“The question is, are we willing to suffer the pain? Because wearing chains never hurts as much as breaking them.”
The fall of our nation
August 28, 2010
Every time I read the news, the headlines get worse. Housing starts down, the stock market down, inflation this, unemployment that … It got my husband to wondering, why is the overall attitude in America as bad as it is?
Before you give a knee-jerk answer of “Because I’m unemployed, stupid!” or some such equally valid (but cursory) reply, hear me out.
There seems to be a curious apathy rampant in our country lately. Our overall attitude is lethargic, almost indifferent to the actions of our government.
We see astounding new threats to our liberties daily. Government agents can legally sneak onto your property and put a GPS tracking device on your car without you knowing about it. The EPA is petitioning to ban lead bullets as a back-door way to reduce the availability of ammunition. Rep. Pete Stark smugly admits at a town-hall meeting that “the federal government can do most anything in this country.” And sadly, he’s right.