Interesting that you, Keith, chose a discussion on the propriety of political discussion in the workplace to make a veiled political point.
You said: "We have been and slowly continue to be de-Americanized in the public square, schools and the workplace. We once valued freedom and independence with individual accountability in thought word and deed, but no more. Now it’s all “group think” and being an offended victim……"
You remind me of Ronald Reagan when he said "I can remember when there wasn't a race problem in this country." I doubt many African-Americans shared Reagan's memories of those golden years ... or yours.