CDZ When was America at its Greatest?

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    I really owe Ron Howard for this one.

    So what era of America do we want to go back to?

    -The late 90's with the balanced budget?

    ~2010 with the dream of everyone paying for healthcare?

    -1953?

    -1970 The music was pretty good and besides the spat of assassinations there was hope of change.

    -1859?

    -1988 did feel pretty good if you ignored some corruption, terrorism failures and debt. We were winning the cold war.
     
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    1945, the last time we won a war.
     
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    What year did the Macarena come out?
     
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    And segregation was still trendy.
     
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    Idiotic premise.

    We don't want to go back to any era. We simply want to return to common sense decency and child rearing.

    Here is he point where you cherry pick specific examples that were NOT very prevalent and try to pass them off as the norm in whatever era you also cherry pick.
     
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    Ey, I thought 1988 and really 1998 did not really suck to say the least. We had problems but there were positives.

    So Common Sense Decency and Child Rearing? What does the Trump campaign have to do with decency and raising kids or what did they have to say about it? We aren't talking Mike Pence, right?
     
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    Why are you asking Me about what Trump has to do with a value system I'd like us to return -- Or adapt -- to? The Presidency is a transitory office and frankly, should not be all that important to the American people.

    We should support and nurture our values in our local communities, and in our States. We are far beyond the time in which social values are handed down from D.C..
     
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    70's music was awsome and people seemed more polite.
     
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    I asked about the raising kids thing because you brought it up, right?

    What kind of values are you talking about btw?
     
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    June 22, 1978, at precisely 1:32 in the afternoon.
     
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