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America resembling anti-democratic regime - Russia's moment to lead
english.pravda.ru ^ | January 9, 2014 | John Griffing

Posted on 01/11/2014 6:44:32 PM PST by ilovesarah2012

In recent decades, Russia has undergone vast political and social reforms underscored by a return to religious roots, the end of Soviet Communism, and new existential threats (among them domestic Islamic radicalism). All of these changes have necessarily resulted in political transformation.

As Russia has changed, its former adversary - the United States of America - has also changed, with breakneck speed. America is in rapid moral and institutional decline - fueled by lawless government leaders and a seismic move away from God (at least the Judeo-Christian God that underpins Russian and Western societies), as well as the parallel rise of an entertainment escapism that displaces public awareness and voter engagement while blinding citizens to the loss of freedom and resultant blurring of moral boundaries.

In short, America is beginning to resemble the regimes it topples and wars against. America no longer has the moral credibility to lecture other nations on the incontrovertible virtues of democracy and republican government. Consider recent developments that are quickly becoming the new "normal" in Russia's once great adversary:

President Obama has dispensed with Congress, making laws out of thin air - surpassing the greatest violations of presidential power in recent years, even predecessors Bush and Clinton (both of whom used signing statements and executive orders to circumvent Congress). Obama doesn't even bother to create the illusion of legitimacy. Obama changes existing laws that have been on the books for years, e.g. the Welfare Reform Act, without Congress. He writes laws, e.g. the Dream Act, without Congress. He passes treaties that have never been ratified, e.g. Law of the Sea Treaty, without Congress. And he even eliminates entire sections of his own healthcare reform law - all without seeking Congress to make amendments or pass revisions. These actions make Obama a virtual king, potentate, dictator,

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: fff; finos; ibtz; pravda; russia; tpinos
So much truth. It makes me cry for what has happened to my country.
1 posted on 01/11/2014 6:44:32 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“So much truth. It makes me cry for what has happened to my country.”
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Exactly...It is going to take an act of God to now save America, but he is not talking. The fact that Obumbo won a second term was all I needed to know.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 6:49:32 PM PST by AlexW
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To: ilovesarah2012

We’re not done yet, Pravda. Wipe the drool off your chin and get a bib.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 6:49:43 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s just becoming more obvious how criminal the District of Criminals has been for a long time.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 6:50:46 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: AlexW

From the article:

“Hinting at the U.S., Putin said that today, “many nations are revising their moral values and ethical norms, eroding ethnic traditions and differences between peoples and cultures.”

“Society is now required not only to recognize everyone’s right to the freedom of consciousness, political views and privacy, but also to accept without question the equality of good and evil, strange as it seems, concepts that are opposite in meaning,” Putin said.

He said such “destruction of traditional values from above” produces problems for society and essentially is “anti-democratic.”

The greatest danger to America - and consequently to the nations which depend on American consumer spending, and liquidity - is not military attack, but implosion - an implosion caused by moral gangrene.

The western world must have a revival: morally, economically and politically if it is to survive any such implosion. But in the absence of American leadership, the world must look to another power - Moscow. Vladimir Putin has an open window to lead the west into a new era. The window will not be open much longer and will shut hard in the event the U.S. collapses. This is Putin’s moment. Will he lead? “

When I was growing up, I never would have believed this.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 6:52:53 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Irenic

If we aren’t done, who will lead us out of this abyss?


6 posted on 01/11/2014 6:53:49 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What’s worse, look at the boldness of Judicial radicals in this day and age. They make Roe vs. Wade-esque decisions every single day, from allowing Obama to watch you through a webcam to overturning the will of the people in Utah at the behest of the gaystapo.

JUDGES are a THREAT to America.


7 posted on 01/11/2014 6:55:11 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: ilovesarah2012

Get a mirror and look into it. Pray.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 6:56:01 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Viennacon

ALL of DC is a threat to America.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 6:56:08 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: ilovesarah2012
If we aren’t done, who will lead us out of this abyss?

Have faith, my FRiend. Even the Rooskis have come a long way since the USSR.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 6:57:26 PM PST by 867V309 (I love potatoes-except, of course, Lena Dunham)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m coming to regard my government the same way many Germans came to regard their government in the early 40’s. I have no respect for those for those self-serving, rapacious, greedy corrupt bastards who feel entitled to lord over me anymore. I no longer know who or what to be loyal to anymore.


11 posted on 01/11/2014 7:05:46 PM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: Irenic

I’ve been praying since before Obama was elected. I believe Obama is God’s judgment on America and, if so, it will get worse before it gets better.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 7:09:01 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Editorial: Storm of public opinion closing in on Congress
http://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial-storm-of-public-opinion-closing-on-in-congress-1.6242198


13 posted on 01/11/2014 7:13:26 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You do understand the time of trouble at the end, yes? No human nation will lead. Except those days be shortened, what will happen?


14 posted on 01/11/2014 7:15:06 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: AlexW

God is talking. Loudly. But most of this formerly great nation cannot hear Him. So those people have chosen to forego God’s protection. Well, he lets them/us make that choice. Of course it ends badly. Sigh. Pray for us all.


