WRAM - We dedicate our hearts,minds and bodies to protecting our great Republic!
I am just curious at where do people feel we as a nation got off the course of greatness and started this whole slide into the corrupt and perverted mess of government that we have today?
Me personally I think the start was in the 50's with the rise of the military-industial complex and the expansion of the unions that pushed for high hourly wages and pensions for the auto makers. Also along with alot of people preferred to look the other way and trust the government to protect us from the Red Menace.
Also for the record I was born in the 70's so anything before mid 80's is more from reading history books and other items than personal experience.
Politicians, and there is no punishment for them when they mess up! They're hired help, and they need to be kept at that level. If we all survive this ordeal, there needs to be a system of checks and balances put into place to keep this from ever happening again!
Hopefully, King Obama won't come back this 2nd term, hopefully he'll get voted out.....
We trusted the people that we put into office with our very existance, and we didn't even check on them. We figured they had OUR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART!
THEY DID NOT! Thus, our government is run by the politicians we put into office. They were crooked. They abuse their privileges, and Hi-Jacked our government.
Me, I believe when after WWI, when they said that they were gonna put heavy tariffs on things coming into the country and our exporting goods out, caused alot of this.
At the end of WWII when they were gonna put it back into effect, they didn't, thats what caused the industrial complex boom after WWII.
We then got fat and lazy, and didn't keep our finger on the pulse of the nation, we were too busy running after the American Dream. We ourselves, became distracted, and continued chasing the dream, and we lost our way.
There was alot of concern, but not enough in time. Now, its not enough on the little too late side of things....and now we have to make some hard choices.
Steppenwolf is known mainly for "Born to be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride" but John Kay wrote numerous songs that were both political commentary and prophecy. Google for "Monster" and "The Ostrich" on You Tube, and you will be amazed at the accuracy of the observations regarding American history and the prescience of the observations of what was then the future.
"We then got fat and lazy, and didn't keep our finger on the pulse of the nation, we were too busy running after the American Dream. We ourselves, became distracted, and continued chasing the dream, and we lost our way." This could have been a paraphrase from the lyrics of "Monster."
Another problem I see, and this is my opinion, is families stopped being families. Teach your kids to think for themselves, show them how, make them understand where money comes from, and that money is not evil, but it is evil if you don't understand it. Schools teach you that you HAVE to go to college, and prepare you for a average income job. I read a lot, I learn, I research and do my own studies, and then by doing so I educate my kids with the truth about the real life issues they aren't being taught in school. Once again it is my opinion that if families become families again, a lot of our problems in this nation would be solved. There are some great families out there and maybe you are apart of one, maybe you failed miserably, or your kids failed you miserably, but it's not too late to help others. Some will always be there to criticize and ridicule others and thank God for them because that tells me that the 1st Amendment is still okay. Money made our country and right now money is tearing it apart and it's due to the educational system and in some cases lack of educate in our homes.