America is in big trouble, and most of us have realized this for a long time. Injustices are occurring in the United States at a rapidly-increasing rate. Citizens are losing their constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms in ways that would have been unthinkable just a few decades ago. We are fast approaching the point at which revolution will be the only remaining alternative to complete tyranny. Consider the following indicators.
Corruption in Congress
The federal government is now the largest single employer in America. The federal government employs nearly 3 million people, and more than 95% of these work for the executive branch. That figure does not include the 2.5 million members of the military services, contractors, or the U.S. Postal Service.
The national debt is currently at an historic high of $18.4 trillion and the federal government spends $500 billion per year more than it collects in revenue. This situation is unsustainable and unacceptable. Your share of this massive public debt is $190,000! When people lose control over their wealth, they cannot call themselves free. All of this monstrous debt has been heaped upon the people by reckless congressmen and senators who purport to represent them.
Corruption in the White House
Leaders no longer respect the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions or enforce our laws. Barack Obama has engaged in illegal actions such as Operation Fast and Furious that resulted in the deaths of U.S. citizens. Our cities are being ravaged and American jobs stolen by illegal aliens enticed here by an administration that cares nothing for properly enacted laws. Voters in 2008 and 2012 had ample warning about who Obama is but refused to hear.
Corruption in our Courts
What used to be the people‘s last line of defense from governmental tyranny the Supreme Court has become, (with three notable exceptions) little more than a body of craven and cowardly political extremists that likewise, hold the U.S. Constitution in contempt and misuse their authority to strike down laws they don’t agree with and even create new law from their bench. At the local level, the “judicial system” functions more like a TV game-show than a serious system of justice, where criminals exchange information for reduced sentences.
Corruption in our states
Even at the state level, dereliction of duty is spreading at an alarming rate. Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring, violated his oath of office with his first official act. Herring refused to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in federal court in the state’s defense of the constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, as is his job as Attorney General. He now plans to run for re-election.
Corruption of our security
The United States is not secure. In fact, national security is a joke. Thanks to decades of congressional and presidential neglect, the United States is exposed to invasion by any foreign agent or force from the south. We spend countless millions of dollars securing our airports only to leave the backdoor unlocked and wide open to any and all who would come.
Corruption in our Political System
We even have a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, who is known to have violated numerous sections of U.S. espionage lawsall of which are felonies, parading around the country as if she knows nothing of these things. Mrs. Clinton violated 18 U.S.C. subsection 793 by keeping classified material on an unsecured personal server. This is a crime that would land any other private citizen in prison. Clinton is now attempting to shift the blame to the technician who installed her home server. Meanwhile she parades around the country as if she was a serious and viable candidate for the presidency and most of the nation’s media covers for her or promotes her candidacy.
Corruption in Public Education
America’s public educational system is broken. According to the U.S. Dept. of Education, the nation’s students now rank 20th in the world in reading, 22nd in science, and 29th in math, even though we spend more money per student than all but five other countries. More money is not the answer to America’s education crisis, accountability is, and unless the stranglehold of teacher’s unions and Washington liberals over public schools is broken, further decline is assured. While students may fail in academia, they have become proficient in the characteristics of every kind of sexual deviance known.
Corruption in the Media
Recent public polls show that media “journalists” are trusted less than lawyers. They lie by commission as well as by omission. They portray criminals and sexual deviants as peaceful law-abiding victims of an otherwise vicious society, even as they paint faithful Christians as sinister, ignorant and malevolent when the reverse is the general truth. In most cases, they have no accountability and accept no responsibility for the false impressions they leave in the minds of viewers, readers and listeners. It’s increasingly the case at the local level. But the most troubling fact is that most people depend on information from these sources to make their voting decisions.
This situation exists, in large part, because many of us remain ignorant of the issues of the day by choice. We vote recklessly, and refuse to remain engaged in our government’s affairs until the next election season. It’s becoming impossible for parents to protect their children from the perverse sexual bent of an offender who takes notice of him or her. Revolution will soon be the only alternative to tyranny, and many will ask, “How did we come to this?” Now you know.
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