They changed the laws, but not the hearts & minds that create war.
Nowadays, we have a media...er...propaganda machine that has taught our youth that war is cool, so we no longer NEED a draft to kill our young'uns & "theirs." Our movies, our children's games, even our politicians' campaigns are teeming with violent rhetoric & bloody views. Is THIS what we worked to achieve?
This in no way resembles the country I knew in the 60's & 70's. We freely give away our freedoms for "the safety of a single child," or whatever other BS message they wanna give us. While we work towards NORML's goals in our gov't's laws, we ignore the chokehold that the insurance industry has on us while we try to find work...or insurance...so having the law changed won't make a damned bit of difference in the long run, cuz we'll be economically enslaved to the point that we cannot be users of anything, not even alcohol or tobacco, unless we're rich enough to bypass all the otherwise necessary crap a person needs to merely survive in this country. All the best hippies became computer programmers & capitalist junkies...& now we're selling our souls to have a global market that in no way is a "free & fair" one.
Everything that was achieved in the 60's was smoke & mirrors in the larger picture..."allowing" women to work has turned into an economic necessity in almost every family, just to have less than our parents, in terms of real property & parental persuasion in the lives of our children, unless you want to count all the useless toys we live with.
BLEAGH! Sorry...I'm in a mood.
The one thing that has endured was the equalization achieved in the fight of our minorities...but now we're all becoming minorities, under the heel of the corporate majority...
SMILE - it's the safest way to spread your cheeks!