History shows that all great governments and empires fall. Look at Rome — it’s reign lasted for 500 years but the Roman Empire ultimately fell. My fear is we will prove that history repeats itself.
Trump won his 2016 election based on the promise that he would be the president who could make American great again. But he hasn’t, and he won’t because he can’t. Whether it’s his fault or not, doesn’t matter. If you blame the Democrats partly, entirely, or not at all, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is the truth.
Immigration. The truth is the Trump administration has done a great job with the economy, but the strong economy is causing migrants to flood our nation at a pace that is nothing short of horrifying. Coupled with immigration laws that make no sense in today’s modern age, we are getting slaughtered by the costs of dealing with a flood of people stemming from undesirable regions.
The Trump administration, much like the Obama and Bush administrations, has been ineffective in getting the border secure and our immigration laws enforced. Again, it doesn’t matter who is to blame, the problem is the problem itself. It is real, it is now, and something needs to be done. But it requires a shift in mindset, and I fear there is no “will” to make the shift.
Mass immigration. It’s been going on for the past 20-years and it is destroying the future for America because it is unsustainable. In fact, the impact of this current mass immigration is terrifying because there appears no will by the majority of politicians to stop it. Long term, this very well could be the number one factor in America’s demise as a powerhouse.
Immigration has two channels: legal and illegal. The legal channel is overloaded, we are taking in way too many people each year — most of them are poor and incapable of sustaining a self-sufficient life in America. This is a drain on our national resources, and it lowers the value of just about everything there is within the cities they settle. Housing prices are devalued, wages are strained, schools are overextended, heath systems struggle, and local businesses are bare bones.
Furthermore, we are taking in way too many people who do not believe in the sort of America most of us grew up in. The newcomers want America to be changed into something they believe it “should be.” This was the doing of Obama. When he declared his election victory as the start of the “fundamental transformation” of America, he set a new attitude in motion. Everything needed to be ripped down and redone. I remain the dark when trying to understand why anyone would want to undo the tenets of the greatest country on the planet.
As president, Obama welcomed more Muslim refugees to America than he did Christians and Jews. This is a problem because when putting them side by side, it is easy to see the Quran and Sharia Law do not work well with the US Constitution. Many will read that at a slam on Islam, and that’s the issue at hand. Why is it a bad thing to call out two things that fundamentally do not mix well. It’s no different than stating that oil and water don’t mix.
Legal immigration. We take in more than a million people each year, with few of them coming here based on merit. If we do not lower the numbers soon, America will truly be as Obama wanted it. We will have a country we do not recognize. Again, this is not a skin color debate, but rather a cultural issue.
Illegal immigration. Make no mistake, today, our biggest problem is the southern border and the illegal activity that takes place each day.
The southern border is wide open and as a result, we are quickly becoming Latin America. This is a bad thing. If Latin America was a good place to be, people wouldn’t be leaving by the millions each year.
In fact, Trump said it himself: We are taking in millions of unskilled people from places that can be best described as “shit holes.” And if you the person reading this takes issue with the term “shit hole”, then I invite you to pack a tent and stake a spot in the worst spot in Central America. See how long you last without calling it anything but a shit hole.
The shit hole term does not point a negative light on the race of people, but rather the situation unfolding on a daily basis where they live. Corrupt politicians and police, dirty water, drugs, 3rd world disease… the list is long. Keep in mind, we have shit holes here in America.
Carrying 3rd world diseases.
Incapable of speaking English.
I’d bet my right toe there is not a single migrant crossing over the border today that doesn’t tie to one of the bold descriptions above. Most of them will tie to more than one, and some of them tie to all the descriptors on the list. How does this help our country? It doesn’t. Be it financial, educational, medical, or cultural, the illegal immigration taking place hurts America.
Bigger Picture. The problems that can bring us down as a country can’t be blamed solely on new immigrants, legal or illegal. The culprits run from top to bottom. Meaning, if the poor immigrant represents the bottom of the rung, then sitting at the top is the US government.
Look around DC. What you see is a place filled with idiots. The people we elect time and again know they are running an unsustainable operation, and yet they do nothing about it.
From terrible fiscal deficits, to a broken and overly expensive healthcare system; from sending out obscene amounts of foreign aid to countries that vote against us in the UN, to funding military commitments that are supposed to stabilize regions that will always hate western civilization… everything that DC politicians touch or launch results in a failure.
America’s self-destruction is very similar to what killed Rome.
The combination of social media, political correctness, a lack of religion, and a society addicted to instant gratification is a deadly mix, especially when coupled with our biggest issues going unsolved by the never ending pool of career politicians. Unless we find the will to change things in DC, and at the border, and in our schools, and in the homes we live, then I am here to say it’s a matter of time before America falls.
It is impossible to overlook how America is being shaped by a society that accepts the decline of moral values, a media that empowers disinformation, and a TV hungry cast of politicians that raise money by romanticizing the idea of more political divide.
The United States has become a reality show inspired by the movie, The Hunger Games. This may sound crazy, but doesn’t it feel like the media tells us that the only way to move forward is by destroying the person in front of us? And yet, at the very same time, they tell us to be more open-armed and less “racist” to those who are behind us.
Remove the media noise and look at things solely on the foundation of common sense.
Lets drop the myth that all people can live in harmony for a moment and really dig into the truth. The truth is there are radical groups that will never allow the world to be as one. Layer on the lobbying groups who protect the radical groups, and truth is the radicals will never be eviscerated. Thus, what I am here to say is spot on accurate: “The Middle East will never be peaceful because it thrives off hatred.” And yet, America embraces the Middle East as if was more important than water and air.
