Skip to comments.Would the Founding Fathers be proud of the country today? (Poll to freep)
Posted on 07/02/2011 7:22:40 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
Currently, 79% say no.
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They would be appalled with what we have done with their beautiful form of government.
They rebelled against a government that isn’t near as oppressive as ours.
YES (397 responses)
NO (1561 responses)
1958 total responses
They rebelled over high taxes and excessive regulation....
Proud? Hell no! They’d take us all to the wood shed for what we’ve allowed to happen. They’re rolling over in their graves in disgust and horror.
We are now slaves to an oppressive, overreaching and overcontrolling government. Who would possibly think they would be proud of this?
QUESTION OF THE DAY
TODAY’S QUESTION: Would the Founding Fathers be proud of America today? (Poll closes Tuesday at 4 p.m.)
YES (398 responses)
NO (1592 responses)
1990 total responses
(Results not scientific)
Don’t even ask what they would call the current President. What they called King George would be extremely kind in comparison.
This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco , TX Nov 18, 2010
Put me in charge . . .
Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for
Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans,
blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want
steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.
Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women
Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we’ll test
recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos and
piercings. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, smoke or get
tats and piercings, then get a job.
Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks?
You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your
“home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be
inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your
In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or
you will report to a “government” job. It may be cleaning the roadways of
trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We
will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo
and speakers and put that money toward the common good.
Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of
the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules.. Before
you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self-esteem,”
consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for
doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self-esteem.
If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least
attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system
rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.
AND While you are on Govt subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes that is
correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will
voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Govt
welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
They would have thought the Confederates were right in secession. They would of thought Lincoln was a monster.
“Freep this poll” ping.
Upon revival, Mr. Franklins first words were “ Dude, where’s my republic?”
Not on abortion, taxation, debt, judicial activism, and fascism/cronyism. But no doubt proud and sympathetic on may other events and issues.
They would puke upon seeing the disgusting mess this land has become.
They would be ashamed of the inhabitants. But proud of how much better they made the world for a short period of time. Globalization destroyed what they did. We are entering a new dark ages.
I think the Founding Fathers would support the TEA PARTY.
Currently 81% say no.
Are you kidding? They would have been up in arms (and I don’t mean figuratively) decades ago.