The OP's post is outstanding. One would have to be heavily medicated or seriously lacking in judgement to believe that there is nothing amiss in
America today, whether socially, economically, or in terms of its relationships with other countries.
Ever since the end of the "cold war" with the old Soviet Union, America, under one president after another has been finding ways to squander the peace
dividend and, like a punch drunk fighter, lash out at anything moving nearby, regardless of the weight class of the victim.
As a non-American observing from the sidelines, I want to tell you that America's flabbergasted friends are, in the face of her bizarre behavior,
having a difficult time from becoming overly medicated themselves, in an effort to tune it all out.
Or, in the style of "The Emperor's New Clothes", they play along with the game, nodding gravely when Uncle Sam tells them how places like Iraq, Iran
and Syria are a threat.
A lot could be said on that subject, but people in the ATS forums have been laying out chapter and verse on America's wayward detours for years
Let me end this post by suggesting to people, Ron Paul is not going to lead America out of its woes. Each and every American will have to do that job
by being relentless about holding politician's feet to the fire in getting legislation passed (or repealed) that the majority of citizens (not the
majority of corporations) want passed or repealed.
Ron Paul might be a cut above a lot of the bought and paid for candidates, but he is still a politician
and needs to be watched. Get used to
this America. Nobody is going to save America for you. You will have to do it yourselves.
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