As a nation we are way too politically correct, and way too soft. It started on 9/11 when we got caught with our pants down. Truth is we fell asleep at the wheel, how else would we allow 19 terrorists to bring a nation to its knees.
But nothing changed on 9/12. We didn’t wake up. We fell deeper into a dark sleep. Meaning, instead of shutting off immigration from the Middle East, we opened the flood gates because we didn’t want to insult the Muslim community.
The day after 9/11 we should have revitalized every aspect of our defenses, including the process of stopping people from coming here by the millions. But we didn’t. Instead, we have back peddled for nearly 20-years. For example, today, our media and politicians are more concerned about allowing the transgender community to serve in the military than whether the military is prepared to fight off intruders.
Any retired general willing to be honest will say America is unprepared to defend against multiple terror attacks, especially massive cyber attacks. Ask yourself this: How confident are you about America being able to fend off a series of nukes shot all at once at various US cities? I’m not confident at all. Are you confident about America protecting Herself against a massive cyber attack? I am not even a little bit confident.
In the same way we allowed Muslim terrorists to infiltrate our lax immigration system to fly airplanes into the Twin Towers, we allowed Russia to meddle in our elections. How sad is that! We have learned nothing.
Go deeper. Because we are too afraid of ruffling the feathers of Muslim everywhere, and because we don’t want to piss off a psychopath named Kim, we underestimate the threats of nuclear-ready countries like Iran and North Korea. Instead of eliminating these regimes either by force or by brutal sanctions that choke, we sorta just hope they won’t eliminate us first. We play musical chairs with nuts who pawn themselves off as leaders. And we pussyfoot around for the media by forming committees, meetings, and agreements that don’t stick.
Go deeper again. We are way over extended in terms of how much money we owe China. If we decide to stop paying our debts to China, we have little in place to stop the communists from hacking into our electrical grid and holding a coastal blackout over our heads until payment is made.
It’s not just a war with foes that has me worried, we Americans are killing ourselves.
– The destruction of the family unit is undeniable.
– The drug use is almost unbelievable.
– The people willing to rip up the rule of law is growing.
Without family what is there? Chaos. Without the rule of law what is there? Chaos. If we become a stoned out society what will there be? Chaos.
Truth is, today everything is unruly because the rules are being broken both literally and figuratively.
I say the family unit, a belief in God, and the rule of law are the foundations America was built on. With that in mind, measure today’s family versus the family of generations ago. I need not go into detail, if you are 35-years or older you know there is no comparison.
Look at the rule of law and how it is disrespected today. It was never like this generations ago. Americans of yesterday respected the cops, we treated our veterans like heroes, we protected our borders.
As for God. I am embarrassed to say we no longer act like one nation under God.
Look at the states. State officials have lost their minds. Not only are many states legalizing drugs, but new legislation in some states calls for legalizing full-term abortions. It is all so barbaric that it reads like fake news.
Take it a step further. When we lose the sense of value for life itself, what kind of nation are we? I don’t know how to answer other than to say we are far from great.
And then there are these things to consider…
Education. The Roman Empire saw its educational system change, much like ours is changing today. The Romans went from an educational system focusing on character, morality, patriotism and social values, to a system where all the focus was on academic scores.
God. It’s worth repeating. “In God We Trust” — the meaning of the term is fading. Instead of looking up to God for answers, most Americans idolize movie stars, sports icons, and rock bands.
Weapons. Instead of using weapons for hunting and protection, too many Americans are using weapons to kill innocent people in schools, malls and churches.
Innovation. We were once explorers, we went to the moon. Where do we go now? Instead of logging new voyages, we login to Facebook. Innovation for most people is the new dancing emoji they discovered in a text or tweet.
Inspiring. Instead of investing in America’s children by enriching their skills and telling them to dream big, we outsource everything to India and refer to our illegal alien population as the “dreamers.”
Taxes. Roman emperors lost the value of money, and so they just printed more and more coins. Roman currency dropped in value. Romans then overtaxed its people to the point where they could not afford basic products and services to survive. Does this not sound familiar?
I travel this nation more than the average person. What I see is the United States in a tailspin, and a lack of will to reverse the direction in which we are heading.
If Trump is reelected in 2020, he will need a conservative congress in order to keep the country from falling into the abyss. If he loses, and if DC becomes even more liberal than it was under Obama, the country will head into the sort of fast-moving decline that ends in a very bad place. In short, history will repeat itself. I’m not sure we can or will ever recover.
After watching his first two years, I don’t think Trump will ever be in a position to make America great again. Truth is, I think we will look back and see that his role was to slow down the fundamental transformation put in motion by Obama. This is not a bad thing; this is a good thing.
Ultimately, we have to hope Trump wins in 2020. We have to work hard to see to it that he gets to work with a congress that is willing to address these issues head on. It starts by blocking the progress of Obama-like liberals.
Then in 2024, the US has to take a new approach. We have to stop electing the extremely rich Republicans like Trump and Bush, for they cannot feel the pain of the common man. The US cannot elect another radical liberal like Obama for he and his kind stand clueless about what makes America great.
The perfect leader for this time and age is best defined as someone who can feel the pain of the American citizen, and who recognizes what makes America great in both the short and LONG terms. America has to elect a common man or woman, it has to elect one of its own, or else the fall is inevitable.
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