1985 was better overall
2015 is better overall
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. - John Stuart Mill
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
The environmental factor I blame the most is the lack of strong families. If you have a mother and father who care about your education, then you won't hang around the 7-11.
The problem is there isn't much that can be done to attack this issue. The answer lies in conservative values and the traditional family, however society seems to be pushing us further from that by the day. No government action can curb societal trends.
One thing that can be done, though, is to halt the liberal agenda to destroy the tradition family by electing and appointing conservative judges.
But yes, the environment plays a big role. If you look at African Americans in particular, during slavery, they were not allowed to marry and fathers/sons were usually split up from their families and sold to other plantations. They were also not allowed to learn how to read or get an education. They were bred like animals for their physical strength.
I think these things had a lasting impact on today's culture. Having massive public assistance and giveaway programs does nothing to help break this cycle, in fact it reinforces it
This poll was running 50/50, then some tool non-member came and voted 100 times for 2015. Now the poll is worthless.
Mods really should do something about that. Why even have a poll? Only members should get to vote.