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Answered 2015-04-17 20:32:09

They would not be too pleased with the USA of today

  • On the positive side, most Americans are GOOD & DECENT people and we love our country very much. It is some of the politicians to whom we have entrusted the destiny of our country who have put the USA in such a negative light to the rest of the world. We can vote and hope that we can elect honest people who understand what our USA is supposed to be and pray that they take a course of action to return our country to what it was intended to be when the founding "...fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal... and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
  • On the negative side, political corruption and malfeasance have transformed the dreams of our founding fathers into a country that, at this time, is very different than what they had envisioned.
  • The system of checks and balances between the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches of the government is not being followed by current and recent administrations regardless of their political party affiliation.
  • The Executive branch does pretty much what it wants to do and is rarely challenged, much less chastised, by the Legislative or Judicial branches.
  • The Legislative branch, or Congress, was assigned the power to declare war by the Constitution, but the Executive branch, or Presidency, has entered into many armed conflicts without a formal declaration of war by Congress. The last declared war in which our country fought was WW 2. Tens of thousands of our brave USA soldiers have died in these undeclared wars.
  • Our civil rights and liberties as USA citizens are being infringed upon in the name of fighting terrorism. Terrorism is a very bad thing, but it should not cause USA citizens to relinquish our rights that were granted to us in our Constitution.
  • The USA, so proudly hailed in our National Anthem as "...the land of the free....", has the highest number of people in prison, per capita, in the world.
  • Our national debt has risen to over $8 trillion and is increasing at a rate of $500 billion per year.
  • Billions of dollars are spent on the military-industrial complex while millions of citizens can not afford health insurance.
  • Billions of dollars are spent on "pork barrel" projects, many of which are ridiculous, ludicrous, and wasteful, and are only beneficial to a small percentage of our population.
  • Taxes are high for our middle-income citizens and relatively lower for our high-income citizens and corporations.
  • Justice is often administered differently for our high-income citizens and corporations than it is for our middle and low-income citizens.
  • Our government practices selective favoritism with other countries. We can not trade with Cuba because it is a Communist country but China, the largest nation in the world, is also Communist and we would be hard pressed to shop in any store without seeing a large percentage of merchandise made in Communist China.
  • Our government tells us that the war in Iraq is being fought to bring democracy to that country, but our Middle-Eastern allies Bahrain, Kuwait (both constitutional monarchies) and Saudi Arabia (absolute monarchy) are not democracies either. Why do we not make efforts towards those countries to give their citizens democracy?
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