I blame three presidents for our current crisis: Richard Nixon 1. Took us off the gold standard Devalued the dollar and put us on the road to financial ruin. 2. Ended the military draft Removed the common thread between generations. Bill Clinton Repealed the Glass Steagall Act of 1933 Allowing commercial banks to once again gamble like investment banks lead directly to the financial bubble and burst of 2008. George W. Bush 1. Recreated Vietnam in Iraq 2. Ran up $10 Trillion in debt. W created such ill will between the haves and have-nots that the Democrats couldnt possibly lose in 2008. We better just get that there now exists two Americas and, the America that you and I belong to no longer has the power necessary to sustain itself. Get used to it because the RNC hasnt a clue how to reach the current American public. Women are 53% of the electorate. Keep telling them you want to control their bodies and cancel Planned Parenthood. Oh, and make sure to let them know you want to deprive their children of the same Sesame Street that they grew up with. Add to that the rising influence of minorities (for whom the Republicans said they would curtail any possibility of the Dream Act) and you have the perfect formula for failure. Get used to it, folks, this is the new America. The midterm election could put the last nails in the coffin of the America we grew up in, defended and loved. Now, to all this talk of how we are going to resist increasing restrictions on what liberties we have left; the cold dead hands boast or the one bullet at a time taunt. Have we stopped to consider exactly what were promoting? Have you not seen the lengths law enforcement will go to get what they want? Theyll tear our houses down and leave us homeless without any liability. Have we forgotten Waco? Have any of us not seen a current airing of any number of SWAT television shows? Have we considered what our homes will look like after we tell the officer at our door that we sold all our guns; and, he has the martial law authority or signed warrant to search our premises? Therell be nothing left standing. To take an even further step, at what point do we actually pull a trigger? When do we make the decision to shoot the uniformed officer or armed soldier walking up our driveway? The instant a trigger is pulled, our life is over and our family is in ruins. So, for all our disappointment and for all our macho blustering, its time to get a grip! America is sinking into socialism, no doubt about it. We as Americans, like it or not, will have little choice but to fall in step and work through legal means to attempt renewal. Personally, I hate that part! But, if we want our families to enjoy any kind of life at all, we have no choice. Sure were frustrated and angry. But we need to keep our wits about us so we dont end up frustrated and angry and ruined, as well.