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History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down

Boopboopadoo Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 7:27 AM
CASO CERRADO, The 14th amendment needs to be repealed. In France, and other European countries, a child born in a hospital receives a "birth notice" which either parent can take back home or take to the local embassy. France is full of pregnant North Africans staying with relatives who are hoping they can get French citizenship for the baby, but the French say no, go back where you came from Also, France requires three IDs to vote (all on one daY), an official picture ID, a Voter letter from the government tellint him where to go vote - and some other, I forget. Imagine if a 19-yr old American girl went to Mexico city with her Mexican boyfriend, had 3 children , and then demanded free food, low cost apartment, free medical. Ha!
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...