Kermit what is country has become is just a bunch or drones the will put up with an intrusive and costly federal government for their own selfish needs. What we have in this land is social engineering through the laws and especially the bloated tax codes that only a CPA can understand (sometimes). JA makes a valid point about self-preservation. But at the same time we cannot be complacent. Frankly our government needs a major overhaul that the "system" will not let happen. Our founding fathers must be turning in their graves especially with the last 8 years of the Clinton administration. Our evil federal government is must more oppressive that the British government was in 1776. But there is no call to revolt and/or reform the federal government for most of us is fat and doesnt want to lose our MATERIAL possessions by making waves. The feds have and will confiscate your wealth without a conviction. I blame this complacency for we have lost now at least two generations of our youth to the public school system. Back in the 1960's before the introduction to the teacher union youth protested in the streets to end the "war". The youth of today is completely dumbed down to the lowest common denominator by these tenured socialist union thugs (public school teachers). They (youth)don't even know the bill of rights. Do to political correctness these "teachers" are responsible for the feminization of society. They would rather play with their game boy all day while snorting smack. To prove this fact that the youth of today are illiterate just go read some of the messages in the commercial lawn care forum.