Time was when we could believe the things we heard on the news. I was pretty young, but I do remember when newscasters and reporters simply reported the news and allowed the listener or reader to formulate their own opinions.
Time was when turkey for Thanksgiving cost 4 cents a pound, too. And a package of cranberries for that meal was a full pound. Now, it’s about 12 ounces. Same for coffee. But still at one-pound prices, of course.
Time was when we could put a dollar’s worth of gas in an empty gas tank and Get half a tankful.
But, was there ever a time when we could trust our government to actually have our best interests at heart, or has it always had the shadow personality that exists to insure and expand its existence? Americans have been led down the primrose path for over a hundred years, as politicians and consultants, lobbyists, crooked officeholders and officials, greedy diplomats, and all their sycophants work out the best ways to fool us into supporting them in their double-dealing one more time.
Time was when we would have done something about that, too.