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Over seas of massive liberals and a few good people, what I saw was unprecedented!

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Submitted by vigilant (United States), Jan 21, 2009 at 11:22

Dear Dear Friends, I chose to watch this monumental innauguration due parly to the face that I wanted to get more of a perspective on whom a majoriy elected as our 44th president of the United States of America. Through it all, I began to realize how "OVER THE TOP" this solemn occasion had become. Not only was it way too extravagant for a nation that in some's minds has been reduced to poverty, ignorance and had lost it's way under the Bush presidency. The perpertrators knew exactly how to push all the Buttons of Americas so called disenfranchised. Really it was the left and the extreme liberals who were shedding their crocodile tears for they are still the minority in this country compare tp the millions who still think no change is needed for truth, honesty and courage to lead according to ones values and principles of which this country was founded.

"CHANGE" has been taunted as the magic word thru all of this. Mr. Obama, I want change only if it means America is going to be restored to these vital truths that we have held dear for the ages. Democracy has afforded a man of color, bi-racial to become the leader of the free world by way of representive votine. We must never lose site of this very important fact. Let us compare Communism/Socialism to Democracy and we might get a better more just view of WHO WE ARE! --During our struggling years/ Three kernels of corn represented the daily food ration of the Pilgrims.

Within three months of their landing on Plymouth Rock,"one of one hundred and odd persons, scarce fifth remained." In the following excerpt from his History', Gov. Bradford vividly describes the lot of the Pilgrims during these indeed harsh times! Writing about conditions in the Spring of 1623, after their corn had been planted, he says, "All their victuals were spent, and they were only to rest on 'GOD'S PROVIDENCE; at night not many time knowing when to have a bit of anything the next day. And so, as one well observed, had need to pray that God would give them their daily bread, above all people in the world. --So they tried Freedom. After enduring three years of near starvation the settlers experienced decades of abundance. Describing events that took place in the spring of 1623, Gov Bradford wrote:-

"..they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could {on their own!!}, obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still languish in misery. At length, after much debate of things, the Gov with the advise of the chieftest amongst them) gave way that they should set corn every man for his own particular (private use), and in that rega rad trust to THEMSELVES..And so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proporion of their numbers for that end, only for present us (but mad no division) for inheritance) and ranged all boys and youth under some famlly. This hjas very good success, for it made all hands very INDUSTRIOUS, SO AS MUCH MORE CORN WAS PLANTED THAN other wise would have been planted by any means Gov or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content. The women now went willlingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set CORN, which before would allellge weakness and inablility. " For this community (sofar as it was) was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For the young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should speen their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children, with out any recompense.

The strong, or mano of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes, than he that was WEAK and not ABLE to do a quarter the other could; this was THOUGHT INJUSTICE! The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labors and victuals, clothers, etc....!with the meaner and younger sort, thought it some indiginity and DISREPECT unto them! - "And for men's wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc..they deemed it a king of slavery, neither could many husbands well brook it. Let us look at the importance of PROPERTY RIGHTS. THIS NEW POLICY OF ALLOWING EACH to "plant for his own particular" produced SUCH A HARVEST THAT FALL..that Gov Bradford was able to write: "By this time harvest was come, and instead of FAMINE, NOW God gave them plenty, and face of THINGS..."WAS

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