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How Have We Become a Nation of Dumbies?
FreedomFriend | 10/21/01 | Freedom Friend

Posted on 10/21/2001 12:54:14 PM PDT by FreedomFriend

I'm posting this topic in an effort to try to get a grip on the insanity that plagues this country. Generally speaking, I know the reasons, but it is without logic why our country continues to spiral out of control towards oblivion in regards to political, social, and cultural traits. Thus, without further ado, I will try to explain some of the many examples.

In regard to politics, how can our politicians continue to promote policies that expand government control. Furthermore, how can they neglect to get involved in those areas that are constitutionally given? Not only that, but how can some politicians promote the elimination of various examples of American Rights and, or, Freedoms?

For example, how can our federal government neglect to protect our borders? They do this through their underfunding of the border patrol; a unit of a mere 7000 agents, whereas the NYC police has roughly 30,000 cops. Meanwhile, illegal aliens, non-assimilating individuals, enemies of America, drugs, etc. continue to easily "break-through" our borders. As a result, our culture is under constant attack and is continuously broken down. Not only that, but how can the government, under the guise of public schools, continue to promote an insane mantra known as "Multiculturalism" and "Diversity" despite the known damaging effects and divisionary tactics that have been proven throughout history? How can many of our politicians push for gun control, the destruction of the family unit through Homosexual marriage, benefits, etc, and the elimination of free speech through hate crimes legislation? How can our government be so in-line with what the liberal, socialist elite say and believe? For example, it appears that our policies align themselves up with what the media says, though it is on a ten year delay. How can all of these things be happening to such a great country, though the majority of individuals, deep-down, resent it?

As it appears, there is no "We the People". The people have so little say. It is the socialist elite throughout the media, the government, and the Universities that dictate nearly the entire direction of this country; a bleak one. If good, moral men speak up, the media silences them through the slandering of their names. If good men with GREAT ideas run for public office, many of the campaign contributers, aka big business, will not back them. Thus, they cannot get their views out to the people in comparison to the frontleaders who merely stand for the status-quo; that is, a continuation of socialism and the elimination of freedoms, morals, decency, etc. As it stands, it appears that the government, the media, the schools/universities, and big business (to less of an extent) has been sabotaged by people who hate traditional America and true Americanism.

I often think about the state of things. I wonder why many honorable businesses, organizations, etc. do not put their money together and purchase various thought-disseminating institutions such as networks, newspapers, etc. It simply doesn't make sense. Unless the haters of America do not want to sell, are there really too few financially-rich individuals who have America's best interests at heart, instead caring about how they are perceived or their financial assets?

Are there really too few individuals in congress to speak up for what's right? That is, the Constitution, honor, values, morals, Freedom, etc. I don't get it. Why don't some of our House and Senate members speak with angst on the House and Senate floors? Why don't they set the record straight and come out against the enemies of America by telling the American people what is going on, or by showing some emotion towards American haters in our own government?

As it stands, it appears that all it'd take would be for some honorable, dutiful men to occupy our government. Even the ones who are on our side often do not look like it. With God-fearing, Constitution loving men, we could stop the slide and reverse the trend. However, we're not doing nor seeing that. I only can pray that things change.


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These are my thoughts. What do you think?
1 posted on 10/21/2001 12:54:14 PM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: FreedomFriend
Does Dumbies = Dummies?
2 posted on 10/21/2001 12:56:41 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: FreedomFriend
Does spelling count?
3 posted on 10/21/2001 12:57:34 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: FreedomFriend
Try dictionary.com?
4 posted on 10/21/2001 12:58:31 PM PDT by isthisnickcool
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To: FreedomFriend
How Have We Become a Nation of Dumbies?

You tell me.

5 posted on 10/21/2001 1:00:09 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: FreedomFriend
Yeah, we are pretty stoopid.
6 posted on 10/21/2001 1:00:50 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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Y'all should be more kind to the newmies here.
7 posted on 10/21/2001 1:03:25 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: FreedomFriend
New book needed? Dumbies for Dummies?
8 posted on 10/21/2001 1:04:05 PM PDT by TheLurkerX
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To: hole_n_one
Okay, genious, but how do you spell "dumb"? Thus, if you are applying this to mentally incompetant incompetent individuals, that would imply "dumbies".

Anyway, with types of replies such as yours, we are a doomed nation.

9 posted on 10/21/2001 1:05:06 PM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: Senator Pardek
Don't you mean, "newmbies?"
10 posted on 10/21/2001 1:05:56 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: Senator Pardek
Y'all should be more kind to the newmies here.

Priceless!

11 posted on 10/21/2001 1:06:19 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Senator Pardek
I didn't realize that we have a bunch of individuals who only care about criticizing individuals for good, honest discussion.

Furthermore, I'm not a newbie. I've been around FreeRepublic for a long time, and have only recently had a name change.

