The Dumbest Generation
"The Greatest Generation" is a term coined by broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw to describe the generation who grew up in the United States during the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as those who helped with the war effort here at home. Our parents and grandparents made huge sacrifices for our country. Brokaw wrote in his 1998 book, "it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced." He argues that these men and women fought not for fame and recognition, but because it was the right thing to do. When they came back they rebuilt America into a superpower.
In his 1961 Inaugural Address, President John F. Kennedy made his famous quote - "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." What has changed in America?
The Great Society promoted by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s changed America from a great nation to a weak nation. The main goal of this program was the elimination of poverty. Although I agree with this concept, I think it turned our nation into a "nanny state" - where more and more people are depending on the government. Many economists argue that the Great Society programs contributed to the destruction of poor families, especially the black families. A well-known black economist stated that the "black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and discrimination, began rapidly disintegrating in the liberal welfare state that subsidized unwed pregnancy and changed welfare from an emergency rescue to a way of life."
Everyone at some point in their lives need some form of help from a friend, a relative or their government. This is called a "hand-up" and our government needs to be there to help our citizens. However, many will milk the system for hand outs. This is a problem that is very difficult to control. Continued government assistance should be for those that cannot work and help themselves. There is an old saying - Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Until we solve the welfare situation, we will continue to be a weak nation.
Will we be remembered as the Weakest Generation? If the World War II generation was the greatest generation for fighting and defeating the fascists of their times will our generation be the weakest generation for surrendering and appeasing the Islamist fascists and their leftist apologists of our time? I am afraid so, we have dropped the torch and allowed it to go out. We may well be remembered as a generation of failures!
The current generation, in my opinion, is the dumbest generation. Why? Because they elected an inexperienced, unknown candidate - not once, but twice! Barack Obama had no experience, a suspicious background and some controversial associates - Jeremiah Wright - a preacher who made derogatory remarks about America, Bill Ayers - a domestic terrorist who bomb government buildings in the 70's and Tony Rezko - a convicted felon.
President Obama still has not released his school records. What is he hiding? Americans know more about American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, and the Kardashians - then they know about their president.
Do you think Obama could have been elected by the Greatest Generation? Senator Daniel Inouye, a Japanese-American, of Hawaii was a highly decorated war hero during World War II. There is no way he could have been elected President after we had spent four long years fighting the Japanese. The Greatest Generation would not have been fooled by Barack Hussein Obama, but the Dumbest Generation elected him in 2008 and again in 2012 after a failed 1st term. We were ignorant in 2008, but plain dumb in 2012. Dumb is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result.
Maybe we were fooled in 2008, but we should have known better in 2012. I blame the mainstream media for not properly vetting Obama. If the media had done their job, then the American people would have known more about his relationship with Wright, Ayers and Rezko. They would have pushed for him to reveal his school records. They would have reported on the controversial czars he appointed in his first term - Kevin Jennings,Cameron Davis, Jeff Crowley and Van Jones are just a few. Don't drink my kool aid ... look them up for yourselves.
If he had been a Republican, you can be sure the media would have reported about his birth certificate, Muslim connections, and more!
President Obama's second term has started out with an explosion of scandals. It has been almost a year and we still do not know what happened in Benghazi. Four Americans were killed and our government did nothing to help them. Why? We are still waiting on the truth!
Obama has also been under attack over telephone and Internet surveillance by the NSA, the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, and the Justice Department's collecting journalist's phone record as part of the government's investigation into leaks of classified information. What's next? It is up to Congress to find out what happened and the media to accurately report the findings.
Finally, the danger to our nation is not Barack Hussein Obama. The danger to America is a nation capable of putting a man like him in the White House! Blaming Obama for all our problems should not blind us to the dumb voters that elected him. America can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of dumb voters such as those who made him their president!
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