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[color=indigo]The American Dream is...Over[/color]

 
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Cyrille
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PostPosted: Thursday, 20 December 2012, 20:57 PM    Post subject: [color=indigo]The American Dream is...Over[/color] Reply with quote

The eighteenth century is kaput!
The nineteenth century's shot!
The twentieth birthed the ”Greatest
Generation. The beginning of this “new” century
is one that's best forgot

Americans (not all) have lost their sense
of right and with that lost, the new generation
the one this era gave birth
Will be at loss to find for themselves
what is their true worth.

For most believe that the Government will
fulfill their every wish, feed them, clothe them,
provide for them, they need not work to make
ends meet for when all is done and said they believe
in government given circuses and bread.

They do not have to serve their country
as past generations have done
That would interfere with their
“freedom of choice” soon
they will have none.

They have no goals, they have no
Gum shun, their pride is all but gone
if they don't wake up soon
of their freedoms they’ll be shorn

They think the government will
provide them with a car, food
and home...

By the Eternal, won't they be
surprised when America
Falls like...

ROME!

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(from the Play "Cyrano De Bergerac," by Edmumd Rostand"


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Maggie
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PostPosted: Thursday, 20 December 2012, 21:34 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bravo, Cyrille!!!!! We live in a giant welfare state and it will fall, I'm afraid!!!!

Peggy

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Cyrille
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PostPosted: Friday, 21 December 2012, 12:08 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it will Peggy and I think long before the "givers" have nothing left to give.
To the "glory that was Greece and the grandure that was Rome may soon be added The Hope that was America!

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