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The Canary in the Culture
American Thinker, by Tom Trinko

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Posted By:tisHimself, 2/4/2013 4:34:09 AM

In the olden days miners brought canaries into mines because canaries were very sensitive to toxic fumes and would keel over quickly, giving the miners time to escape before they were rendered unconscious. The HHS mandate is serving a similar function in modern American culture. It´s making it clear that liberals believe in an all-powerful government, not the government empowered by the people that is enshrined in the Constitution. Historically in America, the government has rarely collided with the religious beliefs of even extreme groups.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/4/2013 4:54:49 AM     (No. 9156812)

Yep. Although it´s my opinion that the canary is abortion, and the canary has been dead since 1973.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/4/2013 5:05:16 AM     (No. 9156817)

55,000,000 canaries.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Melody, 2/4/2013 6:28:57 AM     (No. 9156874)

´´If you were to bring an American from 1929, or even the middle of the New Deal, to modern America, he´d be shocked and probably appalled by the extent of government control over the lives of average Americans...´´

Many of us who are much younger than that are shocked and appalled. People got too comfortable not having to fight for their rights - they thought. So the camel´s nose began edging under the tent. One might call it the ´´big tent.´´ Will we abandon America or fight for it?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/4/2013 8:16:31 AM     (No. 9156984)

Let me tell you about the roaring twenties. My mother and father were from that generation. Have you ever seen "Chicago"? That generation was in rebellion against their parents just as the Boomers were in rebellion against my generation. I won´t say my parents were typical but because I was there and remember the era I can tell you that my generation was shocked at what some of our elders were getting up to. I guess we also resisted the generation just previous to ours. Being raised in the depression did not inspire a lot of exuberance.

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