Fading American Values

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  1. LogikAndReazon
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    Property Rights
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    Gee...an awful lot of things for the individual...not so much for the community.

    I guess CONZ are only interested in THEMSELVES and everyone else can go screw.

    There's a fading value you missed.

    Community service.
    you know like people who don't make very much money, but serve their community? Like teachers and cops and firefighters?
    Nothing for them, huh?

    But damn if you don't want the rights to get to keep your assault guns and dump waste oil on "your" land.
     
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    The "community" has the right to pursue its own life , liberty, and happiness..........

    Voluntary charitable and community service is a noble virtue when it isnt coerced by some clueless bureaucrat.........that has always been clear
     
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    They love to fantasize about being an island with zero social responsibly, as if every advantage they ever had didn't come from living in a country that used to subsidize the American dream for it's citizens.
     
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    Time passes, things change, and values change to accommodate changing circumstances. Many of those values you cited as "traditional" were in fact wildly liberal, progressive, even libertine when we first became independent.
     
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    They stand on the shoulders of giants and think themselves tall.

    They got their education, roads, schools, hospitals and the like...but when it comes time for them to pay it forward for the next generation...they're skipping out on the bill and stiffing the waitress and think themselves clever.
     
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    The boomers, the most subsidized and assisted generation the world has ever seen, are trying to take it all with them when they die.
     
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    PBS had two separate documentaries on, touching on Theodore Roosevelt and his life last night.
    Interestingly the qualities and character traits that the narrators cooed, oohed, and ahhhed about the most are anathema to the current Liberal theme.
    Roosevelt seemed to have drawn model and inspiration from the cowboy during his long association working among and with them on his Elkhorn Ranch in the Dakota Badlands.
    "The cowboy always gets the job done, whether it be rain, fog, snow, or cold"
    Roosevelt displayed those same characteristics later when he went up San Juan Hill and when he decided to finish the job the French abandoned on the Panama Isthmus.
    Today's progressives, instead, see the lady crying out for the government to pay for her groceries, gasoline, and rent and think, "If I do that she's certain to vote to make me president for life when I ask her. I'll just steal the money from the cowboys and the others who always get the job done. There' s plenty of them around to milk."
     
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    That's a long way to go to apply your own shriveled sense of altruism to those who actually have it.
     
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    Its up to the state to restore, reconstruct and give meaning and wholeness to the lives of incompetent , irresponsible dependents...........To supply their every deserved want.......

    These pathetic state cultists, beggars, parasites and collectivist extortionists need govt redemption !

    Hope , Change & Transformation !!! lol
     

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