We pay attention to what Miley Cyrus twerks, what Jay-Z and Beyonce say, and a hundred other insignificant matters, but fewer than half of all Americans know that there are three branches of government, or can even name them.
I know many of you are angry and feeling frustrated. So many of you are grieving the loss of the America you grew up in, and the erosion of the fundamental values that provided us all with a sense of security, identity and purpose as proud Americans. No, we didn’t always agree, but at least we felt like we could make a difference.
Let me explain. If you are like me, you probably find yourself saying “no” more often these days than usual. “No” to continued deficit spending by the federal government, “no” to government-run health care, “no” to higher and higher taxes from Baton Rouge, “no” to illegal immigration or sanctuary cities … the list seemingly goes on and on.
And on the day before the Normandy invasion, D-Day, General George S. Patton Jr. told the soldiers of the U.S. Third Army on June 5, 1944, “We’ll win this war, but we’ll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we’ve got more guts than they have; or ever will have.
Unfortunately, though, it is the unborn that have continued to lose. Even as the number of abortions are continuing to drop nationwide – 31,000 fewer abortions last year – and while 53 abortion clinics closed in 2015 alone, black children are still being aborted at five times the rate of white children.
But that doesn’t keep us from trying, though, does it? In fact, spending is soaring – consumer credit card debt is $712 billion – that’s $15,355 per household. And our U.S. government has a budget deficit this year of $616 billion. Our country has spent, and now owes $19.
He’s just a showman, they say. He’s been called an entertainer, and criticized as not being a politician. He’s not spent any time volunteering for political campaigns, walking neighborhoods, door-to-door or spent much time at all in Washington, D.C. or pandering to the political class or establishment politics.
When Washington begin talking about increasing the number of Syrian refugees in our country by over 250 percent from last year, or raising that number next year to as many as 100,000, many Americans wonder how we will be able to afford spending as much as $1.