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A 22 year yr old's RANT

Posted on 07/11/2008 12:51:24 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS

I'm a twenty-two Virginian girl, and this is my rant at my peers.

Every day I peruse the forums of FreeRepublic, scouring the pages and reading of the troubles that face the United States. And to be entirely honest, it breaks my heart. Every time see another article about the efforts of so many to bring radical and harmful changes to America, I can think of nothing except the English landing at Jamestown and one man saying that if paradise existed on Earth, it was Virginia.

And now many people are trying to pull the United States down to the standards of the world.

When I was growing up, there were only two things that I knew would always be and always be good. God and the United States. I was raised to love Virginia and the South, because they were noble and an inseperable part of me, but I was also taught that the United States had given me more than I could ever give back-- that countless men had died violent deaths so that I wouldn't have to suffer the same fate. They had thrown off the yoke of tyrrany on our soil, and had been taking the fight for our own freedom and the freedom of people they didn't even know to the doorstep of evil ever since.

Every time I hear the national anthem my eyes tear up and my heart pounds because I think of how many times the sight of our flag has meant freedom, resuce, and safety. And yet all around me, people talk through it, and only a few put their hands over their hearts.

I truly believe that the God of the universe is good and that we were made in His image. And those lase vestiges of Godliness in us were poured out into the formation of our nation and in selfless service to it.

I would like to say that if we keep electing radical liberals who would like this country hurt and on its knees, I'll leave. But I won't. This place means too much to me, and I won't leave until I'm dead.

As Americans we face a new form of tyrrany today. We see it from the people who would like to have their America custom fitted to them. They would like to give evil men the rights of our citizens. They want to split wide our borders and indoctrinate our children. They take and take and take, but have never given.

My generation is much like that of my parents, who were born into a time of prosperity to parents who never wanted their children to see the unhappiness they did. Because their parents were bravely building a proud and strong nation, they did not have to worry about doing it themselves. Character building childhood experiences died with my grandparents' (the depression and WWII) generation.

Luckily my parents and their parents knew the value of sacrifice, probably largely instilled by their faith. And so it was passed on to me.

I'll never forget being at a party early this spring at college. I was standing outside with the smokers, and someone commented on America. I remarked, "America is the best country on Earth," expecting to hear agreements. Instead, a vicious girl from Holland attacked me with her beliefs about our great nation. All I could say to her was that if she didn't like it, she was more than welcome to go home. But that isn't was really suprised me. Europeans my age are lucky if they can even begin to think for themselves, so once I learned she was from Holland, I wasn't surprised. What surprised me was how the Americans who stood around me said nothing. They watched and listened and looked at me, resigning themselves to passive weakness. I will never forget the faces of the young men as they stood there, weakness and fear in their eyes. They cannot be called men. America's men are dwindling and being replaced by a new class of male people who are too afraid to fight for anything.

And the situation is growing dire.

While we are desperately trying to revive her, the radicals are cupping their hands together and holding them under the wounds of America, rejoicing that they've gotten what they want. And so my generation will let the lifeblood of America, this beautiful and righteous nation, slip through the cracks in their fingers as they each look at the blood on their hands and point to the rest of us, blaming us for trying to save her while we still could.


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1 posted on 07/11/2008 12:51:25 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS
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To: Feline_AIDS

The recruiter’s office is still open; I suggest the Marines.


2 posted on 07/11/2008 12:53:21 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (We are all humans, and humans poo.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

All I can say is....WOW! That was good!

(Bookmarked for future showing to my liberal relatives)


3 posted on 07/11/2008 12:57:47 PM PDT by peteram
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To: Feline_AIDS

You said it very well. America is still the last best hope of mankind in a troubled world. And though America has changed for the worse in a lot of ways, in recent years, it’s still the last best hope for the world.


4 posted on 07/11/2008 12:58:40 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: LongElegantLegs

We have good people in the Marines. We need good people in Washington. Unfortunately, I’d never get elected, so grassroots it will remain for now.


