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The American spirit is breaking
The New York Post ^ | May 18, 2014 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 05/18/2014 8:44:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The official opening of the 9/11 museum brought President Obama to New York and sparked fresh reminders of the horror of that awful day. The president called the site ­“sacred” and gave a moving speech about the American spirit, saying, “Like the great wall and bedrock that embrace us today, nothing can ever break us.”

It is the right thing to say and the right place to say it. But is it true? Is the American spirit really unbreakable?

I have my doubts.

There are many examples that say our spirit is breaking if not already broken. One involves a Wall Street Journal report that, six years after the housing bubble popped and sank the economy, federal officials want to lower mortgage standards again so more people can buy houses that they can’t afford. Been there, done that would seem to be the logical response, but the idea is gaining momentum because so few people can legitimately qualify for credit that the only way to spur housing growth is to junk the standards.

The same thing is happening in schools. Americans overwhelmingly agree that our educational system, once the envy of the world, is now lagging.

The cry to challenge students spawned a movement to raise the bar through the Common Core curriculum, but it is now grinding to a halt in New York and other places. The problem: Too many students are failing the tougher tests, making teachers look bad, parents unhappy—and politicians nervous.

So the standards are being shuffled aside, and self-esteem is back as the new measure of success. More students can appear to be learning and, presumably, that will make the adults happy, at least temporarily.

Because this retreat from rigor in favor of cultural “social promotion” is playing out in a million different ways...

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 05/18/2014 8:44:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are now a fragile society. Once, we were anti-fragile, as shown in Nassim Taleb's excellent book "Anti-fragile".

But if you are afraid to offend anyone, if you refuse to punish anyone, if you won't hold anyone accountable, and if you simply do not believe in personal responsibility, then you are doomed to a fragile existence.

2 posted on 05/18/2014 8:52:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get rid of the Democrat Party, and you’ll be surprised at how fast things shape up.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 8:53:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I took a graduate level course many years ago, ‘The American Presidency, and got an ‘A’, and recall a political science axiom. Believe it was (or very close to): ‘The strength of the presidency reflects the state of the country.’
Even Barry’s staunch supporters must admit among themselves that his presidency is tanking and unfortunately, we’re along for the ride. Two more years ... maybe a Republican can start to straighten out this huge mess he’s going to leave behind.
(But no ‘Republican from the conservative wing of the Democratic party’!)


4 posted on 05/18/2014 8:57:58 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
democrats have been destroying the USA since 1913

in 1913 democrat president woodrow wilson and his democrat congress passed the

1.1913: 16th ammendment( the income tax)

2. 1913: the 17th ammendment (before this the USA was a free Republic )

3. the federal reserve act

4. in the 1930’s then democrat FDR and his socialist revolution w/ hundreds of socialist acts passed
5. 40 years of democrat congresses,
6.the democrats’ 1965 immigration act changed immigration to come from the 3rd world
7,.Obama and HIS democrat congress passed Obama care and here we are an inch away from full socialism

but most people even on here say everything is Bush's fault or now the Republicans’ fault

5 posted on 05/18/2014 8:59:34 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“We are now a fragile society. Once, we were anti-fragile,”
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Political correctness is destroying America, and the Marxist know it. They are poised to turn America into a Socialist hellhole. Obumbo’s election was a strong indicator. His reelection was proof.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 9:00:36 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: blueunicorn6

agree but check out my post on this thread that shows just some of the damage the democrat party has already done to the USA for the last 100 years


7 posted on 05/18/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: tumblindice
‘The strength of the presidency reflects the state of the country.’

I have to say I have a problem with this. Obama does what he wants. He enforces laws that don't exist. He ignores laws that do exist. He rules by executive order. The GOP is pretty much in his pocket, and helps push his agenda.

As a man, Obama is weak, and I have no respect for him. But as a president? He is strong. He's as close to a dictator as this country has ever had.

A tyrant in the White House shows that the country is weak.

8 posted on 05/18/2014 9:01:56 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The same thing is happening in schools. Americans overwhelmingly agree that our educational system, once the envy of the world, is now lagging. "

The American education system is NOT lagging- It is busted into a jillion pieces, by the NEA, by female teachers, union teachers, and by Marxist takeover of the school system from pre-K through university level, since 1980 or before. We are DOOMED!

9 posted on 05/18/2014 9:02:06 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: blueunicorn6

John Boehner would never allow it.

(nor wood McCain, Romney, Graham, Bush, etc etc ad nauseam)


10 posted on 05/18/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“. But as a president? He is strong. “
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Thanks only to his puppet masters. On his own, Obama could not run a taco stand.


