How many of America’s population actually yearn for a return to that decade? On the program, you see the women chafing under the restrictions of the patriarchal and paternalistic rule within the house and at the workplace. I won’t even start speaking to the minority issue, Americans with disabilities and a host of other social issues that we take for granted these days. With all of our wars, past and present, do we feel safer then or now? During the sixties we were consumed with the Cold War and where did that get us? Vietnam wasn’t our finest moment, has any war really reflected us at our finest? We are at our finest when we pass legislation that takes care of those issues that impact our most vulnerable and disenfranchised such as the Civil Rights act, Medicare and Medicaid, Clean Water Act and many other important social and environmental legislation.
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