Lincoln’s View of the End of America
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.~ Abraham Lincoln (1809-02-12 1865-04-15 age:56)
Lincoln might be puzzled at how his prediction came about, with groups of financial corporations hijacking the government with its flow of tax income, setting up legal cons to extract still more money from the people and dismantling the manufacturing and agricultural sectors. The supreme court banned campaign contribution limits. Americans quietly surrendered democracy for an oligarchy, a corporatocracy. Even though corporations are mini-tyrannies, most American want them to run things rather democracies. Christians breached the constitutional wall of church and state and gained the right to force their religion on others and to persecute homosexuals. With the Patriot Act, out of exaggerated fear of terrorists, Americans meekly surrendered their constitutional rights to privacy, habeas corpus, right to a trial… Spending on pointless wars put the country so badly in debt, it will inevitably go bankrupt. Jeb Bush said We must create a [economic] crisis in order to ensure that there is no alternative to a smaller government. So bankruptcy is the intention of American Republicans. Americans single-handedly destroyed their own country.