5 posted on 07/11/2008 12:59:16 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS (Because canine AIDS ain't funny.)
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To: Feline_AIDS
I am old enough to be your grandfather. You are a very astute young lady. Do not join the marines or any service. Because after November you will surely be ordered to do the devil's work. Regardless of who is elected. Be strong. Never surrender your beliefs. But keep silent when it is advantageous in the presence of enemies. I truly wish you well for you are the future.
6 posted on 07/11/2008 1:03:16 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Feline_AIDS

In four years, you should run for Congress. Then the Senate and then the Presidency, because you’re already a better American than the clown the Democrats picked.


7 posted on 07/11/2008 1:03:46 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Feline_AIDS

“America’s men are dwindling and being replaced by a new class of male people who are too afraid to fight for anything.”

You are looking in the wrong place. Look at the troops serving everywhere and not on a college campus.


8 posted on 07/11/2008 1:04:43 PM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Extremely well said. You really encapsulated the same pain I feel when I see my fellow Americans ignoring our Anthem or our Flag.

I’m from your parents generation, and was brought up in a different world than the one you are confronted with now. All I can think is that it is young people of your ilk who are our destiny now.

Keep writing, keep talking, keep the faith. Our future needs you.


9 posted on 07/11/2008 1:04:46 PM PDT by EggsAckley (If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Good Post!! I agree whole heartedly. It’s nice to see someone of your age, so knowledgeable and proud of their country.


10 posted on 07/11/2008 1:05:28 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (We dont have 2 go 2 a madhouse 2 find disordered minds; earth is the mental institution of theworld)
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To: Feline_AIDS
I'm a twenty-two-year-old Virginia guy in the E-School at UVA, and I wholeheartedly agree with you on every count.
11 posted on 07/11/2008 1:05:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Off balance sheet liabilities...they're not just for Enron anymore!)
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To: LongElegantLegs
The recruiter’s office is still open; I suggest the Marines.

What branch of the military did you serve in?

12 posted on 07/11/2008 1:07:56 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Feline_AIDS

Bravo! You are, unfortunately, rare (for your age group) in your understanding of what is happening to our country. I am blessed that my children feel the same way you do, even though they aren’t quite as good as putting it into words.

God bless you in whatever you endeavor to do.


13 posted on 07/11/2008 1:08:12 PM PDT by bamagirl1944
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To: rabscuttle385; indylindy; Grunthor; calcowgirl; Ingtar; djsherin; Sunnyflorida; SoConPubbie; ...

Folks, this thread has nothing (overtly) to do with the current presidential election or any of its candidates, but it’s a terrific post by one of my peers. Please restrict your comments. I don’t want a flame war erupting in this thread.


14 posted on 07/11/2008 1:08:58 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Off balance sheet liabilities...they're not just for Enron anymore!)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Damn, you go girl.


15 posted on 07/11/2008 1:09:35 PM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: SMARTY
You are looking in the wrong place. Look at the troops serving everywhere and not on a college campus.

Not all of the men on Virginia's college campuses are crazy anti-American left-wingers.

16 posted on 07/11/2008 1:10:27 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Off balance sheet liabilities...they're not just for Enron anymore!)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Excellent post. Its not just the current generation though dear. What is called the Greatest Generation let this country down in many ways politically, and it has continued the slide since.

Do what you can, but don’t get depressed. At the very worst, you will be no worse off than our founders were when they started their struggle.


17 posted on 07/11/2008 1:10:36 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: dragnet2

The Marines. Hence the reccomendation.


18 posted on 07/11/2008 1:10:50 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (We are all humans, and humans poo.)
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To: Feline_AIDS
a vicious girl from Holland attacked me with her beliefs about our great nation.

She may not know it, but she's in the process of losing her own country.

19 posted on 07/11/2008 1:11:27 PM PDT by marron
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To: LongElegantLegs

My brother(20) talks about the Army, I say to him go for it. I would too but I don’t think they’d take me now.


20 posted on 07/11/2008 1:18:32 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: Feline_AIDS

All I can say is; Very well done! With young adults like you there is hope for America yet. My prayers for your future.