11 posted on 05/18/2014 9:06:52 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

“Political correctness is destroying America..”

Agreed. It isn’t just the presidency. It’s their religion.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 9:09:31 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The same thing is happening in schools. Americans overwhelmingly agree that our educational system, once the envy of the world, is now lagging.

If Americans received an education in the past it was because **parents** were doing a terrific job of **afterschooling**! It's taken several generations but the progressives have finally managed to severely damage the family structure that produced all that educational success.

The American system of modern schooling started out in the mid-1800s to early 1900s as a **compulsory-use**, compulsory-funded, police-enforced, and single-payer socialist-entitlement. Nothing good can come from that.

Single-payer government schooling was a progressive idea of the 19th century. Progressives have **always** controlled teacher training and curriculum development. Progressives have always pushed for greater and greater secularization until now they are utterly godless! Progressives have always pushed at the edges of society's morals and ethics. Today, nearly every teacher in the nation ( both private and government) was trained by godless Marxists in Marxist-run colleges and universities.

Anyone who think single-payer and socialist-entitlement schooling can be fixed is a fool! The very foundation upon which it is built is rotten!

13 posted on 05/18/2014 9:11:26 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: blueunicorn6

“Get rid of the Democrat Party, and you’ll be surprised at how fast things shape up.”

Get rid of progressives, Democrat and Republican.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 9:14:03 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Democrat_media
"but most people even on here say everything is Bush's fault or now the Republicans’ fault "

And we have 95 plus percent of the Negro race believing that the Democrat Party is good for them, even though they are too brainwashed to understand that the Democrat Party is the party of segregation, slavery, Bull Connor, fire hoses, attack dogs, the KKK, and Margaret Sanger with her Planned Parenthood (Negro Genocide Program). But they voted for the "historic" presidential candidate, along with the rest of demonazi party.

15 posted on 05/18/2014 9:15:04 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Even if we could get rid of the Democratic Party it wouldn’t help. In their present state they would choose the next democrat like party that replaces them. The American people must choose their own way, whether to rise again to prosperity, or to doom themselves into the ash bin of histories like other great societies. On our current trajectory we will destroy our country through excessive spending and handouts.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 9:16:24 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As long as the incompetent are making more children than the competent, decline is inevitable.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 9:16:32 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: Democrat_media
All it took to elect Woodrow Wilson and two Roosevelts was one to three generations of voters indoctrinated in the nation's compulsory attendance, single-payer, and socialist-entitlement K-12 schools.

Children who attend single-payer and socialist-entitlement K-12 schools risk learning to be comfortable with government functionaries ruling their every move. And...Gee! If the voting mob can give a kid tuition-free schooling, why not use that power to get **lots** of free stuff?

Also....Children in secular schools **will**learn to think and reason secularly. They must just to cooperate in the secular classroom. How could it be otherwise? Today, every government school in this nation is uterly godless in it philosophic worldview. So?...How are the children learning to think? Answer: GODLESSLY!

( Yeah! I am shouting.)

18 posted on 05/18/2014 9:20:45 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: matthew fuller
The American K-12 system was **alway** a single-payer, compulsory-use, and compulsory-funded socialist-entitlement. Nothing good can come from that.

If Americans got an education it was due to the massive amounts of afterschooling done by parents and the children themselves. Now that the progressives have managed to destroy the family, and the supervised homework at the kitchen table ( “afterschooling”) we are seeing the decline in academic achievement. Single moms and two working parents are too exhausted to give kids the attention they need. That was the Marxist plan from the beginning. Broken and exhausted families and dumb kids who will grow up to be Marxist sheep.

19 posted on 05/18/2014 9:26:48 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Democrat_media

Your post is spot on. I differ only in absolving Republicans of fault. On the whole they have not been as strong as they should be, as they MUST be. How often has the banner of “bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people” been raised? On the whole the Republican party prefers the pale pastels, allowing the Democrat party to select issues & frame the language of debate. Just look at the current pitiful state of the Republican party: lukewarm candidates like Romney, establishment aspirants who claim they will govern like Lyndon Johnson, their collective advocacy of “repeal and replace” rather than the abolition of PPACA - the greatest assault on the foundation principles of this country second only to slavery.

“[Conservatism] by its very nature it cannot offer an alternative to the direction in which we are moving. It may succeed by its resistance to current tendencies in slowing down undesirable developments, but, since it does not indicate another direction, it cannot prevent their continuance. It has, for this reason, invariably been the fate of conservatism to be dragged along a path not of its own choosing. The tug of war between conservatives and progressives can only affect the speed, not the direction, of contemporary developments.” Excerpt from The Constitution of Liberty
http://press.uchicago.edu/books/excerpt/2011/hayek_constitution.html

We need a party of liberty.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 9:29:22 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The president called the site ­“sacred”...

