Ben Franklin, one of our
founding fathers, said, “He that is good at making excuses, is seldom
good for anything else.”
Four years ago, freshman U.S. Senator Barack Obama promised “hope and
change” if American citizens would elect him into the presidency of
the United States. He promised to heal our sick economy and bring
back from the dead our manufacturing. He promised to put Americans back
to work. He promised to secure our borders as well as reform our
healthcare. He promised to pay down the national debt.
When Obama reached the White House, our national debt ran at $12 trillion.
Four short years later, it exceeds $16 trillion. During his campaign,
he promised to lower the debt when he said, “The fact that we are here
today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership
failure. It is a Sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills.
It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from
foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.
...Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.
Leadership means that 'the buck stops here'. Instead, Washington is
shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children
and Grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.
Americans deserve better."
"There are two ways to conquer & enslave a nation.
One is by the sword.
The other is by debt." John Adams 1826
A new book published recently, The Amateur in the White House by
Edward Klein. He provides an in depth understanding as to how
American citizen voted for a man totally in deep water over his head.
Let’s take a hard look at Obama’s results in the past four years:
The United States dropped from a three star credit rating on the world
stage to a two star credit rating.
We rose from 7.8 percent unemployment to 8.3 percent unemployment, which
translated to 14 million unemployed and 7 million underemployed.
Yet, at the same time, he imports 100,000 legal immigrants into the
USA every 30 days without any hesitation as to the harm caused to American
Gasoline climbed from $1.81 a gallon to its present price of $3.69 a
gallon. Today, “hope and change” have not provided an energy policy.
“Hope and change” have not provided for energy conservation. Instead,
Americans suffer at the whim and will of oil producing countries.
When Obama reached office, 36 million Americans subsisted on food stamps
because they could not secure jobs to make a paycheck. Today,
46.9 million Americans eke out a living as they feed off food stamps.
A whopping 13.4 million American children live under the poverty line
and off free breakfasts and lunches while at school. Food
banks cannot keep their shelves full from millions of Americans who
cannot find jobs.
Since Obama reached the White House, our $700 billion annual trade deficit
continues without challenge. In other words, Obama didn’t do anything
to “change” it by changing from free trade to fair trade.
While our country suffers horrific infrastructure decay, educational
decay, environmental decay and medical care breakdown—Obama continued
the useless and meaningless Iraq and Afghanistan wars for a mind numbing
$12 billion monthly costs.
The senseless killing of American ambassador Christopher Stevens by
Muslim fighters shows their lack of civility and respect for international
laws. Obama should have had the consulate armed and ready for
such an incursion. Or, he should have taken Stevens and his staff out
of Libya before such an event occurred.
Instead of giving two million illegal aliens an amnesty, Obama should
have enforced our immigration laws to take away jobs that allow those
illegals and their parents to remain in our country. He has led
us down a murky path of making illegality legal and he sues states that
attempt to save themselves from the astronomical costs of illegals by
creating laws at the state level to stop illegal immigration.
Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, Colorado and other states created
laws in order to save them from Obama’s not enforcing immigration laws
internally. Obama sued them for his not doing his job.
When you look at the big picture, our presidents, starting with Reagan’s
adding $3 trillion to our national debt; you see that our leaders have
placed us at the mercy of events. We started the Iraq War that could
not be won; instead, it drained us in lives and debt. Afghanistan
cannot be won because the Afghanistan people will hang on until we drain
ourselves to death.
At some point, we need to come to terms with reality, with the futility
of wars, with the futility of debt, with the futility of mass immigration,
with the futility of continual growth. If we ignore the signs
of our civilization’s collapse whether water, energy, resources, wars,
racial strife, religious strife or environmental degradation—we will
all become victims of the aforementioned events.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic
to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to
coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle,
Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across
America. His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure:
The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888
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