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What Ever Happened To Truth, Justice and the American Way?

Written on Monday, December 19, 2011 by


When I was a kid back in the 1950’s practically every TV show promoted a message of honesty and integrity. My young mind saw good triumph over evil in most of the television shows and movies we watched.  I grew up with the notion that we as Americans should emulate these goals in our daily lives. My older brother Gene, felt the same way. We should be good citizens of America and do what was right no matter the cost.  In the 21st century none of these values can be seen on TV.

There was one TV show in particular that made me want to defend our American way of life. Believe it or not, “Superman” summed up how I felt about America. At the end of the program (after catching the bad guys) Superman would stand in front of the American Flag, and say “Truth, Justice and the American Way!”

I wanted to be just like Superman and do what I could to defend America from the bad guys.  I didn’t want to see our constitution trampled.  I didn’t like hiding under my desk at school during atomic bomb drills if Russia and the communists decided to blow us up. I was afraid of Sputnik in outer space and Kruschev running the Soviet Union. Ronald Reagan was right to call them the “evil empire.”   But the atomic  bombs we worried about never happened. Instead, Reagan’s worst fears were realized. America was invaded from within.  Victoria Jackson’s song  “We have a communist living in the White House” makes the point.

We need to be like superman and get the “bad guys” out of Washington. I like Rick Perry. He may not have all the powers that Superman has but I know he stands for “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” Let’s all work together and fight the good fight to defend this great country from the enemies that seek to destroy it.

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    • Moses

      Those standards from back in the ’50 and ’60, faded away, along with our Constitution, as every president we have had, since Kennedy, (excepting Reagan), has worked to make this country a consumer country, instead of a producing country. And, since GWB,Sr., we have become a nation of consumers, not producers.

    • Moses

      That was supposed to go at the end of the preceeding post, but the page cut me off.

    • daves

      Well why doesn’t this author and some of his friends get together and produce a pro-America show for children?

      Whining is not going to help.

    • nifongnation

      I doubt it would get approval from the government.

    • Sandy Kramer

      Such a program could never be accepted by sponsors and the oligarchical media moguls.

      What Ever Happened To Truth, Justice and the American Way?
      Just like George Reeves: Suicide. Instead of truth, America overindulged in lies. We traded justice in for political correctness. And “the American Way” morphed into One Planet, One World.

    • Mark Matis

      The problem is far more “Law Enforcement” than presidents. All the presidents, or congresscritters for that matter, do is flap their gums. NOT ONE OF THEM is going to show up on your doorstep and Taser you or shoot you if you defy their edicts. Instead, they will send “Law Enforcement”, who will grovel before their Masters, spit on their oath of office, and then do WHATEVER they are told. Because, after all, that oath of office means NOTHING to them.

      The stench is overwhelming. And it smells like pig.

    • Hank is back

      The creators of Superman were self avowed Socialists. Superman himself had the hots for Stalin, if you look at the early comic books.

      This article means well, but it is perpetuating a myth.

    • catman

      “Truth, Justice and the American Way” went to the trash heap of history the same as high button shoes and the nickle beer. A sad state of affairs to say the least. This once great nation, leader of the free world has joined, or is about to join the assembly of third world countries, all in the name of diversity and equality among the worlds peoples and due to the apathy and the “gimme” attitude of the citizenry of America.
      I say this: “If the rest of the world wants what we have, then by God let them work for it just as we have”. We are going the same way they have gone. Sheeple allowing the despots and dictators to take over without firing a shot. Look at history and you will see that the great cultures of the past, with one exception have had an average lifespan of about 250 years. We are there now. Sink or swim people!!!!

    • PE

      Nice story, but you might want to check your facts on superhero Perry. Check out who his daughter is married to and what biz they do together; you’ll be surprised…

  • Jay

    Most all our “good guys and gals” have faded away into eternity. The now generation is exposed to “bad guys and gals” as their role models. The moral and pride fiber that made this Country great has unraveled into what we have as our leaders and decision makers. The old communist manifest to destroy within is being played-out every day page-by-page DC and all around America..

    God help us and bless our new home at Gitmo!

    • Mfinity

      “…and Please, GOD, allow us all to fit comfortably without feeling like sardines…”

      Vamping up the number of TSA and other Fed Agents to overcome the rush on DC that will happen come November when there is no election due to this B@$T@RD’s arrogance???
      (Remember that his spiritual adviser was quoted as saying, “God [SCREW] America!” – and B.O. has tried to follow the council of that leader)

  • Jay

    I feel the need to thank those that work every day to gather facts and present them here. I can view and comment on the real news here without any of the liberal MSM bias and cover ups.

