President Obama Will Take Us Back to the 1750s and Beyond

Obama is trying to scare up the vote among women by claiming that Mitt Romney will take us back to the 1950s. Not to be outdone, Harry Belafonte said in an interview that the election of Mitt Romney would bring “the end of civilization.” These people are insane.

If President Obama is reelected, he’ll take us back to at least the 1750s. The colonies were at the mercy of Great Britain. King George II was born and raised in Northern Germany. Like President Obama, his loyalties were divided. George II led to George III. While we gained our independence, there is no guarantee that we could do it again. The price would be very high.

While the 1950s were not a perfect time (segregation comes to mind), I bet there are a lot of Americans who are nostalgic for much of the decade. Here’s the year-by-year unemployment rate:

1950 - 5.4
1951 - 3.2
1952 - 3.0
1953 - 2.5
1954 - 5.6
1955 - 4.2
1956 - 4.3
1957 - 4.3
1958 - 7.3
1959 - 5.0

I’ll take these 1950’s unemployment numbers over today’s “official” 8.3 percent rate.

The 1950s was a time when it was safe to let your children watch TV and go to the movies without adult supervision.

Compare Father Knows Best and Leave it to Beaver to The New Normal and Modern Family.

Homosexuals were still in the closet. Killing pre-born babies (abortion) was outlawed. God and prayer were still factors in schools and life in general, even if politicians and courts ignored Him. That hasn’t changed.

It’s not about going back or forward. It’s about do what’s right. Taxing and regulating people are not right – either morally or practically.

Going back in history can serve as a lesson for the future. The Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana (1863–1952) observed that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s no wonder that liberals are selective of what they want us to remember about the past.



  • Screeminmeeme

    Harry Belafonte is a traitor to the country that provided him the opportunity to succeed.

  • DontTreadOnMe11

    Anyone that pays any attention to these Hollywood types such as Belafonte, Penn, Cruise, Madonna, Springsteen etc, are truly brain dead. The last people in the entire world that I get my information from is them (and this includes the conservative ones). I do my own research.

    • joanc

      Clooney, Rosanne,Garafolo,HANOI JANE, Rosie O'Donnell, all fit into that category. One Star, who stands out as a true Patriot, is Gary Sinese, who supports our troops despite what Hollyweirds think. He is head and shoulders above the Presidents useful star power idiots..

      • Screeminmeeme

        joanc....I agree. Gary Sinese is a true patriot.

        • easyb

          and dont forget "make my day" Clint Eastwood

      • DontTreadOnMe11

        Agreed , you're absolutely right. I didn't think of him.

  • Mary

    He'll take us back to 1776 when the colonist's had to fight the war for independence from Britain. As a matter of fact the policies he's instituted and intends to put us under in a 2nd term Will be worse off than the colonist's faced in 1776.

    • sheffield

      I think thats why the U.N. is there incase they try to do the One World Order. I'm wondering if the U.S. military will help Obama or fight against Obama.

      • Death Walks Among Us

        Some will fight him, most will follow his illegal orders. If they come to my home to look for guns I figure to tell them " you have broken your oath to protect the constitution and her people, and you are violating my civil rights. Don't you think someone is ramsacking your home now"

      • David Starr

        Actually it will not be American troops used for this operation. That would be tactically bad. They will use Chinese or some other country who's soldiers will not "relate" to the Americans. Just a fact.

    • DontTreadOnMe11

      You are correct, because many of us know the taste of freedom. That is why this fight has to take place now. Many of the youth today have been brought up with welfare, single parent "families", high taxes etc. We must get back to America the way it should be before we are all gone.

  • Mary
  • billy2

    belafonte is an old fool, who probably has Alzheimers, and just another commie dollywood idiot, BRING ON ANOTHER McCARTHY, the 1950's was a great era, AND DON'T YOU ROTTEN FILTHY COMMIE'S SAY OTHER WISE, GO BACK TO YOUR HIDEY HOLES AND YOUR CLOSET'S, YOU AND THE IATOLAOVOMIT ARE MAKING A CESSPOOL OUT OF THIS COUNTRY.

  • Raeman Haines

    Harry Belefonte should stick to his singing and stay out of Politics . I am not even sure he is a citizen but rather I seem to recall him being a Jamaican which would make him a British Subject and having no voice in our political arena . As for 1776 , we were involved in a revolution that set the foundation for this great nation . Sadly Obama is attempting to create a second revolution in his efforts to destroy America . This is his agenda , his true agenda and the only thing he seems to care about . It is painfully apparent that he cares nothing for America or her people . As long as he is lining his pockets as he destroys our economy , creates dis union and turns Americans against each other he is content . As for the 1750's , I know I can survive . I doubt Obama could or will !

