Monday, January 31, 2005

Two Reasons I'm Pessimistic About the Future of the USA

First, we get the news that Bill Gates, who know a thing or two about making and, more importantly, keeping money is short on the Dollar (meaning, he's betting that it'll keep dropping in value relative to other currencies.) In his defense, he had this to say: "It is a bit scary. We're in uncharted territory when the world's reserve currency has so much outstanding debt.''

Then we get this study indicating that more than a third of high school students in the US think that the government should censor what newspapers publish.
In addition, nearly three-fourths of students polled, 73%, either did not know how they felt about the First Amendment or admitted taking it for granted, while half thought the government had the power to censor the Internet. Meanwhile, 75% wrongly believed flag burning was illegal.
What a way to run a rail road.


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