There is only one conclusion a sensible person can come to with regard to the state of the nation this past year.
Americans are too stupid for freedom.
Before every one of the elitist academician Marxist-Socialist-Progressive-Democrats (some of whom may be related to me) jump down from their pedestals, fists first, tongues lashing, let me preface this post by saying I am not a Republican. The past month or so has me questioning whether or not I’m an Independent. My beliefs now lean heavily toward Libertarian.
I care not one whit about either major party, except to say that I firmly believe both are the root cause for most of the trouble we are now experiencing. I do care about our country, which has now been faltering more often than setting a good example.
In my business, I talk to people all day long. Teenagers, parents of teenagers, old people, government officials and government workers. Many folks do not know how to piece together enough coherent sentences to make a business telephone conversation. It’s apparent that this nation has been suffering from a “dumbing down” effect for a long, long time.
For example, take our schools. Forget the English language and literature. Most kids (and their parents) these days are unfamiliar with national geography including our states and capitals. It’s no wonder then that they do not know world geography or world events. They believe history is what happened the last ten years, and most have no intricate knowledge of the rich heritage of this country and how it came into being.
The modern American doesn’t know how to make anything anymore. Walk into any store, where a good percentage of the merchandise comes from somewhere else. Standing in a long line in Joanne's Fabrics, I picked up every single chachki for sale along the way to the register. Everything I touched had been made in China.