    • Boogie's daddy

      That was NOT a revolution. It was a war for independance. There's a huge difference. France hosted a revolution.

  • Barb Patton

    Anybody that has a grain of sense knows that when a "star" or "singer" starts to become deadwood then all of a sudden they rise up from the dead and start to say stupid and ridiculous things and start posturing like an old farmyard cock or hen. take no notice - give them a kick under the butt and walk on by.

  • Gloria Wedemeyer

    I was a teenager in the 50's and am now 70 years old and I have said always that was the best decade there ever was. When I graduated from High School, everyone could go out and get a job that could support a family. We weren't afraid being out after dark, and now I am even afraid being out in the daylight. We loved our country, respected our flag. It was in the 60's that the whole world got turned upside down. I'd relive that time in a heartbeat.

    • John Nicoletti

      So was I,Gloria, and ohhhhh so true. We were so fortunate to have lived that era, of Rock N Roll, and school dances,hot rods, and just hanging out. Drugs, were not an issue, just having a good time ,and growing up. The most important item on our minds were, cars, girls, and what we were going to do after high school. College,work,military service? I sure miss those days. Great memories for sure.

      • Mary

        I'd say America was in it's 'glory days' from the 50's-through the 70's.
        It was a great time to grow up and be a kid. And yes, compared to now, I'd relive those days in a heart beat!

        • bruceapilot

          My grandparents were born in 1886, 1887, 1898 and 1902. They lived during a time when transportation centered around the horse and the railroads, and it was before the first airplane flew. Every town center was built around a Church. People helped their neighbors in times of strife or misfortune. Government programs did not exist. "Town farms," housed the destitute with dignity and provided them with meaningful work which helped them be self-sufficient. Businessmen succeeded without subsidies, or the burden of regulations and high tax rates. By the time my grandparents had all died, Americans had walked on the Moon!!! America's Golden Age was from the time the West was won in the 1880s to man's last steps on another world, and through the years of America being seen as the "Shining City on a Hill.

        • Evermyrtle

          If we could go back to 1950 conditions would be wonderful, 1750 would be a tale of another color.

      • Screeminmeeme

        John Nicoletti.....Like you and Gloria...I remember those times well and what culture shock to go from the 1950's into 2012. It's like a whole new ugly world.......full of technological inventions, medical advances and the darkness that comes with godlessness. We were so blessed to have lived during the time we did. This generation has missed so much.

      • librtyship

        I cherish the days before rock and roll when we had decent music to live with! Rock and Roll was the time when the nation started on a long downhill slide, it was definitely a bad influence!

    • Sam in NC

      I agree, Gloria !

    • cold hard facts

      Best time to be alive children could play outside didn't have to worry about being bother by idiot people, High School was great all carried guns in their pick up trucks and went out rabbit hunting no one wanted to kill another class mate, People were more involved in what was happening in the community and Churches helped those in need no government intervention. wow what a great time

    • noelle2011

      Gloria, Weren't the 50s better than now since we where more better off and the govt wasnt as big as it is now?

    • USAForever48

      I turned 18 in April 1966, and graduated from high school on June 26, 1966. I never understood the hippie movement and was never a part of it. I was too busy going to community college to become a secretary and working part-time at the pharmacy in our town to pay much attention to what the hippies out in San Francisco were doing. I think that's when our America started tipping. The pot-smoking free-loving do-what-you-want-as-long-as-you-don't-hurt-anyone-else movement is where our decline started. Up until then, our America was wonderful. I blame the '60's for our current state. About the only thing that came out of that whole thing was the Civil Rights movement. I was raised in a home where ALL MEN (AND WOMEN) are created equal. My parents believed it and us kids believed it without question because it is true. We had parades in our hometown on Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. We always stood up, shut up and put our right hands over our hearts when the flag passed by. We always said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school - even in high school!!! I want to go back to those days!!!

    • Phil

      Gloria I am also 70 years old and you are right. When we were in school girls would blush if their slip or bra strap showed even for a few seconds. Now underware showing is the style. Clothes kids wear to school now wouldn't be allowed at a school picnic in the 1950s. The 1950s was the best years of my life for sure. People don't like for me to say this but true is true. Our country started going down hill with the election of a good looking liberal Demoncrat with a pretty wife and two beautiful children named John F. Kennedy. That's when our morals and values started down hill. We have the same type of president now.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      Gloria's right: Kids today look at you like you're crazy when you tell them that in the 1950s and 1960s -- before "Fair Housing" and other "Great Society initiatives -- you didn't have to lock your house or your car...