    To all….Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    • Bree

      Thank you Jay, I also agree and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year.

    • J Pro

      Thank you Brea and Jay, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. At the end of WWII sthe Japanese general said: “You will rot from within.” He was right, only to be taken over by the Chinese. We Americans produce nothing. We were sold out by our own government. Everyday, We are being systematically lied to and they [our gov’t.] expect us to follow like sheep.

    • LarryFrom10EC

      The people I watched on television as a child in the 50’s and 60’s were family people who woorked hard and loved their families and taught lessons in honesty and virtue. About all I see on TV today are psychopaths and sociopaths who lie, cheat and steal to “get ahead”, and lifestyles that were abhorant during my growing up.

    • gary

      Forgot to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from beautiful Wyoming.

    • gary

      We didn’t get a TV until the late 50’s and then only two black & White local channels. I also remember the great shows that enforced truth, justice and the American Way. I also agree with you that Rick Perry should be the GOP candidate to challenge that Imposter currently in the White House. Even though I am LDS, Romney and Gingrich scare me with their RINO histories.

    • nifongnation

      Yuri Bezmenov lectures on the destabilization techniques used.

  • Gene Vallorani

    Great article, Ray. I hate to see how our nation is being destroyed from within but that’s what is going on. The left wing media has grown strong enough to divide and conquor those of us who consider ourselves conservatives. So much so the leading GOP candidates are two big government types (Gingrich and Romney) and another who delights in saying America is at fault for 9-11(Paul).Unless we wake up soon we may be witnessing the decline and fall of America. I wish I knew what to do besides weep for America and the nation that is no more. If a true conservative is not elected the possibility the nation could break-up into three or four confederations, as is being predicted by some Russian professor, may become a reality.

  • Bree

    Great article Ray and although we don’t have any Supermen in the White House, we still have some in the nation. You have them in your family with such exemplary patriot writers as Gene, Brandon and yourself. (Brandon being my favorite). We salute you and send you best wishes for a joyous Christmas and blessed New Year.

    • George B Vieto

      What we have in the White House is Lex Luthor.

    • CaptTurbo

      I was thinking the Joker or the Riddler.

      Merry Christmas to all!

    • nifongnation

      Buana and Cheeta more like.

  • Adrian Vance

    This is the outcome of liberalism, i.e. making fun of heroes and replacing them with bad people. Follow the money.

    The Two Minute Conservative at for political analysis, science and humor. Daily on Kindle.

  • Gas Passer

    Back in the 50’s, tv and movies weren’t run by the perverted degenerates that we have running the tv and movie industry now.

    I read some months ago that the NEW Superman is going to be a multi-cultured black or mexican who is going to be homosexual thus bring Superman up to date with the thoughts of the perverted degenerates running HollyWood these days.

    • George B Vieto

      At least WordGirl is a straight arrow.

  • Charlotte Juett

    If you want Truth, Justice and the American Way, even though he has not got Superman muscles, you want Ron Paul, because he has SUPER convictions and principles.

    • John


    • Sjh22

      Dr Paul gets more contributions from the active military than all the other Republicans together. He also gets more donations from the active military than Pres Obama. He served proudly as a Flight Surgeon in the Air Force and Air National Guard. He is pro-life and as an OB/GYN has delivered over 4000 babies. He knows we borrow .42 on the dollar from China and he knows we cannot sustain sovereignty if it doesn’t stop. He knows the FED is a printing press that has printed money for foreign banks and foreign governments and that the printing press affects the value of the U.S. dollar. There are many things about Dr Paul that make him reliable and consistent and very well suited to be the next President of these United States.

    • Dor

      And as usual, they’ll mail out the military ballots late (oops) so that when they receive them, they’ll be received too late to be counted, just as they did in the last election. HONEST MISTAKE? NO WAY!!!! If the military is supporting Ron Paul, you can be damned sure, they’ll vote for him. Just as in the last election, 67% of the military planned on voting for Ron Paul.

    • Dor

      It DIED when John F. Kennedy was assassinated!

    • Dor

      Awaiting moderation again! Remember the 1st Amendment, FREE SPEECH!!!!!

  • Dave

    Ron Paul is about the only hope we have left.

    Otherwise it’s police state, bankruptcy, and endless immoral war.

