Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote: RickD wrote:
PS...and what about my original question? Where did Americans go wrong???
In the American Articles of Confederation,
* article 11 reads as follows:
Canada, acceding to this Confederation, and joining in the measures of the United States, shall be admitted into and entitled to all the advantages of this Union; but no other colony shall be admitted into the same, unless such admission be agreed to by nine States.
So, Canada could have become part of the USA had she chosen to. Too bad Canada declined: I would love to give you guys Toronto.
Anyway, there is still no serious answer to my question,
Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:
A bad economy, poor morals, overwhelming debt...where did you guys go wrong? You used to be the beacon, now you're the shoals.
Well for Starters notice the article below...
Terrorism Center at West Point Warns Against Danger of American Limited-Government Activists and ‘Far Right’
The West Point professor said anti-federalists “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government...
According to the Washington Times, the report also draws correlation between mainstream conservatism and what it dubs the violent “far right.” The study then goes on to laud liberals as forward-thinking while maintaining that conservatives harbor a more archaic mindset.
“While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status qu
o,” the report states.
“The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic communi
Citing a reported 350 “attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals” in 2011, the analysis characterizes the liberal-democratic system as inclusive and “designed to emphasize civil rights” while far-right ideology inherently “excludes” minorities.
Perlinger’s study, however, has not gone without meeting a degree of criticism. Speaking to the Times, a Republican congressional staffer slammed: “If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero.”
He added that the Combating Terrorism Center should be focused on radical Islam and, at the least, publish a companion report underlying the dangers of left-wing terror groups like “the Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, and the Weather Underground.” (And I would add ...or Occupy Wall Street and Anarchist who destroyed public property, defecated on Police cars)
Notice the underlined parts of the article regarding how the progressive liberal agenda is made out as noble and pure as the driven snow, while conservatives are, well, demonized into stereotypical Neanderthals backwoods hick buffoons just because their ideas on limited Government, low taxes, are wrong because these ideas just plain old and not hip with new with the liberal jive line... swing it baby!
That's the reason, FL; the Progressive, never let a good crisis go to waste, Left. You have one side determined to pit people against one another and in so doing, selling their wares of their new governance methods as the only best solution to solve all problems in life. Out with the old tried and proven ways, instead - spend your way to property - print more money - and all will be only a bed of roses! We're the good guys - we won't hurt you...
Well, if it sounds to good to be true, than it is...
This garbage taught at West Point - God help us...