Imagine if you were an Egyptian, or a Greek, Italian,
Spaniard, Turk, or a citizen of many other formerly powerful countries, what it must feel like to
look back on your history of when your country was foremost in the world. At one time your country was the most
powerful and most prosperous country in the world. Today, your country is but a shadow of what
it once was.
Today I watched a PBS program that presented the history of
American aviation, and the exploits of men like Donald Douglas and Jimmy
Doolittle. The program concentrated on
the miraculous industrial production of American war planes during World War
II, the incredible Doolittle raid on Japan
at a time when the Pacific was a Japanese lake, and the decisive, but
improbable, victory at Midway.
We still have men (and women) of such courage and
determination, but my reaction this time when watching this history lesson was
one of sadness. For the first time in my
life I felt I was feeling the emotions of those Egyptians, etc. who look back
on the greatness of what was – and on the reduced state of their country today.
Obama has divided and weakened us as never before in our
history since the Civil War. He has
throttled our economic recovery with regulations and Obamacare. We have become a laughing stock in the
capitals of Europe and a toothless scold in the Middle
East. He has us arguing
about who should pay for cheap contraceptives, and his minions are engaged in a
campaign to dehumanize those who disagree with his radical agenda.
I am deeply saddened about the state of my country and its
fall from greatness. It wasn’t
conservatives who destroyed our education system, it was liberal ideas and
agendas; it wasn’t conservatives who destroyed our great cities, it was liberal
ideas and agendas; it wasn’t conservatives who created many millions of single
mothers and feckless, fatherless children, it was liberal ideas and agendas;
and it wasn’t conservatives who polluted our culture, it was
liberal ideas and agendas.
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