reply to post by dbloch7986
I think it is very sad that so many people are having to hand in their birthrights to live on American soil just because THE UNITED STATES, Inc. is so
frivilously spending its money. It does make sense though. Make every citizen of THE UNITED STATES, Inc. so reliant on aforementioned corporation that
we see no way to live without them. Brilliant! Create a corporation where people pay YOU to work there, even when they're on vacation! I guess the
American citizens abroad are starting to open their eyes. We can only hope the citizens at home start to realize what's going on too.
Thank you my friend. Perspective is everything, and for many people born and raised in America, who have known no other way of life, being told they
are the freest citizens on earth, is a wonderful, and comforting notion, and even a source of pride.
After all, you don’t really have anything else to gauge that against. That is until you do start to travel abroad, especially to other first world
nations, but even some third world nations, have and offer great lifestyles and freedoms to people, who have initiative and work hard.
The more expensive and intrusive our government becomes, and the more restrictive it is when it comes to regulating everything from the food we eat,
to the clothes we wear, to the entertainment we watch, to how we even conduct ourselves sexually, the more it is going to become obvious to those
people, who then have an opportunity to be elsewhere for an extended period and enjoy how people with more freedoms live.
When you don’t know any better, you just don’t know any better.
It is though a very disturbing trend, to see Americans realizing this. It should not and does not have to be that way.
Sure there are always going to be people less free, and with less material wealth, and fewer opportunities, but the truth is, we have been on a
troubling trend to looking increasingly at the lowest common denominator in the world, to maintain our illusion of wealth and freedom, instead of
looking at the highest common denominators.
I guess there might come a day, when Americans decide they would rather have freedom, real freedom versus excuses.
It appears that day has already begun arriving for more and more.
Thanks for your wonderfully written and thoughtful post.