Tuesday, December 16, 2014
U.S. voters are less bullish on America’s role in the world and see a diminished United States in the decades to come.
Just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States will still be the most powerful nation in the world by the end of the 21st century, down from 37% in January 2009 shortly after the Wall Street meltdown and just before President Obama took office. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% disagree and believe the United States will not be the number one world power, a 14-point increase from 34% six years ago. Twenty-four percent (24%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing...now at last this band ... have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire." Illustrated Sunday Herald February 8, 1920.
As a voting adult, I started off as a Republican and during the Nixon regime, I realized that I was really a Democrat, back when Democrats had common sense and integrity and cared about the common good of all without the selling off of America. I changed my Party to reflect those views. Having been a Democrat for many decades now, I have come full circle and have seen the erosion of principles for which I thought the Democratic Party stood. It's a pity that it took most of my life, until 2008, to realize how wrong I was.
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
The Baltimore Evening Sun
July 26, 1920
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