by L. Neil Smith
The United States of America are in trouble. To some, it is a horrible surprise. Many others have helplessly watched it coming for years.
At the most fundamental levels, with regard to its continued national and cultural existence, in both economic and philosophical terms, this country is in vastly worse danger at this moment, than it was during the so-called Great Depression or the War Between the States.
No fewer than fifteen decades of federal government usurpation and mismanagement—culminating in the most openly rapacious and criminal administrations in its history—have brought the nation to this point. Of the ruling parties, the Democrats are arguably the worst offenders in this regard, relentlessly expanding the power and scope of government, invariably at the expense of the personal freedom and individual enterprise this country was supposed to have been all about.
The War Century was largely a Democatic century.
While Republicans rightly criticize the many shortcomings of the Democrats, they systematically and hypocritically overlook or ignore their own part in the destruction of a civilization that once stood as the brightest hope for all Mankind. Both have conspired together to block any third party that might have set America on a different course, one more consistent with the dreams and aspirations of its Founders.