    • yadontwannaknow

      Who is moraly fit to preside in the District of Colombia ? : A mulslim or a mormon ??

      • David Starr

        I would rather have a Morman. A Morman doesn't want to kill non-Mormans, a muslim does.

      • Nick Spencer

        With the Mormon I at least get a man of integrity and values who believes in God Almighty versus the heathen in their now who supports the destruction of my country, our Constitution, and our Freedoms... the very same that I once put a uniform on to serve and defend.

    • Frank Fong

      The 1950's was also the time I grew up in elementary school, when boys
      had too wear slacks and girls dresses, and joyfully sing Christmas
      chorals during Christmas. We bought things using real silver coins
      and/or silver certificates. Downtown and department stores were
      elaborately decorated during Christmas, but Lionel trains and dolls were
      only the few material things we could wish for; I still have my 1955
      Lionel trains, which brings back sweet memories. Those were the
      innocent days.

    • Evermyrtle

      You are right we lived w a y out in the country, where my brothers, sisters and me walked home for several miles from church at night.

      The time has come that we need to remember I Thes. 5:17 And pray without ceasing, I believe that is the only way we will b a free country one year from now.

    • victoryman

      I'm with you, Gloria....I was a teenager in the 50's. I remember we never locked our door....I didn't even have a key. If you were in the house when Mom came home - I can hear it now - "What are you doing in the hoiuse? Get outside and play!" Most of us had a job after school and always arrived on time - by foot or by bike. You went to school, respected the teachers, LEARNED, did your homework and studied hard - at the library - to pass your tests. It was shameful to be left back a grade. There were no pregnant students. We did this, in addition to working, playing sports with friends, HELPING neighbors with mowing and weeding and a slice of homemade pie was payment in full! Today you rarely see kids outside - they're on computers doing violent ga,es or doing what I call "Thumb exrecise," - texting. They don't communicate, they text.
      It's a different and very dangerous world today.

      • Irma

        I think more people READ books and - gasp - newspapers back then. Drugs had not become "recreational" and so easily accessible. Most important, HONESTY and CHARACTER actually meant something.

    • jim hesselrode

      What a wonderful time. Grew up on Catalina Island (In the 50's) and would trade my color TV's, computers, DVD's, Blue Rays and I- everthings to experience it again. So safe, even on the California main land and outside most of the time. Never thought of hating my country or my government. What a time.

    • Bob N.

      I was born in '53, so I don't remember a lot about the early '50's. My most beautiful memories are of the '60's and '70's. To this day I still prefer the music of the '50's and '60's. I agree with you Gloria, those were better times to grow-up in. The only weapons you had to worry about in school were a bullies fist and fights were one on one. When I graduated, I went right to work in the steel mill. I would hunt on the weekends without any worries. I don't hunt anymore because too many hunter are being killed because they accidentally came upon a pot field. If I was just getting married today, I wouldn't have any kids. I feel sorry for my grandkids and what they are going to have to go through in life. Another bonus we had, we had the real muscle cars from Detroit, not the little foreign 4-cyc. with load mufflers.



    • DollyDrama

      I grew up in that era, and loved it! Our neighborhoods were safe and we never locked our doors unless we were going on an extended vacation. We shared with our neighbors...if someone caught a huge catch of fish, we all ate fish. If someone got the waffle iron going, everyone came over for waffles and brought other things to go with it. We got most of our clothing as hand-me-downs from neighbors and nobody thought that was awful, even though we could afford to buy clothes from the store. It just wasn't important to "keep up with the Joneses". We started our school days with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and a prayer. We respected our teachers and really learned history and science before the progressives got ahold of school books. I never knew one family without a father and a mother, nor any mothers who had to go out to work to put food on the table. We all had gardens, and dried our clothes on a clothesline...and everyone in the family had a hand in the chores without complaint (mostly) and we knew the reward was a fun time on Friday night when everything was finished and we could pop corn and have Dad read to us (until we got our first B&W TV) and got to watch really wholesome fare. Oh, I do want to go back!

