The number of "99ers" - people who have been unemployed for 99 weeks or longer has skyrocketed since 2007. I understand it is at its highest number in our history. We have closed over 42,000 factories since 2001. There is no "light at the end of the tunnel" for many of these people. Most have worked their entire lives, only to find when their benefits run out they may end up homeless, penniless, destitute. And things are getting worse because the current administration embraces policies in direct opposition to free market principles. No free market, no jobs.
So has there been anything nefarious in the administrations complicity in growing this "class" of Americans? Absolutely. And now we're seeing what it is. The union, you know, obama's buddies, have stepped in and unionized the 99er's. Hmmm, another lobbying bloc! Is it a stretch to predict this group will lobby Congress to extend unemployment benefits even longer? Can you say a permanent socialist class of Americans if that ever happens? And which ever party agrees to those "demands" for increased benefits will undoubtedly get the benefit of a huge voting constituency - upwards of 7.5 million people, all voting age - by some accounts.That will undoubtedly be the Democrats, and the progressive ship will keep sailing on.
Is there no end to the fronts on which we will need to fight in order to turn this national travesty around and restore liberty? I think not. The progressives have shown their hand and their willingness to openly engage in the struggle to change America. They know they will either be strong enough to make that happen, or they will fail. Seeing as they are out in the open, it's clear they believe they are strong enough to succeed in their mission. Have they under-estimated us? I pray they have. But I still see too many apathetic people walking around in their own little world with little regard, or understanding, of the magnitude of the challenge facing America. How that can be, I'm not quite sure, but none-the-less it is evident everywhere I look.
Engage people, get them out to the polls, make them understand the issues that are clearly visible in our society. They are many, and they are huge in scope. The magnitude is nearly unfathomable when you stop to think about it. The sheer scope of the work ahead is overwhelming. But as Ronald Reagan once said, "If not us, who? If not now, when?" That is exactly where we stand today. That is exactly the place in history we find ourselves. Our response, how we react, the choices we make, and the strength we share, will ultimately define what is written about this generation of Americans in future history books. We've looked back in history at "the greatest generation", but their challenges, while great, were not as great as ours. Let's work tirelessly to take that designation from them!
Stand With God, Stand For Liberty, And Prepare To Fight!