Posted on May 12, 2016
SPC Rory J. Mattheisen
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I hear of the romanticized good old days and the endless possibilities of our nation's future and I can't help notice it seems to be our "leaders" holding us back.
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CPT Jack Durish
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America will never reach its potential because it's a moving target. There is no land anywhere in the world in all of history where the human potential was achieved as greatly as in America. Sadly, we've pulled in the reins and surrendered the power of individual liberty for freedom from responsibility. We've surrendered it to a cancerous government. Even so, we achieve far better than most peoples and can once again achieve even more if we will remove the hobbles and go on with courage.
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LTC Immigration Judge
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I believe (sadly) that our best days are behind us, and not for the evasions the right wing talks about.
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MSG Anthony Makar
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Agreed.
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PFC Al Sethre
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1944 - 1963 was probably the last time America really felt great. Since then, it's had its moments but generally has been under the weather.
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SPC Rory J. Mattheisen
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I think that had to be one of the lowest time periods in American history, we had Americans in internment camps and Combat Veterans who had fewer rights than animals.
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PFC Al Sethre
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Well, I said it for a few reasons. In 1944, The military had just achieved greatness by beginning to beat back the Nazis, and the GI Bill was made law. The period after the war resulted in strong economic growth and an even stronger middle class. In the 50's, we stalled communism in Korea, sent a satellite to space and had relative peace the rest of the decade. During the Cuban missile crisis, we stepped up to Russia and said we're not gonna play your games. After JFK was killed in 63', things just seemed to go downhill fast.
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