Liberty Slipping: 10 Things You Could Do in 1975 That You Can’t Do Now

Economic Policy Journal – by Robert Wenzel 

In 1975:

1.You could buy an airline ticket and fly without ever showing an ID.

2.You could buy cough syrup without showing an ID.  

3.You could buy and sell gold coins without showing an ID

4.You could buy a gun without showing an ID

5.You could pull as much cash out of your bank account without the bank filing a report with the government.

6.You could get a job without having to prove you were an American.

7.You could buy cigarettes without showing an ID

8.You could have a phone conversation without the government knowing who you called and who called you.

9. You could open a stock brokerage account without having to explain where the money came from.

10. You could open a Swiss bank account with ease. All Swiss banks were willing and happy to open accounts for Americans.

There are thousands of other examples.The monitoring is in place all that is required from here is the clampdown.

The differences, between now and 1975 in the business sector are even more prevalent. In recent years, in industry after industry regulations and prohibitions have been poured on top of free markets. It doesn’t look like things will get any better in years to come. Eventually, the economy will suffocate and collapse, if this continues.


5 thoughts on “Liberty Slipping: 10 Things You Could Do in 1975 That You Can’t Do Now

  1. Are you kidding me? The Jew that wrote this is trying to severely downplay the amount of freedom lost in the last 30 years.

    11. I could walk through the streets smoking pot without being bothered about it.
    12. I could argue with a cop if I thought he was wrong, and he’d leave me alone if I was right. (not taze me for daring to talk back)
    13. We used to have mad parties right out in the street or in any park, complete with rock-n-roll bands and kegs of beer. — back then it was an exercise of our right to peaceably assemble.
    14. No one would check your ID when you walked into a bar. I was able to drink in some bars when I was 14 years old.
    15. I didn’t have to wear a seat belt, and drunk driving was a minor infraction.
    16. Cops never bothered anyone unless someone was being robbed or hurt. (they actually DID protect and serve long ago)
    17. We didn’t live in a world where surveillance cameras watched our every move.
    18. Kids could wear whatever they wanted to school. It was called “freedom of expression” before the Jews (commies) decided to tell kids what they could and couldn’t wear. It was illegal to suspend a kid from school unless he posed a physical danger to someone else.
    19. It cost money to lock someone in prison rather than having a Jew profit from it, so people were only incarcerated if they were a threat to society, or repeat offenders. (only people who deserved to be in jail were sent there)
    20. I remember celebrating the 4th of July by throwing 30 block-busters off my roof. (they were 1/4 sticks of dynamite back then) Today you can’t light a sparkler in the same city, and anything that makes noise is “terrorism.”
    21. We used to kick back in movie theaters and light up a fat joint for the show. Now you can’t even smoke a cigarette in there.
    22. A minimum-wage job would pay enough for someone to have their own apartment, and eat too.
    23. There were no “checkpoints” on the roads or highways. We used to make fun of the commies in USSR for enduring that kind of tyranny.
    24. My doctor was concerned with my health rather than how much money he could soak my insurance company for, and if you walked into a hospital they’d take care of you, even if you had no health insurance. (but almost everyone had blue-cross back then. Healthcare wasn’t only for the rich)
    25. My driver’s license only had my height and eye color on it. No photo.

    I could add to the list all day, but the point is that the commies have already transformed our society into a police state where fun is illegal. You don’t have to wait for your freedom to be taken. It’s already been done.

    Our freedom and our world has already been stolen. Our constitutional rights are only a memory, and the revolution is long overdue.

  2. Well written list, JR. I know from first hand experience that number 12 on your list does not work whatsoever with the Round Rock Police department.

    The sheeple and the politicians in this country should be ashamed of themselves. That is, if they even knew what they were doing in the first place.

    1. That was a different era, NC. Before the commie takeover. I don’t know that I would argue with a cop anywhere these days.

      They know what they’re doing, and they know enough to proceed slowly. People less than 40 years old are too young to remember freedom, so they don’t know what’s been taken from us.

      Before the “war on terror” there was the “war on drugs” that stared this madness. Remember when a cop would knock on your door and politely say “we have a search warrant. Can you please open the door.”?

      1. And if the cops did come to your home with a search warrant, there would only be two of them, not 15 or 20, body armored, automatic weapon carrying assault crew, itching to shoot anything that moves.

  3. as a 33 yr old
    that all sounds wonderful. It in many ways was the things i was told about as a kid and was angry about not being true as an adult.
    as for that revolution…cant wait.

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