I am optimistic that America can be saved but Americas point of no return is within view. That which I am about to pen represent my thoughts and my opinions based on my studies and observations and expressed with no holds barred, political correctness be damned, no sacred cows and no protected classes or individuals including myself. My intent is not to offend anyone’s sensibilities only to hopefully convey some thoughts and ideas that I feel need to be said. Many will disagree with my assertions but that is fine and healthy for a vibrant debate to re-establish the meaning and spirit of America.
It is said that we are a free people in a free country. Are we really? If one was to attempt to do anything in this country from adding a small addition to your home to starting a business you must first get approval from some government entity in the form of a permit and/or a fee. Everything you purchase has to be approved by the bureaucracy. We are much less free than we were just 50 years ago and it’s getting worse. Socialized medicine will empower this behemoth bureaucracy to decide on your behalf what medical services you and your family will or will not receive. It may be your neighbor who is employed by this bureaucracy that makes these decisions for you. If you can be forced by law to purchase a government approved health policy you can be forced to do or purchase anything. Once the precedent is set the bureaucracy will build upon it. This law will be used to control behavior, lifestyle and consumption all in the name of healthcare. If an activity affects health in any way government will control it because they will be paying for it albeit with monies that were confiscated by the force of the law from its citizens. This is not freedom by any stretch for the imagination, this is tyranny.
The same people that push to cut defense push perpetually for increased spending on education. First of all defense is mandated in the constitution as an exclusive power and responsibility of the federal government, education is not. We as a nation spend more on education than any other country in the world and what do we get for it, a third world education for our children, the very people that will lead this country into the future and they are being babysat not educated. Just 70 years ago there were 120,000 school boards in this country now there are a mere 15,000. Our ruinous educational class has consolidated our once close to the student system of educating OUR children to a top down authoritative system of non-education. The system of education that is now entrenched is peddling ignorance not knowledge for Ignorance can be controlled knowledge cannot be controlled. Our educational system as a whole is a national disgrace. Why do we as a people put up with this disgraceful and shameful system? Why do we accept it? We have the power within ourselves to change it. When one looks upon the “Occupy whatever city” what do you see? Among other things I see the failure of higher education. Higher education has been reduced to a system of tenured academics that in far too many cases leaves the actual teaching to grad students so these elitist can think up ways to interfere into our lives. No one employed and paid by the taxpayers should be beyond removal, no tenure. No one is that important or indispensable, no one. These institutions offer and promote students to pursuit loans for degrees to which there are little to no chance for employment. The institutions are happy, they got their money, but the students are reduced to occupying public and private parks demanding the private sector give them what they want because what they work so hard for is worthless. I’m sorry but a degree in Star Trek is a worthless degree. Not everyone is suited for or should go on to higher education and higher education should be a place of high entrance standards affirmative action be damned. If you did not prepare yourself in elementary and secondary education and cannot meet the high standards you should not be admitted into higher education, it’s a waste of time and money. Higher education should be a place of achievement not a wasted effort to satisfy some mindless bureaucrat in some obscured office in some far away city that this must be done so he/she can feel better about themselves and show the world that they are sensitive, diverse and politically correct. This wreck less nonsense is destroying civilized sociality not strengthening it.
What this country desperately need at this critical point in our history are state, county and city/town elected officials and citizens that will flex their political will and stand up to the federal government and push back by defying the dictates from on high no matter if these dictates come from the executive, legislative or judicial branch of our federal government and its bureaucratic state and assert our 10th amendment rights of self government and federalism. The majority of the people in this country will defend anyone who has the courage to defy the unconstitutional mandates we are forced to comply with. We have a right and a duty as citizens to defy any and all unconstitutional laws, mandates and regulations for they are in stark contradiction to our founding principles and protect and defend those principles to pass it on for the next generation and for them to do the same for the ones after them. We just need men and women with the mettle of patriots. When these patriots rise we will have their back.
The biggest threat we face as a nation is ourselves. Our problems are not external as much as they are internal. Our external threats are great because of our enemies see weakness and rightly so. Our government used to have a clear purpose as espoused by our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution but not anymore our leaders make it up as they go but what do we expect from our leaders, they are the product of the education system we created. They are creatures of our own making. Our executive, legislative and with a few exceptions our judicial branches of government are populated with colossal ignorance with nothing to bind them to our past. If America is lost to the pressures of socialism so goes western civilization. Freedoms lost are rarely recovered for they must be fought for. Freedoms are never given back they must be taken back.
The American Spirit is out there, it just needs a spark to ignite it.