Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave? Not So Much Anymore…

The way things are going, America should seriously start thinking about changing its slogan.

Land of the free and home of the brave? That used to fit quite nicely. We were pretty unrestricted and courageous across the board… religiously, economically, internationally, personally.

But those days are on the wane as we kowtow to disgusting dictators and relinquish our place as one of the top 10 most economically free countries in the world.

How so? Well, the United States seems to have officially agreed to let Iran play willy-nilly with its nuclear program. As far as I can tell, we caved completely, lifting sanctions and swearing our fealty to the terrorist regime.

I’ve been told the deal included chocolates, champagne and the key to our hotel suite.

Yet how do we get paid for our groveling?

That’s largely to be seen still, though a nuke or two blowing up in American space isn’t at all unthinkable. For the time being though, Iran is content just to stick its collective tongue out at us and say “nana nana na na,” as demonstrated in President Hassan Rouhani’s Twitter message:

“Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation’s interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation’s will”

Nor did he hold back in a recent interview, gloating that “No facility will be closed; enrichment will continue, and qualitative and nuclear research will be expanded. All research into a new generation of centrifuges will continue.”

Considering that we’re pretty much kissing the feet of moral insects, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that our rights are on their way down too. After all, you have to be brave to be free.

According to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom put out by the Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal, world economic freedom is hitting all-new highs.

America on the other hand? We’ve slipped off the top 10 list after seven straight years of decline.

The Wall Street Journal opines, “It’s not hard to see why the U.S. is losing ground. Even marginal tax rates exceeding 43% cannot finance runaway government spending, which has caused the national debt to skyrocket. The Obama administration continues to shackle entire sectors of the economy with regulation, including health care, finance and energy. The intervention impedes both personal freedom and national prosperity.”

In light of these revelations, I propose we come up with a new slogan: The land of the whipped. Though I guess that’d probably be too honest for a country so terrified of supporting the truth.

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