21 posted on 07/11/2008 1:19:04 PM PDT by lucky american (We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails)
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To: rabscuttle385

I didn’t mean to say that they were. But the openly conservative ones are in the minority.

This obviously excludes VMI, God bless it.


22 posted on 07/11/2008 1:20:49 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS (Because canine AIDS ain't funny.)
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To: isrul

I am old enough to be your grandfather. You are a very astute young lady. Do not join the marines or any service. Because after November you will surely be ordered to do the devil’s work. Regardless of who is elected. Be strong. Never surrender your beliefs. But keep silent when it is advantageous in the presence of enemies. I truly wish you well for you are the future


Amen to that.


23 posted on 07/11/2008 1:21:07 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Feline_AIDS
Take heart there's lots of good guys and gals still out there that love America. I'm first generation American, and just like your Virginian parents taught you, mine taught me to love God and America too. Good job on the post!
24 posted on 07/11/2008 1:21:08 PM PDT by Raquel (Read my commentary here www.raquelokyay.com)
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To: Feline_AIDS
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

- Ronald Reagan

Sounds like your parents did an excellent job. God Bless.

25 posted on 07/11/2008 1:21:20 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: darkangel82

I hope he joins! It’ll be a better use of his time than college. :-)


26 posted on 07/11/2008 1:21:47 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (We are all humans, and humans poo.)
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To: Feline_AIDS
Every time I hear the national anthem my eyes tear up and my heart pounds because I think of how many times the sight of our flag has meant freedom, resuce, and safety.

That is what has been lost. Patriotism.

27 posted on 07/11/2008 1:22:30 PM PDT by Pistolshot (When you let what you are define who you are, you create divisiveness.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

I really miss living in Virgina.


28 posted on 07/11/2008 1:23:21 PM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: TheWasteLand

G O D B L E S S A M E R I C A !!!!!!!!


29 posted on 07/11/2008 1:23:45 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Feline_AIDS
Everything I used to say about the state of America's youth I take back.

I stand corrected!

You remind me of my daughter. She's 31. Good for you young lady!
30 posted on 07/11/2008 1:24:42 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Yeah, college didn’t work out for either of us(money issues) but he is in better shape than I am.


31 posted on 07/11/2008 1:25:50 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: LongElegantLegs

Was curious. Maybe he’ll take your advise.


32 posted on 07/11/2008 1:27:26 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: darkangel82

If you’re under 40, and really want to join, talk to the recruiter; they slimmed me down by about 20 lbs so I could join.


33 posted on 07/11/2008 1:29:43 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (We are all humans, and humans poo.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

The rest of the world whines about us and we still help during natural disasters, AIDS, etc. Personally they can all kiss off.


34 posted on 07/11/2008 1:30:04 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Barack Hussein Obama=Jimmy Carter Part Douche)
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To: Feline_AIDS
Just a suggestion: No 22 year old female should refer to herself as a “girl” if she wants to be treated like an adult.

And if you're serious about what you say, you should probably stop thinking of yourself as a "girl," too.

It's not intended as a slam -- it's just a fact. "Girls" are their parents' responsibility. "Women" are responsible for themselves.

For what it's worth, I think much of the difficulty in the US and elsewhere is that a lot of folks even in their 60s still think of themselves as "guys" or "girls," rather than as responsible adults.

Like kids, a lot of Americans are certain that somebody else -- the "adults" -- will clean up their messes after them. Unfortunately, there aren't all that many adults anymore, either in positions of leadership, or among the voters who put them in office.

35 posted on 07/11/2008 1:30:04 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: FateAmenableToChange

I’ll never leave it, I’m a Maryland Refugee.


36 posted on 07/11/2008 1:33:00 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid!)
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To: dragnet2

I hope so. They need all the young patriots they can get.


37 posted on 07/11/2008 1:33:12 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (We are all humans, and humans poo.)
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To: All

Keep the faith, young lady as there are plenty of good people out there. You probably aren’t going to run into a majority of them on college campi’, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some good ones there.


