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Noonan is absolutely correct here in citing the problems and where we seem to be now as a society, but doesn't discuss how we arrived at this point. The reasons are many, but having a press that uses political correctness and personal ideology to choose who will be held accountable - and who will not - is one of them.
1 posted on 04/20/2012 3:11:56 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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Well there is a “cure” for it, that is, America MUST return to its Jewish/Christian spiritual heritage.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 3:17:00 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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Everything -- Everything -- hinges on Social Conservative values.

Honesty, thrift, hard-work, stable families, and morality are all Conservative Social Values.

If you want people to behave better, if you want society to be more civil, if you want the next generation to be above the level of animals, then you want to promote Social Conservatism.

If you want a strong economy, if you want people with sound educations, good work ethic, and an entrepreneurial spirit, then you want to promote Social Conservatism.

Jobs? The Economy? Freedom? Morality? You can solve any problem you want if you bring back Social Conservatism. But a lot of people, even on this site, want to put Social Conservatism on a back burner and emphasize something else because that "something else" seems to offer more immediate value. Well ... instant gratification is not a Socially Conservative value.

3 posted on 04/20/2012 3:21:34 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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I’m so glad that Noonan is lecturing us on character and principles. Yawn..... She needs to waddle back to Manhattan and drink a few more martinis with her buddies and cluck about how righteous and smarter they are than the rest of the people in flyover country.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 3:29:18 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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Peggys’s a first class hypocrite...she unabashedly jumped on the Obama bandwagon in 2008 and attacked Sarah Palin. Now she’s lecturing us about ‘character?’ Give me a break!


6 posted on 04/20/2012 3:30:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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Peggy Noonan lost me a few years back. I can’t even remember what it was now, but at one point I read one of her books, and then...what was it? I don’t even think it was that she was kissing up to Obama, I think it was before that, but I cannot remember.

Whatever it was, it made me discount her as completely meaningless. Not to say this content is. It is kind of like getting food poisoning. If you eat a bad eclair, you will have an aversion to them the rest of your life, even if you don’t remember why.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 3:30:41 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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but having a press that uses political correctness

Political correctness from the press is almost a non factor compared to how it is imposed from the schools, corporations, community meetings, etc. Strong, independent thought is not tolerated in our society anymore. About the only people that can get away with independent thought in America are small, private business owners.. Why do you think the lefties want to destroy small business?

9 posted on 04/20/2012 3:36:14 AM PDT by BRL
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Casual Friday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=x_9hYMVVv_Q


10 posted on 04/20/2012 3:42:41 AM PDT by samtheman
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Noonan threw Election 2008 to Obama for Romney
by attacking Gov. Palin and her children.

Ms. Noonan is an Obama supporter.
She is responsible for the destruction of America, herself.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 3:45:35 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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Two thoughts:
One—fish (like society) rot from the head on down.
Two—Immigration is gradually importing a brand-new electorate (very old in reality) with a more ‘diverse’ set of standards and culture.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 3:57:02 AM PDT by Flintlock (Picture ID for ALL voting. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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The decay of this nation goes far beyond just sexual promiscuity. That is just a symptom of a culture with no higher moral aspirations — nothing of the “noble” or “honorable” in it, nothing of the transcendent or even enduring. A devotion to ephemera and superficiality. Almost feral devotion to the lowest common denominator.

Our civilization has “progressed” to the culture of the caveman.


30 posted on 04/20/2012 6:11:39 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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Here we go again “discussion” (i.e. dissing) about the author, not about the ideas.

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


39 posted on 08/31/2013 9:19:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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