      • bruceapilot

        AMEN, Dolly! Today's youth can only imagine the joy of family; Sunday dinners after church when we set out the "good" china, and cloth napkins. Hiding under the covers with a comic book, or transistor radio to listen to the "top 40" or a baseball , basketball, or hockey game. Staying out until dark playing Hide-&-seek, or kickball in the street. Climbing trees and building snow forts... or blowing one's allowance on a doughnut. $.75 was a lot of change. A candy Bar was five cents and a Coke was a dime. Cigarettes costing 21 cents a pack had four pennies taped to the back when you put a quarter in the machine. Bread was 20 cents a loaf. There were no sales taxes (except in NYC-5%). Mothers nurtured and fathers disciplined children until they were adults. It WAS a different time. No bed of roses, but we all loved America and sang it loud!

    • bruceusaftacp

      A shame he missed Harry Belafonte,Shawn Penn and his parents,Fat man Michael Moore

  • satelliter

    50's were way far and above now days in every category of life except for the segregation, and that was fixed soon after.

    • sheffield

      Segregation was a bad thing.

  • noelle2011

    the 1950s WHERE BETTER THAN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NO I was not born before the 50s but it was a greater time AND OUR DOLLAR WAS STILL WORTH SOMETHING AND WAS BACKED BY GOLD!

    • Mickey Davis

      I lived in the 40s & 50s, What you said is correct, plus we did not lock our cars or our houses back then.// Children could play outside and not worry about perverts,Oh there were crooks and perverts back in the day but not many. then we started giving them rights and defending them. poor poor perverts we need to understand them.///well hows that working.

    • Death Walks Among Us

      You forget we were in Korea, and the last part Nam was starting.

    • DontTreadOnMe11

      Did you forget about the Korean War?

      • john4637

        Sad but true, but that is why it is called "The Forgotten War".

      • Progressive Republican

        Clearly thinks that "Happy Days" was a documentary. Equally clearly never watched, "M*A*S*H".

  • Jeronimo Dan

    I remember getting on the city bus back in 1955, riding to town, because I wanted to buy the Bill Hayley and The Comets record of "Rock Around the Clock". Bought that rascal, cost .98 cents. Got back on the bus and rode home with my cherished 78 vinyl, could hard wait to play it. Took it out of the sack and found I had two Rock Around the Clock records! What had been one record, was now two, broke in half. My live was ruined and over for better part of a half hour, Then I thought if this is worst that happens in my life, then life can't get any better!!!

  • Mickey Davis

    Wish Harry Bell a phoney would elaborate on his ignorance,.Obama does all the time.

  • PFG


  • jong

    I would go a bit further back. And since Obama wants us to be so much like Europe lets go to Spain and the Inquisition is how he would really like to run things.

    • DontTreadOnMe11

      Actually I think (because he's muslim) he'd like to go back before the Crusades.

  • Liberty Rock

    Romney, should criminalized Liberalism, Communism, Marxism,Socialism In America Punishable By Death Or Life In Prison.

    Criminalized Obamacare A Crime Against Humanity In America Punishable By Death Or Life In Prison

    Criminalized All Unions Out Of America To Make All Unions Illegal In Our Nation Punishable By Life In Prison.

    Congress Shall Never Pass Laws That Infringed People Right To Choose Their Health Care & Freedom Is A Federal Crime Of Treason. No Government Has The Right To Force People Into A Government Or To Force People To Pay For Lazy People Health Care. Any Citizen That Works Can Free To Choose Or Not To Buy Health Care Insurance At A Lower Rate For His Or Her Family.
    Health Care Is Not A Right. Health Care Is Privilege To Any One Who Want To Purchase Health Care Insurance That Government Are Prohibited To Violate People Rights.
    This Is The Best Way To Fix The Economy & Keep Government Out Of The People Health Care Lives To Be Free.

  • Progressive Republican

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s no wonder that liberals are selective of what they want us to remember about the past, and even less that "conservatives" do the same, only worse. Notice the failure of the author to include WHY those unemployment rates were so low. (Hint: Pres. Ronnie's "golden-shower" economics had screwed America into the ground yet. High marginal taxes and a living wag do wonders.) Gee, now why would he omit that? Hmm...

    • Terry

      Again there is no such thing as a progressive Republican. You are a Marxist just like the ones I fought in Vietnam and you are the reason our Republic is so screwed up.

      • Progressive Republican

        "Again there is no such thing as a progressive Republican." Wrong. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, you know, REAL patriots. Not fakes like you and the treasonous Republicons you vote for.
        YOU and the Republicretins and Teandertals like you are the reason our Republic is so screwed up. There is good reason why there are no conservatives on Mt. Rushmore. It's because it's a memorial to those presidents who did things FOR America; not TO it.

