Well.. They got Us.. We're Screwed

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    Sure looks like Obama care is going to pass, the final nail in the coffin is about to be pounded in.

    Now.. the government can easily finish up the control of all aspects of American life and freedoms. A proud moment for some, a nightmare for most..

    The end of the "American Dream"..

    Since the early 19th century, the United States has regarded and promoted itself as a beacon of liberty and prosperity achieved through a combination of the philosophical and ethical principles propounded by its founders and implemented in their most perfect form. In tandem with this is its natural wealth and bounty within the New World.

    The meaning of the "American Dream" has changed over the course of history. While historically traced to the New World mystique — the availability of land and the continuing American expansion — the ethos today simply indicates the ability, through participation in the resonant society and culture of the United States, to bring prosperity to oneself. According to the dream, this includes the opportunity for one's children to grow up and receive an American education and its consequent career opportunities. It is the opportunity to make individual choices without the restrictions of class, caste, religion, race, or ethnic group.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream
     
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    Great day for the USA

    Congratulations to President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and everyone who voted for this legislation


    Great Day for the USA
     
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    This vote will do for the American republic what Caesar's victories did for the Roman republic.


    Was cool while it lasted.
     
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    wow...
     
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    Oscar Wilde had the following advice for the Democrats:

    “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”
     
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    he forgot himself,, he meant the US of KKKA.
     
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    And more...

    James Truslow Adams coined the phrase "American Dream" in his 1931 book Epic of America:
    “ The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.[7] ”

    He also wrote:
    “ The American Dream, that has lured tens of millions of all nations to our shores in the past century has not been a dream of material plenty, though that has doubtlessly counted heavily. It has been a dream of being able to grow to fullest development as a man and woman, unhampered by the barriers which had slowly been erected in the older civilizations, unrepressed by social orders which had developed for the benefit of classes rather than for the simple human being of any and every class.

    American Dream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    It's not over till it's over.
     
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    You righties double as Drama Queens?
     
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    I'm sorry Dr. Grump, I don't think you're thinking properly, just a Lump..
     

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