In the 1950's and 1960's there was a great fear in this country that Russia would destroy us with nuclear weapons. Some of you may remember the somewhat humorous "duck and cover" campaign to protect us from nuclear blasts.
My grandmother always warned me about a much greater threat to our country than a nuclear holocaust. She always said [paraphrased], "They will destroy us from the inside." She is now 90 years old and has lived long enough to see it happening. However, she was only half right.
The "they" she was referring to were other major powers - Russia, China, Japan, Germany, etc. However, the real "they" that are destroying this country from the inside like a cancer with a voracious appetite are liberals. Liberalism has taught us to reject The Golden Rule, that morality is a subjective concept, and that your welfare is someone else's responsibility.
We have devolved from a nation of proud people to a collection of individuals who are hellbent on "getting theirs". The "land of the free and the home of the brave" has become the land of the free lunch and the home of the cowardly. Don't any of you take that out of context. That statement has nothing to do with our military or our veterans. It doesn't even apply to those who understand why the United States has to defend itself in foreign lands like Iraq and Afghanistan. It is directed at those who refuse to serve in our military, those who protest against our soldiers, and those cowards who attack recruiting offices in the dark of night.
Liberals have done this primarily through our public educational system. I read a story today that says 50% of 17-year-olds in this country cannot correctly identify George Washington as the father of our country, or James Madison as the father of our Constitution, or many critical documents to the founding of this nation. At the same time, they have no trouble identifying modern "celebrities".
I could write for hours and give example after example of how liberals have tossed patriotism in favor or multiculturalism. How they have tossed morality for immorality. Factual history for distorted history. True achievement for false self-esteem. Christianity for secular humanism. Science for social agenda.
I fear that it may be too late. As our economy falters and as the U.S. dollar plummets around the world, I see a nation of spoiled brats who don't have a clue what freedom means or what is costs. If we don't find someone who can lead us out of this mess we may find ourselves starting over.