Many of us are simply too busy living our lives to get engaged. Yet they will share in our future and the course it takes. Sometimes looking back gives us insight into the future. Between now and Novemebr we need to help our fellow Americans become informed and impassioned!
A Cliff Note Version of What Was and What Might Be
This is what Hope and Change is all about to those who promote fairness and the mediocritization of America!
There is a long list of causes for the fall of the Roman Empire. Most agree that internal causes included political corruption, economic problems, and senators that were more interested in their personal gain. They put holding their office and accumulating wealth and power ahead of the welfare of the common people. External causes ranged from disease and plagues to attacks and defeats from various barbarian tribes that weakened the Roman military and vastly decreased the amount of territory controlled by the Empire.
By 286 AD, the Empire was a mere shell of itself retrenching steadily. Then Empire would decline into nonexistence. By 476 AD, the remnants of Roman Empire were finally destroyed, after barbarian tribes removed the last Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustus, from power and Roman rule over Europe was no more.
And what was the general population doing? Cheering at the coliseum, indulging in decadent behavior, and ignoring where the Empire was headed sated with sex, wine and food. And enjoying having their needs provided by the Empire.
Now, fast forward about 1,534 years and what are we witnessing?
Political corruption, economic problems, and a congress filled with those that are more interested in their personal gain than in the welfare of the common people. External threats (real or contrived) ranging from disease (H1N1) and global warming, to attacks from terrorists around the world that are weakening our military. We have a president who apologizes for the arrogance and superiority of America and wants to vastly decrease our military role currently controlled by our presence. He also sees fit to bow to foreign dignitaries but not show such deference to our allies.
And what is the state of our population today? Cheering at the ten second uTube clips of kids fighting, indulging in decadent behavior, and ignoring where the Country is headed sated with TV, the Internet, sex, drugs and self-indulgence. 47% don’t pay taxes but enjoy the fruit of a nanny-state. More will join those ranks and oppressive taxation makes hard work less rewarding. Fairness will permeate the culture and sap initiative.
By 2012, if the President’s plan to mediocritize America succeeds, we will be a mere shell of the once most formidable protector of freedom around the world. Then, when there is a threat from the East who will there be to stand up and protect the weakened West? When our currency is devalued and becomes just another deflated note and China owns Manhattan (the real estate) and Washington (the incumbents) what will our freedoms be?
Fast forward another decade and consider what the current economic, political and internal policies might yield. The remnants of the Great American Dream could be effectively destroyed as we follow the destiny of the other Western nations into a state of mediocrity and subservience to a One World Order and loss of not only our personal freedom but the once grand American incentive to try to embrace opportunities and excel as individuals and a nation.