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What Happened to Our Country?

j349 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 8:34 AM
Technically, it's true that bearing arms is a right, and a driving license is a "privilege". This isn't necessarily just or good. Nothing is more basic to the Pursuit of Happiness than the freedom to MOVE--to vote with your feet, seek greener pastures, to leave an oppressive situation. In a country as big as ours, you need to be able to drive to be free. Local, corrupt, controlling governments own that "privilege", which is not good. In my state, police hide behind bushes to play "gotcha; 5 mph over the limit gets you stopped and fined. Then the corrupt state holds you hands behind your back while insurance companies pick your pocket, for the next 7 years. Freedom of movement should be a right, also.

When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today.

Yet most would argue that there were still injustices when we were growing up fifty years ago. Black people who had been freed a century before were still not treated equally in most parts...