Several places on the board lately I have read postings stating "Our/this country the America of our parents is long and irretrievably gone". Too many posts to be just a wash of malaise or "melancholy ( has anyone used that word since 1954?). So what's left? Building individual( family) lifeboats??? Something about that feels inadequate...What would Thomas jefferson suggest??? ( once he finished playing "Sim city" on the computer?) Don't read this to mean I am pining for the easy "two bit armchair commando answer of " take up arms and march on d.c"... then what, do you want to become the office of health andhumanservices? me neither. Like the folks who automatically want you to buy gold as the answer to everything from financial ruin to diahrhea or syphallis.Too quick an answer, think it through... We've got the internet (for now); politicians who still want to garner votes ( no matter how cynical we may be of the "system"); Some semblence of the legal system left. Is it just our point of view? ( stragglers hanging on to the old order (Change is not always necessarily a bad thing; but. Killing the goose who lays the golden eggs is never a good idea .)comments??