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TO ALL THE BIKER KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s !!

 

After you read this you will get a new perspective on life.

Unfortunately today's society is filled with too many wimps and "yes men" who have overdosed on political correctness and forgot how to have fun and live life!

What happened to common sense? 
Stand up for your rights!
Stop insisting on being accepted by EVERYONE. 
Do we really need the government to make ALL our decisions for us?
Remember... just because a law or policy is currently on the books, it does not automatically make it right.

Keep in mind the great quote by French social commentator and political thinker Charles de Montesquieu... "Useless laws weaken the necessary laws."

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Sure, the projected average life expectancy will eventually be 100+ years old, but what good is that while you are poor, bed-ridden and stuck in your diaper with very little (if any) real quality of life?

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had NO HELMETS, not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Remember how much fun you had rolling around in the back of dad's station wagon?

If we went to a restaurant and we didn't want to be bothered by smoke, we sat somewhere else or went to a different place. We did NOT try to force our views on people who did smoke. We didn't need Smoking Bans on indoor AND outdoor facilities!

Hit and run accidents almost never happened. If dad saw someone on the side of the road he would always stop to help, without the fear of being sent to prison because he had a glass of wine with dinner. 

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

People respected other people's property. The neighborhood punks knew Dad would not think twice about using his fists or his shotgun to protect his family and property. In today's world, it is not uncommon for drug-addicted thieves to actually WIN lawsuits claiming this "excessive force" caused them severe and permanent injuries, relentless pain, and loss of earning capacity.

Our parents and grandparents could make living selling or making AMERICAN products at competitive prices. Free Trade has failed us! We need to bring back policies restraining trade through methods such as tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, and strict regulations to discourage imports and prevent foreign take-over of domestic markets and companies. Yes, THIS is where the government actually CAN be useful.

Our parents worked hard for many years for good American companies that took pride in rewarding them with a well-deserved retirement plan in their golden years. We're broke now and we can't properly help our Seniors, Veterans and Orphans anymore. The US Congress still gets free health care, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, and unlimited paid sick days! The government now provide BILLIONS of dollars in foreign aid to countries like Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Africa, Israel, Sudan etc. The Senate voted to allow 'illegal' aliens access to Social Security benefits. However, our Social Security may officially go bankrupt within the next few years and the United States National Debt is now over $14 TRILLION! Theodore Benna, creator of the 401k, stated: "The 401k was never designed to be the vehicle meant to carry people through their retirements. It was only meant to be nothing but a cash supplement to pensions, not a replacement of them." I guess your best bet for a REAL "Economic Stimulus" payment is to go to a ball game with a tattooed prostitute you met at a yard sale and drink beer. These are the only American businesses still actually operating in the U.S.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-Aid made with sugar, but we weren’t overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING !

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day and we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts and mini-bikes out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

Our parents told us not to Jaywalk! When we played or walked in the street, we knew it was dangerous, we did it at our own risk, we respected traffic AND we quickly moved over when we saw or heard a car coming. Look both ways before crossing the street – that’s a no brainer; wait for a signal to indicate it’s safe to cross at intersections – fair enough; always use the crosswalk, never jaywalk. Get off your lazy ass and get a job so that when you are 16 years old you can buy a car!

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 300 channels on cable or satellite, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround-sound or CD’s, no cell phones, Iphones, Ipads, Ipods, no personal computers, no texting, no Internet or chat rooms.

Suicide was something we did not talk about. If Uncle Joe was a miserable bastard every day of his life he would just have a little "gun cleaning accident" and we all moved on.

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We very rarely heard about people whining about depression, bipolar disorder, dementia or alzheimer's. They were just crazy and we left them alone.

Same Sex Marriage meant Dad had to settle for the Missionary Position every night.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

We might have smoked a few joints here and there as teenagers but VERY few people were addicted to hard drugs or (even worse) prescription drugs. Richard Nixon's 1971 "War On Drugs" has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

Our mother's taught us to be MEN and not to piss on our hands! We didn't need a little garbage can under the restroom door handle so we could toss away the little paper towels that protected our little germa-phobe feminine hands.  

If we did something wrong we got a good slap on the ass. We learned early that there were consequences for our actions. This helped us remember NOT to do it again.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

Accidents were accidents. We grieved, we moved on and we didn't try to send everyone to jail or create new useless "knee-jerk reaction" laws named after someone's daughter to punish people for doing anything that we didn't agree with. Love and take care of your kids NOW. Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.

Could it be that the only people that seem to be picketing and whining about the need for more laws are unemployed and have nothing better to do with their time?

