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This Great America

Lonnie32 Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 11:05 AM
John, Your generalizations go way too far. I'm one of those you include in your entitlement generation, born in 1945. I was raised by one of the GREATEST GENERATION, and proudly share the values of those men and women. I've been an individual with no need or use of any entitlement program, affirmative action or drug addictions. My values are those of my parents and the discipline they required of me made me what I am. While many of MY generation were rebellious regarding their parents values, as so often happens with young adults, we were fortunate enough to have loving parents with scruples, morals and discipline. To this day, I regard my father as one of the smartest most decent men I have known in my 67 years of life. (cont)
Lonnie32 Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 11:23 AM
(cont): However, he was typical of the men in our neighborhood that had all served in WW2. They were forged in the fires of war and hardship. True patriots all, that was passed down to us along with a sense of values that resonates to this day. The tragedy of our current generational divide is not uniform. Those of the greatest generation universally wanted their children to have a better life than they had. Not all parents subscribed to Dr Spock and the single employee per family unit lapsed into two parents with jobs to have that better life. There is where the biggest difference occurs in childhood. Mom had that difficult job of raising us and running a household. No latchkey kids in our home, and it was a HOME not a house.
Lonnie32 Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 11:28 AM
I will be forever grateful for our two parent home. For the discipline we endured and the values we were given through the love and dedication of both our parents. I hope that we have given those values to our own children and we have tried as best we could to do so. There are none in our extended family that resemble your accusations and I resent your accusations and generalizations. While I read your articles every day, I have to disagree with this one.
Steve539 Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 5:11 PM
Lonnie32, I appreciate your comments but I respectfully submit that Ransom was not talking about ALL PEOPLE in that generation, just a change in the thinking of a lot of them. I was born in 1939 and I recognize who he is speaking about.

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...

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