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REMINISCING ABOUT THE BLISSFUL IGNORANCE OF MY YOUTH

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By Howard Nema
I'm sitting here home in Torrington, Connecticut reminiscing about the days of my youth in the late 70's and early 80's in Bay Terrace, New York as I spend a lazy Sunday afternoon watching old TV shows and historic TV news broadcasts on youtube.   Jessica Savitch, remember her?

TV was great back in those days. Really great. Great shows. MASH, Six Million Dollar Man, All in The Family, Starsky and Hutch, Dukes of Hazard, Dallas, Knots Landing, Cheers, Night Court-- Great shows.

There were also many family oriented shows back then. The Waltons, Good Times, The Brady Bunch, Eight is Enough, Family, Family Ties, Little House on the Prairie and many, many other great programs.

We were given life lessons through television, as we are today. But the life lessons are far different now.

TV was prudish, even puritan in the late 70's and 80's compared to shows we have on cable TV today.

In those days the shows that were pushing the envelope were Mary Hartman M…

RAZING AMERICA

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By Howard Nema

I find it incredibly ironic how the flawed humans who created the U.S. Constitution are attacked by other flawed human beings for creating what they view as a flawed document, while these same critics work to build a new and perfect Atlantis.  A Utopian world village in an imperfect world.

The hypocritical ignorance of this quest defies all logic and reason, to me, at least.

The Constitution unleashed freedom that was unknown to all of humanity up until that time and ever since. It states that the individual is endowed with inalienable rights given to us by God. And among those rights are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The United States Constitution is the reason America is the greatest, most prosperous and powerful country on earth. It unleashed humanity's full potential without restraints by government, but rather Our government's sole purpose was to protect those rights.

America's prosperity lies with its people. With i…