Anybody remember Pat Buchanan? He made the now famous speech at the RNC convention back in 1996 about there being a culture war going on in America, and everybody blew him off? Well, now over a decade later — America is a nation in decline, and our decline is clearly being caused by our loss of American culture. When I say American culture, I'm not talking about god NeoCons, sorry. I'm definitely not one to buy into all of this drivel that has been put out there by the NeoCons that want to link the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary to our lack of god in schools. I certainly think that people who choose to include religion in their lives have a right to do so, but the rest of us are just as free to live without it if we so choose. Some of what's been said about the attack on American culture is undeniable, however.
We used to be a proud country that stood on tradition, and that paid homage to our founders. We were a melting pot, where people from all nations would come and adopt our uniquely American culture. Children here were taught in school about why the Declaration of Independence was so important, and how the founding fathers set up our future success with the Bill of Rights. Our Constitution was taught as a sacred document that needed to be upheld at all costs. In school we learned never to apologize for being the best country on Earth, and that the reasons for being the best included a free market economy, lazy fair capitalism, and our rugged individualism. Kids learned that it was embarrassing to take public assistance, and that hard work was something to always be proud of.