American Elephants

Summer, when kids were free by American Elephant
June 5, 2009, 4:40 am
Filed under: Freedom, History, Politics, Socialism | Tags: , ,

Remember when toys weren’t just painted with lead, they were made out of it? And we put them in our mouths and lived to tell about it? Remember when we told our parents we were going outside and they had no idea where we were for hours at a time… and didn’t care? Our friend Mookie does. It’s a terrific post. Nostalgic and timely. Read it first, then watch  this excellent video by Andrew Klavan on Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America.

Ronald Reagan once warned us that, “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” We have already accepted the encroachment of big government so far into our lives.

I fear we are in danger of proving him right.

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I can’t believe mookie made me eat a mud pie. This whole time I thought it was chocolate mousse. I guess the taste buds were not quite developed yet. Or perhaps they were just dulled from the worms.


Comment by Jay Burns

Wait! Are you and Mookie related?


Comment by American Elephant

We’re related by babysitter. We shared one growing up, and our parents started hanging out together. Oh yes, my evil plan to saddle him with me is complete! MWUHAH…ack, ack ha ha.ackkk….
This helmet is really stifling!


Comment by Mike Lovell

Yes, but it keeps you from hurting yourself while surfing the web! 😉


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