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Originally posted by Becker44
I ask these questions for clarification. I for one do not know of a personal freedom or liberty that has been stripped away by our Government.
I sometimes get the feeling people regurgitate media sound bites in order to seem well informed.
My final question to you would be; Is there a country you think is more of a model for what you seek as one of it's citizens?
Originally posted by slackerwire
I'm only 30 years old, and in the short time between me being a fun loving kid and my current status of pissed off adult, I have noticed exactly how ridiculous America is/has become.
We live in a country where....
We are shown basically real time bombing campaigns on TV, but people go nuts if a nipple makes an appearance.
Where they bleep out words like "drugs" and "heroin" on radio stations.
Freedom is nothing more than an illusion. Think you're free? Think again.
People are arrested and sent to prison for a very long time for committing victimless crimes.
People are arrested for possession of a certain substance that government agencies have been caught transporting
Lots of feeble minded twist like to carry on about how "free" they are. These people must not pay attention to what happens if they forget to pay their property taxes. In a truly free nation, the government couldn't come take your house.
We live in a nation where elected first time politicians go to DC and are worth maybe a few hundred grand, but when they leave office, they are worth millions.
Lets be honest here, most people in the U.S. are just plain stupid. They naively believe their "freedoms" and "rights" trump everyone elses. If they see/hear/read something they disagree with, they don't just ignore it, they cry out for it to be banned.
They allow more of our liberty to be taken away, usually in the name of "protecting the children". They allow more of our money to be stolen from us by government in the name of "being compassionate".
They allow the government to infringe on more and more of our rights in the name of "fighting terror", yet they continue to allow the jackasses in DC to leave our borders wide open. Yea, very effective "war" strategy there, leave your front door wide open.
I could go on and on, but I think this might give the gist of the sad state this nation is in.
Nuclear obliteration couldn't really damage us any more, who knows, it might be just the thing we need to start over. I wouldn't be opposed to it.
Originally posted by ALightinDarkness
Originally posted by MrMysticism
Ok, unless you are born into money and your parents are paying tuition then you have to get grants which is about 5 percent change right now. Getting a student loan is signing your life away. You end up paying ten times the amount due to inflation and interest rates fluctuating during your life. Not to mention all the late penalties because you are struggling at the beginning of your carrer.
Not to turn this into an education thread, but I am so tired of seeing this stuff. Its simply not true. You can go to college for free if your a good student - at most state universities you don't even have to be that good either. Yes, its going to take time studying to get good grades and time to apply for those full ride scholarships - but no one said you didn't have to work for it if you want it free. Want to go to a school beyond your abilities or do poorly? Then your going to pay for it. And you should.
[edit on 25-6-2008 by ALightinDarkness]
Originally posted by jsobecky
reply to post by justamomma
Originally posted by justamomma
you were lucky (blessed, however you choose to word it) THIS time, but will you be the next time? and there is the problem!!
[edit on 26-6-2008 by justamomma]
The same could be said about playing Russian Roulette.
Maybe the solution is to stop playing games where your luck will eventually run out?