV, but have you ever read any of his books? Paul was a change advocate ... and change that's not gradual can be very damaging.
I will give him one very positive credit I think a lot of people overlook. He bowed out in an opportune moment instead of flailing around and making a mess of things.
As to the tone of your OP, I would agree that we are going in a very bad direction at an accelerating pace. If you haven't noticed, you're old (me too). LOL Things aren't going to fall apart before we're done on this Earth. Why worry?