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I miss the America I grew up in.
Remember when riots were unthinkable.
When you left front doors unlocked.
When socialism was a dirty word.
When ghettos were neighborhoods.
When the Flag was a sacred symbol.
When criminals actually went to jail.
When you weren’t afraid to go out at night.
When taxes were only a necessary nuisance.
When a boy was a boy and dressed like one. When a girl was girl and dressed like one.
When the poor were too proud to take charity. When the clergy actually talked about religion.
When clerks and repairmen tried to please you. When college kids swallowed goldfish, not acid.
When songs had a tune and the words made sense. When people expected less, and valued what they had more.
When politicians proclaimed their patriotism and meant it. When everyone knew the difference between right and wrong.
When things weren’t perfect-but you didn’t expect them to be. When you weren’t made to feel guilty for enjoying dialect comedy.
When our government stood up for Americans anywhere in the world. When you knew that the law would be enforced and your safety protected.
When you considered yourself lucky to have a good job and proud, too.
When the law meant justice and you were in awe at the sight of a policeman.
When you weren’t too embarrassed to say that this is the best country.
When America was a land filled with brave, proud, hardworking people!
And, no, I’m not embarrassed to ‘date’ myself
Note:This was originally written in 1968. Writer unknown
?All It Takes Is One Song To Bring Back 1,000 Memories?
Time was waving like a hand from a train I wanted to be on. ?
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the
⁰ United States of America.”
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