If we compare life in the United States during the first quarter of the 20th century to what life is like today we will recognize that we have not only lost our freedom; but as importantly, we are becoming aligned with government policy more so than family ties. This really disturbs me as I see it in my own family. It is discouraging, disrespectful and dangerous. Continuing on this course will lead to the eventual destruction of the family, the local community and the country as we perceive it. It is coming, but we can reverse the tide.