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Is America Still the
Land of the Free?

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Posted By: Imright, 7/8/2019 11:40:11 AM

Independence Day is a now a day that has no real meaning for far too many Americans. Nearly half the nation works tirelessly to destroy our republic and the principles it was founded upon, and the rest of us can barely believe that some who want to lead the nation, Democrat communists and Republican globalists (RINOs), hold a vision that would reduce us all to serfs serving the government rather than the government serving the will of the people. A good portion of both sides simply want a barbecue and a good time.America's domestic enemies see state power as paramount over individual liberty.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger 7/8/2019 11:55:43 AM (No. 117518)
Sure, it's just the balance between free people and free stuff that has changed. It's like a law of physics; conservation of free. Every bit of free stuff comes at the expense of free people. If you want free stuff by holding a gun at your neighbors head and taking it from them it's working for you. If you want to be left alone to do your own thing, you might be wondering what the hell happened to your country.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 7/8/2019 12:05:25 PM (No. 117528)
If we continue to allow the judges to dictate what we can and cannot do regardless of the Constitution, we are no longer the land of the free.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Chuzzles 7/8/2019 12:23:12 PM (No. 117556)
As long as the Left continues to be the minority thanks to their putrid life choices like abortion, yes we are still the Land of the Free. But people need to realize that we are in a Land that hasn't been properly tended to for decades. It has been allowed to run amok. Thanks to Trump, we have a chance to clean our Land once again. Question is, can we in the majority stand up and do it?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 7/8/2019 12:35:20 PM (No. 117568)
Compared to where we were when I was a teenager, we are FAR, FAR less free. Examples? When I was a teen, a gun was treated the same as a hammer as far as purchasing one at any hardware store, or Sears, Wards or Penny's store. ZERO federal involvement, rifles or handguns. When I was a teen, explosives like dynamite were readily available at most rural hardware stores for blowing stumps and rocks, Cars were WHAT YOU WANTED TO BUY, not limitations set by the government. No gas mileage requirements, no mandatory "options". Machine guns were available with a serious background check and because anyone could make one and register it with the feds, they were inexpensive. No machine guns made since 1986 can be sold to anyone but military and law enforcement. So, there is a shortage to the point that a simple, cheap submachine gun that was worth maybe $500 in 1980s costs $15-20,000 today, in addition to the nearly year long wait for federal approval. When I was a kid, if I wanted to dig a pond on my property, it was MY business. Today, the EPA, state and more are involved, and permissions IF NOT DENIED ENTIRELY, cost money and time. When I was a teen, you could carry a gun onto an aircraft in checked luggage with no problem. Now it has to be declared and only papers fulled out. Dozens of other hard, measureable things that we are no longer free to do. And a LOT more that are so socially unacceptable in certain parts of the country that people are beaten up for wearing the wrong kind of T-shirt or hat. We are FAR less free, no question about it. It saddens me greatly that the current and following generations will never experience the freedome that used to be NORMAL.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1 7/8/2019 12:35:46 PM (No. 117571)
Property taxes on so-called private property. Confiscation of cash by police without charges or even arrest. Coerced purchase of medical insurance. Regulatory control of most forms of business. And etc., and etc., and etc. Gee, I'll have to think about my answer. In a free country, that which is not explicitly allowed for the government, is prohibited. And that which is not explicitly prohibited for the people, is allowed. I get the impression the unconstitutional bureaucracies have been busy for many decades codifying the opposite of what the constitution originally laid out.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Laotzu 7/8/2019 12:38:25 PM (No. 117582)
The standing question for the last few years has been, what do we do about it? PDT has done a commendable job of stopping the ongoing injury. Now what do we do do make the patient healthy? Experience shows: 1. The Republican Party has never failed to disappoint. 2. The internet is our friend, but the tech SJWs are quickly ending that. 3. Education is enemy territory. 4. We completely lack any social/communal conservative framework to facilitate organization. The Left, by contrast, has endless government funded non-profits and infrastructure. 5. We can't form any new social/communal conservative frameworks because of systemic opposition and persecution by the IRS, federal agencies and law enforcement. 6. Half the country is immune to reason, but highly receptive to propaganda. Time for a Constitutional convention to roll-back the broad interpretation of the Commerce Clause that created the federal behemoth with which we are now saddled?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HotRod 7/8/2019 1:48:43 PM (No. 117668)
When people start paying attention to who they are voting for, at every level, maybe we will be able to stop the madness. Don't like what your politicians are doing? Vote them out! Vote them out, from the dog catcher all the way up to Washington! Sending the bad ones back to office every election, due to name recognition or phony promises, is the voter's fault. Blaming ''big money'' or ''entrenched'' politicians is a losing position. It's easy to sit back and complain. That's what the bad ones count on. Complaints don't hurt them, only votes do! Some day soon, I hope, Americans will reach the tipping point where we all rise up and help take our country back!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/9/2019 3:11:55 AM (No. 118233)
The definition of 'Free" has changed from freedom to free stuff. Ask Bernie.
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