In the days following the recent election I've heard from many people about the results. The consensus from those conversations is that none of could believe that more than half of the American public is so uninformed, ignorant, selfish, and just plain stupid. To some extent I had to agree with most of the opinions that I heard. In defense of the American public you have to look at what the public has been exposed to for the last 20 to 40 years. Since the presidency of Jimmy Carter the drift towards the left has been consistant and slow. The voting public has slowly been fed new attitudes about social morals and gradually the media has drifted farther and farther to the left to the exclusion of any meaningful information. TV shows have slowly changed how many people view homosexuality to the point that it is now constant and in your face. Public schools have been given mandates to not just explain homosexuality, but to also encourage young people to experiment with it. Very little education and instruction is given concerning actual American History and the Constitution.
I truly don't think the American Elecorate is educated enough to be able to make sound voting decisions. The basic Puritan Work Ethic that we older citizens learned in grade school is also missing along with pride and loyalty to country. I'm not sure how it was taught to us in the 50s, but we grew up expecting that once we graduated from public school we knew that in order to succeed in life we would either go on to college or we would get out in the real world and find a job. In fact even as teenagers many of us had jobs of some sort. We mowed lawns, raked leaves, shoveled snow, baby sat, and a myriad of other things that we could think of to start winning independence and the pride of self reliance. When I graduated from high school my present from my parents was them telling me that I could smoke in the house and didn't have to hide in the garage anymore, but along with that came the bill for rent and my share of the groceries and the freedom to wash my own clothes. Today's youth are spolied and lacking in proper education, ethics, and love of country. The expectation that somebody else is responsible for their maintenance and up keep is a very common assumption for them. It is not their fault the haven't been taught any different. These young and middle aged citizens grow up learning how to play the handout game and they will not bite the hand that feeds them.
The Congress has demonstrated for the last 3+ years that they are not only worthless, but they are also dangerous. They rubber stamp any of the executive offices programs and worse yet they turn a blind eye to flagrant violations of the Constitution by the same branch. Our attempt to gain a more conservative i.e. Republican Senate failed as well as a more conservative President. At this point I believe it is time for each of us to do everything we can within our own states to stop the federal madness with the Tenth Amendment. It may be the last and best defense against the constant erosion of our personal freedoms. Our founding fathers were an extremely intelligent and foresighted group of men. If we are to fend off the destruction of the United States that we grew up loving we must use everything at our disposal to preserve for posterity the greatest country ever to exist on the face of the earth.