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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

gungy Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:48 AM
I agree with you, Star Parker, but good luck with that. We can preach till doomsday but Americans want to go the comfortable, mediocresocialist way of Western Europe and Greece - or worse. Kalifornia and Red China seem to have a lot in common these days. And if you want to know the reason for poverty and rampant gun violence , look to those marriage stats and one vs. two parent households. But the more grandma--and the grandchildren--are dependent on government largesse, the more voting Democrats you have. Dems are the American Socialist Party now.

Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs.

It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated.

Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics."

He recalls a time when the Johnson administration was...