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|User Info||OpEd: It's Dying (Calen Fretts); entered at 2012-01-21 19:10:45|
People will happily give away their Liberty for a free check.
I don't think it can ever be fixed. America was founded on that puritan protestant ethic of 'going without', deferred gratification and the like.
Our culture today is based around indulging your base animal instincts as much as you can, as soon as you can. It's not only now acceptable, but expected and even encouraged.
I mean look at all the obese, the indebted and the addicted. That kind of thing just wouldn't fly back in the day. They would be in stockades or prison or ostracized from society.