That question keeps me up at night. Seriously.
My wife and I are blessed with ten grandchildren, which we love more than life itself. The oldest is eleven and the youngest is two months. I look at those little faces, so young, innocent, and full of promise and my heart bursts. Later though, I worry how much we have allowed our nation to degenerate, at least in my lifetime. What will those kiddos be facing one day? With every fiber of my being, I am certain those innocent little faces will never know the America we knew. I bet there are many of you fearing the same.
Our country has been turned upside down. What was once right is now wrong. American values, long a beacon to the entire world, is crumbling, eerily paralleling our roads and bridges.
Nearly half of the country is now taking some sort of undeserved government hand-out or scam, whether it be programs such as food stamps, fake workman’s comp claims, unemployment benefits, drug dealing, working for cash etc. There are government programs actually studying a minimum national income, regardless of whether people work – another giveaway program at the expense of people who do work hard. These cheats are people capable of honest work. As of the date of this writing, there are currently six million jobs available in this country.
The list of the supposed aggrieved grows larger by the day – Latin American nations allow their uneducated and poor cast-offs to illegally flee to us by the millions - to be educated, housed and fed by a shrinking American working class. The Left stands at the border with empty wallets and open arms, mostly for no other reason than to import more voters. When citizens demand this practice halted by Trump’s promised wall, it is met with a wave of unending assault by liberals berating us over their perception of our lack of empathy.
There is a segment of black people, who were never slaves, expecting reparations out of white people who were never slave holders, because of an appalling practice that existed over 150 years ago. The very concept does nothing but continue to fan the flames of both sides for an issue that has long been outlived and best be put behind us.
The small minority of the Godless in our country demand, of a nation built on Christian values, the removal of God from schools and public areas, only to be replaced by an appeasement of Muslim religious practices in the name of “understanding” of others. Again, the appeasement of a few at the cost of many.
Beautiful historical statues are being removed by cities, like thieves in the night, simply because they offend some, regardless of the fact that the removal offends others that liked the statues right where they were. They were costly works of art, beautifully produced, and usually placed in parks and recreational areas. As an act of compromise, why couldn’t they have just removed the name plaques?
Realizing there is strength in numbers, an LGB community that has become widely embraced today, morphed into an acronym that is as confusing as it is antagonistic. If you haven’t been keeping up, it is now LGBTQQIP2SAA: which is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit (2S), androgynous, and asexual. The result is we no longer know who will be in our bathroom, and if you don’t want confused Henry following your daughter into the bathroom, then it is you that is wrong.
Super-charged by a wave of commercials and advertisements from personal injury attorneys brazenly promising the supposedly aggrieved what is rightfully due them, too many Americans now consider themselves “victims.” They clog up the court systems, and our television, thus driving up insurance costs for all. Remember when we used to call those attorneys ambulance chasers? Remember when people would only take that which they had earned?
Speaking of attorneys, of which most are hard-working upstanding citizens, did anyone note this past week our right of the attorney-client privilege was usurped? President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen had his office, home, and hotel room raided by the FBI. Seems they were searching for evidence that the president might have paid a porn actress hush money long before he ran for president. This act was met with virtually no outrage as the media ignored it nor explain how outrageous this was.
This circumvention of the law was directed, of course, at the behest of the “honorable” Robert Mueller. Remember Mueller, he is the guy that, over a year ago, was given unconstrained access to find out if Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to win the election, of which he has failed. Evidently, Mueller’s mandate included anything and everything he wanted investigated…except that which pertains to Bill and Hillary Clinton. (Might be a good time to investigate Congressmen though?) So now, rather than Russian interference, he decided to have Trump’s sex life investigated. There can be no reasonable connection, therefore it is not Mueller’s business. A cynical skeptic like me might believe this information will come in mighty handy during the 2020 election though.
Or perhaps it was just curiosity by Mueller over Stormy Daniels. Mr. Mueller, there are websites out there to satisfy your inquisitiveness.
Does anybody really care about the president’s sex life? And why would alleged sex between two consenting adults in a hotel room give the government the authority to bypass the attorney-client privilege? All of this seems nothing more than a slight-of-hand trick to take attention away from Trumps stated purpose of draining the Swamp.
