Remember the good ol' days?

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~ These were our parents ~
What in God’s name have we let happen?

I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember
anything like these ! Whatever happened? 
Political correctness (or “re-education”) happened, 
Lack of God’s name happened, 
Lack of personal responsibility happened, 
Lack of personal integrity and honesty happened, 
Lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened, 
Lack of being an American happened. 
Did all of these things die along with common sense??
I for one am still proud to be an American! 
h/t Kelly

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0 responses to “Remember the good ol' days?

  1. Amen!

  2. Oh, how I long for those days…….

  3. I believe most Americans are patriotic but the news media is holding the keys to the doors closed and this is a serious problem needing national attention.

  4. Patriotism goes against the agenda of the New World Order…another reason to keep it alive!!!

  5. edward oleander

    We are become Sam Walton’s sons… Inheriting the work of our fathers without earning it, then insisting that it’s ours by right.

  6. edward oleander

    To us, fighting the George Bush’s of the country IS patriotic… I still believe he did more harm than Obama ever can. We believe he used 9/11 as a smoke screen to quietly advance an agenda that catered to his rich cronies and handlers, and not to the American people.
    It brings up an interesting point… What is patriotism? Is it the blind adoration of a child (us) telling the world that our mommy (the USA) is perfect, and if anyone bad-mouths her, they’re gonna get a punch in the nose (America, love it or leave it!)?
    Or is it the mother (us) loving our child (the USA) unconditionally, but not being afraid to correct or even punish the child when her behavior is bad (protesting, Occupying)?
    Most of the time, when we lefties protest or occupy, we see it as exercising our Constitutional rights, and doing our patriotic duty to steer this nation on a more humane course…
    Interested to hear what you all think…

    • edward oleander

      Thanks, Fogey, you put more true heart into your answers than anyone else here. We disagree on a lot, but I would want you on my How-To-Solve-Everything Committee.
      I agree our government has caused the outsourcing of America, and that the loss of manufacturing capacity will be a prime ingredient in our downfall as the world Superpower. Service economies don’t cut it. I see the deregulation championed by the Right as being the catalyst behind that outflow. It was an increase in regulation that began the flood, I agree, but most of those regulations were designed to protect workers and consumers alike. It’s much cheaper to produce goods in countries that don’t protect the environment, or worker safety, or enforce a living wage.
      For a long time that out-sourcing was a trickle. Then came a flood of DEregulation, mainly from the Bush Admins, and the GOP-controlled Congress of the Clinton era. They couldn’t repeal the safety of environmental regulations, so instead they made it easier to export jobs to where they could be done cheaper. Today’s China is the result of that deregulation. We shot ourselves in the foot, and it’s become infected.
      I wish we could recapture the glory of the of most of the first 70 years of the 20th century, while not polluting our air and water and having China-like worker injury rates. BUT I would also like to go back to their tax rates, where top-earners made fortunes paying double the tax rates of today.
      I nearly became an economist in the ’80s before becoming disenchanted with supply Side Theory, but today’s complexities and lack of any bipartisan ethic have me stymied… I do see worse times coming…
      Thanks again for the reply!


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