When they talk about where we place academically nobody mentions that the scores of most foreign countries are from select students. In a lot of other countries the High Schools only take top students on a competitive basis,the cream of the crop. Our test scores include all students, even those in the inner city where the focus might lean more to staying alive then reading and all. Not an excuse for poor performance there but their scores are counted along with all the others.
He laments for the good old days when we used to be the best country ( I believe we still are ) but wasn't that back when respect for teachers and "your elders" was held as important? Think what you want but just to be accurate back then prayer in school was still allowed which gave many kids the idea that there was a power higher then themselves to be accountable to and the driving any idea of God out of every aspect of our lives wasn't the national pastime of the moral liberals? Whether you agree with abortion or not, for perspective in those good old days when we were the greatest country as he says abortion was not legal. Maybe people held life to a higher standard back then. Just some thoughts. Think what you want. This post was not really about God or abortion but just a timeline and perspective back to when he thought we were the greatest country!