THE BATTLE FOR RURAL AMERICA
A couple of generations ago, our city cousins would drive a few hundred miles to visit grandma and grandpa down on the farm. There were a few city-raised folks that had never been out of town but the majority of Americans had some rural background. They were in touch with aunts and uncles and friends of the family and they had a fair knowledge of where food comes from and country living in general. Not so as we live in this high-tech world of a new century. There is actually a battle brewing between the city dwellers and those independent individuals that want to raise their families away from the congested, polluted, metropolitan areas. Today there are some big differences between rural and urban dwellers and the gap is widening. Most of us living out-in-the-sticks would be perfectly happy to just be left alone.
The following excerpts are taken from an article titled "The Battle For Rural America" by Sheriff Michael E. Cook, Retired.
It looks like the battle in America between the urban and rural dweller is still in full swing. The fight to move the rural people from the land into an urban area is going strong. People can't leave others alone where they see that they are happy and living well. They want to drive through the rural areas and never see any people or signs of people on the landscape. Here are some statistics that show the murder rate and other crimes are lower in the rural areas of the nation. Remember the red and blue map that came out following the last presidential election? The red (rural) Bush area rate was only two per 100,000 people. It proves what I have always said, "An armed society is indeed a polite one and more crime free."
One of the last bright spots about living in rural America is that you are less likely to be the target of terror. Most terrorist know that we are armed in rural America and also that we are spread out so they can't get us all at once. People living in cities are easy to bunch up and overcome. History shows that one reason we haven't been invaded by another countries army is because we are spread out and almost every home has (or used to have) firearms in it. They would lose too many people if they attempted to conquer this nation. So if they can get us all into urban areas and take our firearms, then it would be much easier. Anyone who is fighting to take all our rural land is also fighting to take our right to bear arms. That person is a spy and a traitor who is attempting to help overthrow our government and take our freedoms from us.
So stand strong rural America, you have the best life style in the world and others are jealous and want to take it from you. We must stand strong together and never let that happen. God Bless America.
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Derry Brownfield was born in 1932 and grew up during the depression. He is a farmer and a broadcaster. Derry attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He taught Vocational Agriculture several years before going to work as a Marketing Specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Derry served as Director of the Kansas City Livestock Market Foundation at the Kansas City Stockyard prior to establishing himself in farm broadcasting.
Derry started farming when he was 16 years old and received the Future Farmers of America State Farmer degree in 1949. Since that time the Brownfield Farm has grown to over 1000 acres maintaining a herd of 200 registered Charolias cows.
In 1972, Derry and his partner established the Brownfield Network which now serves 250 radio stations throughout the Midwest with news and market information.In 1994, Derry started his own syndicated radio talk show and he is one of the most popular radio talk show hosts in America. The Derry Brownfield Show can be heard on approximately 80 radio stations in 23 states. With his entertaining sense of humor and witty commentary he has captured audiences for over 30 years. His ability to present an informative talk show while being light and colorful is why he has a large loyal listening audience.
Derry Brownfield is a practical farmer, a practical
business man and a very entertaining speaker. He travels extensively throughout
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"Anyone who is fighting to take all our rural land is also fighting to take our right to bear arms. That person is a spy and a traitor who is attempting to help overthrow our government and take our freedoms from us."