I am proud to call myself an American and a patriot, but I also am fearful for the future of the U.S.

Tuesday, life will change for quite a few Americans. Actually, it has been changing from the time the pilgrims landed at Plymouth to today.

We’re not as free as we think we are. We stopped possessing freedom when we became dependent upon food stamps and other government subsidies, and when we can no longer pick our doctors or are being watched from the many cameras spread throughout the nation we are on the prefaces of becoming a democracy. 

We say America, the greatest nation ever brought forth, will never fall. Our Constitution is written so in a republic, certain inalienable rights cannot be taken away by the government, even if it has been elected by a majority of voters.

In a “pure democracy,” the majority is not restrained in this way and can impose its will on the minority. In my opinion this is what is happening now.

Below I have listed eight warnings along with the reasons why we need to keep an open mind as we the people endeavor to keep this nation a true republic. 

1) Decline in morals and values: If anything can destroy a nation’s society is its immorality, lack of virtues and depraved life styles.

2) Public health: The skyrocketing uses of opioids being consumed causing dependency on pain relief as well as for illegal consumption in other words a nation on steroids.

3) Political corruption:  When the government with all its branches no longer heeds the needs of its people but takes complete control over their sovereignty and proclaims that such actions are necessary for the good of the people another step is taken towards democracy.

4) Unemployment: When the gross domestic product of any nation is so low and the labor force is shrinking a domino effect happens where the lower GDP causes the prices to rise in order to maintain merchant’s profit structure.

5) Inflation: When the flow of money into the economy decreases money becomes tight and prices go up.

6) Urban decay: When a nation’s urban cities are crumbling under the lack of funds to restore the infrastructures then the populace becomes blight; the quality of life diminishes.

7) Deficit spending also creates monetary problems but used wisely to improve the quality of life, future generations will spur growth. But in this society it was not been so. It continued to borrow more and increasing taxes to pay off debt already accumulated.

8) Border protection inadequacy: Having open borders creates problems. When those responsible for guarding our borders for sure numbers can no longer be effective in keeping the infiltrators or enemies of the state, ruination will come from within.

“What has history said of distinction without honor, wealth without wisdom, power and possessions without principle? The answer is reiterated in the overthrow of the mightiest empires of ancient times. Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome! The four successive, universal powers of the past: What and where are they?” (Orson F. Whitney).

What I wrote above pertains, not to today’s politics, but to what happened to western Rome just before the fall.  If we think we are unconquerable as a nation just because we are a republic and have a Constitution, we will find our collapse will be, not from an outside invader, but by our own belief in a pure democracy where the majority will rule over the minority.

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