By Anonymous

It seems that America has become the land of the special interest and the home of the double standard.

If we lie to Congress it’s a felony, but if Congress lies to us it’s just politics.

If we dislike a black person we’re racist, but if a black person dislikes us it’s their 1st Amendment right.

The government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals, but does almost nothing for the victims.

In public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process.

You can kill an unborn child, but it’s wrong to execute a mass murderer.

We don’t burn books in America, we simply rewrite them.

We got rid of the communist and socialist threat by renaming them progressives.

We are unable to close our border to Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea.

If you protest President Obama’s policies you are a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it is your 1st Amendment right.

You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas.

We have eliminated all criminals in America, but now we call them sick people.

We can use a human fetus for medical research, but it’s wrong to use an animal.

We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don’t want to work.

We all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology.

We still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct.

Parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games.

The land of opportunity is now the land of hand-outs.

The similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.

And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who’s at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes, and tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.

What has happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave?

[This essay appeared in the Des Moines Register this morning. Evidently, it has appeared in newspapers throughout the country under various bylines. What do you think? Is he right? Or is he wrong?]

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  1. Lisa Bourne on May 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Two things first off.

    The paragraph: “If we dislike a black person we’re racist, but if a black person dislikes us it’s their 1st Amendment right,” speaks truth of the situation. But it would be more effective and appropriate if it stated, “but if a black person dislikes “someone else” it’s their 1st Amendment right,” so as to not feed into an us-against-them mindset. The way it’s written assumes there are no black people among the readers and also none among those who share in the sentiment of the piece.

    Second, “The similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help,” is not accurate in its assessment of President George W. Bush’s response to Katrina. Could more have been done after Hurricane Katrina? That would always be the case. However, the assertion that President Bush did not react appropriately after Katrina is merely part of the ongoing George W. Bush smear campaign on the part of the left that is not only tired, it’s embarrassing to watch, really. As someone who survived the 2004-2005 Florida hurricane season (Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne), which dominated the news, and rightly so, until Katrina was hijacked for another Bush besmirching, I sat with my family in a Florida living room, watching the pre-Katrina news coverage. I recall to this day feeling sick to my stomach in front of the television because we knew from firsthand experience what the people of New Orleans and those otherwise in the storm’s path were in for, and because it was clear that the authorities were not preparing adequately for the situation. While President Bush took and continues to take an unwarranted public flogging, including racists remarks from some rapper, the criticism of Mayor Ray Nagin and Governor Kathleen Blanco barely got a passing glance in favor of Nagin’s goofy post storm chocolate city rant and Blanco’s on-air tears.

    Outside those two things, the piece is dead-on.

    Like the piece’s author I wonder, and often, what has happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    We have Fast and Furious, the New Black Panther voter intimidation atrocity, federal persecution of prolifers, refusal to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal czar-fest, socialized medicine imposed on the populace including forcing us to pay for objectionable things, blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng thrown under the bus, and on and on; and as the piece says, “The government appoints a committee to determine who’s at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes, and tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.”

    It’s 2012.

    VOTE!

    • quinersdiner on May 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

      Good analysis. Thanks for the detailed response.

  2. skyedog27 on May 5, 2012 at 10:02 am

    http://www.apatheticvoter.com/Article_DownfallDemocracies.htm

    The above blog post pretty much covers why i believe the U.S. A. is headed for a downfall if anyone wishes to go to the link for the entire read. It isn’t hard to imagine we’re at the apathy to dependence point in this country.

     From bondage to spiritual faith;
     From spiritual faith to great courage;
     From courage to liberty;
     From liberty to abundance;
     From abundance to complacency;
     From complacency to apathy;
     From apathy to dependence;
     From dependency back into bondage.”

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