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Liberty Slipping: 10 Things You Could Do In 1975 That You Can't Do Now

Liberty Slipping: 10 Things You Could Do In 1975 That You Can't Do Now

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013

In 1975:

1.You could buy an airline ticket and fly without ever showing an ID.

2.You could buy cough syrup without showing an ID.

3.You could buy and sell gold coins without showing an ID

4.You could buy a gun without showing an ID

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One more....

We used to drive to school with a rifle on the gun rack in our truck.

Some of this list

is incorrect.

Starting in 1968 you had to start showing ID to buy a gun. 1968 GCA ring any bells? It set up laws for FFLs.

Currently you can buy and sell gold without an ID - I do so a few times a week. Between 1933 and 1964 Americans couldn't own gold. We're freer now than we were as it pertains to gold.

Other than that, thought-provoking article. It really could go on for thousands of little points.

I miss my freedoms.

10 things?

I'm sure we could come up with 100 easily.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

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Nitpicky stuff about my daughter's school

My eight-year-old girl in public school can't bring cupcakes to share into her classroom for her birthday tomorrow because of the new rules.

She also can't trade - or even share! - items out of her lunch box. This was like half the fun of lunch!

She has to wait on the bus in the morning while the kids who get free breakfast eat in the cafeteria.

They have their snack in the cafeteria because one kid has a peanut allergy.

I had to do this too, but then she still has to say a prayer to the state and god each morning (also known as the 'pledge of the allegiance')

Currently consuming: Harry Browne, Free Domain Radio; JT Gatto and Holt; Wii U

a few more things we had in 1975

You could buy a coca cola made with real sugar, not a chemical (have to go to Mexico to buy Coke made with real sugar now)

Milk was still delivered to your door in glass bottles.

Television was completely free

You could still head to a Drive-in movie in your favorite car

There was no such thing as SWAT police

You could still buy everything you wanted Made in USA

1975 was the first year you could campaign for a true Freedom loving congressman, one Ronald Earnest Paul!

SWAT teams

started in the mid-1960s. They weren't all over the place, but they certainly existed.

Got to send people to

Got to send people to Washington committed to abolishing these agencies.

The definitiion of insanity is doing the same thing over...

and over and expecting different results.

The problem isn't putting the "RIGHT" people in place in Washington. The problem IS Washington.

Opt out. Go Galt. Non-violently.

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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine

Sad, but true.

Thanks for posting.