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Without respect, where do we go from here?

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By Robert Lanhan

Reflecting back to when I was a very young boy, I was taught to respect my elders and I would address anyone my senior that way, especially adults who I confronted. That makeup, for the most part, stayed with me through my teens and 20s and even today I address people as Mr. or Mrs., etc.

I think that most in my age group did the same, but after World War II, the entire system seemed to change slowly and then during the 1960s when we got into the Vietnam War the wheels fell off due to our entire country being in turmoil due to the attitude that most had with us being in a war we didn’t want to win.

I actually heard some soldiers say that we fought for the wrong side, for basically that was........

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