Good reason for concern for nation
Much has been written and said by many, including me, about the election, and a common thread among those comments are these: Where is this country headed, and what are we becoming? Good questions, and why they are being asked is understandable.
Many of us know the country has changed a great deal in the last 50 years, and not just demographically. Our values have changed, and not for the better. These changes have been gradual (almost sneaky); a compromise here and there that didn’t seem important at the time but, accumulating over time, became significant.
Are we trending toward a European-style of government? Is that what Obama wants? If so, why? Many of the European countries are in much worse shape financially than we are, so why should we emulate them?
Do we want an "entitlement" society? How long will it take the producers in our country to tire of supporting the unproductive and start taking actions that will protect their earnings, which in turn will result in fewer dollars going into the federal coffers?
It’s difficult to ignore the possibility that we may be headed for what I’ve heard called an "ineptocracy." It means, to paraphrase, a government least capable of leading that was elected by those least capable of producing. Put another way, a society in which those least likely to sustain themselves (succeed) are rewarded with goods and services paid for by confiscating the wealth of what will ultimately be a diminishing number of producers.
Obama and the liberals/progressives want the government to be the focal point in our economy. Why? History has taught us that the best method is having the private sector be the driving force. Why is this administration ignoring the lessons of the past?
As to the voters, why did so many of the minority folks — over 90 percent of blacks and over 70 percent of Hispanics — vote for Obama? Those groups are suffering the most in this economy — the highest unemployment percentages as an example — and their situations worsened during the last four years under Obama. How many of them are just trying to protect their "freebies" at the expense of those who work hard every day?
Are black Americans practicing a form of reverse discrimination? Are the Hispanics more concerned about the plight of illegals than they are about the country?
Regarding values/morality, the number of babies born to unwed women has gone up, particularly among minorities: over 70 percent among blacks and over 50 percent among Hispanics. Why has that happened? Look at the effect it has on the costs of WIC, food stamps and other welfare programs that we all have to pay for.
Can we trust Obama? How many Americans are aware of how many new regulations he has planned but hasn’t talked about? What sort of pacts with Russian leader Vadimir Putin is he going to agree to now that he has the "flexibility" he wanted? Why was the Iranian attack on one of our drones kept secret until after the election? What about the Benghazi situation? What about the absurd proposal in which Obama wants the ability to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval?
So many questions, so few answers. We have a right, and indeed the responsibility, to be concerned, and those concerns transcend politics; they have to do with the future of our nation.