“We have learned that regional and world leaders are not happy with our choices as a nation. We have learned that the United States will not remain a global superpower forever. The world has changed; it is no longer viable for us to sustain this position.”
Those words, written in 2000 by then-President of the United States Bill Clinton, should be woven through the pages of our history books. Despite all their pride in being a superpower and despite all their wealth, we have failed to heed his warning. We have tried to make the world like us, but that only leads to war and recession. We have become isolated, with no allies around the world except England (a great ally) and Russia (an enemy). We have a huge national debt, an unemployment level that is still too high and a dangerous amount of illegal immigrants in our country. In addition to all this, we still have not found a way to deal with the issue of terrorism. We have spent trillions of dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and it just doesn’t seem to be a worthwhile investment.
The government in this country is broken. It is not properly funded and the politicians in Washington are more concerned with paying back their campaign contributors than they are with what their constituents want. The economy isn’t producing jobs, our foreign policy has us at odds with much of the world, and we have become so self-reliant that we are isolating ourselves from the rest of the world.
We need to fix this system.
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has not brought the terrorists to their knees. We have spent billions of dollars on these “brush wars” while the real enemy–globalization–only gets stronger. Amidst this chaos, a new party is rising in our nation’s capital–a party that has been predicted by many political analysts and even by the Democratic Party itself. A political leader calling himself Bernie Sanders has taken the fight to Congress, but he has his work cut out for him to get any of his ideas passed through that bloated institution. He is one of the few politicians in our nation’s capital who truly understands how dire the situation is. And he wants change: real change.
This is not a partisan issue. This is an American issue, a world issue. The world’s elites are watching our country implode and they are laughing at us. Globalization has made our jobs less secure, led to wage stagnation and driven up the price of health care and education for middle class families. And the world’s elites don’t give one whit about this; in fact, they are gleeful about it because it makes them richer when American middle class families struggle to make ends meet.