America is in distress. With soaring unemployment, outrageous government spending, out-of-control political and personal corruption all that we hold dear may very well be on the line – dependent on what We-the-People DO in the next year’s primary and general elections. Many Americans don’t give a damn. Many are just too busy. Many feel ill-equipped to make such vital decisions. And many don’t think their opinion counts for much. Then there are those of us who are making an attempt to unearth America’s Greatness – personal liberties which empower private enterprise.
This nation, as I’ve said before, was created for greatness. The early settlers in New England and Virginia wanted for themselves and all that might follow them to have the freedom to worship as they say fit. They included merchants, farmers, and rich landowners, yet they each sought the freedom we now often take for granted.
Now, there are those among us who believe that the wealth a few have worked and sweated to achieve (or maintain) ought to be re-distributed first, to the government, and then, from there to those in need. The very thing that has built this nation and caused us to be the richest, most productive nation on earth, is being challenged by short-sighted people who see only the corruption that exists in all mankind. What they do not see is that the same GREED fuels their own protests against the so-called corporate greed they despise. They covet what the wealthy CEO’s have, but are unwilling to work for it.
Self-reliance is what drove the first inhabitants, even as it drove the Native Americans. The American Dream for decades reflected the same attitude – the ability for anyone to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and make something of their lives. Where is this attitude now? Does the American Dream live still???
By William L. Gensert via American Thinker
This century will be an American century, much like the last one. Despite what President Obama believes, we are not one nation among many, we are the United States of America, the greatest nation on earth, and the last best hope for humanity.
The only thing standing between the United States and continued exceptionalism is the dreary delirium of Barack Obama, whose dismal socialist policies have been a spectacular disaster for the nation.
First, we were told that the Russians were going to bury us. By Krushchev initially, banging his shoe on the table, and later, by the press and many of our political leaders. Remember Jimmy Carter said we had to get over “our inordinate fear of communism.”
Then, it was the Japanese who were going to bury us. State direction of capitalism was the wave of the future. We were living in the past, bitterly clinging to our freedom. We had to act quickly by giving the government the control it needed to guide our economy.
The Japanese were buying up America and soon would own everything. Our trade deficit with them was staggering. They were our largest creditor. We bought their products and they bought our paper. There was no way out, resistance was futile.
Don’t forget the European Union, whose formation was going to Greece the skids of our decline into unbearable Spain.
Now they say, the Chinese that will bury us. Falling behind China is a recurring theme in many of Barack Obama’s speeches. We have to do as they do, or we risk losing out. State directed capitalism is the wave of the future, resistance is futile. Americans must pay more taxes, and give the President more control…of well…everything…READ MORE