Skip to comments.In what ways are we less free now?
Posted on 05/31/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT by Wage Slave
I was watching a show last night on the Liberty Channel that featured Dennis Prager. Mr. Prager started talking about the fact that we are much less free now than we were in the past.
He mentioned that he was able to buy cigarettes for his mother when he was 10 years old.
That got me to wondering what other freedoms we've lost that our children will never know about. Maybe it would be a good idea to let them know so they can get an idea of what it means to boil a frog slowly.
In what ways do you think we are less free now?
When I was 18 years old in CA I walked into a Western Auto and walked out with a 12ga shotgun.
Freedom of Association. If you run a cake business, you can’t even turn away customers for moral reasons.
Today? I think virtually every American lives in fear of the cops. If you're lucky, they will only kill your dog. Say the wrong thing, and they'll beat you to death.
High School or College graduation speech? Better not mention God — it’s practically illegal in this country.
The first personal check I ever wrote was to a gunshop for a Winchester 1200 when I was 14.
Few remain in force.
The rights we exercise are done so at the pleasure of Rome-on-the-Potomac.
I remember when there was no airport security. Everyone was free to go right up to the gates.
No more freedom to practice religion. At least for Christians.
A lot of people said, "Stop the smokers! They're nasty!"
And that's pretty much how all freedoms get taken away. Someone, somewhere, somehow is offended. And *poof* you aren't so free anymore.
Are you kidding? If I have two beers in less than an hour and am pulled over not necessarily for driving poorly I could spend four months in jail and lose my license for 6 months.
Its illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to ride in the back of a pickup truck in my state.
Smoking on school property at any time anywhere is a ticketable offense.
Speaking of Rome on the Potomac, I used to wander the halls of Congress at will when I was a teenager. No guards or metal detectors to stop me.
They got rid of Song Of The South ... and kept Blazing Saddles ................. up is down, in is out
I walked across the tarmac back in 55 or 6
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