I grew up with a sense that America was the greatest place to be and that Americans came together, no matter what, over sports, the flag/ the defense of country, and above all the respect for and reverence of God. In today’s America, there is nothing so sure. I can only best describe the contrast between the America of then and now is STUNNING!
As Americans from coast to coast, border to border turn the page on the 238th celebration of the nation’s birth, and at the same time bear witness to the sheer chaos and division that is flowing throughout the countryside like Sherman through Atlanta, one has to ask, WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOIN’ ON OUT HERE?!
From the halls of the federal Capital, the government education system, to Main Street, one would be strenuously pressed to find any reflection or resemblance of the basic fundamental intent of this nations founding principles. In fact, a very good argument can be made that it is those very principles that are under the most vigorous assault here at home today than they have ever been from foreigners since the Revolution.
We have a literal tidal wave of immigrants running over our southern borders; induced, enabled, and emboldened by the man who sits as the president of the United States to remain. In effect nullifying our nation’s southern borders and any notion of this being a nation of laws that are to be adhered to, particularly by those who are entrusted to enforce the laws. Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii), which is federal law, clearly states, “Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.” Now unless this law has been amended, changed, rescinded, or there is some other authority or law that is being acted covertly on, what is happening regarding immigrants coming into this country and staying “undocumented” is unlawful. Period! But should anyone stand in opposition to this unlawful act is to be branded a racist or anti-immigrant and silenced or censored.
The federal government is drowning in debt and is threatening to drag America down into the economic abyss along with it. This coupled with the fact that a majority of the U.S populace are politically ignorant, politically disengaged, and unwilling to hold their Congressmen accountable has finally unleashed the governmental beast to grow and consume the rights and liberties of the American people to its heart’s content. The government has created the Department of Homeland Security, expanded Medicare for senior citizens with a host of unfunded liabilities and expenses. It has spent Trillions in the TARP – Troubled Asset Relief Program, – on the so-called Stimulus Plan and the financial and medical system takeovers, via Dodd-Franks and Obamacare, respectively; which will take generations to repay and drag the nations quality and standard of life down to levels not seen since prior to the industrial revolution. None of the programs nor laws have expanded freedom or independence for the American people. But what they did do was to greatly expand the powers of the U.S government over the American people. Should anyone or group, such as the TEA Party rise in opposition and attempt to reattach the chains of responsible, accountable, and Constitutional restraints on those who took an oath to abide by the Constitution, they a called anarchist, racist, anti-government, and are silenced and censored.
The the Entitlement Class is the fastest growing sector of the American population today. More Americans today believe truthfully that they are owed something, either from the government, their kin, or from society as a whole. Much unlike in our past when masculine rugged individualism was an engrained cultural concept, we are now being transformed into a feminine nanny/dependent state of mind. From a time of the 1940’s when to receive charity was something worst than death, to today where the receipt of welfare is literally celebrated and sought, that we have nearly half of the population receiving some sort of government assistance.
The Silent Recession of today is only silent due to the massive amount of people receiving their life’s assistance from the government, i.e, housing, food, healthcare, TV, iPhones, etc, and the virtual blackout by the Establishment News Media. People just are not feeling the pain or inconvenience of having to go without as our forefathers did during past economic depressions and recessions. And when there’s a great story of tragedy caused by the failed governmental economic policies, such as what has happened to Detroit, the national Media is most curiously uninterested.
We have more able-bodied citizens sitting idle, under-employed, and unemployable than at anytime in our nations history. The transfer of our nations manufacturing industry to foreign lands, the decline of the Dollar’s buying power, as a result of the ever-expanding federal government’s debt, and the massive influx of not just low-skilled immigrants, legal and illegal, but high-skilled. Thereby reducing even more the pool of jobs for unemployed Americans at suitable wages, has only been immeasurably exacerbated by governmental policies such as Obamacare that is already forecasted to push millions of Americans and U.S citizens to the unemployment and under-employment roles. And what is the response of the federal government? The expansion of more assistance, via Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance, and Disability Insurance, and establishing the notion the hard work and self-reliance is unnecessary. People are made more and more dependent and beholding to the federal government for their very existence. But if anyone should attempt to raise the alarm of this devaluation of our culture and standard of living by way of grossly counter-productive governmental policies they are called alarmist and anti-government, and are silenced and censored.
Today nearly everything about traditional Americanism, American idealism, and American principles are being driving out of our culture and society due to the deliberate mis-education system that the very question of what we stand for as a nation and people is no longer clear. The extreme Progressive Liberal’s view of Americanism that permeates today’s government education system is that of being racist, colonialist, war-mongering, the cause of the worlds ills, and religious bigots, due to the fact that we hold Christendom supreme to all other religions. We are being turned into a secularist nations. We have no longer any true identity or philosophy that which we can clearly stand for – it changes with the political wind. The barometer of what is right and wrong, true and false, legal and illegal, and good and bad is measured by how one may be feeling at the time. There is no longer a concept of absolutism. Even the very manner by which many of us obtain news is less about being informed than it is being entertained. The very foundations of having a strong a work ethic, high moral integrity and character, individualist spirit, having respect for law and order, and freedom to express unpopular views, are under assault in the country as in no time since our inception.
