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Brought Up To Believe

All is for the best
Believe in what we’re told
Blind men in the market
Buying what we’re sold

 

I was brought up to believe

…King George was a tyrant.

…Americans fought for independence.

…Americans won their independence.

…the founding fathers were selfless.[amazon asin=1938357000&template=*lrc ad (right)]

Robert Morris was America’s financier.

…government exists to protect my life and property.

…the time during the Articles of Confederation was chaotic.

…a written constitution is a check on government expansion.

…the Constitution protects my rights.

…Thomas Jefferson favored a smaller central government.

…America was never about Empire.

…Lincoln saved the Union.[amazon asin=1603864814&template=*lrc ad (right)]

…Lincoln cared about the slaves.

…Lincoln was honest.

…the West was wild.

…Japan’s aggression in Asia was a shock to the US government.

Germany started the Great War.

Wilson made the world safe for democracy.

…democracy represents the best form of government.

…democracies are reluctant to go to war.

laissez-faire capitalism caused the great depression.

…Hoover was a do-nothing president.[amazon asin=0895260476&template=*lrc ad (right)]

Hitler started the war in Europe.

…Stalin was a victim of Hitler’s aggression.

…Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise.

…World War II ended the depression.

…World War II was the good war.

…World War II was fought by the greatest generation.

…the United States defeated Hitler….Germany was the only combatant to commit atrocities in Europe.

…the atomic bombs ended the war.

…the atomic bombs saved one million lives.

…the US government would stand against world government.[amazon asin=0761526463&template=*lrc ad (right)]

…the US military fights for my freedom.

…the US military fights for the freedom of other, less fortunate, people.

…the global presence of the US military is an unwanted burden.

…foreign wars are almost…romantic.

…JFK was shot by a lone nut.

…by saving and working hard, you will retire into the American dream.

…money and banking must be managed by the state.

…the United States is a nation of laws, not men.

Reagan was a conservative.

…there is a meaningful difference between democrats and republicans.

…a third party would provide the solution.[amazon asin=0990463109&template=*lrc ad (right)]

…CATO is a friend of liberty.

…Milton Friedman was a free-market economist.

…central banking is not central planning.

…central banks are necessary to regulate markets.

…nineteen men could…well, you know.

…they hate us for our freedom.

…a police officer’s job is to protect and to serve.

Palestinians are a threat to Israel.

Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.

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