12 posted on 10/21/2001 1:06:44 PM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: FreedomFriend
I blame public education, for everything.
13 posted on 10/21/2001 1:07:29 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry
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To: FreedomFriend
Oh, one more thing. I feel that the whole newbie thing on this forum is rather childish.
14 posted on 10/21/2001 1:07:51 PM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: Licensed-To-Carry
I agree. Public education has a lot to do with it. Check out another thread of mine, "Multiculturalism Run Amuck in the Public Schools". I don't know how to provide a link, but you could look for it on search.
15 posted on 10/21/2001 1:09:03 PM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: FreedomFriend
genious=genius?
16 posted on 10/21/2001 1:09:24 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: FreedomFriend
You've only been here three weeks but here's a piece of advice: Develop a thick skin.
17 posted on 10/21/2001 1:09:33 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: gcruse
"Does spelling count?"

Only if you want to understand what is being said. Otherwise, no.

18 posted on 10/21/2001 1:09:42 PM PDT by Don Myers
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To: FreedomFriend
Congrats on checking the spelling of "childish" before posting...
19 posted on 10/21/2001 1:09:42 PM PDT by Capitalist Eric
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To: FreedomFriend
Anyway, with types of replies such as yours, we are a doomed nation.

You are giving far too much credit......Pardek deserves the greater share.

22 posted on 10/21/2001 1:10:33 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: FreedomFriend
Does genious = genius?

(I am sorry, it is just not your day.)

24 posted on 10/21/2001 1:11:18 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: Senator Pardek
Hysterical.
25 posted on 10/21/2001 1:11:19 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: hole_n_one
Oh well. Thanks, guys. Apparently the whole thread is screwed.
26 posted on 10/21/2001 1:11:47 PM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: ThreadKiller
"YOU DIRTY COMBIE"

Bite my salambie...#8-)

27 posted on 10/21/2001 1:12:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: FreedomFriend
You should be totally proud of yourselves. You have ruined a topic that I thought would generate some good, honest discussion. Pat yourself on the back, for you deserve it.
28 posted on 10/21/2001 1:13:14 PM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: FreedomFriend
You put a lot of thought into your post.
However, most vanity rants get such treatment.
At least your sister has not been bitten by a moose.
29 posted on 10/21/2001 1:13:16 PM PDT by ofMagog
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To: FreedomFriend
My guess is that the Founders were aware of the dumby factor and tried to hedge against a country's usurpation by dumbies. But ours should be a lesson learned: there is no fool-proof way to make the world safe from the erruption of stupidity.

So I'll take a stab at answering your question. We have become so because we are prone to American optimism: with a little bit of tinkering we can make it work.

31 posted on 10/21/2001 1:13:50 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Joe 6-pack
"YOU DIRTY COMBIE"

Bite my salambie...#8-)

ROTFL

32 posted on 10/21/2001 1:14:31 PM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: FreedomFriend
Hey it was a great post. But you have to know that Free Republic can act like a pack of jackals when you make a mistake (I had to spell check "jackal"). It's part of the charm of this place.
34 posted on 10/21/2001 1:14:56 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: FreedomFriend
Oh well. Thanks, guys. Apparently the whole thread is screwed.

Abparently, yes.

35 posted on 10/21/2001 1:15:19 PM PDT by Hank Rearden
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To: FreedomFriend
"...why our country continues to spiral out of control towards oblivion in regards to political, social, and cultural traits...."
36 posted on 10/21/2001 1:15:21 PM PDT by gatex
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To: hole_n_one
How Have We Become a Nation of Dumbies?

Dumby...you know, Pokey's friend! ("I'm Dumby, Gammit!)

38 posted on 10/21/2001 1:16:26 PM PDT by ihatemyalarmclock
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To: fhayek
We got charm!?
39 posted on 10/21/2001 1:16:38 PM PDT by ofMagog
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To: ThreadKiller
No, you're wrong. That would be "doomed".
40 posted on 10/21/2001 1:16:45 PM PDT by FreedomFriend
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To: FreedomFriend
Is this a trick question? Only answer is publik skool.
42 posted on 10/21/2001 1:17:45 PM PDT by E.Allen
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To: ihatemyalarmclock
Dumby...you know, Pokey's friend! ("I'm Dumby, Gammit!)

ROFBL !

43 posted on 10/21/2001 1:18:04 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: FreedomFriend
Good post.
It seems that the government is only 'going through the motions' to protect American lives, since they have not begun MASSIVE deportaion of illegals.
They are more worried about economic collapse, because almost all of them are also BUSINESSMEN.
44 posted on 10/21/2001 1:18:16 PM PDT by MamaTexan
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To: cornelis
"Oh well. Thanks, guys. Apparently the whole thread is screwed."

Have faith , some hope, and a lot of charity for a wise poster replied.....

"American optimism: with a little bit of tinkering we can make it work."

46 posted on 10/21/2001 1:18:59 PM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: ThreadKiller
A combie? Someone who combs their hair a lot? LOL!
47 posted on 10/21/2001 1:19:07 PM PDT by Brett66
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To: FreedomFriend
Here's Gummy........


48 posted on 10/21/2001 1:19:24 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: ThreadKiller
LOL!
50 posted on 10/21/2001 1:19:47 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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