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The American spirit is breaking
New York Post, by Michael Goodwin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 5/18/2014 4:52:33 AM

The official opening of the 9/11 museum brought President Obama to New York and sparked fresh reminders of the horror of that awful day. The president called the site ­“sacred” and gave a moving speech about the American spirit, saying, “Like the great wall and bedrock that embrace us today, nothing can ever break us.” It is the right thing to say and the right place to say it. But is it true? Is the American spirit really unbreakable? I have my doubts. There are many examples that say our spirit is breaking if not already broken. One involves a Wall Street Journal

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 5/18/2014 6:57:33 AM     (No. 9853005)

My spirit is not broken but I am getting oh so tired...

I will never quit.




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Reply 2 - Posted by: Japanorama, 5/18/2014 7:59:09 AM     (No. 9853064)

Will the 1960s never end?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 5/18/2014 8:08:26 AM     (No. 9853078)

American spirit is on display at the TSA security lines at every airport in the USA - a spirit of submission, of irrational fear, of desire to be told what to do by chubby guys with any sort of uniform or badge, a spirit of despair that makes us the leading consumers of anti-depressants. That spirit is getting stronger every day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Avogadra, 5/18/2014 8:10:59 AM     (No. 9853082)

I wish I could be like #1. But I´m not.

All that counts in today´s utopia is good intentions.

We intend to erase poverty.
We intend to get along with Islam.
We intend to leave no child behind.
We intend to have gender equality.
We intend to save the earth from warming.
We intend to have health coverage for everyone.

To people who think like this, actual results are irrelevant when intentions are good. I can´t deal with that. I won´t deal with that. How can you reason with people who refuse to see reality? The dark ages are coming to America, and I don´t see any way to stop them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harleynyc, 5/18/2014 8:54:42 AM     (No. 9853118)

All those intentions of obama are just a ruse. His real agenda is to destroy America from the inside out.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/18/2014 10:10:34 AM     (No. 9853210)

It is not broken in a majority of Americans. We are angry and frustrated, looking for a place to turn to fight back.

We can´t look to our leaders because most of their spirits are broken or they´re in bed with those causing our demise. We can´t trust the media because they are worthless. Global elitists control us like sheeple but all we need is a leader who is willing to fight them.

Goodwin is simply wrong regarding his position on common core. It is part of the problem. We were leaders academically when our kids were taught basic math and phonics which no longer exists. That´s why parents are fighting it. They want the standards used to educate them put back in place for their kids, not experimental Bill Gates devised education.

I continue to pray for our Nation. It is not too late. We need the right leader to step forward and fight for us and we will be right behind them every step of the way.

Lee, Cruz, and Gowdy are a great start.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/18/2014 10:27:38 AM     (No. 9853230)

The problem we have is that the "American spirit" is now defined in many different ways. We fought and won WW II as one people, Americans (not hyphenated ones with different caucuses and agendas) united by love of this country. We cannot expect to solve so many complicated problems either domestically or in our foreign policy when we are not united as one people. We have been splintered into a number of multicultural coalitions. A house divided again self cannot stand. It has always been true. It will always be true.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 5/18/2014 10:52:48 AM     (No. 9853267)

There was a time when America rallied for ´God and Country´. America´s strength from her founding was that reliance on God for the assurance to weather every storm and ultimately be victorious in every effort.

The American spirit isn´t broken. It just needs an understanding of the source of its strength and leaders who are not ashamed to stand for God and country.

We have to understand that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13), and have the faith to stand for what is right in God´s sight.


2 Chronicles 7:14 -
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

God will help us and heal us if we help ourselves and turn to Him.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 5/18/2014 11:12:04 AM     (No. 9853288)

I am not America. I´m old, cowardly, and pessimistic. But my spirit is broken. Ted Cruz, or someone with his love for, and belief in, America will not get here in time. Why is my spirit broken?

- An ugly old white man flagrantly involved in an extra-marital affair with a mulatto woman only makes news when he is accused of "racist" utterings.
- A major NFL event is totally eclipsed by major homosexual events.
- Unfettered, unelected, untouchable EPA is about to unveil new regs that will "cause electricity rates to skyrocket" -- in order to fight "Global Warming."
- The USDA is buying automatic weapons with 30 round magazines...and body armor.

Etc.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/18/2014 11:16:54 AM     (No. 9853296)

Yes #8 HE is the answer. No weapon formed against us can stand as this nation turns once again to God.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/18/2014 1:12:53 PM     (No. 9853418)

Part of the problem with the American spirit is that so many people living here aren´t American and have no intention of becoming American.

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