    • John


  • Berenice

    We sold America for free love, abortions on demand, tolerance of deviate behavior and political correctness. The devil got the better and end of the deal and we got the dirty end of the stick. At the risk of getting sent away for life I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

    • Berenice

      Sorry, I meant to write “The devil got the better end of the deal”.

    • Dolores Tamoria


  • cali

    There is no better friend and ally…or more powerful and loving than Jesus Christ. Our only hope for deliverance from the enemy at the gate is the One who gave His life for us. We have the promise of this in the Holy Scriptures…if we turn from our ways I will heal your land. Pray all.

    • nifongnation

      And praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, or give them the whole ten yards!

  • Lorraine

    I was born in the early 40s and raised to believe in Truth, Justice and the American Way. It’s still out there somewhere. We just have to reach enough real Americans to turn the tide. Our young people were blindsided when they voted for the first time in ’08, but I know many of them see where it got our great country with the thing we have for a potus now. Keep talking to your friends, neighbors, etc. We’ve got to rid ourselves of this pestilence in OUR WH. May God Bless our United States of America and Merry Christmas to all.

  • am2sweet

    I’m afraid that we let too many foreigners in and they are taking over the country bit by bit. It’s not just Muslims, it’s Nazis that want us taken down. I think Russia has been jealous of the U S for years because we were such a great country. And most sick people want to take the best down instead of helping make more great countries to compliment it. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and that our New Year is much better than we may think. I was pleased that the company my husband works for has stated publicly that the correct term is ‘Merry Christmas’ instead of ‘Happy Holidays’. Made us proud.

  • Laura

    Thank you for the uplifting story Mr. Vallorani and you could not be more right about Mr, Perry thank you for pointing it out.

  • Yipeeiokiyay

    Perry and Romney are high end prostitutes, but Newt Getrich is nothing but a cheap whore. All three of them will sell this country out. It’s time to get out of the GOP circle jerk and elect the only candidate who is not on the ‘take’. RON PAUL

    • tmt

      I am sick of Ron Paul’s nasty supporters. The only reason they like Ron Paul is because he said he would legalize all drugs. Ron Paul is too dangerous to be president. He will get us nuked for sure.

  • Rocky

    Let’s not forget Superman renounced his US citizenship and decided to become a “global” person about a year ago. ( He also lost most of his readers.)

    The American way still lives in the hearts of patriots but our language, culutre and American way of life is crumbling fast. It’s up to us to save our nation, our own government will not help us.

    • Laura

      The true superman passed away. And he was a true American.

  • tmt

    I tell you what has happened to America. It is too much liberalism and too many commies with lots of money to promote their agenda of removing God and pushing immorality in our society. This is how to take down a country.

  • tmt

    America must turn back to God. He is what made us great.

  • patriot2

    the American way is still around but truth & justice went to washington & got corrupted.

  • ED

    rick perry can`t hold a candle to RON PAUL Paul is the most inteligent, intellectual, and honest candadate we have he is not owned by big pharma he is not pro illegal aileans he is a good forthright man that NEEDS TO BE RUNNING THE U S A

  • Big Dog


  • George Hoffer

    Truth, Justice and the American way, what in the he@@ is that. It when out with the bath water and the baby age ago. Now day its lie,lie and lie and cover up.

  • Wolf-Talker

    Truth Justice and The Amreican Way are dead just like the U.S. Constitution!

    • catman

      NO Wolf Talker….The Constitution is NOT dead. Just corrupted by the liberals in this country, the judicial system and prostituted politicians who havn’t a clue as to what that document means. It is up to us the patriots of the this country to turn this around and do it by force if need be.

  • Ron Alford

    They left with Jesus in 1962 when He was invite to leave.

  • Vancouver1941

    Unfortunately this administration will not allow Truth,Justice and the American Way. It does not exist in the leftists world.Obama,Pelosi and Reid will not allow it.They are to busy trying to control our everyday lives with power,domination,”spreading the wealth”,wants us all to drive electric cars,use solar or wind energy only,tax everything that is not nailed down,and making sure future generations will be paying for the debt he is incurring now.

    • Mfinity

      BUT, because those (solar and wind) energy structures are too expensive to maintain functionality, they sit idle, POLUTING our once beautiful landscape as yet ANOTHER FAILED AMERICAN DREAM!
      Let’s use BLEACH on OUR WHITE HOUSE in 2012!


  • Independentrd

    Truth, Justice, and the American Way still exists in the Middle Class at least in part which is why Obama is working so hard to destroy it with class warfare