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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    We are a charitable country. Without argument we have the greatest military and economy. Americans, although we get on peoples nerves we also are very charitable.
    But is that the measure of greatness? Of course some would perceive that as great, but what is truly great?
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Truly great is when we are the strongest country in the world and are wise enough not to use that strength to further or capitalist agenda, but use it to improve humanity. I said we are the greatest, I just dont think we are done yet.
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    But is that the measure of greatness? Of course some would perceive that as great, but what is truly great?
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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Truly great is when we are the strongest country in the world and are wise enough not to use that strength to further or capitalist agenda, but use it to improve humanity. I said we are the greatest, I just dont think we are done yet.
    Personally I think we are worse now than we were 50 years ago. We are in decline.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

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    71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The Way The Nation Has Turned Out | Techdirt

    I would be among the 71%. If you look at us now and compare us to the past we have become a lazy, arrogant, and stupid people. And the goverment has done many things that are unconstitutional (ex secret laws). Do you think they would be dissaponted in us, and is so why?
    Not sure. Think they would be rather in awe of our ability to destroy entire cities.
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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    how so? Maybe you should think again. The biggest problem in this country is the corporatocracy and putting greed ahead of right. Sometimes.
    And they're doing that by over-shooting what the Constitution allows the federal government to do. Plus turning this country into a police state to prevent any interference.

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    How so? I truly believe the opposite is true. I guess if I was a conservative person who thought change is bad as a rule I might think like that too.
    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Personally I think we are worse now than we were 50 years ago. We are in decline.
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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    If that is true we still have the power to vote them out. I have never much thought about this but conservatives by nature have to be pessimist. Change sucks, yet the only constant is change.
    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    And they're doing that by over-shooting what the Constitution allows the federal government to do. Plus turning this country into a police state to prevent any interference.
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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    If that is true we still have the power to vote them out. I have never much thought about this but conservatives by nature have to be pessimist. Change sucks, yet the only constant is change.
    Whatever you have become must be willing to overlook the obvious. Thing are changing alright, just not for the better. IMHO

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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    We are a far richer country in many ways than we were when I was a child. Our life is better in nearly every way I can think of. Our environment is much cleaner and...geeeze how can you really think we are going to hell in a handbasket?
    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Whatever you have become must be willing to overlook the obvious. Thing are changing alright, just not for the better. IMHO
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    Re: 71% Of Americans Believe The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed At The USA

    All of them would be disappointed for various reasons, as they were during their own time. Even though most somehow think this, the Founding Fathers were not just magically content with the United States as it was. Disappointment was a common reaction to social and political developments. Such a poll question only illuminates a decent chunk of those around today. This would be similar to "on the right" or "on the wrong" track questions.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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