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Freedom or Ruin

downwithmorons Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 9:46 AM
I became of age in the 50's. No welfare, no food stamps, no medicare or medicaid but one heck of a lot of freedom. I quit school in the 10th grade to join the military and I had already received a better education than someone now getting a BA. I now have grown children who think what America as it is today is free because they have never lived with true freedom. Freedom from government intrusion in healthcare, education, energy, manufacturing and least of all your private personal lives. That is why it is so hard to bring the younger people into the struggle. While us that lived free know what the fight is about, to them it is an abstract concept they never experienced.
Seawolf Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:00 AM
Same here and I would stack what I learned in grammer school up against any college grad of today, it's that bad. We were taught by competent teachers who had no need for a union and who revered the founders and those who came before us, especially the WW2 folks. Those of our age were lucky to grow up in a time where MEN worked, married the mother of their children and saw no need to lock their doors..anyone on the dole was a bum, getting knocked up was not an option and drug use was non existant for our society.
same10 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:52 AM
Drug use was called aspirins!
yachtsman388 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 12:03 PM
Let me guess, you weren't relegated to the back of the bus, didn't have to walk extra blocks to reach a special drinking fountain, were never told you couldn't use a public swimming pool, had no trouble sitting at any lunch counter you wished. The 1950's were great if you were a white male, not so good if you were anything else.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 2:51 PM
In actuality, those things were alraedy disappearing and HAD disappeared throughout much of the country. They were retained only where such segregation was imposed by GOVERNMENT. And, during those years, the salaries of women and minorities were rising FASTER than those of white men (this changed in the mid 60s in the wake of the not-so-Great Society). Your (abysmal) grasp of history is comparable to your (non-existent) grasp of economics.
dmarn Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 6:03 PM
There are 2 things that CONservatives and RepubliCONS hate the most.
1.Being called racist and
2.Black People.
bobbit Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 8:09 PM
Stupid post by a stupid poster. The race card is all you've got eh? Loser.
wiseone Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 9:48 AM
"I quit school in the 10th grade to join the military and I had already received a better education than someone now getting a BA."

Amen, brother.
same10 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:51 AM
YUP!
And how many do that today?

The choice that we face today is between freedoms on the one hand, and ruin on the other.

There has never been a generation in our history that has been given more than the generation which was born between 1945 and 1960.

They were given so much by their hard and hardy parents, who by fighting through a real economic depression and a great world war, helped bolster freedom for the free and bequeathed freedom to millions of others who lived in the twilight of tyranny.    

I call these sons and daughters of what we know as the Greatest...