The vital signs of America are alarmingly weak Is this nation terminally ill and headed for the dustbin of history?
The parchment protections that I learned about in school once made me feel proud to be an American. I thought that we were unique, something special, a noble experiment that got it right. Today those words are all but ignored by our leaders. Perhaps they are only reflecting the hollowness of an electorate, a culture, concerned about professional sports, other forms of entertainment, and acquiring the latest consumer gadgets. Bread and circuses, get the picture?
Reporters Without Borders has recently ranked America 47th out of 179 countries in terms of freedom of the press. We are just ahead of Argentina, Romania, and Latvia.