There some dirty little secrets that the government purposely keeps from the public. 
Do you really think the government wants you to stop drinking and smoking because they care about your HEALTH & SAFETY? 
No, but there are FINANCIAL reasons. 

Our government still hasn't learned from past mistakes. Prohibition in the 1920's was a catastrophic failure. The War On Social Drinking in the 21st Century is failing as well. It is another government "cash grab". The federal laws that encouraged local officials to lower the legal threshold for drunken driving have little effect on public safety. Instead, it shifts law enforcement resources away from actively patrolling to catch heavily intoxicated drunk drivers, who pose a risk, to harassing responsible social drinkers, who don’t (via checkpoints). Statistics have shown that more accidents (fatal and non-fatal) are caused by other distracted driving activities like parents distracted by their children, using a cell phone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading maps, using a PDA or GPS, watching a video or changing the radio station, CD, or Mp3 player. Laws requiring DUI/DWI offenders to pay for installation and operation of an IID in-car device (Ignition Interlock Device) that prohibits use of a vehicle by anyone testing positive for alcohol are nothing more than financial boons to local governments and hundreds of businesses selling, installing and monitoring these devices. Dramatic findings in a recently released study by the Department of Motor Vehicles show that interlock devices had no statistically significant effect in preventing subsequent drunk driving convictions, but they increase their users' general crash risk by 130%. There use has proven to be more for financial gain than for safety.

In 1784 and 1842 the United States Government signed Treaties which prohibit the taxation of business activities (ex. tobacco sales) on Indian reservations. The treaties were the documents of transaction whereby millions of acres of land were relinquished in return for the guarantees stated therein: acknowledgement of territorial boundaries and recognition of preexisting sovereign rights. The United States Constitution calls its treaties “the supreme law of the land.” Yet, the state of New York now wants YOUR MONEY so they want to violate the sacred documents it signed with the Seneca Nation more than 200 years ago.


Here is a great quote by Jay Leno:

“With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks….Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?

Americans are great! It does not matter what religion, nationality, faith or race you belong to. The only thing that matters is how much love and compassion you have for one another. EVERYONE should feel welcome to come to the United States! Learn the English language, as immigrants have in the past! Live by our rules, get a job, pay your taxes. No welfare or public assistance! No Social Security until you have earned it and paid for it. 

 


Street-Legal Politically-Correct Chopper Circa 1973?

 

Overly Politically Correct Holiday Card:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday,practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choicenot to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you afiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only Americain the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.


HIGH SCHOOL - 1977 vs. 2007 

Scenario 1: Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack. 
1977 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack. 
2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers. 

Scenario 2: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school. 
1977 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies. 
2007 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it . 

Scenario 3: Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students. 
1977 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again. 
2007 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The family gets extra money (SSI) from the government because Jeffrey has a disability. 

Scenario 4: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt. 
1977 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman. 
2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse, Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist. 

Scenario 5: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school. 
1977 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock . 
2007 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons. 

Scenario 6: Pedro fails high school English. 
1977 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college. 
2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English. 

Scenario 7: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed. 
1977 - Ants die. 
2007 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI investigates his parents - and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again. 

Scenario 8: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him. 
1977 – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing. 
2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

 

HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

 

Stop Accepting. Start Rejecting. Stop Complying. Start Defying. Wake Up, Sheeple!
Remember what your Mother said... "If everyone else jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you jump in after them?"

Life is too short to not take chances. 
When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life...Time is the only wealth we're given.
Always live life the way you want to. Don't waste it thinking about things you could have done or should have done. Make them happen! Do as many good things as you can for yourself and others before you leave this world!

The only way we can get our lives into proper perspective is to realize they won’t last long. This is key to living the kind of lives we are meant to live – that without this understanding, we will squander our time, waste the moments we have been given, allow precious opportunities to slip through our fingers. We have limited time on this earth, that our days are numbered. Life’s Too Short to play it safe; carry a grudge; work all the time; live in the past; worry about the future; follow the crowd; and go it alone.

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
Get out and VOTE and don't be afraid to voice your opinion, regardless of how unpopular or politically incorrect you think it might be!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned.

If YOU are one of them . . . CONGRATULATIONS!

You also might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as
kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

We must all become strong believers in CHOICE and "different strokes for different folks". 
We must be advocates for a smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

There are many useless laws on the books now which were pushed on us as a result of knee-jerk legislation.
Check out Stupidlaws.com and Dumblaws.com for more real-world examples.

We must believe in God and the freedom of religion, but don't push it on others.

Just as we need to protect gun ownership and second amendment rights, we also must protect the choice to live the "Biker Lifestyle".

And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it?

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