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Monday, January 02, 2012

We Don't Like the Future We See

Americans don't need a fortune teller to predict our future. We can see the future right before our eyes: Europe; and we don't like it.

Europe, whose economy we so generously subsidized with billions of dollars given by hardworking U.S. taxpayers, and whose freedom we repeatedly defended with the blood of our young men, is now a disaster area, financially and culturally. Europe's decline is beyond our capability to save again. Europe's financial collapse is the result of extravagant deficit spending and the increased percentage of the population dependent on government handouts. Europe's cultural collapse is the result of allowing a tsunami immigration of people who will not assimilate into European civilization, will not obey the laws of their adopted country, and stubbornly retain their loyalty to and customs of their native land.

The bad effects of those tragic decisions have been magnified by the mistake of relinquishing their national sovereignty to the European Union (EU) and by replacing their own currency with the euro. On December 9, the EU countries relinquished their last vestige of sovereignty by agreeing to allow the European Court of Justice to strike down a country's laws if they violate fiscal discipline.

The question for Americans is, are we going down the same dead-end road? America, too, has an elite that wants to take us down the Yellow Brick Road of fake promises, such as free trade and a global economy administered by a wizard behind the curtains in Geneva called the World Trade Organization. Now our European model is collapsing before our eyes. Can we reverse course, return to the roots of our constitutional restrictions on government stupidity, and once again achieve the prosperity given us by private enterprise within protected borders?

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