America is not In Decline - but our Government and the Democrat Party is

"...we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

Our country isn't in decline. Charles Krauthammer once said decline is not an inevitability, it is a choice.

Perhaps the last great Democrat, John F. Kennedy, said in his 1961 inaugural address:

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

This much we pledge—and more.

Pretty sure Kennedy didn’t believe America was in decline even in the grips of a Cold War with the Soviets.

I don't care what they say. The American people are feeling the impact of the Biden agenda - but that is a distortion, it is only decline if we allow it to be.

The fact is the pessimism and decline of the Obama years evaporated during President Trump's term.

Now that there is another Democrat in the White House and they are in control of Congress, both talk of decline and decline in real terms has returned. Joblessness is higher, inflation is back, we are importing oil again, foreign policy is a disaster, China is ascendant and our borders are open.

America isn't in decline, but her government is - and that decline is directly correlated to one particular political party being in power - but not just a political party, one that has given its soul to communist delights.

We didn't see decline under Kennedy or Johnson (although Johnson obligations would place a burden on future generations). Carter's decline was through sheer incompetence. Clinton presided over a good economy - largely because his primary objective was survival and he didn't give in to Hillary's collectivist desires.

But Obama was a different kettle of fish. His "fundamental transformation" required America to be in dystopian decline, so his policies were geared to get her to that point. The Republicans frustrated that process.

This kind of "decline" only occurs when a government decides the real enemies are not foreign powers, rather they are the nation's own citizens.

The Obama people who now surround Biden learned not to let a good crisis go to waste and now are trying to force the issue through at light speed. Now it is moderate Democrats who are uncomfortable with the transition - not the transition, pre se, but the speed is causing their discomfort.

America is being forced into decline by a political party that sees advantage in "managing the decline".

Investments in decline create opportunity for power and it is clear the intent of the Democrat Party is to make us all beggars because beggars are easier to please. They also know true change comes from individuals, not government edicts - but that requires a distribution and surrender of power, not the accumulation and centralization of it.

Imagine what an America under a president and Congress that truly loves America more than their own power and status could be.

But you don't have to imagine - look at the history books and see what type of principles and values drove the policies of people who loved our country. The first thing you will notice is that the core commonality between Democrats and Republican Presidents and there administrations were conservative, First Principle type ideas.

I lament the sad passing of the Democratic Party, I am reminded once again of just how far we have drifted, not just the Democrats, but society as a whole.

I was drawn to these excerpts from John Kennedy’s inaugural address from January 20, 1961 (3 days before my second birthday):

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God…

Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.

The ant-communist, pro-defense, pro-free market 1960 Democrat Party platform would be classified “extreme right wing” by MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post if it was offered today.

The next thing you will notice is how absurd, antithetical and just wrong the approaches of Obama and Biden are.

We must restore faith in America and remember our faith in God. Progressivism, human secularism and the combined forces of all things communist must be defeated, for they are incompatible with the traditions of this country.

This is the oath we must swear.