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originally posted by: Elton
I imagine it seemed like the end of the world before, civil rights protests, women voting rights, prohibition, the McCarthey hearings but we're still here.
The article title you linked was: Cry of G.O.P. in Campaign: All Is Dismal
I think the negativity and anger helps get votes. I would not worry about the end of society as we know it yet. Things get better, things get worse, has been happening for a long time.
The NY Times should claim some responsibility for this debacle. The helped to put the guy in office.
originally posted by: grandmakdw
The question asked in the article is:
Is the government so fundamentally broken that it can no longer protect it's citizens?
Ebola has now crossed the borders despite being told it was extremely unlikely to do so
The mystery virus that is killing children or causing paralysis has been traced to where the immigrant children from South America were sent around the country to be given asylum.
The Islamic State of Daesh is regularly beheading americans and threatening the US with terrorism
Racial tensions are so high there are many cities where white people can not walk safely without risk of being attacked by gangs of black youths calling the beatings justice
The Secret Service no longer does a decent job of protecting the President
The IRS has been allowed to hide proof they targeted Americans because of their political beliefs and have even publically stated that they did nothing wrong in targeting people for political beliefs.
The NSA collects all the emails and phone calls made (the to/from info) of all Americans and the government approves and even built them huge storage facilities
The government lies about unemployment using only the numbers of people actively looking for work, ignoring the fact that 40% of all american adults are unemployed, many because they are too discouraged to even look anymore.
Drug resistant TB has been allowed to cross the border this past summer infecting Border Patrol Agents.
Political correctness has run so amok that the DOJ refuses to look into Black Panthers calling for the killing of all white americans and waving billy clubs at the voting polls. The government won't investigate a mosque that has had several members go join the Islamic State, and the President actually sent the Imam at that mosque a thank you note.
The Affordable Care Act has left as many if not more (depending on your source) Americans uninsured than before it was enacted. The cost of health insurance has gone way up despite the promise of the cost going down. If the cost itself didn't go up then the deductibles are so high that people might as well not have insurance at all.
The US sent troops to where Ebola is active and they will interact with sick patients, since when were troops to be used for non-military actions abroad? Why send them to where you know some will die, not from combat, but because they government sent them to a known medical hazzard.
What I see is a very very sick country that has been fundamentally changed and broken nearly beyond repair. I see nothing positive that has been accomplished in the past few years. Only actions that have continued to destroy the very fabric of the nation.