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To: backhoe
Hell, my good (85-year-old) friend tells me that I will never know what it was like to be free in America. I believe him.

He has told me how he and all his friends used to take shotguns and .22s to school every day and lean them up in a corner so they could hunt something for supper after school.

He walked all the way from Florida to NY and slept under bridges, etc. just to get a job. Never had to show ID and never got rousted for vagrancy.

...and many more eye-openers.

15 posted on 10/28/2004 1:20:52 PM PDT by snopercod (Inflation, it's how wars are paid for.)
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To: snopercod

My long-departed Father ( born 1890, Cape Hatteras ) told me of many such things-- we really have let a lot of freedoms slip away. We won't be seeing them return, either.


16 posted on 10/28/2004 1:24:38 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)
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