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Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 3:09 p.m.

Bond: When Did It All Go Wrong?

Old SR buddy David Bond offers his thoughts about today & the good old days:

We are living in a much meaner, rule-obsessed world now. When did the policeman cease to be your friend and become instead your lurking law-enforcer, hiding behind a rock to catch you committing a victimless crime? When did adults start needing to supervise a kids' game of pick-up or scrub? When did cops feel the need to break up a high-school homecoming bonfire? When did kids getting into a rock-or fist-throwing event with the kids up the street become a crime, requiring expulsion and counselling? Or for that matter, when did kids become encouraged to snitch on their parents at school for smoking a wild herb? Or to feel good about themselves even when their study habits were sloppy and by Grade 12 they still could not write a simple declarative sentence? More here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree with Bond that our society is meaner & more rule-obsessed than it used to be?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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