15 posted on 01/11/2014 7:15:28 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Probably so but we’re not done— we must trudge on.


16 posted on 01/11/2014 7:17:11 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: VR-21

http://www.greatseal.com/committees/firstcomm/reverse.html


17 posted on 01/11/2014 7:17:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“When I was growing up, I never would have believed this.”
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Yes Russia (as the USSR) was a very dark country, along with its
Communist neighbors. My years of chasing DX (foreign countries) as a ham radio operator, starting in 1958, taught me a lot. Most all of the cards that I received were propaganda. The most amusing was a card with a picture of A.S. Popov, “the Russian inventor of radio”. Later, I had the pleasure of living in post Communist central Europe starting in 2000. It was full time in Slovakia from 2005 until I moved to the Philippines in Jan 2009. If I had to leave here, I would go back to Slovakia, my last home.
Russia has a long way to go in casting off the past damages of Communism, but it has great potential, and Putin has what it takes to be a great leader, unlike Obumbo the fraud.
I can not see America returning to its former glory, at least not in my lifetime, as I am now 69. If, and when, Obama is out, it will take years to recover from his eight years of destruction. That 40+ percent still support him is most most disturbing. Marxist education and media have been the keys to the destruction.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 7:23:51 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Irenic

America destroyed itself. It is almost done.


19 posted on 01/11/2014 7:28:22 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: AlexW

If I were young and could uproot my family with me and if I could afford it, I would seriously consider leaving America. What a horrible thought but it’s true. I honestly don’t recognize the country I grew up in today.


20 posted on 01/11/2014 7:28:54 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: piytar

“God is talking. Loudly. But most of this formerly great nation cannot hear Him.”
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As a teenager I remember an old phrase often used by a friend, and not necessarily related to politics...”It will take an act of God to fix this, but he is NOT talking.”


21 posted on 01/11/2014 7:31:35 PM PST by AlexW
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To: ilovesarah2012

We have gone the way of the former Soviet Union and become a commie state. Always good to have Pravda remind us of this


22 posted on 01/11/2014 7:34:52 PM PST by Nifster
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To: ilovesarah2012

Where is there to go?, unless you don’t mind living the refuge existence of a semi-hermit in Chile, or the Honduran Hills. I really wish some parts of the plains would secede within the next ten years. That population could live off the earning from fracking alone, sort of like much of Alaska. There might even be jobs for the not so young, not so athletic, one hopes.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 7:41:17 PM PST by lee martell
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To: VR-21

I know where you’re coming from. Most of my full adult existence, I always considered myself quite willing to give my life for my country. Looking at what America has become, with a corrupt, tyrannical one-party socialist government, with wide-open borders, and with a putrid, poisonous culture that embraces every deviancy, from homo-marriage to dope to Miley Cyrus twerking... this is no longer a country I would remotely be willing to give my life for.

America has really gone to the dark side. Some people like to dismiss the ‘social’ issues, but with the country sinking so far into the sewer, it’s really become impossible for me to feel any identification nor any loyalty towards what this country has devolved into.


24 posted on 01/11/2014 9:00:05 PM PST by greene66
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To: AlexW

Slovokia? The dollar must go a long way there I imagine?


25 posted on 01/11/2014 9:07:41 PM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: MSF BU

“Slovokia? The dollar must go a long way there I imagine?”
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Better then in the US, but not nearly as far as it does here in the Philippines, where I, along with wife and child, have a nice life on less then $1000 per month.
Slovakia, which is an EU country, went on the Eurodollar five days before I left.


26 posted on 01/11/2014 9:27:17 PM PST by AlexW
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To: ilovesarah2012

>> “fueled by lawless government leaders and a seismic move away from God” <<

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In a nutshell!


27 posted on 01/11/2014 9:27:29 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Irenic
Get a mirror and look into it. Pray.

Pray for what? God has spoken about the cesspool that we see the world turning into - why ask Him to delay His return to defeat the Evil One and his minions by making things "better" for a while?

Not a slam - I often get conflicted between the Human condition and the Spiritual condition - we want what we want as far as true Constitutional Conservatism and Christian values, but if that were to occur and spread, the world would not likely deteriorate enough for Him to have to return.

Trust in Him, but don't ask Him to thwart what He has promised - we will sink into the slime and our only real duty will be to spread His Word to any who might listen and be saved. On the other hand....

28 posted on 01/12/2014 4:44:16 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

I pray for strength, I pray for understanding so that I may do the right thing. That’s all I’m willing to share— my prayers are personal.


29 posted on 01/12/2014 4:56:01 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: AlexW

It was a bad night for spelling; happens when I post too late. I was briefly through the area before it split into two nations. I was very impressed. Is it it me, or are the nations of Europe in that area just more conservative? Switzerland, Austria, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia & Croatia all appeared to me to be much more efficiently run than their neighbors. I considered briefly retiring to Croatia & teaching there.


30 posted on 01/12/2014 6:15:26 AM PST by MSF BU (n)
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