The sad story of what is happening to the USA

The sad story of what is happening to the USA

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    The sad story of what is happening to the USA

    Prager U does a great job with their videos and this may be one of the most important ones they have created.

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    A great 5 minute summary of the current state of our country. It is unfortunately very true.

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    It's not a flashy five minute infographic video, but it's also not an Ayn Rand or George Orwell several hundred page diatribe either. Raven, you might find this an interesting read by Sir John Glubb, it's only about 30 pages;


    "The Fate of Empires - 1977"


    People talk about another civil war. I think his summation of past empires and their eventual demise gives a more nuanced and probably more accurate picture of where we are headed as a nation. There are just too many irreconcilable differences at this point. Top heavy oligarchy, decay and rot from the inside, and a loss of an amalgamation into a common culture.
    I just heard this morning Cali is "banning" state funded travel to Iowa.

    "John Bagot Glubb was born in 1897, his father being a regular officer in the Royal Engineers.
    At the age of four he left England for Mauritius, where his father was posted for a three-year
    tour of duty. At the age of ten he was sent to school for a year in Switzerland. These youthful
    travels may have opened his mind to the outside world at an early age.

    He entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in September 1914, and was
    commissioned in the Royal Engineers in April 1915. He served throughout the first World War
    in France and Belgium, being wounded three times and awarded the Military Cross. In 1920 he
    volunteered for service in Iraq, as a regular officer, but in 1926 resigned his commission and
    accepted an administrative post under the Iraq Government.

    In 1930, however, he signed a contract to serve the Transjordan Government (now Jordan).
    From 1939 to 1956 he commanded the famous Jordan Arab Legion, which was in reality the
    Jordan Army. Since his retirement he has published seventeen books, chiefly on the Middle
    East, and has lectured widely in Britain, the United States and Europe."

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    Simple solution, but maybe a little late.


    Keep kids out of public schools (and colleges) they are liberal and the text books are full of lies. It is the parents responsibility to raise children not the governments. If your children are your greatest assets, scale back what your spending and how your living to where YOU can raise your children even if it means having less. Honestly, a bike cost less than an IPad and it much better for their minds/bodies.

    Back when parents were married and mothers stayed home I believe we had a much better generation of children that knew respect [ie: just wait till your father gets home] < That worked!

    See how simple that is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    Simple solution, but maybe a little late.


    Keep kids out of public schools (and colleges) they are liberal and the text books are full of lies. It is the parents responsibility to raise children not the governments. If your children are your greatest assets, scale back what your spending and how your living to where YOU can raise your children even if it means having less. Honestly, a bike cost less than an IPad and it much better for their minds/bodies.

    Back when parents were married and mothers stayed home I believe we had a much better generation of children that knew respect [ie: just wait till your father gets home] < That worked!

    See how simple that is!
    You’re absolutely right Sister, but sadly, I think it’s too late to return to that as a society.....
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    Outstanding presentation....I will never apologize for being a Christian, American or a TEXAN! If it offends them .... they can just get over it or go home to where they had it soooo much better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    Simple solution, but maybe a little late.


    Keep kids out of public schools (and colleges) they are liberal and the text books are full of lies. It is the parents responsibility to raise children not the governments. If your children are your greatest assets, scale back what your spending and how your living to where YOU can raise your children even if it means having less. Honestly, a bike cost less than an IPad and it much better for their minds/bodies.

    Back when parents were married and mothers stayed home I believe we had a much better generation of children that knew respect [ie: just wait till your father gets home] < That worked!

    See how simple that is!
    Absolutely true...however, it is probably too late to change. Amazingly, all of our conservative friends will agree yet they continue to support public education at every turn. And, they will spend their money on GUNS, new cell phones, new cars, new homes and anything else they WANT....and then complain they can't afford private school for their children...and that is just a cop out. Ultimately, public education will be responsible for the demise of our country.
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    There was a time, in my own lifetime actually, when the main difference between Liberals and Conservatives was the degree of importance placed on social and economic equality and unregulated free enterprise, and the degree of government involvement in the protection of individual liberty and fair treatment. Both recognized the COTUS as paramount to protecting the self-evident truths presented in the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights was held up as tantamount to the security and freedom of all.

    Sadly, we have failed to protect history and truth and have allowed them to be stifled, perverted, and replaced. One has to wonder what the goal is of influencing entire generations to hate their country, to turn exceptionalism into mediocrity, prosperity into poverty, leadership into dependence, and individuality into homogeneity? There are evil forces at work for sure, and a great many willing minions have been trained to fulfill the will of their masters. I am heartened that there are still so many remaining who understand - despite its many faults - how great our country is, how much we have helped improve the condition of many throughout the world, and how many lives, have been sacrificed for the cause of liberty.

    Our Constitution, including the full Bill of Rights, is as sacred a document as any secular text can be, and must be protected from those who seek to destroy it, and our country along with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavesYourUncle View Post
    There was a time, in my own lifetime actually, when the main difference between Liberals and Conservatives was the degree of importance placed on social and economic equality and unregulated free enterprise, and the degree of government involvement in the protection of individual liberty and fair treatment. Both recognized the COTUS as paramount to protecting the self-evident truths presented in the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights was held up as tantamount to the security and freedom of all.

    Sadly, we have failed to protect history and truth and have allowed them to be stifled, perverted, and replaced. One has to wonder what the goal is of influencing entire generations to hate their country, to turn exceptionalism into mediocrity, prosperity into poverty, leadership into dependence, and individuality into homogeneity? There are evil forces at work for sure, and a great many willing minions have been trained to fulfill the will of their masters. I am heartened that there are still so many remaining who understand - despite its many faults - how great our country is, how much we have helped improve the condition of many throughout the world, and how many lives, have been sacrificed for the cause of liberty.

    Our Constitution, including the full Bill of Rights, is as sacred a document as any secular text can be, and must be protected from those who seek to destroy it, and our country along with it.
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    Thanks for sharing, I will be reshaping this video.

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    Our local newspaper started printing stories about inequality and racial strife just before the 2016 election. They claimed that they wanted to be more "progressive." They wanted to give us a bigger view of what they thought was going on in our country. I emailed them and told them that we don't have those kind of problems in our area, you don't see hate in other people's eyes when you see them on the street or in the stores and that we don't need for the newspaper to instigate hate by printing those kinds of stories. Hate isn't something that they can just stick in some editors desk drawer at the end of the day. Once it is started you can't take it back.
    They must have got the message because they quit printing those kind of articles and are back to reporting local news and decent editorials.
    I doubt if I influenced them very much with my emails but I like to think that I did my part no matter how small to make them rethink their policies and to being a newspaper that is worth reading again.
    When you read the editorials now it looks like the editors are allowed to think for themselves again, and they are able to write articles that are interesting and actually downright conservative.
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    One bright spot is that each generation tends to rebel to some degree from their parents generation and to some extent reject a lot they were taught in school. I have seen some research that suggests Gen Z, who will replace the millennials will not follow their indoctrination. They will be liberal, but not militantly or radically so. But they will also be fiscally conservative and more likely capitalist than socialist.

    Also on the bright side, if Trump gets another four years, I think he will get the federal court system shaped up. Also, as long as we continue to have 50 states and don't add DC or PR, the Senate could stay red for many years to come. The pendulum always swings. But it always has limits. And it always swings back to some degree.
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