What Has Happened to America?

November 4, 2013 - 3:06 PM

The roll out of Obamacare, the abject failure of the website, the total confusion, people losing their private insurance programs before they are enrolled in the monstrosity that is the "Affordable Care Act," the president making promises that he knows he can't keep - and all the other sloppy inattention to detail, the amateurish attitude of those who are supposed to be in charge, and the overall unacceptable level of incompetence would embarrass even the most arrogant of presidential administrations and have the nation up in arms and ready to put up a set of gallows between the two houses of Congress.

But, something has happened to America in the last couple of decades: a large part of the population has conceded its future to a government that grows bigger and more intrusive every day. Rather than take their heads out of the sand and admit that they are passing along a fiscal monster that's going to devour the prosperity of foreseeable generations, they choose to accept:

  • The eternally and historically flawed methods of socialism that are being promoted by a president who seems determined to change the very essence of the American Dream,
  • A sold-out Senate,
  • A Congress whose leadership blinks every time there's a confrontation, and
  • A Supreme Court that's about one appointment away from being a presidential rubber stamp.

There's about forty percent of the population who Obama could give chicken feathers to and convince them it was chicken salad and they'd follow him off the top of the Empire State Building blindfolded. He can do no wrong in their eyes, as long as he keeps playing Robin Hood and passing out the goodies.

These people will wake up somewhere in the middle of the third act when the entitlement checks and food stamps stop coming to find there's nobody to take their phone calls.

The government that was founded to serve the people has turned the equation around and now they believe that the people are supposed to serve the government. That we should be willing to put up with whatever taxes they choose to levy, to abide by every ridiculous rule or regulation their bureaucratic little minds can conceive and allow them to regulate every facet of our lives...while they live above the law out of the clutches of Obamacare and shrinking retirement plans.

They pass out billions of dollars in contracts to their political allies and subsidize companies that have no hope of succeeding while they exempt those they choose from the programs they're forcing the rest of the country into.

They can use government agencies to punish their enemies and walk away with impunity.

They can selectively enforce the laws of the land, ignoring the laws that don't fit their agenda.

They can hire thousands of agents to enforce their will on the public.

They can forsake Americans in the Foreign Service - leave them to die without even attempting to rescue them.

They can look into a television camera and lie with a straight face.

Amidst all this passivity, however, there is great frustration, a smoldering, white-hot anger that only awaits a rallying point to ignite and become the most motivated political force in this nation.

If there has ever been a time in the history of this country for a true leader to step forth, it is now.

The two major political parties have proven their mettle. With few exceptions, the Democrats and the Republicans are dismal failures at reviving the economy - and more importantly - the spirit of America.

Maybe it's time for a bold step, a political party that has no obligations to any corporations, unions or political action committees. A party that is impervious to the ridicule of the media, that is willing to begin in an humble way at the grassroots level, enlisting the loyalty of those who truly want to get America back on the path to sanity and capitalize on small successes building an army of true believers brick by brick.

And somewhere out there in flyover country is an honest person of exceptional intellect and impeccable integrity, God-fearing, who wears the helmet of salvation and carries the sword of the spirit, someone who is able to lead this nation back into the light.

I believe it.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels