Who wants a strong America?

Who wants a strong America?  It’s hard to come up with an answer for that.  Looking around at world events it is hard to find anyone protecting our position.  Even our own government seems intent on weakening our country.   Politically, financially, and strategically we are weakened, and it seems to be ok with our leaders.    

Politically, we have been weakened by the war in Iraq, and world opinion about our actions there.  That is on top of all the resentment the world already has for our position and power. 

Financially, over the course of a few short months our dollar has lost 1/3 it’s value.  Our government has allowed this free fall, and if they are concerned it is not apparent by their actions or words.  They should be concerned, because as Americans we have lost a tremendous amount of purchasing power and strength.

Strategically, our former allies are positioning themselves for their own sphere of influence in a multi-polar world, the Russians are undermining our position around the world and using natural resources as a weapon, and the Chinese are no doubt using the 2000 year old teachings of Sun Tzu to influence events in their favor.

Our internal issues are significant.  Division leaves us weak, and there is no shortage of influences seeking to divide us.  Politicians and the media keep us in a constantly fractured state of identity.  We hate each other more than we fear those plotting our demise.

Apathy and ambivalence have immobilized us to the point of paralysis.  Our political attitudes, values, and beliefs are as superficial as our media.  We are locked into a two party system that has abandoned the country’s interest.   The two parties are locked in a battle for power that only furthers the divide in our country.

Corruption is how politics is done.  Put enough money behind your political effort and you cannot fail.  Money greasing the wheels of politics is not new, but in America today, anything goes.  Treason is not treason if you were the national security advisor of a popular former president.  Undermining our national interest is not a problem if you are the head of a political party trying to regain power.

The only way out is for America to become America again.  Hard work, independence, and dedication are what gives liberty and freedom the opportunity to thrive.  Apathy  and ambivalence are the sure path to more socialism, world government, and the end of the world as we Americans know it.

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About votescottwise

I love Columbia City. I was born here, spent most of my life in and around Columbia City, and chose to make our community home after college. I want my children and grandchildren to be able to take advantage of what this country and our community have. I am running for Mayor of Columbia City in 2011.
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