Of course he did. It's the sacred site of a Muslim victory.

21 posted on 05/18/2014 9:29:26 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Americans overwhelmingly agree that our educational system, once the envy of the world, is now lagging.”

If I remember correctly, and I believe I do, until Pres. Jimmeh Cahtuh rewarded the Nat’l Education (??) Assoc. with its very own cabinet department, it was generally known and supported that the federal government had no authority (Remember that Constitution??) to meddle in or control general elementary/secondary education.
Now the feds determine what our children are to learn and how it is to be taught, what they can eat (thus far limited to what they eat in school), etc., etc., etc.,
And the consequences, sadly, are clearly evident.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 9:43:28 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Democrat_media
The 16th amendment was approved by the GOP controlled house and senate.
The 17th amendment was approved by the GOP controlled Senate.
23 posted on 05/18/2014 9:44:39 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Ray76

“but, since it does not indicate another direction”

Hayek was talking about something other than what is today known as conservatism.

We have a direction. We know which way to go.

We have not yet been able to make it happen. Not since Ronaldus Magnus.

Does it really take a genius to explain common sense to the denizens of the vast wasteland?


24 posted on 05/18/2014 10:05:54 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Theoria
you are a democrat. It was democrat President woodrow wilson and his democrat congress responsible for the 16th,. 17th, 18th , 19th, federal reserve, and a hudred other horrors. what about 1965 immigration act(r’s fault too? NO. address that . Obamacare r’s fault? NO. all democrats voted for Obamacare. address that.,FDR , the rest of my post ? you are trying to defend the democrat party. address everything I posted don't try to spin 1 thing to try to discredit my post.

the states ratified it after the election of democrat woodrow wilson in 1912 . He was the one who did it.17th was after the 16th.

During Wilson’s eight years as president, Congress passed two constitutional amendments: prohibition (18th); and women’s suffrage (19th). Wilson vetoed the Volstead Act (the 18th amendment), believing it to be unenforceable, but the law, designed to enforce Prohibition, was passed over his veto.
http://www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/constitutional-amendments
Two other amendments were ratified while Wilson was President: income tax (16th) was ratified in February 1913; and direct election of Senators (17th) was ratified on April 8, 1913.
The splitting of the Republican Party resulted in the election of Woodrow Wilson. Shortly thereafter, the new Democrat-controlled Congress passed the Revenue Act of 1913, which was enacted with President Wilson’s signature on October 3rd, 1913 and 17th amendments and he had a democrat congress

With the Republican Party split in 1912, he led his Democratic Party to control both the White House and Congress for the first time in nearly two decades.[1]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson
In his first term as President, Wilson persuaded a Democratic Congress to pass a legislative agenda that few presidents have equaled, remaining unmatched up until the New Deal in 1933.[2] This agenda included the Federal Reserve Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act and an income tax. Child labor was curtailed by the Keating–Owen Act of 1916, but the U.S. Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in 1918. Wilson also had Congress pass the Adamson Act, which imposed an 8-hour workday for railroads.[3] Although considered a modern liberal visionary giant as President, Wilson was “deeply racist in his thoughts and politics” and his administration racially segregated federal employees and the Navy.[4][5]
griculture and food production through the Lever Act; took over control of the railroads;

25 posted on 05/18/2014 10:11:48 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Democrat_media
The 16th was approved with the GOP in control of both houses and the 17th was approved with the GOP controlling the Senate.

Sure, the D's destroy the country, but the R's help them along.

26 posted on 05/18/2014 10:33:35 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Theoria
democrat President woodrow wilson and his democrat congress were the architects of the progressive era that started in 1913 .The following is an exact quote from this site:

http://www.conservapedia.com/Seventeenth_Amendment

“The Seventeenth Amendment was ratified in 1913 during the progressive era of Woodrow Wilson.”

also from this site
http://www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/constitutional-amendments

“Two other amendments were ratified while Wilson was President: income tax (16th) was ratified in February 1913; and direct election of Senators (17th) was ratified on April 8, 1913.”

you cherry pick a few things and try to spin to absolve the evil democrats/communists of any blame. Obamacare , all democrats voted for that. defend that . 1965 immigration act defend democrats there. and woodrow wilson and his democrat congress passed the income tax in 1913

