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From the Heartland

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The USA in 2268 is a utopia of big family farms, small towns, the Dominion Baptist church, Fourth of July parades and socials. Every boy is crew cut, every girl’s skirt reaches below her knees, every parent is shown respect, the town deputy knows every name. The borders are secure and all minorities have been deported. The cities have all but disappeared and most commerce and employment is on-line. One hardly ever sees a stranger in the flesh.

Darryl has just graduated high school and has only one more thing to do before he can woo and wed his sweetheart. He must pass his Manhood tests. That is because to keep the USA the utopia it has become, only real men are allowed to wed, own property and vote.

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