What has America become?

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    What Has America Become" was the title of a letter to the editior written by Ken Huber of Tawas City, Michigan. It contains a series of comparisons and contrasts which causes one to think about the double-standards and conditions under which we now live here in America.


    A reprint of the article has been circulating online finding its way to Fort Worth and possibly all over the nation. It was originally printed in the Iosco County News Herald on June 9, 2010, published in the Opinion column.






    Has America become the land of special interest and home of the double standard?

    Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes whites, its their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of communist and socialist threats by renaming them progressive; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.


    You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it is wrong to use an animal.


    We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.


    And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.

    What has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?



    What Has America Become by Ken Huber of Tawas City - Fort Worth Christianity & Culture | Examiner.com
     
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    Stupid fuking letter, more stupid fuking thread.
     
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    With the first post from a stupid fucking moronic childish asshole who can't muster a reply when the truth hits home and hurts...BINGO! :clap2:
     
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    Ok, let's assume that letter is totally correct. Now...what do you do about it?

    Any simpleton can piss and moan. Let's see a solution.
     
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    Like the gun control crybabies? And it's "any simpleton CAN piss and moan.

    That's what happens when one is hasty in being a smart ass.
     
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    America has become a culture in decay across the board, and we're seeing that decay manifest right now.

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    I agree and I thought your reply on the other thread about the 1st Amendment was spot on as well.
     
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    American Gun Deaths to Exceed Traffic Fatalities by 2015 - Bloomberg

    While motor-vehicle deaths dropped 22 percent from 2005 to 2010, gun fatalities are rising again after a low point in 2000, according to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shooting deaths in 2015 will probably rise to almost 33,000, and those related to autos will decline to about 32,000, based on the 10-year average trend.

    As the nation reels from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the shift shows the effects of public policy, said Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis.

    The fall in traffic deaths resulted from safer vehicles, restricted privileges for young drivers and seat-belt and other laws, he said. By contrast, “we’ve made policy decisions that have had the impact of making the widest array of firearms available to the widest array of people under the widest array of conditions.” While fewer households have guns, people who own guns are buying more of them, he said.

    The Dec. 14 slaying of 20 children and six adults at the school in Newtown, Connecticut, reignited a debate over gun violence. While mass murders are rare, shootings aren’t. About 85 Americans are shot dead daily -- 53 of them suicides. Every day, one of those killed by firearms is 14 or younger.

    About 400 children under 14 a year killed by guns in the US. Aren't you so proud, Bareass.
     
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    If he offers any solution he’ll be called a racist or terrorist, kind of dammed if you do dammed if you don’t. The letter hit the nail on the head.
     
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    Are you? If not, I'll bet strawman counter points make you proud though, Peebles

    While fewer households have guns, people who own guns are buying more of them, he said.


    Let's see until now fewer households had guns but the deaths kept increasing...hmmm. And NOW gun sales are picking up. So gun deaths went up while fewer households had gunsto begin with. That surely males your case.
     
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