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Have We Become a Nation of 'Wussies'?

The Cry of the Baby Boomer Corporate Conservatives Wimps and wussies

USA Today thinks so:

America has much to be cocky about. It invented large-scale democracy and nurtured its growth around the world. It vanquished fascism and communism, became the world's only superpower. And its entrepreneur-driven economy is again the envy of the world... Yet to look around the USA is to see fear and anxiety. If you didn't know better, you'd think this was a nation of wimps.

Ebola! Political Correctness! Sony!

Part of the explanation for the fear is the indelible scar left by 9/11. Part is the fear of lawyers and lawsuits in an overly litigious society. And part comes from a cynical age that has eroded faith in so many institutions. All of these need to be tempered. The world's greatest and most powerful nation deserves people who exhibit backbone and have the confidence to live by their principles.

What do you think?