Most Americans enjoyed a joyous Christmas full of presents, friends, families and children. Churches filled to capacity with worshippers bidding a “Merry Christmas” to everyone they passed. Santa Claus visited with a plethora of gifts for all good little boys and girls.
The ‘politically correct’ media called it ‘Happy Holidays’ because they feared offending anyone that didn’t ‘believe’ in Christmas. Nonetheless, I saw two showings of “Miracle on 34th Street” with Maureen O’Hara because I love the nostalgia of what America once represented. Additionally, I watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart for the 40th time. Yes, I cry for the ‘America’ I once knew and understood.
As a kid born in the 40s, I know what America once meant to all Americans. That no longer exists! In its passing, most of our children cannot remember the simple pleasures of living on a farm, of our lives around the Christmas tree, big dinners for the parents around the big oak tables and the kids sitting around the card tables.
Today, we find our children living in concrete jungles replete with drugs, broken school systems, single parents, strange people from foreign countries that do not celebrate Christmas, cell phones, inane television, frivolous presents and too many divorced parents celebrating with their kids at separate times with new ‘half’ mommies and ‘half’ daddies and phone calls to grandparents.
Fathers and mothers ‘Skype’ visit their kids from war zones around the world while their families wonder if they will ever see their parents again. Some 15 million unemployed Americans celebrated with tears, pain and uncertain futures. Another 13.4 million American children live below the poverty level, which means their Christmas benefits arrived from the local shelter and peoples’ contributions to food banks and toy collections.
It’s hard to believe if not astonishing that America, the richest country in the world, features 42.8 million Americans subsisting on food stamps. (Source: Reuters)
We suffer two meaningless and inane ten year wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dribbling on as they kill, cripple, and drive our young people insane. Expect no less than 100,000 long term suicides and more from those two idiotic and perpetual wars. In excess of 175,000 Vietnam combat troops that left that war in one piece—committed suicides in later years and hundreds of thousands more drank themselves into oblivion.
When history finally adds up former President George W. Bush’s legacy, it will be a sobering reminder of the stupidity of his alcohol-clouded mind (Bush is a recovering alcoholic), the feckless behavior of his contrived “Weapons of Mass Destruction” and his downright stupidity at nation-building when his own country fell into ruins.
My Post Christmas Wish List
1. Get out of Iraq and Afghanistan lock, stock and barrel. Leave those two ancient civilization to build their own societies, their own schools, their own police forces and their own defense systems. Our country cannot and must not be the policeman of the world. Why? We cannot continue pouring $12 billion per month into their countries when our own country falls into financial ruin, i.e., $13 trillion federal debt.
2. Stop insourcing, offshoring, outsourcing millions of American jobs. Instead of ‘free’ trade; let’s institute ‘fair’ trade where China or any country sells us $100 billion in goods and we sell them $100 billion in goods. We work our people in jobs in our country rather than import ‘their’ people to our country to displace our workers. Let’s maintain our manufacturing to employ our people instead of China’s people. Fair enough? You betcha’! Ask 15 million unemployed Americans.
3. Engage a Congress that stands up for American citizens and American values such as Christmas, the flag, Pledge of Allegiance, personal accountability and personal responsibility.
4. Engage a president and Congress that works for our people, not foreign governments such as Barack Obama defending illegal aliens and siding with Mexico against Arizona and America’s borders. Instead of placing 570,000 troops all over the world to defend other countries, how about standing them on our borders to secure our citizens from drugs and illegal aliens?
5. How about enforcing our laws as to employers that employ illegal aliens in violation of our statues. Enforce E-Verify, biometric ID card and sanctions. Encourage 10 million fully-employed in the US illegal aliens back to their own country by their own bus ticket when they can no longer remain employed because we enforce our laws.
6. Build our schools up with English as our only language. Educate our young to become literate and responsible. Engage “love and logic” courses for parenting so we don’t continue a massive welfare state for single mothers. With 72 percent of African-American teens as single parents, 34 percent American-Hispanics and another 22 percent White-Americans—that remains disgusting beyond comprehension. (Source: Brian Williams at NBC) We cannot fund a massive welfare state of fatherless children if we hope to remain a viable civilization.
7. Stop the ‘Anchor Baby’ explosion of 350,000 to 400,000 annual child births in America by single mothers that crossed the border illegally to render a child into our welfare system. No first world country in the world allows this insane phenomenon. We must end birthright citizenship before we no longer can maintain our society.
8. At the current rate of immigration, the USA will add 100 million people within 25 years. Does that make sense? As a society, do we want that for our children? Answer: no! Let’s reduce all immigration from 3.1 million annually to100,000 or less. That includes green card holders allowed into this country annually which includes 900,000 of their birthed children. It’s a recipe for disaster of our own children, our own schools, our own medical facilities and our own future.
9. We must move toward a non-oil energy driven civilization if we hope to survive the 21th century as a sustainable civilization. At present, we do not possess a conservation system or any movement toward relinquishing oil.
10. Bring textiles, manufacturing, steel, rubber, glass, plastic and other industry back to the USA to employ U.S. workers instead of Chinese, Mexicans and other countries’ people.
11. Rebuild our infrastructure with our workers to re-circulate the money within our own country.
12. Pay off the debt at the federal and state levels.
13. Create a 10 cent deposit/return law for all plastics, metal containers, glass and aluminum containers. We need to conserve and recycle instead of continued raping the planet for raw materials.
14. Do away with plastic grocery bags and move toward a 25 cent reward for bringing your own cotton bags into all retail outlets. Let’s be responsible to nature and vanquish the Great Pacific Garbage patch along with plastic bags hanging all over our landscape.
Yes, my list runs longer, but no space at this time. Does it make sense? What might your list show? Send it to your Congress-critter to let him/her know your thoughts on America’s future. www.NumbersUSA.org
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a word “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents "The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it" to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans.