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What John Adams Foretold
Has Come True

American Thinker, by W.A. Beatty

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Posted By:magnante, 9/18/2013 8:21:56 AM

John Adams, in 1787, said: Property is surely a right of mankind as really as liberty. ... but the time would not be long before courage and enterprise would come, and pretexts be invented by degrees, ... in sharing it equally with its present possessors. Debts would be abolished first; taxes laid heavy on the rich, and not at all on the others; and at last a downright equal division of every thing be demanded, and voted. What would be the consequence of this? The idle, the vicious, the intemperate, would ... sell and spend all their share, and then demand

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 9/18/2013 8:34:22 AM     (No. 9525796)

"The idle, the vicious, the intemperate..."

How perfect is that? Did they have crystal balls in 1787? No, merely some insight into human nature based on all that had come before.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 9/18/2013 8:58:29 AM     (No. 9525841)

I went to check out the author´s blog, and I was blocked by either my browser or my virus scan, saying it was an attack page. Now, I´m left to wonder if that is a scam by lefties wanting to shut him down or what.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: maryc, 9/18/2013 9:01:53 AM     (No. 9525845)

It is all about human nature. Adams read the bible. Envy, greed and sloth were sins not campaign slogans like they are and have been for this president and the whole leftist group. Add to that the worship of a false idol (bo) and you see where the left turns have taken us all. How long will America wander in the desert ? We have no backbone in Washington to stand up for those who work hard every day save for a very few who are ridiculed for their efforts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 9/18/2013 9:21:59 AM     (No. 9525878)

#3. If only more Americans read the bible, God would intervene. At some point we must look to make it mandatory...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: EnsignO, 9/18/2013 9:28:12 AM     (No. 9525892)

#2 I got the same message. It has to be something like what you are thinking, because The American Thinker would not direct readers to a harmful website.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: EnsignO, 9/18/2013 9:35:24 AM     (No. 9525910)

#4 - please re-think your comment about making Bible reading mandatory. God wants us to come to Him with our hearts - He doesn´t want us forced to worship Him. How would that be any different than Islam?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: martmat, 9/18/2013 9:38:23 AM     (No. 9525918)

Although I tend to agree with this author´s sentiment, he undermines his credibility when he links to an article - the one about student loans - that is clearly satire. Dude - come on!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/18/2013 9:47:25 AM     (No. 9525938)

Re: Compulsory Goodness

Those of us on the right must resist the temptation to make any activity compulsory.

Compulsion (with the best of intentions) is the one word definition of tyranny.

Liberty, my friends, liberty is the answer.

Liberty is dangerous and fraught with peril but it allows each to go to heaven or hell in their own fashion, to test their own ideas, to explore their own universe, to fulfill their own destiny.

But it´s only for adults.

....and it is a hard sell in this world of whiny children and willing nannies.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/18/2013 11:19:28 AM     (No. 9526101)

What Conservatives need to do (sans the RINO Republican Congress) is to go Anti-Bullworth on the Libs...we start shutting down all their grabing, their theft of our wealth -- hard earned, and tell the Takers to get their own wealty from hard work vs sitting on their rears and taking bribes to vote Dim. If they refuse they become dumpster material.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jglas, 9/18/2013 1:28:17 PM     (No. 9526286)

Worse, what George Orwell foretold is coming true.

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