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On the Wrong Track

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A state of indifference exists in America

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

We were told that President Biden received the most votes of anyone ever to run for the U.S. presidency. With more than 81 million votes, Biden’s vote tally exceeded President Obama’s previous record in 2008 of only 69.5 million votes.

And yet, less than a year after being inaugurated, there’s not much debate the Biden presidency is an abject failure. A charade. A scripted display of arrogance rooted in the supposition that the American people are too ignorant – too apathetic – to notice otherwise.

But they have noticed. The majority of Americans (51%) no longer believe Biden is competent in his position as president, according to a CBS News poll last month. In fact, Biden earned his lowest approval rating in a recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll since taking office, and it’s the first time more Americans have disapproved of his performance than approved of it.

In all fairness, though, 56.5% of Americans say Biden isn’t in control anyway, with others directing his administration from behind closed doors, and that’s according to a Trafalgar Group poll from June. Actually, a majority of likely voters do not even think Biden will finish his term, according to Rasmussen Reports last month (and by the way, the same majority also say Vice President Kamala Harris is unfit to replace him).

I mean, a growing number (41%) of Americans now don’t believe that Biden won the 2020 presidential election fairly, and the majority of Americans (55%) are now supporting election audits across the country.

Is there much surprise, then, that a Politico-Morning Consult poll last month also found that 61% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track?

The question for the American people is how much longer will they will put up with this charade. We know that “if we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves,” as Abraham Lincoln put it. Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev knew the same in 1961 when he said, “We do not have to destroy America with missiles,” he said, “America will destroy itself from within.”

And yet, there is a state of indifference in our country. A complacency that assumes the freedoms we enjoy as Americans will always be protected – the freedom to be counted as equal, to pursue an education, to drive wherever you like, to wear whatever you want, and to practice whatever religion you see fit. You have the right to vote, to travel, own property, start a business and to speak truth to power.

So sure, most Americans don’t think Biden is competent and isn’t in control of the country, but as long as the Internet works, the traffic lights function, grocery store shelves are stocked, and we can add comments to our friends’ Facebook posts, we’re willing to look the other way on leaving Americans behind as hostages in Afghanistan, paying people more money to stay at home than go to work, devaluing our currency, rising inflation, illegal immigration, censorship of speech, the killing of the unborn, defunding the police and becoming energy dependent on countries who are our enemies.

And in the meantime, we assume that those “unalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” will always be there for us and that we should continue to receive them.

Right up until the moment that we don’t.

And then? Well, there’s an old saying, “You never miss the water ‘til the well runs dry,” and that certainly applies here, and why it’s so important not to look the other way.

Poll after poll shows the American people understand there is a constitutional crisis in our country that is eroding the protection of our rights granted to us by the Creator, and it’s time that the American people demand Biden’s resignation. As James 4:17 reads, “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”

This is why we can no longer afford to just “know” the right thing to do regarding Biden, but fail to do it.

In the words of Ronald Reagan, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

Louis R. Avallone is a Shreveport businessman, attorney and author of “Bright Spots, Big Country, What Makes America Great.” He is also a former aide to U.S. Representative Jim McCrery and editor of The Caddo Republican. His columns have appeared regularly in 318 Forum since 2007. Follow him on Facebook, on Twitter @louisravallone or by e-mail at louisavallone@mac.com, and on American Ground Radio at 101.7FM and 710 AM, weeknights from 6 - 7 p.m., and streaming live on keelnews.com.


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