38 posted on 07/11/2008 1:34:32 PM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Feline_AIDS
I would suggest you take a hiatus from reading negativity for a while. The fact is, every generation thinks things are getting worse and only see doom in the future, yet the reality is with each generation our nation becomes stronger, more prosperous, and better. Many of the complaints we have no are, frankly, trivial compared to the challenges this country has gone through.

This country has survived from a Revolution against the greatest superpower of her day, through invasion, slavery, civil war, two world wars, depressions, recessions, Wilsons, Carters, and Clintons, and yet, we always come out stronger.

This is the USA, the greatest country on earth. We are NOT a third world country, we aren't becoming a third world country, and don't let anyone bring you down.

The only thing that could destroy the USA is if we all lose that spirit that created this country through hopelessness, lack of will, and negativity.

To sum up- Ignore the WhinoCons.

39 posted on 07/11/2008 1:35:15 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: LongElegantLegs

Vietnam era vet. I was thin when I went in, and even thinner when I got out...Left a few parts behind. Felt 80 years older though.


40 posted on 07/11/2008 1:39:03 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: LongElegantLegs

If I lost 20 lbs I’d look like a male Ann Coulter. I already explained my health in another post but I will still look into it.


41 posted on 07/11/2008 1:40:00 PM PDT by darkangel82 (If you're not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. (Say no to RINOs))
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To: Feline_AIDS; Diana in Wisconsin; jazusamo; proud_yank; george76; CrappieLuck; Grammy; Hi Heels; ...

You are an EXCEPTIONAL young lady. Thanks so much for posting this.

I too worry about this country, then I remember there are several hundred thousand young men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan like you. It gives me a lot of hope for this country.

Every generation has had givers and takers (losers and winners). And there will always be those who will lead, sacrifice, and define greatness. You are apparently one of those, and I am very proud of you.


42 posted on 07/11/2008 1:42:13 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: LongElegantLegs
When I was growing up, there were only two things that I knew would always be and always be good. God and the United States.

Now that you're 22, you need to realize that this statement is a falsehood.

God WILL ALWAYS be good; however, the United States will "always be and always be good" ONLY with the blessings and the hand of provision from our heavenly Father.

This nation has decided to turn away from God and his Word, therefore it has opened itself up to God's righteous judgment. This can be seen in many ways - not least the destestable candidates that we have running for the highest political office of our land.

Stay true to God - honor Him (and your mother and father) - and work hard to turn this country back to God. But don't make the mistake of equating the United States with God. We have been blessed with this country, but God is sovereign and the absolute ruler above all.
43 posted on 07/11/2008 1:45:00 PM PDT by politicket
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To: dragnet2

Thanks for your service. :-)


44 posted on 07/11/2008 1:47:53 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (We are all humans, and humans poo.)
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To: r9etb
It's not intended as a slam -- it's just a fact. "Girls" are their parents' responsibility. "Women" are responsible for themselves.

This is incorrect. If this young lady is still single, then she is under the covenant protection of her mother and father until such time as she is married. Throwing her out to the world to be "responsible for herself" is improper and extremely unbiblical.

My advice to this young lady - honor God, obey your mother and father, and pray for your future husband.
45 posted on 07/11/2008 1:49:09 PM PDT by politicket
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To: darkangel82

I’m not trying to push you to do anything!
I got a medical discharge, and I understand that there are some things you can’t control. I just wanted to encourage you if you needed it.


46 posted on 07/11/2008 1:49:52 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (We are all humans, and humans poo.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

God bless you, and please tell your parents I thank them for the excellent job they have done.


47 posted on 07/11/2008 1:50:52 PM PDT by penowa
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To: politicket; Feline_AIDS

Check out #43, Feline, I believe it was meant for you. ;-)


48 posted on 07/11/2008 1:51:21 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (We are all humans, and humans poo.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Oops...thanks for pointing that out. :-)


49 posted on 07/11/2008 1:53:25 PM PDT by politicket (O)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Thanks for your home page . . . Tommy - Rudyard Kipling . . . that’s great.


50 posted on 07/11/2008 1:54:37 PM PDT by Sundog (Hussein . . . B. Hussein or S. Hussein?)
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