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We are witnessing the demise of our once great nation; the decay of individual responsibility, the decay of our infrastructure, the decay of our financial system, the decay of our political system. We have lost the ability to agree to disagree, and to compromise for the good of the nation; instead of for the good of the party, and for the chance of reelection.

Bin Laden, in his attack on our financial nerve center uncovered financial irresponsibility, which has vall but been ignored; congress itself has and is affecting greater financial damage to America than Bin laden could ever have wished for. We the people of America are just as much to blame, because we have lost control over our republic. We are along for the ride because we allow politicians to get away with "business as usual". We have disengaged from the daily hypocrisy of politics. We have become complacent. We allow them to not establish term limits, to give themselves raises, to allow the lobby to wine and dine decisions. We are to blame.

In 1750, Prof. Alexander Tyler wrote the following-
Democratic nations have progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to selfishness;
From selfishness to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependency;
and From dependency to bondage.

Middle school and high school students place us on the tail end of this spectrum, even the apathetic ones. Adults also place us somewhere between complacency and dependency, also even the apoathetic ones.

If this hypothesis is close to correct and you were to start at the ratification of the Constitution in 1788 or in 1789 when Government was operational and equated equal time for each line item it has taken us 222 years to gain national complacancy….we should be a fallen nation within the next 60 years.

I guess the next question should be, are we to be a fascist or a communist state? The parties seem to be fighting for their choices.

Personally I think it is time for another American Revolution, a peaceful revolution meant to restore order be voting out every incumbant, an ongoing digital barrage of e-mails, tweets, letters, messages, meant to make it so there is no misenterpretation; and for the people to restore Democracy to our corrupted political system!

Posted by RC-CS on 07/14/2011 at 4:26 PM

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