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Old 09-21-2013, 04:39 PM   Topic Starter
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What America Has Become

What Has America Become by Ken Huber of Tawas City


July 20, 2010

"What Has America Become" was the title of a letter to the editior written by Ken Huber of Tawas City, Michigan. It contains a series of comparisons and contrasts which causes one to think about the double-standards and conditions under which we now live here in America.

A reprint of the article has been circulating online (see photo with this article) finding its way to Fort Worth and possibly all over the nation. It was originally printed in the Iosco County News Herald on June 9, 2010, published in the Opinion column. Please read, post your thoughts, and as always feel free to subscribe for future articles and/or
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What has America become?

Editor,

Has America become the land of special interest and home of the double standard?

Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes whites, its their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of communist and socialist threats by renaming them progressive; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.

You can have pornography on TV or the internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called sick people; we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it is wrong to use an animal.

We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of hand outs; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.

And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their reelection campaign.

What has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?

- Ken Huber
Tawas City
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black person dislikes whites, its their 1st Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of communist and socialist threats by renaming them progressive; we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against President Obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.


Nutty hyperbole nonsense....
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:05 PM   #3
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Nutty hyperbole nonsense....
Look in the mirror if you want to see who is really NUTS !!!
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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Look in the mirror if you want to see who is really NUTS !!!
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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Look in the mirror if you want to see who is really NUTS !!!
No, you are the ones who are the ball lickers!!

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Old 09-22-2013, 02:02 AM   #6
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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Nutty hyperbole nonsense....
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The guy who wrote the letter is logically all over the place. His ideas are all over the place, he makes little sense, and he offers no solutions. But . . .

I can understand his frustration.
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Nice substantive rebuttals here guys But then again it is impossible to rebuttal actual facts thus there is no hyperbole(can't exaggerate the facts he stated because they are TRUTH) and when you are dealing in facts logic occurs and I believe all of your consciences just 'got pricked' a bit and it stung a little but your denial of the obvious continues but a little more weakened and maybe in due time you will be in total recovery. Denial is tough but can be defeated. Nothing personal guys !
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Nutty hyperbole nonsense....
Some hyperbole but the thoughts are very much spot on.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #9
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Nutty hyperbole nonsense....
No it's not. It's very true that if we lie to any govt official it's a crime but they can do it. Even the FBI or cops. Just ask Martha Stewart who was jailed for it although she was lied to by the FBI.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:13 AM   #10
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No it's not. It's very true that if we lie to any govt official it's a crime but they can do it. Even the FBI or cops. Just ask Martha Stewart who was jailed for it although she was lied to by the FBI.
Thats a very good point.
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No it's not. It's very true that if we lie to any govt official it's a crime but they can do it. Even the FBI or cops. Just ask Martha Stewart who was jailed for it although she was lied to by the FBI.
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Thats a very good point.
No, it isn't.
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No it's not. It's very true that if we lie to any govt official it's a crime but they can do it. Even the FBI or cops. Just ask Martha Stewart who was jailed for it although she was lied to by the FBI.
Don't be dumb. Lying may happen every day, by both civilians and government officials. But don't project that statement out to ridiculous hyperbolas and allude that it's punishable for one but not for the other.

And you left off the real meat of the hyperbolic nonsense...

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Don't be dumb. Lying may happen every day, by both civilians and government officials. But don't project that statement out to ridiculous hyperbolas and allude that it's punishable for one but not for the other.

And you left off the real meat of the hyperbolic nonsense...
It's not hyperbole. Quit being naive. FBI lied to Martha but she went to jail for it and they didn't. Much different, more dangerous to lie to govt official than vice versa.
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It's not hyperbole. Quit being naive. FBI lied to Martha but she went to jail for it and they didn't. Much different, more dangerous to lie to govt official than vice versa.
Go ahead and prove it then. It was proven for Martha. All you'd have to do is prove the case for the FBI. You'd be the most famous crazy gypsy lady ever.
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