Sunday, February 12, 2006

Question Of The Week, 2/12/06

Good morning. I was having some trouble coming up with a question this morning. I shouldn't have. All you need to do is think about something that is important to you, the question will be there. Look at About Me at the top of the site. "I'm concerned about what will be left of the Republic our Founding Fathers left us by the time my Grand Children become adults." A February 10, 2006 Washington Times Op-Ed piece,America at a crossroads, By Newt Gingrich says, "Today, America, and therefore conservatives too--stand at another crossroads, with another set of historic choices that will determine whether we leave our children and grandchildren a country as safe, prosperous and free as the country our grandparents fought and worked to give us." So this weeks Question Of The Week is. Did the Baby Boomers (my generation) fail future generations? Will our (Baby Boomers) actions, or lack of action leave future generations less free, safe or prosperous than we were (are)? I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Anonymous Jake Porter said...

I think to answer that question we would have to look back at when the problems of this country started.

In 1913, we allowed the federal reserve to take control of our money, then in 1916, we allowed the IRS to start their reign of tyranny.

Very few stood up to that.

World War One would have ended but the U.S. was sending ships to England and when one of those ships was destroyed

In the late 1920's the federal reserve may have caused the great depression, the people were scared and so they removed probably the last great President of the United States by electing a socialist who had almost the exact same platform as the socialist candidate (I am told this angered the socialist candidate).

Then the American people allowed Japanese Americans to go to internment camps. Very few questioned FDR about why he placed all the ships in one area and even fired people for trying to stop him. He used his 8 point plan for war with Japan and it worked.

Skipping a few years because this comment is too long as it is;

In the late 1980's people sold out the country to Skull and Bones, George Bush Sr. Who admitted he wanted a new world order. At Waco, Texas the government murdered many innocent children all because this groups stockpiled weapons, what gun trader does not stockpile weapons.

Few question the official story of 9/11, the reasoning of warantless searches.

So to answer your question, I think some people from every generation our responsible, some are patriots who fought back but I don't know with the national debt how my generation will be in 50 years.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Wow, Jake sure hit on a few things that make ya think.

I think you've put a decent America into the hands of Generation X. I think the things your generation failed to fix can still be fixed, but it won't be easy. I truly think the first step we can take toward taking our country back from the Skull & Bones (Jake's probably right about that) would be to INSIST that 3rd Party candidates are allowed to participate in our Presidential elections.

I am trying to start a blogroll to get headed in this direction, and I will delete this post should you have a problem with my giving a link to it here:

Just let me know if you have a problem with me putting that there and I will readily apologize to you for doing so.

Would this fix the problems we face in America? No, but I do think it would be a nice start.

God Bless America!

11:22 AM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

GTL, I have No Problem!! with the link. Let it stay.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

11:46 AM  
Blogger maccusgermanis said...

I must confess that I am a fan of such speculation. I do feel the baby boomers are a generation of American's with an unparalled record of embracing the properly discarded ideas of history.

But such thinking is too comforting to younger American's such as myself. Does it really matter who screwed up the most now? Shall we be known as the "It wasn't me" generation. There is plenty of heavy lifting for all to partake in.

12:03 PM  
Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

Well, Jake said all that I would have said -- except that I might have argued that the cancer that is big government began under the Lincoln Administration -- we just didn't notice the problem until it reached a critical mass (everything that happened government-wise between 1912 and 1920) and then again when it turned malignant (the FDR Administration).

If I might plug the FairTax, I think that taking the power of the progressive income tax (and the accompanying unconstitutional search and seizure power of the IRS) away from Congress will be a great first step toward fixing the problem we now find ourselves in.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Jake Porter said...

Realm of Sovereigns,

I agree. It really started about the time of Lincoln.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

David, I appreciate it, and Jake, welcome aboard!

David; you said you emailed me in the thread over at the GTL Blog, but I never did receive it. I was having server issues earlier, so if you want, please email me again at guntotingliberal AT hotmail DOT com. My apologies, and thanks again to you for your graciousness, and thank you to Jake for helping to get the word out!

Great discussion, by the way!

8:36 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

First I want to thank all of you for stopping by. I like your answers. I think a lot of people of my generation are guilty of doing nothing. They hear about legislation that is before congress and won't take the time to contact their elected officials to voice their opinion. They will complain about it after it is passed if they don't like it. I'm afraid some of them have handed these traits down to their children. It makes me very happy to go to a political rally or protest and see people younger than myself getting involved. We can get everything that my generation let slip away back.Getting third party candidates is the solution. It's going to take some hard work and now would be the time to start.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

12:35 AM  

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