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Old 05-13-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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I was in elementary school during the 80s during the Cold War. First of all, was this a thing for anyone else that is around my age? "It's a free country" was a ridiculously overused retort to ANYTHING amongst us kids.

Not sure if this was a sign of the times - Cold War, the us vs them attitude, appreciating our freedoms compared to the Soviet Union, etc - OR if it was because I was living in a very Red state. Maybe both?

Do kids still say this?
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:38 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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Simply put, no.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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A lot of people I grew up with in the 80s used that term...no idea about now though
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I'm sure they do. I think people will continue to use that term.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:50 PM
 
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I grew up in a "blue state", in the outlying Chicago suburbs, and I also was in elementary school at this time, and yes, I do remember that expression being used - don't know if its used as much today.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I went to elementary school in the mid to late 90s and we used it quite a bit as well. I'm not around enough little kids these days to tell if they're still using it though. But I don't hear it around older kids either.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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I went to elementary school in the mid to late 90s and we used it quite a bit as well. I'm not around enough little kids these days to tell if they're still using it though. But I don't hear it around older kids either.
Kids these days probably debate the constitutionality of drone strikes.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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No, because it's not.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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No, because it's not.
You posting from Guantanamo?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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Haha, no Michigan. Sorry that was vague, and yes I realize we have more freedoms than 90% of the countries out there, but still it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see our freedoms are fading fast.
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