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My sister sent this to me, don't have any idea where she got it, nor what this person was responding to. The only thing he or she left out was, God once blessed America...


America is the land of opportunity and any American can go as far as his drive and willingness to work will take him. I have no sympathy for those who prefer to blame society for their miserable circumstances and then stick their hands out for government assistance.

America is the most benign super power that has ever existed on the face of the earth. We rebuilt Europe and Japan after WWII, pouring billions into their war ravaged lands, leaving them to self-determination, and then removing their debts. No other power in the history of the world has shown this kind of compassion to its vanquished. Today, we pour billions into impoverished, third world countries. The Blame-America crowd can find themselves some nice, little, marxist third-world country to move to.

The rich are rich because they had the wherewithal to grab the bull by the horns and take advantage of all the opportunities this bountiful country of ours has to offer, and no one has the right to determine how rich the rich should be. It is because of the rich that America is rich. Your employer is probably rich, and, without whom, you wouldn't have a job. The rich don’t owe it to society to support the poor.

The money I earn belongs to my family and me. I pay taxes to support those institutions that protect my family and me, provide education for my children, and provide public works. I think it is reprehensible that my hard-earned money also goes to support worthless, alcoholic, druggies whose only contribution to society is to produce more of themselves, or to the arts that make a mockery of values that decent Americans hold dear.

English should be declared the official language of America. English is the international language and the reason it is the international language is because it is the language of the most powerful country on earth – the United States of America. You cannot be an airline pilot unless you speak English. You cannot be employed on a cruise ship unless you speak English. English is required in schools around the world. Why shouldn’t English be required of every American – because it is "racist" to propose such a thing? The story of the Tower of Babel is one of the oldest stories in the world and it perfectly illustrates where this country is now headed. Once we lose our ability to communicate with one another, we cease to exist as a nation. "Ebonics" is utterly absurd. It is just another in-your-face-America attempt by malcontents with an axe to grind to undermine our great nation and to excuse laziness. Instead of pushing "Ebonics", community leaders should be encouraging people to master our native tongue, which will provide them with the verbal skills needed to compete in our society.

Terms like "diversity", "sensitivity", and "tolerance" are code words for government handouts.

Dan Quayle took a lot of flack and ridicule for attempting to make a campaign issue out of a TV program, in which Murphy Brown considers having a child out of wedlock. His message, however, was clear - It was the Hollywood version of Clintonesque moral relativity. The moral behind Dan Quayle’s message is this: A nation is only as strong as the people who comprise it – so goes the family, so goes the people, so goes the nation.

I am not a slave owner and neither was my father or my grandfather. You are not a slave and neither was your father or your grandfather. Slavery was a cruel, immoral institution, which a moral society finally destroyed. So get outta my face with your “reparations.”

The Boy Scouts of America has every right to protect the children in their charge.

Our founding fathers are not “dead, white, males.” They were giants who, against all odds and great hardships, defeated one of the world’s mightiest powers and founded the greatest country the world has ever known. Their pictures should adorn every school and every government facility in the nation, and their praises should be sung from the highest roof tops. Our children should be taught everything there is to know about these great men and the revolution that gave us our freedom. How many Americans really appreciate how tenuous our revolution was? George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, et.al, overcame insurmountable odds with nothing more than an under-equipped, under-fed, rag-tag army, bravery, and determination. If they had failed, they would have all been hung as traitors, there would be no United States of America, and our revolution would be nothing more than a footnote in world history.

Everyday we should light a candle and say a prayer for those brave men who, at this very moment, are in war's **** defending us from Terrorism.

"Self-esteem" has taken over math, history, and English as the prime objective in American schools, and, unless we get back to educating our children, America is doomed.

- Shenandoah, September 1, 2002
 

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Printed it out and I'm gonna post it on the bulletin board in the patrol room at work. Hopefully one or two of our elected "officials" will see it.

Should ruffle a few feathers!
 

