Too true. Isn't it obvious to people? It has to be turned around and headed another direction?
It is my observation that Europe being an old culture and there for us to see their "mistakes objectively", now and before ... that still we do the 'same things' that we see failed miserably. As well as the things that are greatly hampering their countries today. It's a sort of myopic blindness ... that it will work for our country when it didn't work for them Communism, socialism, gun confiscation, socialized medicine. weakened military, U.N. involvement, one world order, etcerta ... We are making some very bad choices.
It is a path we are following on with ... look at France ... just one example.
"Vigilence is the price of freedom"