<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Some people still love America

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Some people still love America

In response to our entry of March 28, "We're Number...uh..." an anonymous reader wrote:

"Good grief! Do you mean to tell me that you can't find at least ONE positive thing to say about the land of my birth, America? Let me tell you something...we may not be perfect, but this is STILL the greatest nation in the world and we still have it better off than a great many people. I think YOUR problem is that you have fallen into the trap of negativity and have not learned to count your blessings!!!

"Besides, as a lone parent I don't appreciate the slam on us. Just because you're married doesn't mean you are a better parent!"

We may, indeed, have fallen into the "trap of negativity" - especially since Bush was installed - but we can still find positive things to say about America. For example, some parts of South America are absolutely gorgeous and the northern part of North America (Canada) is relatively liberal. But you probably meant the U.S., in which case we can only say that, well, we still live here.

As to the "slam" on single parents: We assume you're referring to the statements "One-third of all U.S. children are born out of wedlock" and "One-half of all U.S. children will live in a one-parent house (CNN, Dec. 10, 2004)," which are not, in our opinion, slamming single parents but are questioning why there are so many children of unwed and single parents in this country. Perhaps we need to take a hard look at the political, economic, and social conditions that are contributing to such a trend?

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