Ben Franklin, one of our founding fathers, said, “He that is good at making excuses, is seldom good for anything else.”
Four years ago, freshman U.S. Senator Barack Obama promised “hope and change” if American citizens would elect him into the presidency of the United States. He promised to heal our sick economy and bring back from the dead our manufacturing. He promised to put Americans back to work. He promised to secure our borders as well as reform our healthcare. He promised to pay down the national debt.
When Obama reached the White House, our national debt ran at $12 trillion. Four short years later, it exceeds $16 trillion. During his campaign, he promised to lower the debt when he said, “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a Sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. ...Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here'. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and Grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
"There are two ways to conquer & enslave a nation.
One is by the sword.
The other is by debt." John Adams 1826
A new book published recently, The Amateur in the White House by Edward Klein. He provides an in depth understanding as to how American citizen voted for a man totally in deep water over his head.
Let’s take a hard look at Obama’s results in the past four years:
The United States dropped from a three star credit rating on the world stage to a two star credit rating.
We rose from 7.8 percent unemployment to 8.3 percent unemployment, which translated to 14 million unemployed and 7 million underemployed. Yet, at the same time, he imports 100,000 legal immigrants into the USA every 30 days without any hesitation as to the harm caused to American workers.
Gasoline climbed from $1.81 a gallon to its present price of $3.69 a gallon. Today, “hope and change” have not provided an energy policy. “Hope and change” have not provided for energy conservation. Instead, Americans suffer at the whim and will of oil producing countries.
When Obama reached office, 36 million Americans subsisted on food stamps because they could not secure jobs to make a paycheck. Today, 46.9 million Americans eke out a living as they feed off food stamps. A whopping 13.4 million American children live under the poverty line and off free breakfasts and lunches while at school. Food banks cannot keep their shelves full from millions of Americans who cannot find jobs.
Since Obama reached the White House, our $700 billion annual trade deficit continues without challenge. In other words, Obama didn’t do anything to “change” it by changing from free trade to fair trade.
While our country suffers horrific infrastructure decay, educational decay, environmental decay and medical care breakdown—Obama continued the useless and meaningless Iraq and Afghanistan wars for a mind numbing $12 billion monthly costs.
The senseless killing of American ambassador Christopher Stevens by Muslim fighters shows their lack of civility and respect for international laws. Obama should have had the consulate armed and ready for such an incursion. Or, he should have taken Stevens and his staff out of Libya before such an event occurred.
Instead of giving two million illegal aliens an amnesty, Obama should have enforced our immigration laws to take away jobs that allow those illegals and their parents to remain in our country. He has led us down a murky path of making illegality legal and he sues states that attempt to save themselves from the astronomical costs of illegals by creating laws at the state level to stop illegal immigration. Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, Colorado and other states created laws in order to save them from Obama’s not enforcing immigration laws internally. Obama sued them for his not doing his job.
When you look at the big picture, our presidents, starting with Reagan’s adding $3 trillion to our national debt; you see that our leaders have placed us at the mercy of events. We started the Iraq War that could not be won; instead, it drained us in lives and debt. Afghanistan cannot be won because the Afghanistan people will hang on until we drain ourselves to death.
At some point, we need to come to terms with reality, with the futility of wars, with the futility of debt, with the futility of mass immigration, with the futility of continual growth. If we ignore the signs of our civilization’s collapse whether water, energy, resources, wars, racial strife, religious strife or environmental degradation—we will all become victims of the aforementioned events.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America. His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/ Motivational program: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, click: