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This Is The Spirit of Freedom That Once Defined America

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    Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago

    http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/04/2 … ra-in.html

    R.I.P. Dugout Dick who lived the way people were meant to live, unburdend and unbothered by government, independent and personally responsible.

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      LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like a very interesting lifestyle. I wouldn't mind trying that out for a week.

    2. William R. Wilson profile image60
      William R. Wilsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds painful.

    3. livelonger profile image87
      livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He certainly was a Real American®, like Sarah Palin™.

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    ledefensetechposted 6 years ago

    I don't agree.  He lived the way he wished to live, which is our right as human beings.  Personally, I like the idea of having modern conveniences around.  You must as well, seeing as you're on the Internet.  big_smile

  3. Doug Hughes profile image61
    Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago

    While I defend the right of the guy to live how he wanted, I don't find living like that romantic. As far as this kind of person 'defining America'???? You have a prescription for what you're smoking?

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      LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      He's talking about American rugged individualism, like the whole settlers traveling along the Oregon trail thing.

      1. Doug Hughes profile image61
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Americans build a coperative socicty from many ethnic backgrounds. I don't know anyAmerican heors who lived in caves for years avoiding poeple and relationships. A lot of his glory is a rural romanticized version of a homeless person. Not something I aspire to.

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      JWestCattleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      America is, and has always been, living as you choose, folks who call themselves citizens and patriots of the United States of America well understand that concept -- or definition.

      1. Doug Hughes profile image61
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We are talking about a guy whose claim to fame is living in a cave most of his life. I said in my first post on this topic, I defend his right to live that way, but those of you who want to glorify it arent about to give up A/C and the Internet.

        When I was a lot younger I saw Robert Redford in the film 'Jeremiah Johnson' - but I know it was fiction and cinema.

        1. JWestCattle profile image61
          JWestCattleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "defining America"  ...  you fail to address this pertinent point in your rebuttal. Robert Redford is at least capable of conceiving of multiple viewpoints and life experiences beyond his own, and of validating this very right to live "in a cave most of his life."

          1. Doug Hughes profile image61
            Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Perhaps you have stumbled on a slogan for your movement - "American Exceptionalism - so easy a caveman can do it."

            1. JWestCattle profile image61
              JWestCattleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              ! Dang, from the mouth of ignorant, or is that Stupid, babes.......

              1. Doug Hughes profile image61
                Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                That was funny! You have to admit that was funny!

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                  LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Meh.

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    Poppa Bluesposted 6 years ago

    Of course I enjoy the modern conveniences, but the point of the post was here is a guy would didn't ask anyone for anything. I'm sure he was eligible for all kinds of government programs, but he did it all on his own, grew his own food took care of himself. He didn't whine about not having heat or electricity or running water, he did what he had to, to live.

    Where is that spirit today? Today we want government to keep us warm and our bellies full and make our gas cheap so we can drive all over creation buying cheap goods that we surely could live without from China, What did Dugout Dick do when he got sick? Did he whine that he needed health insurance paid for by the government? Ho took care of himself and somehow he managed to live to be 94!

    I think you liberals could learn a lesson from the man!

    1. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So you predict an exodus of conservatives who will cancel their health insurance, quit their jobs, live in caves, and apply methods of self-healing or no healing...

      Yeah right.

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        LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not what he said at all.

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    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Whine about not having heat? I'd say that was a legitimate complaint!
    But I get it...all the seniors and disabled will just have to fend for themselves, and if they starve to death...just don't whine about it.

    Err, Umm, Uhh, Hey---You guys are the ones always whining!
    "Oh poor me--I live in the lap of luxury, but I don't want to have to pay for it. waa waa waaaaa
    We lost an election, and we want our country back. waa waa waaaa"

    I'd say that big mirror someone always puts up is in order.

    Who is whining about living in America?
    *insert mirror here*

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      LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wear more clothes.



      No.



      Pot calling the kettle black.

 
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