When hippies burned the first American flag with total impunity America was dealt a mortal wound. From that time forward, America ceased to be an ideal and became just a place. Those hippies permeate the bureaucracy and sit in the House and Senate today. We are reaping the rotten fruit of amorality, disrespect and dishonor they sowed and we ignored. It is a bitter harvest indeed.
---William Fortner 2008---