A Few Quick Points, And The Lesson Is Yours

"America's always had her problems, big and small, but do you remember how that felt? Do you remember what life was like? ... America has never been a perfect place, but we used to be united. We used to be united on some basic things. If a politician told you right now that he could make that happen, go back to those simpler times, when people were together, you'd do it in a heartbeat, wouldn't you? ... But the truth is, no politician can take you there, they can only take you farther from there. Only common sense and hard work, and only the honest truth, or better yet, the hard reality. [sic]" — Glenn Beck, 10/15/09

"We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character." — The American President

"Do not say, 'Why were the old days better than these?' For it is not wise to ask such questions." — Ecclesiastes 7:10 "Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these." — Ovid