Lessons learned (or not)
What’s the word for how to kill a country? Countrycide? Is it preferable for it to be done financially, such as torching the economy, then printing up money and causing massive debt requiring revaluation of the currency? Or perhaps by the taking of liberty via shredding the constitutional features of limited government, checks and balances, and personal rights? How about the purposeful flooding of the country, legally and illegally, with people who are unassimilable, disease-ridden, desire all kinds of social services, or just prefer their own way of life but in a different setting? For those whose mantra is “How do I hate thee, let me count the ways,” all at once will do. Despite or because of the two party system, this country has survived many ups and downs. In just the past 55 years consider the Democratic Great Society, Immigration Act of 1965 and Obamacare or the Republican FISA courts, Patriot Act and now the shutdown of the strongest economy ever. With the effects these policies had and will have on society it seems fair to view these two parties as different sides of the same pancake.