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To all the spoiled brats of the New York Times that are made to feel “unsafe” by an op-ed from a senator. Just remember, that 76 years ago today, men your own age and younger, walked into machine-gun fire so you could have the freedom to live your life in such a frivolous way. I’m not an American but to me, with all its faults, it’s still Reagan’s “shining city on a hill.”

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  1. Arahant Member

    Canadian? Scot? Moroccan?

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    • June 6, 2020, at 2:44 PM PDT
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  2. AdamSmithFan Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Canadian? Scot? Moroccan?

    Irish

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  3. She Reagan
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    AdamSmithFan: I’m not an American

    Me neither.

    AdamSmithFan: but to me with all its faults, it’s still Reagan’s “shining city on a hill”.

    Yep.

    Here’s to all those, American, British, and Allied, who threw themselves into the line of fire to save “the pink bits” for posterity. May we ever be worthy.

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  4. Gossamer Cat Coolidge

    Just watched some footage of the landing again in a documentary. Hard to believe that fellow ordinary Americans did that – they got out of the boat and ran across that beach. We are called to do so little today and some resent even that (“how can I possibly vote in person? It’s not convenient”). I know we have such Americans today who would do the same thing; I just have to remind myself that they are there because they are not the ones on the news every night.

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  5. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):
    We are called to do so little today and some resent even that

    “You took the good things for granted–now you must earn them again. For every right that you cherish, you have a duty that you must fulfill. For every hope that you entertain, you have a task that you must perform. For every good that you wish to preserve, you will have to sacrifice your comfort and ease. There is nothing for nothing any longer.”
    –Walter Lippmann, speech to the Harvard Class of 1910 at their thirtieth reunion, June 18, 1940.—Walter Lippmann papers, Yale University Library.

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  6. CACrabtree Coolidge

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):
    We are called to do so little today and some resent even that

    “You took the good things for granted–now you must earn them again. For every right that you cherish, you have a duty that you must fulfill. For every hope that you entertain, you have a task that you must perform. For every good that you wish to preserve, you will have to sacrifice your comfort and ease. There is nothing for nothing any longer.”
    –Walter Lippmann, speech to the Harvard Class of 1910 at their thirtieth reunion, June 18, 1940.—Walter Lippmann papers, Yale University Library.

    President Reagan, at his fantastic speech at Pointe du Hoc, referred to the troops who were lost at Normandy as those who were to be “forever young”.

    In a truly perverted sense, these millennials, raised by TV and hovering “helicopter'” parents, will be forever young in their stupidity.

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  7. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):
    “You took the good things for granted–now you must earn them again.”

    I probably should have remarked that in 1940 Americans had a better idea of the menace they faced than do Americans today: They were seeing numerous reports of what the Nazis really were as they waged war against their neighbors and against their own citizens. Today, however, most Americans have no idea what BLM and Antifa are, do not know about the various Communist genocides, and have never heard of Tienanmen Square. All they may know are the anodyne lies told by teachers and professors and reporters.

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  8. Marjorie Reynolds Coolidge

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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Canadian? Scot? Moroccan?

    Irish

    Howdy neighbour!

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    • June 7, 2020, at 12:56 PM PDT
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