Scott Hardie | April 20, 2003
Our discussion last night turned to American culture. One man, a pessimist, said that with abortions so common and granny dumping going on and so many other terrible acts happening, we've lost respect for each other and for the sanctity of human life. We're balkanizing with different languages being spoken and we're turning more hateful to each other. And I had to wonder aloud, what the fuck? People have more respect for each other right now than at any other time in American history. Violent acts are down and decreasing (proportionate to population), political correctness has made our vernacular more polite, and most importantly, civil rights and civil dignity have been given to people of color for the first time in our nation's history. How can anyone say we're more hateful to each other now than before?

Lori Lancaster | April 21, 2003
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Anna Gregoline | April 21, 2003
Abortions were/are also done with coat hangers when the woman is desperate enough. I think as an American society, we've grown more tolerant of ourselves, and that which is inherently American, but not of other cultures.

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