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When was America great?

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Imalive, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Imalive Banned Banned

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    Trump has promised to make America great again...when was it great and when did it stop being great?
     
  2. ripskater Guest

    We have always been a great country. But we have lost some of our greatness the last 8 years.
     
  3. bad seed Banned Banned

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    America lost its greatness during the Reagan Years, when tax cuts to the wealthy gutted the middle class and corporations were incentivized to outsource labor.
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    Not to mention the greatest rise in crime and destruction of the working class thanks to the misguided war on drugs and defunding of public mental health services.

    We are still reeling from the devastation from the reign of Reagan/Thatcher years.

    The only question is whether Reagan is just the worst president of our lifetime or the worst president ever.
     
  4. SpawnOfNyarlathotep I trigger people Banned

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    It became great by the power of the two fission bombs dropped over the infidel Japanese. Glory and greatness fell from the skies in the form of nuclear fallout!

    It stopped being great when liberal pussies came to power, who want the majority to adapt to loudmouth minorities.
     
  5. BOWHUNTER Gender: Attack Chopper Banned

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    And post ww2
     
  7. Egelo Banned Banned

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    50s 60s when most of the world was fucked and in no shape to compete.

    Truth is Murica will never be great again, but you can be better.
     
  8. RhinoRush Company Veteran Banned

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    Basically it was great up until 9/11 when the powers that be mistakenly tried to turn that tragedy into a financial opportunity when they should have just carpet nuked the middle east.
     
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    2011? Your chart is wrong.

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  10. RerouteToRemain Silver Belt

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  11. ripskater Guest

    If you remove the way we treated our black citizens, I have often said there was a lot of good things and a lot we could learn from our grandparents and great grandparents of the 50's era.
     
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  12. Limbo Pete Real History Man

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    I think that for many the phrase "make America great again" basically boils down to "doing things more our way again".
    As someone that spends a great deal of time studying- actually studying - American history..... I have yet to encounter a time when someone, somewhere wasn't pining for the good old days.
    Our closet is crammed full of skeletons that are a testament to the double edged sword of success.
     
  13. jrams Red Belt

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    It's just a slogan.
     
  14. 58miles Black Belt

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    It was great at some completely imaginary point in the past and people want us to return to that completely imaginary point when America was great.
    The 1950's was the most overrated decade in American history.
     
  15. Limbo Pete Real History Man

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    I concur lol
     
  16. chardog That's President Donald Trump

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    that's what's great about the slogan, it's so arbitrary, and everyone has an interpretation

    america was pretty great when I was able to ride in the truck bed.... well, it was actually shitty back then because I was poor
     
  17. ripskater Guest

    There was a lot of great things from that generation.
    The family was together, Dad had a job that could support the family, Mom stayed home to raise the kids and not daycare, the Bible was read in school, morality was encouraged in school. There were many great things of that decade.
     
  18. 58miles Black Belt

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    Most of the great things of the 1950's were a direct result of the rest of the world being destroyed by ww2.
     
  19. Hard To Tell Banned Banned

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    I first visited America at the age of 21 when I went to California where I used my suave and sophisticated English accent to get in the pants of several hot Cali girls. That was pretty fucking great.
     
  20. Losfer Words Brown Belt

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    America was great when they wrote the Declaration of Independence and was crap as soon as they ratified the Constitution.
     

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