Just do not blame Obama for that…

Bush’s spending have been undermining a lot of America’s immediate economic future.

The American Eagle

Let’s reflect for a moment on the profound developments in human consciousness that formed the liberal context in which, not very long ago, our nation was conceived. “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” — Thomas Jefferson

If it is impossible to be both ignorant and an American patriot, it is essential to consider seriously the thesis of economic historian Paul Kennedy, whose book, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, is considered the most comprehensive overview of Great Power history.

Kennedy’s asserts that continued deficit spending, especially on military build-up, is the single most important reason for the decline of any Great Power.

That the fiscal and foreign policies of this country’s current administration are doing great harm to this country is now becoming manifest in the decline of the American dollar. But this administration is only the worst and latest example of policies that have been continued far too long, to the point of undermining America’s future. These short-sighted economic policies must be reversed if America is to remain a Great nation:

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Cost of Iraq War and nation building

Some have trouble understanding the concern I and many others feel for this country and its present direction. Let’s not fool ourselves, we are in critical times, for although we are a great nation, we, like all the other great powers that previously came to ‘strut and fret their hour upon the stage, then to be heard no more’ (Shakespeare), are not immune to the laws of history and culture, but are their subjects. The difference between us and those who passed before is that we have better understanding now, of the forces that give rise to great nations and the courses that bring them low.

As Isaiah bemoaned, it is ignorance that brings a people to perish; as St Paul asserted, we are held responsible for the knowledge we do have; the core meaning of being a citizens in a democratic Republic is that the course this nation will follow lies in the choices We the People make: whether we will hold close the core values that made America a ‘shining city on a hill’ or let those core values be trampled under by more mundane concerns.

American deserves much better than we have been giving it and America requires much better if it is to remain at home in this land between the oceans where eagles can fly high.

by Charles Edmund Coyote

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