Since Jul 19, 1998
As Ronald Reagan asked in his speech A Time For Choosing (October 1964), where are you going to go?
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is a perfect example what is wrong with America.
It is beyond pitiful that she is so ignorant.
Even sadder are the idiots who voted for her.
It is not surprising so many people dont know WHO to vote for; they dont even know WHAT to vote for.
Only the educated are free. - Epictetus
No nation can be ignorant... and free. - Thomas Jefferson
As predicted by our Founders, we now have become a nation primarily comprised of parasites: https://www.weeklystandard.com/mary-katharine-ham/72-year-old-missourians-anti-dem-billboard-torched-by-vandals-twice
Nobel Laureate Economist FA Hayek wrote all about it in his book Road to Serfdom - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Serfdom
....in which the author [warns] of the danger of tyranny that inevitably results from government control of economic decision-making through central planning. He further argues that the abandonment of individualism and classical liberalism inevitably leads to a loss of freedom, the creation of an oppressive society, the tyranny of a dictator, and the serfdom of the individual.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach. Aldous Huxley
In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. - Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gibbon and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_the_Decline_and_Fall_of_the_Roman_Empire
At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. - P. J. ORourke
If you are content living life on the Democrat plantation, subservient to the apparatus promised by Marx, Obama, Clinton et al you will have little interest voting for a conservative who promises you a job.
If you cant read, conservatism (personal responsibility) is a hard sell.
Students in Detroit Are Suing the State Because They Werent Taught to Read - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3668938/posts
IQ Scores Are Falling in Worrying Reversal of 20th Century Intelligence Boom - https://www.sciencealert.com/iq-scores-falling-in-worrying-reversal-20th-century-intelligence-boom-flynn-effect-intelligence
World IQ going down - https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/06/world_iq_going_down.html
Obama Era School Discipline Reform Decreases Public School Scores, Increases Bad Behavior - https://townhall.com/columnists/sheriffdavidclarke(ret)/2018/06/21/obama-era-school-discipline-reform-decreases-public-school-scores-increases-bad-behavior-n2492807
Humanistic psychologists like Maslow really dont consider the macroeconomic impact when a sizable segment of the population achieves, enabled by endless welfare, achieves self-actualization standing on a street corner all day. There is little or no incentive to drive them out of poverty when the government provides all your basic security needs and crime fulfills the remainder.
Maybe Im too cynical?
A Baby Boomer and I cant find the America where I grew up.
The Americans Creed (William Tyler Page 1917): I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies. - Accepted by the U.S. House of Representatives April 3, 1918.
The concept of a republic became a powerful force in Britains North American colonies where it led to the American Revolution. Republicanism is distinguished from both the liberalist tradition and the socialist tradition. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republicanism
Republicanism is the guiding political philosophy of the United States. It has been a major part of American civic thought since its founding. It stresses liberty and unalienable individual rights as central values, making people sovereign as a whole, rejects monarchy, aristocracy and inherited political power, expects citizens to be independent in their performance of civic duties, and vilifies corruption.
American republicanism was founded and first practiced by the Founding Fathers in the 18th century. For them, according to one team of historians, republicanism represented more than a particular form of government. It was a way of life, a core ideology, an uncompromising commitment to liberty, and a total rejection of aristocracy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republicanism_in_the_United_States