Liberalism's destructive legacy against America  

Policy changes that have devastated America since the 1960s

History shows that all great nations have destroyed themselves - and for essentially the same reasons: Government overspending, massive debt, loss of civility and morals, social strife and an ever growing dependency class.

Starting in the mid 1960s, many economic and social programs were implemented that politicians believed would eliminate poverty, racism and nearly all social ills. Tragically, we now know that these changes resulted in many unintended consequences that have devastated our society and mortgaged our future.

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* Social stability and Civility: During the economic depression of the 1930s, 15 to 24% of Americans were without a job. Manufacturing declined 77 percent. Many cities could not afford to keep schools open. Yet in the depth of that hardship, with its soup kitchens, bank closings and hunger, Franklin Roosevelt could tell the nation in a radio address, “Our difficulties, thank God, concern only material things.” 

It is a boast we can no longer make. Moral decay has caused untold problems in society and families. There has been a rise in all forms of crime: bad neighborhoods, the need to lock everything, family abandonment and a widespread adoption of self destructive behavior - drug and alcohol abuse and suicide. 

Freedom is a double edged sword. It can be incredibly fulfilling or unbelievably destructive - individually and as a nation.  Freedom and morality are co-dependent and inseparable. Freedom without morality produces anarchy. America’s earlier tradition of morality and social stability was envied around the world and is a big reason why over 76 MILLION people legally immigrated to America since 1790. The collapse of morals and the work ethic (thanks to the U.S. government) turned nice low income neighborhoods, where people could live for cheap into bad neighborhoods. 

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In 1931, hundreds of people peacefully lined up for the Christmas dinner at the New York Municipal Lodging House. There were no riots or brawls and minimal police presence.(1)
 

* America is more divided today than at anytime since the Civil War - divided by race, ethnicity, language and gender. This national disunity is the result of the policies of “multiculturalism” and quotas - affirmative action. Government programs aimed at specific groups are divisive and morally wrong. When we all belong to competing groups, what will hold us together? These two social policies have proven in the long run to be incredibly divisive to society. The promise of racial harmony in America has been destroyed by white liberals and black ‘leadership’ - most of whom are racist.  The goal of most black ‘leaders’ in America is to keep blacks living in eternal  anger and victimhood. We must go back to traditional Multiculturalism and enforce equality of opportunity.

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America has spent 50 years passing civil rights laws, imposing quotas in everything and spending billions of dollars in aid to blacks, yet many blacks STILL feel “oppressed” and “angry." Baltimore in 2015.
 

* The Immigration Act of 1965 - This bill allowed large numbers of immigrants in who didn’t share our historical or cultural values. Then liberals instituted Multiculturalism on its new immigrants - encouraging them to not want to assimilate. Illegal immigration is illegal in every country. Liberals in the US put illegals above the law. 

* Our standard of living has been hurt by many factors. Excessive union demands, an unfriendly business climate, unfair trade laws, the high cost of energy, land, housing and a flood of illegal aliens which caused a never ending decline in good paying jobs with millions of jobs being shipped out of the country. 

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Demonstrators against Trump carrying the Mexican flag on May 2016 in San Fernando Valley, California.(2)
 

* The Federal Judiciary is an out of control institution. The Founding Fathers created the Judiciary, Executive and Legislative branches of government to counterbalance each other. Since the late 1940s, the federal judiciary has assumed nearly dictatorial power - power they were never intended to have. In recent decades, liberal judges have declared statewide referendums illegal, legalized same sex marriages, run school districts and prisons as their personal dictatorship, ordered tax increases in different parts of the country and denied citizens freedom of speech. Activist judges have taken over private-sector hiring and firing practices, ordered states to grant benefits to illegal immigrants and approved the seizure of private property without just compensation. Judges have assumed this dictatorial power by self declaration.

* Creation of the dept. of Education - We went from education to indoctrination. Due to vile people like Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky and a cadre of loyal stooges at the college and high school level, we have rewritten our history textbooks to portray America as an evil country, with a terrible past and the primary threat to world peace. Depending on where you live, this has been going on  - unnoticed - for years, even decades! We changed the way children learn reading and math - with disasterous consequences. The foundational principles of America are no longer taught - another reason for social strife. 

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"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."(3) Thomas Jefferson
 

* The growth of the dependency class. Poverty programs encourage irresponsible behavior and victimhood. Lyndon Johnson’s ”war on poverty” in 1965 resulted in large tax increases, created an ever increasing bureaucracy, did not end poverty but DID create a huge - and growing - dependency class and greatly harmed the work ethic. LBJ’s “war” on poverty was the most lethal government attack on economic prosperity in our history. Politics, not compassion was really the driving force. Under liberalism, the expansion of government is never ending and liberals will always find something else to “fix.” The reality is this: Poverty programs create more “needy” people because they reward failure. The more opportunity government makes for people to become dependent on government, the more people will become dependent on government. There is no substitute for personal responsibility and ethics.

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“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”(4) John Adams, second president of the United States. 

* We rejected our winning attitude. America in the 1960s was too strong economically and militarily. Our educational system worked too well. We were only 6% of the world’s population but used a disproportionate amount of the world’s resources. The political left and their hate America allies around the world sent Americans on a collective guilt trip. Why should we have it so well when much of the rest of the world lives in poverty? It didn’t matter that it wasn’t our fault that they were poor. So we passed legislation to lower our standard of living so the rest of the world would like us more - which didn’t happen anyway. Then we lost our will to destroy the enemy in wartime. Johnson got us stuck in Vietnam in a war he refused to fight to win, preferring to waste thousands of American lives. Bush made the same mistake in Iraq, though on a much smaller scale. We lost the “nothing will stop us” spirit of our forefathers.

* The optimism and patriotic feelings of previous generations is dying out - replaced by a more pessimistic, almost fatalistic national outlook. Many young people have no idea what it means to be an American or recognize the many positive changes America brought to the world.

* The political left took control of public education, media outlets and newspapers which they use to indoctrinate rather then inform. 

Sources:
1. http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/pictures/soup-kitchens-and-breadlines/winding-breadline-in-manhattan-on-christmas
2. http://ktla.com/2016/03/13/waving-mexican-flags-anti-trump-protesters-hold-procession-in-san-fernando-valley/
3. Letter to Colonel Carrington (27 May 1788) https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-13-02-0120
4. John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1854), Vol. IX, p. 229, October 11, 1798.)