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History Suggests That Entitlement Era Is Winding Down

NewJAl Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 6:50 AM
But I see, in the motto 'Forward' that entitlements are considered manifest destiny by Progressives. Delusional, as 'There is still no free lunch' to change the quote. If they would leave off their Religion, we could have a rational discussion as to why there is still no free lunch and making laws to confiscate are the true injustice. No guarantee of outcomes in the real World. Just an attempt to guarantee equality of opportunity. That means Lady Justice must not be made to peek over her blindfold to decide color or country of origin. E Pluribus Unum was something I imagined was on the dollar bill. But that is what this Country is supposed to be about, not getting some other peoples' wealth by legalized confiscation.
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...