When it is found that liberties have fallen into the dust bin of history in the United States, those that notice or once experienced those liberties will ask: What happened? Someone who will remember or know what liberties they once had will say …
It is because generations slowly became apathetic to growing corruption in all levels of government.
It is because we voted for those who considered the Constitution of the United States “outdated”; where those elected to serve the People and protect that Constitution that “guaranteed” those liberties and freedom by oath were allowed to pick-and-choose which part of the Constitution is applicable to current issues.
It is because knowing the name and biography of their favorite sport players was more important than knowing the name and actions of those supposed to be representing the People and upholding the Constitution; therefore allowing corruption to become embedded into the system.
It is because the People complied with those who send our youth to fight in foreign lands while infiltration and subversion was allowed within the United States; where leadership in our government feared constitutionalists.
It is because we did not ensure that our leadership enforced immigration laws and did not recognize that the United States was being invaded via the southern border.
It is because we allowed those operating our government to pass laws and enforce a tax system that stole from one part of the population to give to another; a tax system that punished those who produce and reward those who do not.
It is because they believed that the Second Amendment, like other parts of the Constitution was “outdated” and that by disarming lawful citizens criminals would no longer have access to firearms – with the mindset that the government and law enforcement would protect the People from criminals and their violent and insane acts.
It is because of a justice system who ignored their oaths of office and allowed the Constitution to be ignored and not enforced – not protecting that which established those liberties and freedom as well as its limitations.
It is because we allowed our government to spend funding provided by taxes to involve the United States in matters that did not and does not concern our national interests; thereby putting our nation further into debt and beholding to nations like China.
It is because the People allowed their voting decisions to be based upon what the media wanted them to know and believed those seeking office for reasons other than serving the People instead of using common sense and information accessible in the modern world of the Internet.
It is because they gave in to a consensus rather than common sense and truth, relying upon emotion rather than reason; which in turn fell into the agenda of those who would procure the power and control over the people.
It is because they had the mindset that it is the government’s job, those operating our government, to do that which the generations of Americans who built and maintained the former glory of our country did for themselves and for others.
It is because we believed politicians that Social Security, meant to be placed in a “Trust Fund” ran out of funds because of a particular generation rather than the fault of government stealing from the funds to spend on something else.
It is because were led to believe that patriotism is loyalty to the government, when it is really loyalty to fellow Americans, a nation as a unified whole, and government only present as an instrument of the People.
It is because the limitations provided for the branches of government were not enforced nor did the People do their duty and ensure that it was so.
It is because Americans allowed government to control education, and thus control knowledge and truth; and at the same time, focusing upon our faults instead of our accomplishments as a People under constitutional law; thereby creating generation(s) of citizens that believe in a government not By the People.
It is because we allowed the government to take away property rights, take over the right to work, take over private industry, control health care, and allowed financial institutions the power over currency when it is the responsibility of Congress.
We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. We command no worship. We mandate no belief. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave it bereft of belief. All are free to believe or not believe; all are free to practice a faith or not. But those who believe must be free to speak of and act on their belief.
— Ronald Reagan
It is because we allowed racism and not unity become the norm, which in turn created a guilt complex between one ethnic group over another because one group believed another “owed” them something for actions in the past.
It is because we have allowed our society in the false name of diversity and tolerance that has caused our society to evolve away from traditions that bring out the best of any civilization, and allowed those who draw no lines between that which holds values and principles, discounting the international Golden Rule of established moral and civic conduct – replacing elements of truth with doctrine established by those who expect the populace to behave in ways that they themselves do not hold applicable. The rule of law is replaced by the rule of man, those that have placed themselves above the law that they require others to follow.
I am sure readers can come up with more, but this should be enough for thought.