        • phdkremlinonthecharles

          It continues to amaze me how liberals refuse to look at history with an open mind. But then I guess I do understand. The only way liberals can justify their actions and beliefs is to rewrite history in their favor and condemn anyone that they disagree with. Then when the next generation of liberals comes along they are taught this fake history and believe it. Hence, they try to progress a system which repeated ly has failed, but they don't know that because they don't know the trust. They claim to be the ideology of tolerance and open-mindedness, but reject and condemn those that don't think like them. And when they can't win an argument based on facts, they call people names, lie, and make false claims. Progressive Republican, Your harsh condemnation without thought or historical prospective makes your contribution to this discussion meaningless and without value. Furthermore, it illustrates your ignorance of history and the fact that you are a victim of the liberal rewrite of history. Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln were all conservatives. Liberals teach that conservatives are against change, but that's a lie! Conservative are for the preservation of liberty and the fight against tyranny. Conservative embrace change as long as it's the right change (anti-slavery) and not the wrong change (re-enslavement to the bureaucracy). That's why Thomas Jefferson was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence; that's why George Washington fought the British, refused to become King of America, and lead us through the first eight year as a constitutional republic; and that's why Lincoln fought to preserve the nation. Because they were all conservative that recognized what was right for the country and did it for the country. If they were liberals, no form of a representative, constitutional republic would have survived.

        • Progressive Republican

          "Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln were all conservatives." HAHAHAHAHAHA!! That's the funniest thing I've read since Herman Cain's drivel about Jesus being the perfect conservative. You say, "The only way liberals can justify their actions and beliefs is to rewrite history in their favor and condemn anyone that they disagree with." and then present THAT? Oh. My. God. You gotta be mainlining that kool-aid. I'll give you this: you've got a killer grip on those RWNJ talking points. "Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln were all conservatives." HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    • samtman

      Hear Hear

  • Sheila Simmons

    Wow. There's STILL a huge "GENERATION GAP" isn't there? I was born in the Fifties, grew up in the Sixties, married in the Seventies, raised my kids through the Eighties and Nineties. Life has been pretty good until facing retirement in the...Whatever You Call This Now! Twice as much husband, half as much money, and a communist president hell-bent on presiding over the final demise of what used to be the greatest nation on earth.

    • DontTreadOnMe11

      I'm with you on that (except for the husband part). My childhood was pretty good.

  • wildbill1940

    I graduated in the 50's, know that i enjoyed the 60's because i still have the knots on my head. Went to war in the late 60s also those were the good days. The children could stay out until dark with out worry. Keys were always in the car.

  • americanveteran

    1750 would be a great time to go back to, the welfare parasites would have to produce or die and we could send the blacks back to their homeland!!

  • Fed up!

    Harry da o the older you get the stupider you become da o! It's time for you to go home!

  • Sam

    This is the only kind of thing Obama can talk about. SCARE TACTICS.

  • Patriot304

    You hear a lot of people talk about 'the good ole days' and being born in1945 I I have to agree with many here. The fifties were very, very good. As were most of the sixites. Life was simpler. Dad 'went out' and worked while mom 'stayed home' and worked. And yes, being a wife and mother IS a full time job! And for those of you who think otherwise, try it sometime! I really miss those days and am sad to have to accept that they are gone forever. Our country has changed and it has NOT been for the better.

  • BlueViolets

    Funny thing. I grew up in the 50's and always thought my family was middle middle class. Have some of my parents tax returns from then and low and behold we were considered lower middle class. Guess I didn't notice because I had a loving family, good food and plenty of it, great clothes that my mom sewed and a nice co-op apartment. I'd take the tail end of the 40's, all of the 50's and some of the 60's. It was such a great time to grow up that when I think about it it almost seems like a fairy tail.

  • ed

    I'm 71 and have NEVER been more disgusted with the most despicable, dishonest government we have today. We are at fault, unfortunately. Letting these slimbag, lazy, "career politicians" spend us into oblivion with their stealing our money, buying votes, and laughing at "WE the People" has led us to this disaster. I for one will not vote for the "great Phobey Obama" and pray that enough of us can get this king of the slimbags out!!!!

  • Gary

    I didn't grow up in the 50's but it would be good to see it today given what I see

  • Gringo Infidel

    1950's? I am fine with that - respect and civility along with traditional values reigned. Frankly, it is long overdue. Bring it a little bit in how we live.

  • Mary Elizabeth Danuser

    I don't wanna go back to those times.Liz