Owls or Owiee

Far more seasoned people than are in evidence today founded this land of opportunity.

Two such individuals advised me to be careful, lest want become my master.

Would that any inspired by such logic of practicality imply anything but family I find hard to believe.

Are we a family America, or the quest for want?

10 Responses to "Owls or Owiee"

  1. Warren  October 22, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Some of both. Not mutually exclusive.

    “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

    —W—

  2. almandine  October 23, 2009 at 10:05 am

    The Sopranos come to mind.

  3. bryan mcclellan  October 25, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    In case you have not read it, Oct 24 op-ed by Frank Rich, New York Times. I rest my case.

  4. Warren  October 25, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    If your argument is that the average American intelligence has declined somewhat over the past centuries, I won’t disagree with you.

    But if your argument is that Heene is representative of most Americans, I’ll vociferously disagree. He’s unlike anyone I personally know, or even closely know of.

    As for the news media, they’re just doing now what they would have 200 years ago if they could have then. Yellow journalism has existed throughout our history and one can argue that it was as rampant 200 years ago in print as it is now in video and internet; only faster now.

    —W—

  5. Doc_Holiday  October 25, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    It is those founders Bryan that our government has lost touch with, that the people have lost sight of. Fainting their wisdom like the son that ignores his fathers preachings.

    The American hand has been put to the fired match we call Politics. Our time has come to learn again what it means to be burned.

  6. bryan mcclellan  October 26, 2009 at 9:59 am

    It’s not an argument I wish to pose, only a question. Will we fall to the siege of want over reasoned necessity or gather ourselves collectively and save our nation, and how many will answer the call if sacrifice be the price?

  7. woody188  October 27, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Sacrifice is always the price of freedom my friend.

  8. Carl Nemo  October 27, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    “…and how many will answer the call if sacrifice be the price?”…extract from post

    Not many Bryan. Most folks would be more obsessed with a sale at the mall or some special pay per view sports programming via their dish or cable feed than get to get motivated; even if they faced an imminent physical challenge to preserve their freedom. The modern concept of freedom is simply to be able to “shop until you drop”. They are more than willing to keep their collective mouths shut; ie., not rocking the boat, simply to be able to continue an empty, materialistic lifestyle for another day. I guarantee…!

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    “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance”…Thomas Jefferson

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    Freedom is not free!…Carl Nemo **==

  9. bryan mcclellan  October 26, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Well said Doc. Thanks.

  10. Doc_Holiday  October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I once swore my faith and allegance to a set of ideals that were layed out in our founding documents. If at any time I am required to stand before the flag once more and take that oath again. I shall do so without reservation.

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