"Our forefathers’ worst nightmare has now come upon us. They created a free government, limited in its powers and a servant to the people. But today the United States has become an empire, fast decaying into tyranny, and we their children have become strangers and subjects in the land our fathers won. Instead of a free and just social and political order, today we are threatened by a Godless national culture and a corrupt, despotic federal government that knows no limits to its power.
We are NEVER going back to the America that was. The America we once knew is DEAD! Our children and grandchildren deserve so much better.
Freedom is not reserved for those unwilling to fight for it."
The above was lifted from the "Bayou Renaissance Man" blog, who lifted it from "NC Renegade".
It sums up exactly what i have thought about for a very long time. The America that I grew up in is long gone and my children will never enjoy what I was able. Before my weapons were lost in a "tragic boating accident" to avoid controversy in my neighborhood, we used the secret hte "evil black rifles" out of the house to the open doors of a vehicle to go targe shooting.
When I was a kid, maybe 12-13, I walked down the street with a .410 single shot shotgun over my shoulder and a pocket full of birdshot shells to go shooting BY MYSELF just out of the city limits. Police drove by and did not even look my direction. Try that these days.
So many things have changed, not all for the better. I do not even know the neighbor next door to me and i have lived in my house for over 15 years. They are private and I leave them to themselves. But still, growing up I knew literally everyone in a 3 block radius of my house.
I am sure it is like that somewhere.....just not where i am now. And that is too bad.