Meanwhile, as the media continues to stoke the fires of the nonsense of Trump’s sex life to a salivating audience, a war of possible historical importance is brewing between Russia and America over the insignificant nation of Syria in the Middle East (where else?). Syria has a merciless dictator who with no problem killing children and babies horribly with gas. (He’d fit right in over at Planned Parenthood) Some scholars believe this escalating Syrian situation to be of more magnitude than the Bay of Pigs or could at least finally expose Russia’s weakness. And yet, the average young person on the street knows very little of the matter. Take your pick over which matter they know nothing about – Syria, Russia, or the Bay of Pigs.
Concerning rights, the liberal Left chips away daily at two of our most basic rights – speech and gun ownership. Once again, for reasons I cannot fathom, there is the media on the sidelines cheer-leading for the Left. All-too expensive, and increasingly irrelevant universities, funded heavily by tax-payers and combined with a growing troublesome student debt program, regularly allow for immature children to shut down any thought or opinion that doesn’t align with their own. Protesting and littering beats going to class. They are incited on by tenured liberal professors and overpaid administrators. Why would we subject our grandchildren to this hypocrisy and strapping them with so much debt?
And did you notice we now evidently take our direction on gun control from high school children that are ignorant of life experiences and the need for a well-armed militia to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. These kids spend most of their time following social media rather than actual studies. Think of the media exploitation of this sad point in our history.
At the same time the Left is screaming to take away Constitutional rights, we are required, through our taxes, to fork over more than half billion dollars per year to Planned Parenthood, so they can abort babies…regardless of our beliefs. Abortions continue to be the biggest killer in this country, and there is no end in sight, mostly because spineless Conservative politicians rail against it, but prefer the status quo, sitting on the sidelines shrugging.
The sheer size and power of companies like Google, Amazon, and Face Book continues to grow, unchecked for monopolistic practices, by a government too interested in political gamesmanship and their own power than to actually represent the working middle-class that voted for their representation. Some of these companies don’t even pay taxes.
Mega-businesses that were once apolitical are now dictating to their vendors, and even to some customers, on what side of an issue they must be in order to do business with them. Consider some banks are no longer loaning money to those involved in the NRA or arms production, a blatant coercion of American rights. But yet, a small bakery cannot deny serving some customers.
On the heels of the fiasco at the IRS, Mueller’s investigation/witch hunt has uncovered the fact that we can no longer trust other agencies such as the FBI or Department of Justice. The former has been led by political hacks, interested only in their own causes and protecting the Swamp, while holding on to enough power to ruin the lives of any individual. The latter, going back to the years of Clinton, has been either corrupt, biased, inept, or as in the case now, afraid of the Left.
States like Illinois, governed for decades with an iron fist by a greedy and ruthless Speaker of the House, sucking money from the state to his Chicago cronies and mayors, is on the verge of insolvency at best, or the pruning of promised pensions at worst, taxing their denizens into oblivion.
Or California threatening to secede from the Union and flaunting Federal laws…until such time as they are faced with disasters of which they are unable to afford. In the meantime, their homeless population is exploding. California is now even considering dividing into three separate states, which would give us more dingbat politicians roaming the halls of Washington.
Both states are losing residents at an alarming rate.
There is a quote, purportedly stated by a Scotsman named Alexander Tytler that seems to foretell the period of history our grandchildren may be facing, a period of which I seem to be utterly powerless to do anything about. Regardless of who penned this, it seems to me to be quite apropos today –
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.” If you don’t believe that statement can be true, just look at the city of Chicago.
The Left’s all-out frenzied assault of the current occupant of the White House, regardless of the consequences or the will of the people, borders on hysteria, if not sedition. It is being assisted and financed by the Elitist Left which includes Hollywood, and those unctuous occupants of the Swamp. It’s as if they are actively assaulting the pilot of the plane we are all riding in.
In my opinion this current condition of what ails America was unleashed by the presidency of Barack Obama. Under his guidance, and plan, a virtual Pandora’s Box of decadence, civil disobedience, and a New World Order became more important than Americanism. For those of you that feel that perhaps a NWO is our future and will be better off, why do so many people still want to flock to America. If the rest of the world is so great, why don’t they stay where they are? It is my view that a NWO cannot come about without bringing America down to the standards of the rest of the world. Our forefathers fought and died valiantly to give us this great country we have grown up in and is the envy of the world.
I understand this commentary is both long and ominous. I still believe America can bounce back, as it has always done, but my fear is it will take longer than just the generation that includes my grandchildren.
All I can say to my grandchildren is “I’m sorry.”