Have we forgotten?

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by obxned, May 8, 2009.

  1. obxned

    obxned Active Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our grandchildren what it was once like in the United States where men were free. Ronald Reagan

    I read this quote from our last great president in a Mike Adams editorial. I've got kids, I've got grandkids, and seeing this hit me like a cattle prod.

    Are we that generation The President was talking about?
  2. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I don't think it will happen in one generation.

    Liberals are very patient.
    They are happy with incrementat changes, as long as they are in the left direction. They will all get behind a single candidate, provided he agrees with SOME of the agenda of each one of them.

    Conservatives are impatient. They will only support a candidate that meets ALL their criteria for leadership, and thus back several instead of one, causing them to frequently lose.

    I already tell my grandkids about how free we were fifty years ago.
    And they will tell their grandkids the same thing, I am sure, as we incrementally allow our freedoms to erode, bit by bit, over many generations.

    Am I being black?
    I don't know -
    But I feel I am being accurate.

  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    DAV, Deep in the Pineywoods of E. Texas!
    Personally, I think it has already happened! This country is bankrupt! Our National debt is 3 times our National Gross Product. The folks in control of this country are not US, any longer, and hasn't been for many, many years! The politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, have played loose with our money, the truth, and the religious beliefs that this Nation was founded on for a long time now. They have lied to us, and deceived us at every opportunity, while we slept! We are now starting to awaken, but I fear it is too late! We can no longer go back, we can only go along! The Socialist party is now in control, and they are not about to give that control up! Like a child, if they can't have it, then we can't either! They have, and will, destroy any hope for a FREE NATION!
  4. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Ronnie may have made his fortune speaking other people's lines, but it came down to the bottom line, his own were classics !! Yeah, I know he hired speech writers, but he also directed them and edited them !!!! >MW
  5. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    A wretched hive of scum and villiany
    Well, at least his speech writers were better than the ones Barry has. And I'm sure Reagan could proceed without a teleprompter.
  6. swiftman

    swiftman Member

    Mar 6, 2006
    East Central Ill
    "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." - Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948