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History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down

Automatic2 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 5:31 AM
American got along just fine before all these infernal entitlements were created by commie FDR. And we also got along just fine prior to the income tax created under Wilson. There is no reason we cannot do so again. In a perfect world, we would do away with the income tax, end all entitlements, and repeal every law passed since 1946, especially the 64/68 civil rights acts and the 65 immigration act. That would fix all our problems in one fell swoop.
Matt in N.C. Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 5:45 AM
"There is no reason we cannot do so again."

Actually there are several: Our government won't stand for it. Foreign governments that depend on our government won't stand for it. Government-dependent masses here and elsewhere around the world won't stand for it. Sheeple who prefer the intolerable to the unknown won't stand for it.

Options, then, are limited: (1) Move somewhere that's at least as bad. (2) Stage a doomed revolt. (3) Go Gault. (4) Throw the Cloward-Piven strategy back in the lefties' faces and crash the system.
AWLblack_powder Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 6:01 AM
I like option (4)

I want to meet the people who have been calling me recist for the last sixty years

Vic156 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 11:14 AM
It's often good fun and sometimes revealing to divide American history into distinct periods of uniform length. In working on my forthcoming book on American migrations, internal and immigrant, it occurred to me that you could do this using the American-sounding interval of 76 years, just a few years more than the Biblical lifespan of three score and 10.

It was 76 years from Washington's First Inaugural in 1789 to Lincoln's Second Inaugural in 1865. It was 76 years from the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 to the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Going backward, it was 76 years...