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The Dumbest Generation

Updated on December 30, 2015

"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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      Jackie 

      2 years ago

      I thought this was an good story until Obama bashing part , it's easy to always blame a President for what your not happy about , get over it there will be a new President that you can call names !

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      Joe Citizen 

      3 years ago

      I did not vote for Bush 41 or 43. However, that was when I was a democrat! I have since opened my eyes and seen how much harm the liberals ared doing our nation.

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      P R 

      5 years ago

      If my people will turn from their sins and humble themselves I will hear their prayers and heal their Nation ~

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      uninvited guest 

      5 years ago

      We have Obama in office , we have Weiner committing Hari Kari publicly and Spitzer is leading for his position and in my neck of the woods a mayor whose favorite pastime is groping women and he won't quit. And in early polling Hillary is leading. Like you expressed in your last point, not only are these people a problem, we elect them which can only mean we are the problem ! We elect people of poor moral fiber and worse character and they take away more of our rights and trace our phone calls. I mean what could go wrong ? I liked America better when we were a Christian nation. I find it no surprise as our Government and society make God smaller in our lives the problems are growing bigger !

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      Richard Forscutt 

      5 years ago

      The baby boomer generation has always felt guilty about the treatment of blacks to the degree that they won't criticize socialism if it is proposed by a black candidate or president. The baby boomer generation and the generations that follow the baby boomer generation will regret for the rest of their lives putting Barrack Hussein Obama in the White House.

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      Joe Citizen 

      5 years ago

      If you voted for Obama, then it's your fault! I am not dumb enough to think everything is Obama's fault, but we should have elected Romney. He is a decent God-fearing man who could have helped our economy. Obama has no experience of being a leader and it shows almost everyday!

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      Rick Tucker 

      5 years ago

      Some People say doing with out food and water and a home with a nice warm bed is a character builder , but what if You've already had Your character built and You have no food and water, no home with that nice warm bed that You have worked all Your life for and Our Government goes sour and You loose everything . Is this obamas fault or Yours ?

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      Ghasem yarahMADI 

      5 years ago

      +)(+HE^^IS^^^RIGHT^^^BELIEVE^^^WHAT^^^I AM...SAING..TO..YOU^^^USA^^^&^^^A.B.C,,CAN..BE..DESTRYED..

      IF//GREAT..NATION..NOT..SATND..UP.

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      USASTANDUP 

      5 years ago

      Obamasgaol is to weaken and destroy America. Debt,lost rating, weak military,no guns to protect yourself, Pot head everyone keep them stupid on drugs,keep them ensalved by Gov. Checks,take the rich folks down,DUMB Brick heads do not see his full agenda. God help our Children!Obama I feel is on borrowed time. Someone will take him out of this wht House,before he takes us all down. I feel it it's a six sense!

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      Observing 

      5 years ago

      I've been saying for years. This generation is the dumbest ever. It's like someone hit them over the head with the stupid stick.

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      Potter 

      5 years ago

      Christinet44 - Thank you.

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      John Q. American 

      5 years ago

      The #1 danger to our country these days are the type people who re-elected O'Bama for a second term AFTER he had a proven record of FAILURE, an admitted Muslim and Socialist, a shady past with still questionable citizenship and several incidents which could qualify as impeachable acts if not treasonable acts like bowing to a foreign king or most recently, lying about his knowledge and involvement/cover-up in the Benghazi incident, allowing a U.S. ambassador to be killed along with three others when he could have ordered troops in there from 2 hours away or air strikes that were within about an hour...

      President Nixon and Bill Clinton were impeached for far smaller things. The Benghazi incident is big enough to warrant criminal charges by the Senate after Impeachment.

      But that 'ole geezer Harry Reid won't let anything get past him in the Senate unless he has a heart attack and drops over dead right there... LOL....

      Serving in Congress was never intended to be a career opportunity. And the founding fathers would never have thought that they needed to put term limits on serving because they weren't that kind of greedy, power-hungry men back then who only thought about themselves!

      I'm John Q. American and I approved this message.

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      Kaye Witherspoon 

      5 years ago

      DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT IS NOT DUMB, IT IS CRAZY

      HOW CAN HE BE PRES WITH SUCH A SCETCHY BACKGROUND? NOBODY FOLLOWS THRU ! GET HIM OUT OF THERE SOMEWAY, PLEASE. HE RUNS ALL OVER EVERYBODY. WHY I

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      Rick Bostick 

      5 years ago from Spearsville, LA

      Spot on, my generation feels entitled to everything. I only hope that this will change as time passes and we learn from our mistakes, assuming we learn at all.

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      billd01603 

      5 years ago from Worcester

      " 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!" Great point! The problem is that people don't understand what America is and what it should be. Good title btw

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