27 posted on 05/18/2014 10:36:12 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Theoria
democrat President woodrow wilson and his democrat congress were the architects of the progressive era that started in 1913 .The following is an exact quote from this site:

http://www.conservapedia.com/Seventeenth_Amendment

“The Seventeenth Amendment was ratified in 1913 during the progressive era of Woodrow Wilson.”

also from this site
http://www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/constitutional-amendments

“Two other amendments were ratified while Wilson was President: income tax (16th) was ratified in February 1913; and direct election of Senators (17th) was ratified on April 8, 1913.”

you cherry pick a few things and try to spin to absolve the evil democrats/communists of any blame. Obamacare , all democrats voted for that. defend that . 1965 immigration act defend democrats there. and woodrow wilson and his democrat congress passed the income tax in 1913. your democrats controlled congres for 40 years until 1994 and during that time they built this huge government , rooms full of laws. you will say that is Bush's fault . go donate to the democrats/communists. i just had time to post a FEW horors your democrats did. i didn't even get to democrat FDR

28 posted on 05/18/2014 10:39:50 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Democrat_media

Obama and Wilson are a lot alike. Then there was Teddy Roosevelt doing his Perot imitation to get Wilson elected.


29 posted on 05/18/2014 10:48:42 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: ClearCase_guy

The strength of a president (or in this case an oval office resident) should be measured in large part by how much the country benefits as a result of his policies and actions.

In light of this, I disagree completely with your description of Obama as strong.


30 posted on 05/18/2014 10:50:46 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Democrat_media
'you cherry pick a few things and try to spin to absolve the evil democrats/communists of any blame.'

It has nothing to do with cherry picking. I never disapproved of you entire point, just the actual facts. Don't take it personal.

And, i'm often wrong, and get corrected here all the time. This is the best place to learn.

31 posted on 05/18/2014 10:51:39 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Theoria
you can try to blame Bush or Republicans all you want but
Byron King explains the truth, how the socialist world we’re all living in today was essentially created by DEMOCRAT President Woodrow Wilson during his Presidency in the early 1900’s:

http://dailyreckoning.com/the-wilson-presidency-woodrow-wilsons-world/

democrat President woodrow wilson and his democrat congress were the architects of the progressive era that started in 1913 .The following is an exact quote from this site:

http://www.conservapedia.com/Seventeenth_Amendment

“The Seventeenth Amendment was ratified in 1913 during the progressive era of Woodrow Wilson.”

also from this site
http://www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/constitutional-amendments

“Two other amendments were ratified while Wilson was President: income tax (16th) was ratified in February 1913; and direct election of Senators (17th) was ratified on April 8, 1913.”

you cherry pick a few things and try to spin to absolve the evil democrats/communists of any blame. Obamacare , all democrats voted for that. defend that . 1965 immigration act defend democrats there. and woodrow wilson and his democrat congress passed the income tax in 1913. your democrats controlled congres for 40 years until 1994 and during that time they built this huge government , rooms full of laws. you will say that is Bush's fault . go donate to the democrats/communists. i just had time to post a FEW horors your democrats did. i didn't even get to democrat FDR

32 posted on 05/18/2014 10:52:14 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Democrat_media

Enough spam.


33 posted on 05/18/2014 10:53:43 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Luke21

Yes , I agree. Wilson turned the USA from a free republic into a socialist democracy and Obama is trying to finish the job towards ultimate socialism. eye opening article:

http://dailyreckoning.com/the-wilson-presidency-woodrow-wilsons-world/


34 posted on 05/18/2014 11:04:44 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: dsc

Are you perhaps conflating “conservative” with “constitutionalist”?


35 posted on 05/18/2014 11:24:52 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: dsc

“Let me now state what seems to me the decisive objection to any conservatism which deserves to be called such. It is that by its very nature it cannot offer an alternative to the direction in which we are moving. It may succeed by its resistance to current tendencies in slowing down undesirable developments, but, since it does not indicate another direction, it cannot prevent their continuance. It has, for this reason, invariably been the fate of conservatism to be dragged along a path not of its own choosing. The tug of war between conservatives and progressives can only affect the speed, not the direction, of contemporary developments.”

Does this not describe the Republican party?


36 posted on 05/18/2014 11:38:51 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: matthew fuller

While Bull Conner was a Democrat and States Rights Party member the Alabama Republicans of the time were also opposed to heavy handed Washington dictates and SCLC guerrilla theatre and were not upset that fire hoses would be used on those who illegally blocked business entrances.

And if you study Alabama politics you’ll see the shift in the early sixties and in 1964 the Republican presidential candidate won Alabama by a landslide so it was NOT a solid Dem state at the time. In fact Goldwater was so strong that he dragged conservative Republicans from Alabama into the House of Representatives for the first time since Reconstruction. The issue in 1964 involved the nanny state dictating a myriad of rules and regulations for all aspects of our lives from schools to real estate to ballot security. Goldwater and Alabama were right and most of the nation was wrong.


