With apologies to President Reagan’s 1984 campaign.
When Hal Riney (who wrote and narrated the ad) said the words “Morning in America” he was giving voice to the idea that it was a new day dawning and things were better, and they were. From the “malaise” of Carter’s America to the get-it-done attitude of Reagan’s America.
When I used the word “mourning” in the phrase, I intend it to mean exactly what you probably understand it to mean: Enter into a time of grief, for something great has died.
Of course the ones who will mourn are those who actually care about the America that was a shining city on a hill. The light of hope to a dark and corrupt world. A place where one could actually aspire to whatever one wanted to do, and with enough talent and hard work achieve those aspirations.
Now it appears that the highest aspirations of a majority of voters is to live off the government dole or payroll. The Takers have taken over and now demand their due from the Makers. As long as the takers don’t have to worry about anything more important than where to get their malt liquor and free phone they will be OK. Keep those SNAP cards and disability checks coming in and we won’t burn down the cities.
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy…. The world’s great civilizations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back again into bondage.” Alexander Tyler (ca.1770) More here.
Got to hand it to the Liberals/Progressives/Commies, they have steadily worked the problem of how to take away the independence and freedom of Americans. It seems they have achieved their goals: A permanent class of dependent-on-the-gubmint people who vote. It started with the schools, and the unions, and the media. Once the civil service and the teachers were unionized, it was just a matter of keeping the effort moving FORWARD. And no, I’m not saying there was a vast conscious conspiracy, just groups of like minded
fools idiots people who understood that to accomplish their goals this is the path to take.
This rant could go on for pages, but I’ll end it soon. I just want to say that my whole reason for wanting America to stay free is for my grandchildren. As selfish as that sounds it’s honest. My life on this mortal coil will end within a few years, but my grandchildren will have to live with massive debt or a total financial collapse. How could anyone want that reality for their loved ones? But with the re-election of obama, that is exactly the minimum future. It could get worse. I believe we missed the last exit to get off the road to destruction. Now we are motoring down that “Highway to Hell”.
“Bye,Bye Miss American Pie” RIP Lady Liberty and freedom. Goodbye Constitution, it was nice while it lasted. God have mercy on us.