Until the vast majority of Americans follow the admonition of the darling of the
left (JFK) who said "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you
can do for your country" our country will continue its steady decline. All
the big things this country did were done with effort, sacrifice, and
co-operation.Too many people want to take more out of the system
than they put in. This applies to the able-bodied guy on welfare and to the
overpaid CEO who bails out of a failed company with a golden parachute. There is
plenty of blame to go around from all sides of the political spectrum.We need more doers and less takers. Safety nets are needed to help the poor,
the uneducated, and the truly disabled, but too many refuse to even try to pull
themselves above their current station. Too many with resources refuse to use
them to help others get opportunities. (BTW: The solution is not to just take
most of their resources from them by force and just give them to others.)
marxistSalt Lake City, UTRE: Craig Clark "I’d say
the closest achievement to landing a man on the moon was completion of the first
transcontinental railroad in 1869. It may not seem like such a big deal
today..."But it was a big deal, as big as going to the moon.
Some years back a book was written with the title "The Railroads and the
Space Program" which made that very point.______________________________You might want to reread my post a
bit more thoroughly. Just a suggestion.
@happy2bhereclearfield, UTlds liberalUh, it was
Richard Nixons name on the plaque along with Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins for
the Apollo 11 moon landing. And remember just who those astronauts were.
Military guys. People largely reviled by the "liberals" of the day.============ Um, Nixon walked in on it.[He
didn't make it happen in the 5 months he'd been in office]The
entire Apollo Project was JFK's -- ALL of it.And as for those
Haight Ashbury LIBERAL hippies you so despised -- I was/am one of THEM,
and I'm also Vietnam era Veteran. BTW --
RE: Craig Clark "I’d say the closest achievement to landing a man on
the moon was completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. It may
not seem like such a big deal today..."But it was a big deal, as
big as going to the moon. Some years back a book was written with the title
"The Railroads and the Space Program" which made that very point.
Re: Chilly "I nominate Richard Davis for Captain of the first asteroid or
Mars mission launched by this administration."No, I want to go,
are you kidding? Who could pass up an opportunity like that?
"Patriot" Corporate taxes are a joke, there are so many loopholes that
GE paid no taxes last year. When Ike was President the top tax rate was 75%, The
main reason for our debt is the Bush tax cuts, and the unfunded Iraq war. My
facts are straight thank you.
re:Anti Bush-ObamaWhat party nuked Japan and formed concentration
camps? Would you have rather lost over a million projected American lives with
an invasion of the Japan main land? As far as the concentration camps go - put
your self into 1940's America that was just attacked by the Japanese at
Perl Harbor. A big chunk of your pacific fleet was destroyed along with 3000
Americas and you feared for your freedom as a nation....to suggest you too
wouldnt be just a bit parinoid is being untruthful and you know it.
lds liberalUh, it was Richard Nixons name on the plaque along with
Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins for the Apollo 11 moon landing. And remember
just who those astronauts were. Military guys. People largely reviled by the
"liberals" of the day. In fact if one wants to find the biggest group
of people who don't remember where they were when the moon landing
happened, one need look no further than the draft dodging/protesting/Haight
Ashbury/hippy generation of that time. Nevertheless, no one party can really
take credit for all of the greatness achieved as the time it takes and money
allocated requires both parties to be part of it.
re:mcclarkAmerica's corporate tax is the highest among all of
our trading partners in the world and is THE main reason why more and more
product is being moved over seas. Irelands corporate tax is around 11% compared
to America's 36%. America's corporate tax is the highest it has ever
been in recent memory. so much for taxes going down huh. Get your
But now it has been decided that we can no longer pay taxes, especially the
wealthy. Many complain that our taxes keep going up and up, when the opposite is
true. Ever since Reagan the complainers have held sway. The good old days are
not coming back.
I’d say the closest achievement to landing a man on the moon was
completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. It may not seem like
such a big deal today but being able to travel by rail from the Atlantic to the
Pacific in about a week was just over six decades after the Lewis and Clark
expedition that took three years.Just over six decades is also the
time between the Wright brother’s first air flight and Armstrong setting
foot on the moon. In 1969, there were people living who were old enough to
remember both events.What equivalent feat might lie ahead for us? I
can’t even imagine.
LD_ liberalI didn't know only members of one party enlisted in
the arms services, paid taxes, bought war bonds, were drafted, worked in defense
industries, and made other monumental sacrifices to defeat the nazis and
imperial Japan.I DO know that a dem POTUS messing with labor and
compensation during WWII led to health insurance being connected with
employmentI DO know a dem POTUS forced thousands of US citizens into
concentration campsI DO know that a dem POTUS surrendered eastern
Europe to the Soviets, forcing two generations to live in servitude to Russian
tyrants.I DO know that the current dem POTUS is the most divisive
and partisan POTUS since James Buchannan, if not in our history. Is that why
you shamelessly promote him, you WANT us to fall?I DO know when Neil
Armstrong stepped on the moon the GOP had the whitehouseI DO know a
one-time dem POTUS nominee CLAIMED to have invented the internetI DO
know a dem POTUS resegregated the armed forces prior to WWIetc, ad
Yea well all it is now.. is a memory .... since Obama gave the AX to NASA....but
we do have lots more freeloaders getting food stamps and dishonest disability
now with money that was used to "give us the ability to acheive".
America's days of leading the world are over.
LDS LiberalWhat party Nuked Japan and formed Concentration camps?
I would like to see a concerted national effort more down to earth next time
(pun intended).I will never forget that joyous Sunday night as I
watched on the family's 1950s vintage black and white Motorola as Neil
Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface where the stars and stripes were
planted. It was a thrilling moment with Walter Cronkite at the anchor desk
making no effort to contain his gleeful exuberance in our great national
achievement born of the Cold War’s U.S. and Soviet competition for
technological supremacy with the entire world as the audience cheering us on.I don’t know if I’ll ever see a moment like that again. It
takes something big to motivate us to commit ourselves to such an undertaking.
But there are challenges ahead for us.
"The Obama administration would like to put humans on an asteroid by 2025
and to launch a Mars mission by the 2030s."I nominate Richard
Davis for Captain of the first asteroid or Mars mission launched by this
"This is a time to remember what Americans - united, resolute, bravely
facing the future; can achieve - if we wish to do so."=========
Agreed.What "party" won WWII?What
"party" produced the Manhatten Project, and Nuclear Power?What
"party" built Hoover, Grand Coulee, Glen Canyon, etc. Dams?What
"party" put a man on the moon?What "party" invented the
Internet?E pluibus UnumUnited we stand, divided we fall.[Answer to the questions above: Not to divert, but that would be