Well folks, it's the end of our first year under Obama. We're about to enter what will probably be viewed historically as one of the most challenging times in America's history to this point. Given all the things America has been through in it's short life span, that is quite a statement. But let's review for a minute. We have an arrogant Congress and Administration recklessly and irresponsibly printing and spending money that we don't have. We have racked up a 12 TRILLION dollar debt, and it's still climbing! And on top of that, notes are coming due in 2010 that we can't pay, and will undoubtedly result in refinancing at a much higher interest rate. That means more taxes, less money to spend, a continued slow economic recovery, and more job losses. We have the government unabashedly backing big labor unions with undisguised payoffs (bribes), and the goverment is empowering unionism to a degree not seen in decades. That is going to lead to more concessions by big and small businesses, putting many of them on the brink of bankruptcy, or out of business - leading to even more job loss. The goverment, and it's intrusion into our lives, is growing at an alarming rate. And unemployment continues to rise. But perhaps the biggest challenge America will face in 2010 will be the Holy War that Muslims are waging against America and the West. Between the actively militant Muslim Extremists, the clandestine Muslim activists, the inciteful Muslim clerics and their propaganda, and the Muslims who are not actively involved in the violence but financially support these actions, Americans are in extreme danger. And unless this Administration, and in fact each and every American, wraps their heads around this concept we are doomed to lose this war. Americans are niave in their belief that Muslims (or many other cultures/religions) have the same level of tolerance for others that we have. Americans stupidly (but without malice) project their morals, their beliefs, and their values onto people(s) of other cultures never realizing that those projections are one of the reasons that other cultures have grown to hate us. That will never change, so we need to learn to accept that our very existence offends the Muslim world, and this Holy War that has been waged against us will have no end. So then the question becomes, "Do we continue to bend over and take it, or do we fight back to win?" If we don't fight back to win - each and everyone of us - then we are doomed to mediocrity and will follow the great Roman Empire into the infamaous bowels of history. What do you want? What do you think your kids, or their kids would want?
Wake Up America!