There are many problems that beset our nation.
Predicated on historical standards of economic recovery, the economy is nowhere near where we were told it would be. Quality jobs are scarce. Job creation isn’t maintaining pace with population growth. Wages are stagnant. Government dependency has increased. Economic and cultural confidence is waning.
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Much of this is the result of imprudent economic and political policies, which have lead to sustained apathy and diminishing optimism.
Our borders are intentionally porous, and our Border Patrol agents are increasingly overwhelmed with the numbers of illegal immigrants confidently flooding into the country without fear of imprisonment or deportation. As they plan for their new lives in America, they know full well that national leaders in the federal government stubbornly refuse to enforce its immigration policies- limiting national security and increasing health concerns posed- while suing the states who attempt to protect their borders.
Americans have a growing distaste for insulated politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, whose approval ratings are at an historical low. This has manifested itself in tangible feelings of resentment and frustration by Americans who’re dissatisfied with their representatives. Internationally, America’s reputation- the prestige and courage of our military force, diplomatic honesty, and trustworthy follow-through of our promises has been impressively diminished. For our friends and allies, this tarnishes what confidence in cooperation and protection they have left. For our enemies, it emboldens them, as they view our reluctance to acknowledge and confront the evil they represent as weakness.
Much of this is, obviously, the result of the ideological agenda implemented by President Barack Obama.
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At the same time, we must remember that Obama is an emblem- a mascot perfectly reflective and a culmination of a cancerous strain of thought. Obama personifies a poisoned ideology that seeks to take full advantage of the opportunities provided to him in America while simultaneously seeking to destroy- or in his words, “fundamentally transform” the very system that provided the blessings he enjoys, takes for granted, and attempts to prevent others from experiencing. Obama and the party he leads are convinced in their own arrogance. They express themselves in a healthy and robust naïveté- an ignorance borne in conceit- the antithesis to that which is great about America.
Again, it isn’t just him- though he does bear considerable responsibility. It’s political leftism that seeks to devour the cultural norms and the traditions of Western civilization that brought us this experimental idea of America and to recreate in its place a system that’s failed everywhere it’s been tried. That fact that it’s failed before, time and again, is of no concern to Obama and his ideological acolytes. In their perceived wisdom, these true believers know better and are fully convinced of their ability, intellectual prowess, and good intentions that they’re able to perfect the problems of the past, faithfully believing that this time- because they’re in charge-it will work.
Left unchallenged, they too will fail because like the failures of the past, they lack the ability, foresight, wisdom, and intellectual maturation to think their grand idea out to its logical conclusion. In the end, as history has shown, the system they lust and whore after always implodes.
Patriotic Americans cannot passively sit around and watch our self-destruction at the hands of a bunch of narcissistic and naïve fools; and you shouldn’t want to. They may not acknowledge and appreciate the God-given blessing that is America, but good portions of us do. And we deserve this gift uninhibited from the restricting and coercive forces that seek to stifle and erase the virtue of liberty in favor of collective servitude to the “enlightened intelligentsia.”
God gave us the gift of America for a reason; and we owe the signers, framers, and others who sacrificed and risked considerable amounts to create this nation and the potential this country offers those who’re willing to embrace it lawfully. We owe it to ourselves to do our part to seek its preservation for our progeny and those willing to take on the responsibility of its perpetuation. Lastly, we owe it to the world to continue this fight because imperfect as our country may be, she has been a reservoir of goodness in many forms- including sacrificed lives- to innumerable beneficiaries across the globe who would otherwise not have enjoyed food, safety, education, and protection. And we’ve done this knowing the debt would never be repaid. America has also sacrificed and fought the forces of evil that would no doubt proliferate in our absence, already evidenced by our self-imposed international withdrawal under Obama.
Much of this calamity is the result of the party that doesn’t respect freedom as much as it reveres government growth and coercion. This has been aided by a party that demonstrates more interest in intraparty feuds with those who eschew the establishment, while showing a considerable lack of testicular fortitude, an atrophied spine, or the strength and courage to confront and limit the status quo of leftism.
For many, the cultural and political fight to redeem the country isn’t over; for many, the fight hasn’t begun. Whether you’re ready to continue the fight or ready to join is up to you. You’re part of the decline or part of our redemption. It’s your choice.
May God continue to bless America, and may God continue to bless the world through America.
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