37 posted on 05/19/2014 12:16:06 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From what I understand, it’s not even called the 9/11 Memorial.

It’s the “Museum of Struggles Against Oppression” or some nonsense.


38 posted on 05/19/2014 12:34:52 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Theoria

Study the history of the time to get the real facts. The republicans actually went along with those amendments thinking the democrats were bluffing and calling the democrats bluff thinking the democrats would withdraw. The democrats went ahead with those amendments showing the republicans they weren’t bluffing. The republicans were stupid just as they are today; the stupid party. Conservatives are aware of the stakes today but the republican establishment could either care less or are complicit with the democrats. History repeats.


39 posted on 05/19/2014 1:11:35 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Theoria

Study the history of the time to get the real facts. The republicans actually went along with those amendments thinking the democrats were bluffing and calling the democrats bluff thinking the democrats would withdraw. The democrats went ahead with those amendments showing the republicans they weren’t bluffing. The republicans were stupid just as they are today; the stupid party. Conservatives are aware of the stakes today but the republican establishment could either care less or are complicit with the democrats. History repeats.


40 posted on 05/19/2014 1:11:50 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Ray76

“It is that by its very nature it cannot offer an alternative to the direction in which we are moving.”

Nonsense unless you are referring to the republican establishment.

Conservative republicans hold to the path of freedom, no need for any alternative.


41 posted on 05/19/2014 1:17:54 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: All

Revolt is coming.


42 posted on 05/19/2014 4:02:36 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: wintertime
Anyone who think single-payer and socialist-entitlement schooling can be fixed is a fool! The very foundation upon which it is built is rotten!

You have to take it one step farther. Public education was designed to create compliant citizens who were fit to find their proper place in a rapidly industrializing society. Development and cultivation of the intellect had to take second place to technical competence and obedience to authority.

This sounds conspiratorial, I know, and flies in the face of the what we think we know of our own history. It did for me.

But, to at least consider the possibility that we went way off the rails, and more importantly when, why and how, I suggest listening to John Taylor Gatto

43 posted on 05/19/2014 4:27:40 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: wintertime
Today, every government school in this nation is uterly godless in it philosophic worldview.

You've been to all of them? Gosh, that must have taken a while.

44 posted on 05/19/2014 5:05:33 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poppy Cock. Big Bunch of B.S. May be true for a bunch of sissies in San Francisco or some other liberal bastion, but we bitter clingers are just as fiesty as ever.


45 posted on 05/19/2014 5:24:02 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Democrat_media

You forgot LBJ and the great society.


46 posted on 05/19/2014 5:26:20 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

QUOTE: “The problem: Too many students are failing the tougher tests, making teachers look bad, parents unhappy—and politicians nervous.”

=> They’re not tougher tests they’re stupid’er tests.


47 posted on 05/19/2014 5:46:37 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is a defense of Common Core. Common Core has ruined education by taking local communities and states out of determining what children should be taught. The testing has had a very bad negaive impact on education....one reason is that now all effort is expended at making everyone mediocore according to tests, at the expense of foistering creativity, ambition, excellence, and imagination. Its mandates stifle free speech.

One of the primary things that's stifling the US is that we've lost free speech. When that's gone, a society loses its humor and its ability to cope with things.

48 posted on 05/19/2014 5:53:26 AM PDT by grania
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To: Democrat_media
Below is a post directed some days ago at Eric Holder's racist Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. I think it dovetails nicely with your post. Like yours, it illustrates a daisy chain thoroughly intended consequences.

The EEOC was created in accordance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The 1964 Civil Rights Act was challenged and found constitutional under the commerce clause. Racial segregation affected interstate commerce.

In 1942, Scotus found congress could enact statutes to regulate anything that remotely affected interstate commerce.

In the 1930s, Scotus came to the conclusion that it would not fill the void of protecting state interests under the 10th Amendment. It was just tough that the states weren't around to protect their interests.

In 1913, the American people fell for progressive snake oil and ratified the 17th Amendment. It did away with the constitution's structural protection of freedom with an overnight consolidation of power in Washington, DC.

Article V.

49 posted on 05/19/2014 5:53:40 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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Spirit broken my a$$. I haven’t even broke a swest fighting.. Only girly men, liberals (one and the same) call uncle. Obama has one objective and that is to break our spirit so he can rebuild America. Everything he has done can be undone with a phone and a pen.


50 posted on 05/19/2014 6:12:48 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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