It is at times like these that I like to look what our fore-fathers and other great Americans have said or wrote on manners such as these. I believe that Abe Lincoln said it best regarding whether this nation’s downfall when he said, “if it ever reaches us, it must spring up amongst us. It can not come for abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”
The basic ideal of Americanism is individual independence and freedom. But that comes with responsibility and accountability. At the end of the day, we have the nation the we want. We have the government that we want. And we will determined whether we as a nation and a people will bear the uncomfortable weight of freedom and independence, as our founders intended, or succumb to the ease of servitude and dependency.
After the economically devastating policies of Democrat Progressive President Woodrow Wilson the American people welcomely ushered in Republican Conservative Warren Harding, and then Calvin Coolidge, that brought about “the Roaring Twenties”. Harding and Coolidge both saw that it was not the government that was the engine of America’s prosperity, but a motivated and inspired American people and private industry. They greatly reduced taxes across the board and government regulations on businesses.
The one thing that can be said of history is that though we may not like what it tells us, but it’s always going to tell the truth.
Fast forward to today when we bear witness to a president of the United States stating that his focus for his second term will be on income inequality, i.e., more taking from those based on their ability to give to those based on their need. He also has boastfully stated that if the elected representatives of the people of the United States don’t go along with his vision of transforming legislatively the nation, he’ll just create laws by pen-Executive Orders. Really?!
What has been totally absent from any of Mr. Obama’s economic policies since his ascension into the seat of the presidency is a focus on true policies that would actually create a roaring economy that awakens the dormant energies of the American private sector and ignite the people’s innate drive to succeed independent of government handouts.
As he makes announcements to further depress the nation economically and increase government dependency, reports come out that the nation only created approximately 74,000 jobs…for the whole year of 2013!. This is the lowest in 3 yrs. In November The Blaze.com reported the labor participation rate was at the lowest since 1978, at less than 63%. It reported that, “The U-6 unemployment rate, considered a broader measure of actual unemployment in the U.S., increased to 13.8 percent, up from 13.6 percent.” Yet, Mr. O continues on with his crusade of fundamentally transforming this nation into his utopian vision unabashed, and publicly unchallenged either by the Elite Media or the National Republican Party Elites.
Not only is Mr. O seemingly unphased regarding the serious crisis that the nation is in economically, but the Media is eerily quiet on the motivations of Obama and the tragic consequences that lie ahead for the nation due to his policies. So Obama continues his purposeful obfuscation of the true economic crisis that currently befalls the nation, for today and the foreseeable future. More importantly, the Establishment Media refuses to report on the connection between the crippled state of the economy and Mr. Obama’s regurgitated economic policies that have not ever produced a robust or dominant economy in the history of not just our country, but the world. After some 50 years and over 20 Trillion of U.S Taxpayer Dollars in the so-called War on Poverty it has shown to have been an utter, though very predictable, failure, as reported by the Heritage Foundation.
Even though poll after poll since before his anointment shows that the economy and jobs are the most important issues for Americans, Mr. O persists in diverting energy and attention to issues that can only add to the nation’s suffering, such as giving preferential treatment and status to illegal immigrants, increasing regulations on businesses, increasing taxes on citizens, and generally expanding the government into areas for which it was not created to enter. But for him to do otherwise would be too much like right for the nation.
The evidence of the tragic effects of his stealth depression is apparent, yet goes mostly unspoken:
· Under the reign on the U.S’s first true African-American President the labor participation for Black Americans has sunk 0.3 percentage points to 60.2 percent -the lowest rate since December of 1977. How’s that for gratitude, eh?.
· The United States has dropped to #12 in the 2014 Worlds Ranking of Economic Freedom, Hong Kong and Singapore tops the list. Let that marinate on your minds for a second. So much for the land of the FREE.
And the biggest tax increase in the history of the nation,Obamacare, hasn’t been fully implemented. This isn’t gonna be good folks!.
So, the next time you hear a politician or anyone talk about our “economic recovery” , ask where is the foundation for this recovery? How can you have an economic recovery when we have a record number of citizens unemployed, under-employed, and unemployable? How can there be an economic recovery when the family unit and morality is in disarray? And how can you have an economic recovery when the government is taking so much of the economy’s wealth and resources, and restricts so much its citizens freedoms? As my mom used to say, “there’s something in the milk that just ain’t clean.”
History has shown us that America’s exceptionalism is best exhibited when the people are less burdened by the weight of government. Evidence the economic booms under Lincoln, Harding/Coolidge, Kennedy, & Reagan. So too the history of the world tells us that a government-dominated economy never spawns prosperity for its people. Evidence the fact the though America is younger and smaller than Europe and Asia, we have out produced them economically, have created and inspired more millionaires, and have grown to be the destination of more citizens of the world then all of them combined. Not to mention we have defeated them on the battle field . And as for the issue of the government making people “equal”, U.S Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas may have said it best when he said, “Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law.” The proper role of government has always been known as stated by President Lincoln, “[the government] is to do for the community of people [you and I], whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves-in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.
Free-minded individuals who are able to exercise their Creator-endowed rights, without infringing on that of another, is the greatest blue print for economic prosperity. We have 200 plus years of evidence. It’s sad to think that if this economic devastation was done under a Conservative Republican the Media would be broadcasting daily reports of Americans suffering and the erection of a shabby towns in his name. But, instead under this Administration we get deafening silence and complicitness regarding his actions. The question isn’t so much if it is time to return to normalcy, but with so many of us not knowing the truth of the nation’s critical situation and confused, disillusioned, and have become comfortable with the chains of government promised security, if the people have wearily grown to accept this as our new norm?