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What Has America Become While We Weren't Paying Attention?

Updated on April 13, 2014

I was trying to refine the issue(s) of the article I am writing here under "social issues" but I'd have to pick just about everything on that drop down list. I want to thank a friend for sending me an editorial from a small town paper where a writer had laid it out in easily understandable terms. The country that I grew up in isn't anything close to having the value system that made this nation great. We've been on a down hill slide for decades now. It is my hope for the future that the ship wreck we are seeing can be righted before it falls into the abyss.

I grew up in the land of the free which was insured by the brave men and women who came before I did to hand over a country that was indeed the home of the brave. These grandiose politicians we have been saddling ourselves with weren't there and most of the people and families had a modicum of common sense and decency to guide their lives. If a neighbor was in need we took care of business ourselves and didn't rely on a federal Nanny to cure every little hiccup in society for us.

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Change does occur but when it does it should be to this nation's benefit and not its detriment. Things seem to get so totally turned around by political correctness and politicians that it's sickening. Go before Congress and lie and it's a felony. But when we get the string of rampant lies from politicians that we have been witnessing it's just "politics."

Then there is the continual playing of the race card which is beginning to give me a stomach ache. According to Obama we were supposed to be in the era of "post racial politics" but it has been anything but that. If we happen to dislike a black person suddenly we are racists. But let a black person not like a white person and it suddenly becomes their enlightened First Amendment right to express that dislike. You race baiters need to get over yourselves.

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Our schools are in a shambles. It's just peachy to teach our youth that homosexuality is okay and in the norm just don't mention God while in the process. Or lets get righteous and claim it's okay to kill an unborn child but an abomination to execute a murderer or baby raper. I remember back when there were book burnings. Now they just seem to be rewritten to fit a particular agenda and it doesn't matter if the truth suffers in the process. It was just actual history.

Along the way we supposedly squashed communism and socialism in our country but the reality is that it just got renamed. We now call them progressives. How politically correct of us. Our rulers are fighting tooth and nail to keep us from securing our border with Mexico. Instead we are armed to the teeth on the 38th parallel in Korea. Recently the BLM was rounding up cattle for deportation in Nevada. Lets round up illegal immigrants and put our law enforcement assets to better use.

If there is any dissent, and there is plenty these days, about Obama's policies you are labeled a domestic terrorist or a racist. Doesn't matter in the least that he has no idea what he is doing or supposed to be doing. He has an agenda you see. I remember back in the Bush days when people were torching American flags and burning Bush in effigy, That was alright though because those nut jobs were just exercising their First Amendment rights again.

We have stem cell research, that is using a human fetus by the way, and organizations like PETA screaming about using animals in research. Our public airwaves are peppered with nudity and pornography but heavens to Betsy don't set up a nativity scene on public land during the Christmas season. Everything seems to be being turned upside down by complete idiots and it's time that we correct that.

We are constantly hearing the socialist jabber about income inequality and the redistribution of wealth. We can't have each reaping the benefits of their labor. Instead they are intent upon taking hard earned money from people who work hard for it and give it to those who would rather than lift a finger to get it. The US Constitution is only relevant to many these days when it supports their own agenda otherwise it is supposedly "out-of-date." Oh we have freedom of speech policed by the PC police.

Parenting? Forget about it! It's easier to let a corrupt school system do that with healthy doses of anti-depressants for our nation's youth. Or just let them slam another video game into the machine and drone endlessly along through a wasted youth.

I was thinking the other day about our government's reaction to what appears to be any, and all, crisis situations. It's pretty pathetic when you think about it and is the prime reason we have a money munching monster for a federal government. Their answer is to appoint a committee to investigate and find fault. Then the offending party is threatened to no end, laws are passed followed by tax increases to fund the laws they passed and bingo - nothing is really solved truth be known. But they assure us the problem has now been solved and is under control. Off they then go seeking their next re-election contributions. What a racket but public service shouldn't ever be a racket.

The sad fact is that we have fallen into the trap of "thinking" that those we send to Washington DC are doing our bidding. Don't kid yourself any longer. What they are really doing is destroying our society as we have known it by their own greed and avarice. They are in essence using our money to destroy that which we have in the past valued. It's called your FREEDOMS.

So the question for all Americans is, "What has happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave?" Slowly but surely we have let the tentacles of tyranny creep deep within society. It's called you weren't paying attention and I suggest we all do just that before it is too late.

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As Always,

The Frog Prince


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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Between politicians and criminals, law-abiding people are only a very thin layer. Can't imagine this world 50-100 years from now.

