I know the left makes fun of the phrase “taking back America,” mostly because, no, things weren’t rosy for everyone back in the day. But to me it means that many things WERE better then, for everyone:
Prices were more reasonable, even considering inflation.
Kids were actually disciplined.
Kids were taught the basics in school, and yes, memorization worked.
No one freaked out about what the kids were doing outside all day.
Products were made in America, and that means
Jobs were in manufacturing, not the service industry, and that means
People did less sitting on their asses pushing papers and were more active and therefore
We were healthier as a whole, in spite of smoking being cool, because we ate
Real food instead of crap.
At any rate, we didn’t worry about it, so there’s that, because we didn’t have
24/7 news and information—we were only concerned about shit when a show was interrupted because
The media didn’t make a crisis out of every.single.thing.
We weren’t taxed or regulated to death—the government was not Mommy.
We were proud of our country: we were the best, the strongest, and had the most opportunities.
So think about it and stop laughing for a minute. This is what I see, and this is what I think. Sure, some things were worse, especially for some groups of people—sometimes horribly so. And no one wants to return to that—no one has suggested it. Okay, a few nutjobs and fringe groups have, but:
You cannot deny that these things, things that did indeed make America great, were much better back when . . .