Making America Great Again?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by Bkite, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Bkite

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    The mental effect of this Trump win cannot be denied about the economy.
     

  3. EJR914

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    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7O6UlIuU4Q[/ame]

    Great video about Trump and Silicon Valley
     
  4. EJR914

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    Donald Trump wins the presidency!

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/19/politics/electoral-college-donald-trump-vote/index.html

     
  5. moe mensale

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    Hillary lost for the second time
     
  7. Drew

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    When exactly was America great? I have yet to hear anyone actually explain the phrase, other than the vague notion that at some point in the past America was better than it is now. In what specific timeframe was America "great"?
     
  8. NTA

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    The 60's and 70's were very interesting, not everything was great.
     
  9. Drew

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    When Trump was asked the question he said he thought the late 40s and 50s were great. I'm assuming he meant for white people.
     
  10. mrhutch

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    so for what, probably 95% of the country at the time? Sounds like a reasonable statement to me.
     
  11. Bkite

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    What in particular about yourself leads you to the conclusion that race even crossed his mind?
     
  12. Bkite

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    What is your definition of great? When was it not?
     
  13. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    back to 1950s

    I would rather live in the America of the 1950s-early 1960s than the America of today.
    I think we were MUCH better off then, generally.

    Of course that's not true for homosexuals, blacks, and to a much lesser extent, Jews and Hispanics and Asians. They had a lot of institutionalized discrimination back then that we don't have today.

    But as for the national economy, infrastructure, manufacturing capacity, self-reliance (no dependency on overseas trading for all our goods), and our position as a world leader, we were at our peak.

    We also had morality. Sometimes too much. Anything can be taken too far. But our hippie / drug/ sex orgy permissiveness of the late 1960s and 1970s has really hurt American families, and all our values. I'd like to roll back morality and reset the expected behavior of our fellow citizens to that of the "Norman Rockwell" heyday.

    Back in the old days, the government was a lot more limited in size and scope. Sure, the legal framework for a socialist totalitarian State had been laid in the 1930s with all the New Deal programs and all the new federal agencies created. But the feds didn't grow into the monster that they've become until generations later. The seeds were germinating at the time, that's all.
     
  14. EJR914

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    Good post
     
  15. mb90535im

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    The progressive tax rates of the 50's and 60's certainly helped drive the economy with working class folks having some disposable income, unlike today with the concentration of wealth at the very top. ☺️ Merry Christmas