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Reader comment on item: The End of Treason

Submitted by L Stark (United States), Aug 16, 2005 at 19:25

Mr. Pipe's comments on the disappearance of the crime of treason is a chilling commentary on the condition of Western democracies. I have long felt that the United States has become un-governable due to the existence of so many sub-cultures and belief systems, all of whom feel that their slant on the world must be respected, or worse, implemented in some way. People of my generation are fond of longing looks over our shoulder at the accomplishments of the United States during World War II. Such nostalgia shares a certain kinship with "I had to walk 5 miles through the snow when I was a boy" sentiments, but we have lost something. Farm boys and factory workers barely out of high school signed up ( and died) to fight a war they didn't understand simply because they understood that their country needed them and Hitler was a bad guy. Such sentiments are hopelessly pathetic today, according to this nation's critics. It all makes me wonder, does our nation have the strength to withstand its enemies?

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