Skip to comments.Does anyone remember the way America was?
Posted on 12/23/2012 8:21:19 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
What has happened to my country? I am old. I am 77. I pay to live in a gated community because I am scared.
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I was rural born in 64 so I caught a glimpse. There was even still a soda fountain till I was 10 or 12 years old.
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Yeah, I remember never locking the house...I wonder if we even had a key. It was a nice 2 story house, nice town, great neighbors...no murders, no kidnapping, playing outside all over the neighborhood without fear.
Now I read news from the town I grew up in and it is unrecognizable.
Fortunately around here we still don’t lock the doors.
I dunno. I’m your age and live in Los Angeles. While I hear what you are saying, and tend to agree, I think it is often what you make it. I’m not scared here. I grew up in VA and practiced law there for 25 years before moving here. I just surround myself with ppl with whom I share the same values. I don’t find it that difficult. Maybe I’m just lucky. * shrug*
I can remember tons of freedoms that don’t exist today.
Riding my bike without a helmet and other “protective” gear wasn’t against the law.
School wasn’t like a prison. If we needed medicine for our cold we could take it with us and didn’t need “permission” from the principal.
Smoking was allowed everywhere including planes and nobody complained. Heck, I remember kids going to the store to pick up smokes for dad and we weren’t even questioned about it.
Riding in cars without seat belts wasn’t against the law. We knew it wasn’t safe but didn’t need Big Brother to tell us that and slap us with their revenue enhancement fines to fund their unions.
Having an unopened beer in your car was perfectly legal. At least it was here in Texas. Being DWI of course was against the law, but we knew that.
We didn’t have random searches at airports when we flew. And...we could carry on just about anything except guns of course.
Cops couldn’t just search your car or house for no reason. They actually had to have a warrant. We didn’t have SWAT teams raiding houses and shooting dogs.
I could fill a book with the freedoms we have lost just in the last 20 years alone. We let the camel under the tent far too many times and now he has filled it with shit every single time.
Kinda glad I won’t be around to see the entire country gone in a few more years. Sad really.
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Born in 65, grew up in NY Adirondacks. Almost but not quite Leave it to beaver. Sure it had problems, but I miss that era.
My barometer is that what we did as kids ‘normally’ would get our families arrested for abuse/neglect/endangerment today.
How and why did so many of us survive I wonder...
I was born in 1966, grew up in NYC during the Son of Sam and “Ford to NY: Go to Hell” 70’s. I went through my late teen and early 20’s through the 80’s marked by Bernie Goetz,Wilding and Crown Heights Riots.My youth was marked by widespread crime, corruption and strife.
For me,the good old days didn’t arrive until the 90’s with Rudy Giuliani, Joe Torre, a booming economy and a crack down on crime.
After 911 and Bloomberg, I relocated to Texas to finally escape the entrenched, permanent democrat hell.
It’s hard for some of us to imagine a good old days when we’ve spent nearly our entire lives dodging bullets, fighting with “Holder’s People” and dealing with the democrats EVERYDAY.
(Do NOT worry Texans...I loathe the Democrats and the only change to Texas I would make is to permanently relocate the lefties OUT of Texas)
I remember back when fudgepackers were ridiculed, now they are considered “normal”.
You know it buddy ;)
But we used 5 gal oil buckets ;)
Then there was the 10-12 YO escapades on snowmobiles in 0 deg. WAY tinto the mountains and they broke down a LOT.
Got lost of exercize walking miles home to get the neighbor to tow them home.
And my god we survived without a GPS and a rescue copter.
Today those areas are all governed by the APA and it’s a major crime to go in them.
Bought my town here in this north Georgia town in 2003. I’d looked at it several times over the period of almost a year. I never had to go find an agent or get a key from a lock box, it was ALWAYS open. During the whole time, no one entered and vandalized, stole or otherwise harmed it.
The only vandals we get in the subdivision are a racoon or two, sometimes a coyote, and once, even a brown bear. No thieves, though.
At 10 o 12 years old my best friend and I would ride our bikes down the railroad bed to the lake and take his dad’s boat out fishing all day. No life jackets or adult supervision.
And, I got home unharmed and in one piece. No pit bulls. No gang-bangers.
In Flint, MIchigan.
Yup. Isn’t it amazing?
My fave response is when libs and soccer moms start up with not letting 16 yos play with happy fun balls for the danger of it all Is the Marquis de’Lafyette and Alexander the Great.
Then I point out that since we of the 21st century are so MUCH smarter, how did those two do things like conquer entire peoples and found nations?
“Well that’s different!!!
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