As I grew older, I watched the willpower and the strength of the American Spirit begin to wane. It started with little things, like children being taught that the Pledge of Allegiance or the reverence for the flag weren't important and it followed with our history being sanitized for fear that someone might be offended. History, the subject which gives us a clue to what courses of action lead to what result was rewritten to try and please those who didn't approve. They weren't interested in learning from the truth, just in cleansing it to meet their desired objective.
God, long a central feature in the American lifestyle, was relegated to lip service and now many just openly scorn those who profess belief. And, sadly, even our government has gotten in on the action with chaplains in uniform, Christian chaplains, being told they should not use Jesus Christ in their prayers.
In addition to the aforementioned political correctness which has now totally run amuck, if you add in greed and corruption, two of the key components to power, you see where it has led us. And in just the last few years, with a President who neither understands nor appreciates the true American Spirit and the nation's history, we are in the process of dismantling our sovereignty and eliminating our culture.
The Left has infiltrated and nearly completed the takeover of our schools and our legal system while those who previously stood in the way, the supposedly more conservative elected political officials nationwide have time and time again caved on everything. And while the court system has become an added legislative branch, the school system has actively begun to brainwash our kids into thinking that government is the answer to our problems. 1984 is alive and well in the United States of America. And America has become anything but united. Even many of our mainline churches, well meaning of course, have bought the concept of social justice as their guiding principle, forsaking their real purpose, teaching the word of God from the Bible.
Several things that the government has done in recent years have sped up our demise greatly. First, the continual growth of deficit spending where we now have a national debt of over $17 trillion dollars, a figure which we can't even picture in our minds. And on top of this we have an estimated $90 trillion in unfunded liabilities, maybe more, you know for things like social security whose "lock box funds" were never locked in a box. They were spent by power-hungry politicians in an effort to buy voters. And make no mistake about it, friends, that's what was done. And all of the notes, or IOUs filed to cover these funds are just worthless paper.
Second, destruction of our healthcare system. Obamacare has been a disaster, a disaster which I think has been perpetrated on purpose. Representing somewhere between 17 and 20% of our economy, putting healthcare under total government control is the ultimate plan of those who would like to rule instead of lead us. They want to be our masters, not our servants. In the meantime, millions of Americans are in the process of losing their private coverage and finding it replaced by a product which provides less and costs much more. Medicare has been raided to fund Medicaid, a questionable program which doctors are opting out of in droves, and we don't even know if anyone has paid for the new plans since the government maintains strict secrecy. If the program was working well, the government would be opening their books for review, not hiding them in another "lock box".
Also, think about this: a leading expert says that only 11% of those without healthcare coverage have gained it under Obamacare to date. These are the very people who the program was supposedly designed to help. At the same time, about 5 million have lost quality healthcare that was both affordable and which they loved, and this will dramatically ramp up this year as more and more Americans receive cancellation letters from insurance companies due to the ridiculous requirements mandated, requirements such as men having coverage for childbirth and contraceptives, items that they never need or want. What a sham of a program and a sham that is working to bring this country down.
Lastly is immigration reform. This program is supported by both big business and union leaders. Big business wants it for cheap labor and union leaders want it so they can gather more dues and have more money for their political plans and their individual funding. Democrats in total and increasingly Republicans are caving to the pressure of K Street, Wall Street, and even the international marketplace with visions of huge profits and riches in their pockets. And what about the general American public? Well, Obama will just give them a sit home and rot government check to help them survive but the opportunity for a future will be closed. And no one will be hurt as much as those who occupy the lower rung of jobs, often those trying to get started in life, since the hordes of illegals, once declared legal, will bid down the pay structure through supply and demand.
And for those of you who say this is nothing more than what happened at the beginning of the twentieth century I say hogwash. My grandparents, in order to be cleared for entry into this country, had to undergo a rigorous physical clearance and prove that they had a job awaiting them. We brought in people who would be self sufficient, were eager to work and met America standards for skills needed. There were no anchor babies or people just looking for a free handout in this crowd. Check your history if you doubt me, unless it's already sanitized.
If you think America will rise up and change under policies like this in the future it is highly unlikely. I think our last and best hope is right now in 2014. At least it is a time to get things going. We need to replace the status quo and greedy political establishment with men and women who stand for America, not those who stand for their personal wealth and power. I mean, with the salary they have, how can Congressmen amass huge fortunes while in office unless something "is truly rotten in the State of America"? The public servants have become raiders of the public treasury.
The best way to fire the first salvo is to replace the leadership of the Republican Party since they are the ones who claim to be conservative. Send Mitch McConnell packing and elect enough real conservatives to the House to force Boehner out. Keep the House Conservative and get rid of RINOs and the Democrats in the Senate from red states and put a block on Obama's actions. If he tries to use the pen in clear violation of the Constitution, take action.
Then we need to look at the Fair Tax, or something similar, which will eliminate their power. It will turn the power back to the people where your taxes are governed by how you spend your money. It will be your choice, not theirs.
If we could ever get to this point, the coup de grace would be the end of the "career politicians". Establishing term limits and limits of session length would bring back the citizen legislator. This would mean that all walks of life could be represented in Congress with a constant stream of fresh blood, not the stale old incumbents who have sold their souls to their handlers in DC.
It's time for flyover America, those good God-fearing people of the heartland to rise up, speak up and vote for real change. Educate yourself on what candidates stand for, not merely what they say. Use sources like the Heritage Foundation to find the truth and then spread the word. This is a massive undertaking and we're fighting big money so don't let them discourage you. We have a country to save and a way of life to return and now is the time.
God bless you and remember, we're all in this together.