Just look around us. The trend started a number of years ago with Canada throwing out the Liberals and replacing them with Conservatives and Stephen Harper, who have brought business to life and a much higher standard of living. Mr. Harper has opened the gold mine of fossil fuels through fracking and the country is thriving.
After Canada came the British, replacing Gordon Brown with David Cameron. While the Prime Minister is less conservative than I normally like, I mean he is no Maggie Thatcher, he has nonetheless taken some positive steps to bring England out of the doldrums.
And more recently, Australia and now even Norway have replaced a liberal mindset in governance and policy with a conservative approach. And yesterday, despite predictions of gloom, Angela Merkel won a resounding reelection in Germany. The most responsible and most prosperous nation in Europe clearly gave her Center-Right government a clear vote of confidence.
There is even a growing likelihood of change in some other European socialist democracies as well. Since Mr. Hollande has come to power in France, his administration, operating in a fashion similar to that of Obama, now finds itself very unpopular and falling out of grace quickly. And Spain, with its extensive push for "green" jobs being a dismal failure with unemployment now in the stratosphere, is likely to alter its direction in the future as well. More and more citizens of the world are finding that socialism and real freedom don't mix very well.
So sadly, that leaves the United States. The Land of the Free and the Home of Brave has surrendered its world leadership and economic prosperity at a time when so many of our friends have seen the light. We have now twice elected a man with no executive or leadership skills, clearly lacking any experience for the office he holds, and now as President we continue to suffer decline and morass.
Just look at things. Unemployment is stubborn, the percentage of working age adults in the workforce is the lowest its been in over thirty years, productivity is abyssmal, we're in the process of scrapping the best healthcare in the world, and government entities treat us like the enemy through illegal and unconstitutional spying on just about everything we do. Despite having the most fossil fuel reserves in the world, we have frittered that away while government pushes for expensive alternatives which are nowhere near ready to exploit and more and more of our youth are graduating without any good job skills and with many of our young women set to become unwed mothers. God has been mocked, lawbreaking and crime is rampant, and despite this the government wants to eliminate our ability to defend ourselves.
Over the next few weeks I want to focus on some of our biggest problems, what they are and where they are leading us. I won't cover them every day but will mix them in with other subjects of interest that will be popping up. As a blogger, it is hard to plan for tomorrow with so many issues surfacing daily.
Whenever you see a blog entitled What's Holding America Back? (with a number assigned to each issue) it will be indicative of a continuation of this opening. Such issues as Education, Morality and God, Energy Self-Sufficiency, Pride and Patriotism, National Security, National Sovereignty, Privacy and Capitalism will be discussed one by one on different days. I hope it will be helpful in sorting out what we need to do. And while I don't have all the answers, in fact probably not many, I know that Americans need to get serious real fast about these issues or our nationhood and freedom will likely be lost.
I look forward to "talking" about these issues in the days. Until then, God bless you and God bless America.