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Well said

In refferance to what was said above thay just had that World Summit in South Africa. It was nothing more than a blame America convention for all those third world nations we give money too. About a week ago I heard on the news that several african nations are refusing to distribue FREE food to their people that was sent by the U.S because the food is geneticly enhanced. These governments blame us for their problems yet withhold food from their starving people even when we give it to them for FREE! Also it is interesting to note(but not surprising) how our media played this down.
 

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Amen Joel. Remember how they made us memorize stuff like the preamble to the constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the like. I think that it should be neccessary to memorize and EXPLAIN your posting in order to get a high school diploma, and to get citizenship. See ya
 

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Excellent commentary. I could'nt have put it better. I wish I know what this person was responding too. I'd love to read the entire thread, or article.
 

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Yes, me too. It's funny, most of the people I know feel the same way. And it's not about Racism. It's about common sence and common values. "Tolerance" cracks me up. I live south of Seattle about 20 miles. If Boeing built their airplanes with to much "tolerance", they'd fall out of the sky! But I'm supposed to "tolerate" immoral behavior.
 

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"Terms like "diversity", "sensitivity", and "tolerance" are code words for government handouts."

The author of this great quote does miss some other much more dangerous facets to these code words. The PC socialist crowd that thorws these around have no desire to use the actual meaning of these words when they say " diversity" they mean afirmative action, when they say "sensitivity" they mean deference enforced at least by ridicule but preferably by hate crime laws, and when they say "tolerance" they mean reverance no matter how strange or bad the behaviors. Even more silly and dangerous is that these coded atributes are not in their view even prefered means to some worthy end, but are the ends desired.

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I apologise for back to back posts on this thread, but the PC concept of "tolerance" really chafes me.

Real tolerance rather than their version is, I believe, absolutely necessary for us to have a modern civil society. We can not stick those whose committment to morals and values differs from our own in the stocks in the public square any longer. Key here is to remember that to tolerate really means to allow, not to be compelled to support, or not to be barred from voicing an opinion against something.

We who see the problems with " tolerance" (quotes to indicate coded definition) need to be wary of attempting to go to far in seeking prohibitons which divide our own constituencies and rallies our oppresively PC oposition. When we are offended or even when we simply disagree with something, we need to insist that we not be compelled to support it and that we have the right to state our oposition.

I think that despite the assertions of rampant Liberals morals and values are not purely personal and relative, but that some core ideal exists. I also think, however. that all but the worst violations of these are matters of personal honor (a very out of fashion concept) and faith. I believe that many of us sincerely believe this way, but are often so put off by some of what we are asked to tolerate and the twisted PC definition of "tolerance" that we are shocked into trying to improperly legislate matters of faith and honor. Personal levels of the acceptable transgression of this ideal core must be allowed to vary, but that in no way can be twisted to mean that anyone can be barred from voicing oposition or from refusing to in anyway facilitate the transgression.

In the way of an example of reasonable tolerance:
I have been a participant here on BTB long enough to find this to be a community where faith and traditional values are keenly important to many. I may, however, as the red blooded American boy that I am be willing to transgess a bit more than many of you when I play at least where Irish Whiskey and women of less than stellar virtue are concerned. Those with a stronger moral committment should not try to prohibit my play, but do have every right to point out that they dislike such activities, that I would be better in their view if I avoided them, and clearly I have no right to ask that they buy a round.

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Joel B said:

Dan Quayle took a lot of flack and ridicule for attempting to make a campaign issue out of a TV program, in which Murphy Brown considers having a child out of wedlock. His message, however, was clear - It was the Hollywood version of Clintonesque moral relativity. The moral behind Dan Quayle’s message is this: A nation is only as strong as the people who comprise it – so goes the family, so goes the people, so goes the nation.
It's funny you mentioned the Dan Quayle/Murphy Brown event. Recently Candice Bergen, who portrayed Brown on tv, has been publically quoted as saying she didn't really disagree with Quayle at the time, but pretty much kept quiet because of perceived pressure from CBS management and the publicity for the show created by the former Vice President's comments.
 
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