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Old 09-21-2013, 04:39 PM  
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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
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:59 PM   #46
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America is still what you make of it...no matter how good it feels to blame others for personal failures.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:26 AM   #47
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You were the one that brought up Christ, my ADHD friend. It wasn't me or anyone else in this thread.
You fail to see the point. Big suprise.

Let me see if I can explain it to you.

People who complain about not having enough god in schools are after one of two things. Either they want more morality taught in schools, so If that is what this guy wants, then in the same sentence he complained about the morality of acceptance and tolerance being taught.

His own personal belief in god doesn't matter there. The cognitive dissonance is wanting morality taught in school while complaining about acceptance and tolerance, which is morality.

Or, he mentioned god because he wants his own personal god/religion taught in school. Which shouldn't happen in American public schools.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:39 AM   #48
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Sounds to me like you boomers really ****ed up raising your kids.
You got that right.

Look at what the boomers had then how badly the f-ed up when they got in charge. Heck, this whole economic recession is looking more and more like a boomer retirement sale than anything else, where their companies and stocks get bailed out, screwing the rest of the country.

Boomers had well paying jobs (even minimum wage) growing up. Wages where they could pay for their healthcare. Wages that allowed them to pay for school without huge loans. Wages that allowed them to contribute to and engage in society. Good housing prices.

They lived in one of the most prosperous times in American History.

What do they do when they get in charge? Squandered their wealth.

And now, after crashing the economy, the boomers want the rest of the nation to pay for it, despite them being the ones who caused it.

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #49
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wow, Ken Huber really nailed it /christian piece of ****
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You fail to see the point. Big suprise.

Let me see if I can explain it to you.
Thanks. Maybe that will enlighten someone else.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:30 AM   #51
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Look around. Listen. You cant help but to see the deterioration. The future for the tweenty and thirtysomethings is shit. And they wont be able to find a way out of the mess they are creating. But they will find someone to blame.

You're an amazing idiot. Thanks for stealing my social security, and ruining our economy and leaving the mess for my generation to clean up.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:35 AM   #52
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America is still what you make of it...no matter how good it feels to blame others for personal failures.
CEOs and Big Business are keeping me down. I'm going to go Occupy something.
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You're an amazing idiot. Thanks for stealing my social security, and ruining our economy and leaving the mess for my generation to clean up.
I don't know if that $700 of Social Security you paid in would have gotten you very far anyway.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:28 AM   #54
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that's RIGHT! everyone keep pointing the finger while it all goes down the drain.

bravo! it's everybody elses fault!

America's new culture.

the question is, what will America become?

p.s. I think you misread his post, he isn't talking about 20 and year olds, he's talking about current politicans on both sides of the aisle.
No, it's not everyone else's fault. It is your generation's fault that our country is ****ed.
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keep proving the point, my favorite fanBOI.
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No, it's not everyone else's fault. It is your generation's fault that our country is ****ed.
Mexico has always been ****ed, what do you mean?
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Mexico has always been ****ed, what do you mean?
Looks like he spelled both "your" and "our" incorrectly. Extra "y" in one case; missed it in the other.
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What America Has Become

As long as we're on the subject, I'd like to thank you younger guys for all that Social Security and Medicare that you're going to be buying me. It's not that I need it, but I know it's rightfully your money, so I think a little gratitude is in order.

Personally, I would have elected people who would have phased out Social Security, but that's water under the bridge.
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As long as we're on the subject, I'd like to thank you younger guys for all that Social Security and Medicare that you're going to be buying me. It's not that I need it, but I know it's rightfully your money, so I think a little gratitude is in order.

Personally, I would have elected people who would have phased out Social Security, but that's water under the bridge.

Don't stop there.

ObamaCare is a great win for the younger folks who wanted it so bad. And they wont mind paying for insurance that is mandated.

Certainly they understand as well that the lack of full time jobs in may areas of employment are a result of their willingness to share opportunity with illegals and to embrace them in our country fully. There is a cost for being a more open and loving country and young folks are paying that price but they knew it was happening as they did it. They are smart, bright, and have a great grasp of the ideas of cause and effect.

Energy costs are a drag especially for underemployed people and youth who need to get from place t place and need power. But again, young people support global warming/climate change efforts and if that means a few more taxes and a few less $$ to spend on themselves, its worth it. Far better to suffer higher costs than to latch onto a project like Keystone. Those jobs wouldn't go to young folks anyway. And we know the pollution will be huge.

Young people have and continue to support with unwavering loyalty their Obama Plans and Obama words. If they do and they are as smart as they say they are, then they will understand why the standard of living they can achieve in the future will be capped and they may never see the opportunity their parents and grandparents had. Fundamental change means fundamentally you are gonna live under new rules. And pay the price for your efforts

Obama aint your parents president children....you bought the car. And its an Edsel.
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Thanks. Maybe that will enlighten someone else.
Hey, at least you are honest about your willful stupidity. Don't have any lame one liner this time?
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