Is freedom slipping away?

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Quotes on or around the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970:

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” – George Wald, Harvard University biologist.

“We live in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.” – Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist.

“Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth, social and environmental.” – Dave Forman, founder of the activist group Earth First.

“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.” – Denis Hayes, organizer of Earth Day, 1970.

On April 22 – Earth Day 2013 – I woke up. Earth and civilization are still here.

The above quotes are from supposedly the brightest and smartest among us. All fellow travelers in the progressive movement 44 years ago pushed just one aspect of their collective agenda. I wonder what else the left has lied about?

Pick an issue – any issue. It’s gloom, doom, chaos and pandemonium. Save the children, save the women, social justice, lift the poor, stop the gun violence, Fast and Furious, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Benghazi, undocumented workers, economy moving in the right direction. Debt? What debt? The left uses well-worn tactics to either scare the low-information citizen or to pluck their heartstrings to further the suicidal path progressives have set this country on.

Overwhelm the system, says the Cloward-Piven strategy, and bring about its implosion. But don’t worry. The masterminds will be here to pick up the pieces and reconstitute Amerika with their “bill of rights” where everything is a right. And by the way, government will provide it for you. The entire agenda depends on chaos and confusion to distract those who are oblivious to what’s happening – distractions through American Idol, Survivor, sex, sports, Hollywood, smart phones, President Obama. There will be people among us who will wake up – too late, I’m afraid – and ask cluelessly, “What happened to our country?”

The freedom you say you cherish might slip from your idle hands.

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carcraft
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carcraft 04/24/13 - 03:22 am
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Great letter

Freedom is slipping away. If the liberals say Bush lied about Iraq then Obama and the Democrats are certainly lying about the 2nd Amendment. The Massacre in Boston is being used to push gun control. How are pressure cooker bombs and gun control connected? The perpetrators of the Boston Bombing stole and killed to obtain weapons illegally. What gun law would have stopped them? But don’t worry, it is only about guns….today!

carcraft
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carcraft 04/24/13 - 03:34 am
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THE HYPE ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING IS JUST THAT, HYPE!

We have now had, according to the British, no warming in over 15 years! The "Global Warming Scientific Models" are now at the lowest end of warming predicted and proving to be completely inaccurate. "Climate Scientists" are now seeking to explain and create other "models" that fit what is being observed. Science is supposed to predict based on observed data. This is sort of like finding the answer and then fudging the data to fit what is observed. Before you sell your freedom for hysterical hype, look up the accuracy of the "climate Scientists" making the predictions. The last knee slapper from these clowns is that "snow would be rare in England" http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/12/29/crus-forecast-winter-snowfall-will... and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095509/Snow-Rome-1st-time-26-YE...

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 04/24/13 - 06:11 am
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deestafford
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deestafford 04/24/13 - 07:51 am
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The sad thing about those "nuts" who started Earth Day

is that they are the ones now in our high schools and universities filling the heads full of mush with their scary predictions. Wasn't the ''brilliant'' minds of the earth day founders who were predicting the up coming ice age?

Just remember if you ask a liberal about America and they will tell you what's bad about it. Ask a Conservative and they will tell you what's great about America. Which version do you want your children and grandchildren to hear in school?

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 04/24/13 - 08:23 am
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"Never let a crisis or

"Never let a crisis or perceived crisis go to waste" This is standard operating procedure for Liberals. They have declared "war" on every social evil and NEVER won the war. The problem only gets worse requiring more and more money. The war on poverty still rages even after hundreds of billions of Federal dollars. Poverty is, by their measurement, worse than ever. Just look at the results of Federal involvement in our education system and now they will be running our healthcare system.

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Fiat_Lux 04/24/13 - 08:55 am
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Great letter

Unfortunately, as was pointed out above, those who drank this Earth Mother worship-concocted Kool Aid back in the '70s ended up teaching this absurd nonsense to most American little ones in public edumacation. Along with passing off huge loads of other organic fertilizer designed to stimulate intellectual weed beds, they have been diligently at work from then until about now, when they have begun retiring from their illustrious careers as leftist indoctrinators.

Meanwhile, there has been a wholesale neglect in the formation of the values and standards for human aspirations and behavior that made our nation the one place on the planet ahead of all other places that everyone from a disadvantaged situation wanted to come.

How did we get so incredibly stupid?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 04/24/13 - 09:21 am
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This is a good letter, but

I think environmental issues are problems that EVERYBODY MUST TAKE SERIOUSLY. In the 1970's, I believe that many of our rivers were so poluted that one actualy caugt fire !

Again, as I stated in the other LTE, "The libs. do have us with some very bad freedoms."

KSL
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KSL 04/24/13 - 10:23 pm
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Spec, you are talking about

Spec, you are talking about the 70's. Over 40 years ago! Transplant yourself back in time even further. How many Americans were upset over the bombing of Dresden or the two cities in Japan? We have come a long way. We don't even do what it takes to protect ourselves now, except for the perceived environmental stuff.

KSL
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KSL 04/24/13 - 10:33 pm
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If you are so concerned about

If you are so concerned about our rivers, you might want to take a look at the City of Atlanta and what they do with their raw sewage. They were paying a fine and dumping it into the Chattahoochee rather than solving the problem. Hopefully that has changed. That river ran a mile from my home. It was a cesspool thanks to Atlanta. And who was in charge of Atlanta?

chascushman
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chascushman 04/25/13 - 07:26 am
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“It was a cesspool thanks to
Unpublished

“It was a cesspool thanks to Atlanta. And who was in charge of Atlanta?”
KSL, almost every city where democrats are in charge is pretty much a cesspool.

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