As election day approaches, I feel a sense of foreboding bordering on a dread that I have to keep confronting and pushing to the back of my mind, because I can't help but feel that this could well be the last election that has a chance of going either way.
Another four years of the same fiscal, immigration and social policies could well create a super majority of liberals, minorities, fringe groups, entitlement recipients and newly registered immigrants, who will feel they owe their political loyalty to the party who make their amnesty and eventual citizenship possible and this coalition could well become an unbeatable majority.
Even now, with the major populations and therefore the lion's share of electoral votes, centered on both coasts and the big cities, most all Democrat enclaves, the “fly over country” vote is fast becoming an exercise in futility.
There will be at least one, and probably two, Supreme Court Justices appointed by the next president, with all the constitution shredding implications that situation could present.
Our National Debt is approaching twenty trillion dollars and growing every day with the fact that soon it will require 100% of our GNP just to service the interest, not even touching the principle.
That mountain will fall into the next president's lap and how they deal with it will decide the kind of future our children and grandchildren will have.
The next chief executive will be faced with the soon coming major hike in petroleum prices and the dark shadow of inflation looms over our fractured economy as does the very real danger of the American dollar being removed from the basket of currencies accepted in foreign trade around the world, necessitating America buying currency from another country to buy foreign goods.
These vital, fiscal issues have to be faced and dealt with immediately by the new president.
There is a dangerous unrest between the races and disrespect for authority that threatens to ignite some urban areas and foment anarchy that could border on open warfare on the streets of our cities.
America needs a leader who can begin a dialogue of peace and understanding between the racial factions and demand that law and order be respected and enforced without prejudice or favoritism.
Taxes and regulations have driven industry out of America and it is imperative to the revival of America's economy that the new president institute policies that would bring them back.
America's military has always been the best on earth and under the present administration, the ball has been dropped and our armed forces have suffered. That has to be rectified and the needs of our military, manpower, hardware and technologies given preeminence among our immediate priorities.
Social Security is not an entitlement, it is a saving plan, a working person's imvestment in their retirement and, due to the spend crazy policies of politicians of both parties, the program is in danger of insolvency.
Obamacare is, as was inevitable, falling apart and will leave millions of Americans without the affordable health care Obama promised.
America's prestige level around the world is somewhere between barely detectable and non existent and our only ally in the Middle East, Israel, has been treated with apathy bordering on downright disrespect for their security and sovereignty.
Of course, we all know that the issues I've mentioned are only the tip of a humongous iceberg and that the problems that face our nation will require a leader with great strength, a media proof thick skin, a bottomless and abiding love for America and inalterable belief in American exceptionalism.
Does either candidate have the capabilities of dealing with this myriad of essential priorities?
The sad answer is no.
The only way either could even hope to make a dent in America's problems, is surround themselves with totally honest and exceptionally capable men and women, allow autonomy to a point and let them do their job, and I don't know if the ego of either of these candidates would allow them to do that.
When I take an overview of what’s happening in our country, it is a depressing sight like a tightening knot that the overwhelming majority of American citizens are either unaware of, or simply ignore and that’s the most depressing part.
It could be overwhelming, but when the burden gets too heavy on my shoulders, I resort to the heavy artillery.
The Word of God.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” - Proverbs 3:5
After all, this world is not my home; I'm just passing through.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
— Charlie Daniels
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