As Americans all over this great nation celebrate Independence Day -
are we really that independent any more?
Headlines shout that record number of citizens are “disabled”, on food stamps, or receiving some sort of government assistance. Government is now involved in one way or another in over half of the gross national product and is the nation’s largest employer…
And Government doesn’t even do great things anymore.
It used to build and do the impossible. We threw off the yoke of British rule, won two World Wars against worthy adversaries and now we’re getting our asses handed to us by a bunch of guys running around the mountains in
We used to build giant infrastructure projects, lead the world in manufacturing and now it’s hard to find anything that’s not made in China. Meanwhile our once gleaming cities can’t even fix a water department and a state can’t even improve its department of motor vehicles.
A recent Rasmussen poll kind of encapsulates what’s wrong with the American Spirit.
When asked if America is still the land of liberty and justice for all a scant 53% said that we are. Is anyone really surprised? Government spies on its citizens, regulates everything- even a child’s lemonade stand- stands in the way of innovation and won’t even allow energy independence by exploiting domestic resources in favor of buying energy from countries who hate us.
And every now and then I stumble across something that exemplifies The Wussification of America.
Have you ever heard of a “Brony?” It’s what a group of grown men who are fans of a little girls TV show called My Little Pony- call themselves. And last weekend thousands of them from across “The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” descended on BronyCon Summer 2012 at the New Jersey Meadowlands Exposition Center in what may be the largest gathering of beta males who live in their mother’s basement EVAH!
American men used to build skyscrapers, win wars, build better mousetraps, hunt wild animals and climb mountains. Now when they’re not playing X-BOX they’re gathering dressed as their favorite character
from My Little Pony!
Are you freaking kidding me?
But what else would you expect from a generation of boys that were told they had some sort
of mental disorder and were given mega doses of Ritalin for not being able to “sit still” in a boring class room.
America on this 4th of July is at a turning point.
We can either start reclaiming our rights and responsibilities or we can continue our decline into a bankrupt nanny state from Hell. If you want to read something today that will inspire you about where America
came from and what we are to aspire to I have a suggestion;
Find a copy of the “Declaration of Independence” and rediscover what Independence Day is all about.