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RE: Why your kids won't land on the Moon
While the Cold War was part of the driving force for spacial exploration, Humanity's thirst for knowledge was also a good part of that force. The biggest problem came with the distraction of the Vietnam War, and certain "social programs" that turned our energies inwards rather than outwards. This is also part of the reason that our country has lost the manufacturing and technological edge that not only got us to the Moon, but helped us survive the Cold War, Korea, and World War 2. While those "social programs" are nice for those who need them, too many people have become dependent ON those programs. With that dependency came a laziness that is strangling this country and will continue until those "drones" are once more a productive member of our country. They need a "hand up", NOT a "hand out"!!
Posted by JTF243@...
12th Aug 2009