It is common to hear Christians grumble and complain about what they perceive to be “wrong” with the country. Many will reference “the way things used to be” without much explanation of what they actually mean by this. While it is true that the general sense of personal and ethical responsibility has changed in this country during the last 50 years, what else has changed that has made the current state of the country so bad? Perhaps America has become “no country for old men” because the young men that currently hold power continue to use the same tactics to remain in power that got them there in the first place. The “good old days” were only good in our collective memory banks; the men of old were just as corrupt as the men of late—the old men were just better at concealing it.

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