We have real problems in this country but I fear we don’t have a culture equipped to solve them.
Exhibit A – The state of New York is in a legal battle over whether the citizens of New York City have a right to drink large sodas.
Exhibit B – The state legislature of Maryland is seeking to introduce a bill to prevent suspension of students for silly reasons. Like when a student was recently suspended for nibbling on a Pop Tart until it took the shape of a gun.
“A Maryland lawmaker, who is among those who think that Park Elementary School may have doled out too harsh a punishment, has now introduced a bill to stop students who chew Pop-Tarts, or other not-ordinarily-dangerous materials, into the shape of a gun — or who merely hold their fingers into the shape of a gun — from being suspended again.”
Exhibit C – We spent the last two months wringing our hands and gnashing our teeth over the Sequester Cuts that are only 2% of the projected 2013 spending for our Federal Government.
Exhibit D – Ashley Judd (D) is being mentioned as a serious candidate for US senate in Kentucky.
Exhibit E – A Michigan teacher confiscated a 3rd grader’s cupcakes because they had army men on them.
There used to be a time when the culture of the US focused on real problems and the can-do attitude of the American people could solve any problem. It might have taken us a while and it was surely painful but we could always be counted on to remain focused and work the problem instead of being distracted by straw men arguments.
That is not the case now and I fear it will be our downfall. The majority of the US citizens lack common sense and this is very dangerous. Our enemies won’t need to attack us directly; they only need to wait for our inattentiveness to the real problems to consume us. Our demise will not be from a foreign attack but from implosion.
Unless we change the culture quickly, this will be our end game.