This is a discussion on What Do YOU Think? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Jeanlouise Isn't it odd that the hippies of the 60's who hated anyone over 30 and despised big government are the people ...
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I think you're on the mark. In fact I frequently make similar comments to people around me. I appreciate you taking the time to articulate your position and find it comforting to find out that maybe I'm not a right wing whacko nut job after all. Carry on.
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations” – James Madison 1788
The worst part is that we don't seem to be able to stop the spiral downwards. Protesting doesn't help, voting doesn't help, letter writing and calling our reps (depending on who they are) doesn't help, I don't see an end.
We've raised our kids to be pretty conservative and really think about what people are saying and advocating, not think with their emotions and pop culture icons. It's hard because they are bombarded 24/7 by the Liberal media and the likes of Sandra Fluke who was held up as hero for demanding free stuff.
The only thing that I take comfort in is that there are a lot of people who want this to turn around, many of them on this forum, and many of them our friends. I don't know if it's enough or if we've gotten to the point of no return. The people who demand the free stuff vote too.
2013 is going to be a very telling year.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain