Nevertheless, respect was there until relatively recently. Perhaps the debate is how much is government's responsibility and how much is an individual's responsibitiy. Now that is a debate that has been going on ever since I was born.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.