Is America Becoming Soft?

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Is America Becoming Soft?

Bradley Johnson, Contributor

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“This is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft, and we didn’t have the same competitive edge that we needed,” said President Obama. This quote from Barack Obama in an interview in Florida has had a bit of controversy and thought for the American people. Have we gone soft?  

California, once notorious for its gang activity and blazing heat, now suppressed by debt and political malfunction. Feminine TV shows rule the land by following people around about their lives like the “Real Housewives” franchise. A 30-year-old man named Stanley Thorton Jr. with no sense of dignity and manhood lives as an “adult baby,” using disability payments to pay for wipes and rash cream. Why? Because he wears diapers. By choice.  

Recently in Arkansas, an 11-year-old football prospect was recently restricted from scoring more than three touchdowns a game due to the ‘unfairness’ toward the other players, according to his school principal. The talented boy would score a touchdown almost every time he was involved in a play, as if that’s a bad thing. This boy’s hard work to be the best he could be was limited due to the society that we live in now. 

Times Magazines recent cover story following veteran political clerk Joe Klein who wrote that during a trip of the Midwest and Texas, the larger part of the people he conversed with were in “general agreement that Americans had gotten soft” and had “a sense that the unprecedented affluence of the past 60 years had caused a certain lassitude, that we weren’t working as hard as we used to.”  

During an interview in August with Clint Eastwood, he spoke his views of youth of America, and he doesn’t give it a spoon full at a time. “That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a weak generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshell…” said Clint Eastwood. 

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