How about schools teach children how to be good citizens of this great nation. We used to actually do that in schools. There was something to beginning the day with the Pledge of Allegiance. It unified us. Even kids who otherwise didn’t belong knew they were part of America like the other kids. We learned we were on the same side and needed to support one another. That would go a long way in today’s America, where we have been purposefully divided against each other in every way imaginable: race, politics, religion, sexual orientation, economics, education and geographic (north vs south). Now we can’t celebrate the one thing we still had- our nationality- because so many are no longer citizens. Well, they should at least “tolerate” our being America.
 October 5, 2015 at 9:32am
Remember when we used to commit our dangerous mentally ill? Now we medicate them with drugs that make them more violent and let them roam the streets. We used to also encourage the “melting pot,” instead of this diversity concept where people are divided according to race, religion, politics, geography, sexual orientation and age. “Diversity” is just a fancy way of teaching our young people to hate each other.
We’ve always had guns in this country. We’ve never had this before.
 October 3, 2015 at 7:11pm
American citizens have always had guns, but school shootings are relatively new here. What’s changed? We now have gun free zones and we are not as likely to commit the mentally ill to institutions.
The she woman let his own cat out of the bag. Funny
 July 9, 2015 at 12:12am
When I was younger, old people explained to me that homosexual rights and religious liberty could not co-exist. It didn’t make sense to me then. Now I understand.
The only way I can see that this will not tear us apart is to carve out religious exemptions, as they have done in health care with freedom of conscience acts. Before that, pro-life doctors and nurses were required to preform or assist with abortions, but now they can opt out, even if their employer provides such services.
 July 9, 2015 at 12:06am
Exactly. The first amendment applies to everyone, everyplace and every time. This concept that owners and workers have no first amendment rights on the job seems to have been pulled out of thin air, and we should not accept that in anyway reflects the law in this country.
Why is it now all different because we have “gay marriage?” Gays are not the only ones in America with rights. That doesn’t trump religious liberty.