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      Writer David 3 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I find myself believing that Obama has done exactly what he set out to do; fundamentally change America. He has done just that. But, I doubt it is in the direction most people thought the first time he uttered those words. We are basically a nation without a moral compass. We are so concerned about not offending people with aberrant behavior, we exclude all that made this nation great. We are no longer the generation that fought and conquered the greatest menace the world has ever known, in WWII. We are becoming the "Food Stamp Nation." A nation of dependents on what the federal government doles out. We are far from the days of "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." We are timid to try things, "not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

      Can we keep from falling over the precipice in becoming the 21st version of England, a once great superpower reminiscing about the good old days? Or can we go back to the days when American citizens were self-reliant, when we were entrepreneurs. when we were innovators in the tradition of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Thomas Edison, and Jonas Salk? I'm not certain if we can now. But, if we do, it will take another leader, like Ronald Reagan, who will do it. Sadly, despite some promising conservative leadership out there right now, I don't see anyone who can lead this nation back to greatness. But, I can hope.

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      Greg Boudonck 3 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      The best word I can say to this hub is AMEN! Voted up!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Excellent post, Frog! I have nothing to add - you pretty much summed it up. Definitely sharing this one!

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Today's liberals are not the liberals of the past. This is not your father's country anymore. It is Obama's father's country, and you're right it happened while plenty of people were sleeping. Clearly, they went to the polls in their sleep, as well. I'm not ready to give up, but we need a change for the better fast! Up, useful, interesting and awesome.

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      Stu 3 years ago

      Frog - fantastic! One of your best! Stu

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      Old Poolman 3 years ago

      Jim, it is not what "we" have become, it is what "some" of us have become. We now have at least a couple generations of young people whom have had liberalism mashed into their brains by a liberal school system. Until they have a little more living under their belts, this all seems fine to them. The day will come when they are forced to stand in the "First Amendment Rights Zone" to voice their opinions, and then they will understand.

      It was refreshing to me to see that at least in the state of Nevada, not everyone is willing to be forced into a box to voice their opinions.

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      FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      What a twist on a range war. "First Amendment Rights" have been corralled in the great western state of Nevada.

      In these times when our Senators represent for party and not for their State, will either Dean Heller or Harry Reid represent for Nevada State’s citizens? And will their Representatives in the House stand up and represent for the position of the ranchers? Or will they sit comfortably on their thumbs asking their citizens ‘what are you going to do about it?”

      Our Government is supposed to be about Representation, not about Rulers. At least that is what the told us in school. When representatives fail to represent, the rulers show up with guns and tasers and a show of force. What have we become?

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      Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas

      They did not believe McCarthy in the 50's when he warned them of the commies hiding in our government and that same rationale applies today when any criticism of Obama takes place. The Left rids itself of any criticism by simply assigning a label to the person--he's a racist; he's not politically correct! He's conducting a war on women! There is no end to it and the controversy surrounding it creates enough chaos and turmoil to allow those in high places to continue their tyranny unnoticed. If this ship is righted, it will be because we have found a cure for ignorance. That might sound easy but so far we have not been able to produce it with the process of education or all the money that has been poured into it. Ignorance is sustained and the American politician longs for more of it. ~WB

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      Old Poolman 3 years ago

      Jim, of course the liberals think the Nevada situation is just fine. That darn "rich" cattleman is trying to screw with the government and the administration they love. Shame on him for trying to earn a living and probably paying wages to others to boot. That is just not acceptable in today's world of food stamps and entitlements.

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      We are living in the age of moral reversal...what was bad is now good and what was good is now bad. We used to view abortions and homosexuality as evils, but today, it is evil to criticize either one.

      Good Hub, Jim.

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      Don A. Hoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Even good men tend to be corrupted by power. It is even worse if they are not good to begin with. Combine the New Deal policies with Chicago politics andd what do you have? Eric Holder? Obama?

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      The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Actually Mike I read some comments on the Daily KOS where the liberals seemed to think that whatever the Feds were doing out that way seemed right.


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      Old Poolman 3 years ago

      Jim - as usual you pretty well covered everything with this hub. The declaration of roped off "First Amendment Rights" zones in Nevada should tell us something. Supposedly, protesters could stand in these areas and say anything they wanted to say without frear of retaliation by the Federal Officers present at the scene. Say What? If I stand in that area I can say what I want about our government but if I step out and open my mouth I am in trouble?

      Even a liberal should see there is something wrong with this picture.