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America, Rapidly Approaching A Point Of No Return

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At a time when America should be the leader of the world in addressing the rapidly escalating problem of climate change, seeking concrete solutions such as developing new sources of energy and other means to limit CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, we have a government that has shown no interest whatsoever in doing so. To many of these low level politicians climate change and global warming is a joke but much of the world is not laughing.

This is what happens to a country in which the thirst for power and control becomes insatiable and nothing is of greater importance than the accumulation of greater and greater profits; when greed and corruption overpower ethics and the principles of morality. This is what happens when the American people refuse to take an active part in the election process and let sleazy politicians get reelected time and again.

This is what happens when a country loses its sense of direction and purpose and its leaders have no vision for the future; when a government imposes greater and greater control of its citizens and eliminates more and more of their Constitutional rights for fear of what might happen if the power of the people is energized to take back control of their country.

Many will dismiss the premise of this discussion as being no more than doom and gloom thinking. Others watch as conditions around them continue to deteriorate and they look the other way. But when you combine America's position in those world rankings of nations' quality of life with the myriad of festering problems present in this country it could not be more clear that we have already arrived at, or are very close to, that point of no return.

Michael Payne

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Many will dismiss the premise of this discussion a... by michael payne on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:50:02 AM
We've been at the point of no return for some tim... by Amy Schreiner on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 4:12:05 PM
Well, that may or may not be. This is a very compl... by michael payne on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 5:16:35 PM
Exactly, but miracles only happen when people push... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:28:48 AM
Whether any gov be right or wrong in its foreig... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 3:51:28 PM
We all know that things look bad. I dont know how... by Paul Easton on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 1:30:55 PM
Paul: I have some advice for you. You say you ... by michael payne on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 2:27:37 PM
It could not be more clear that we have already ... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 2:00:39 PM
We live in a country in which Corporate America h... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 3:00:56 PM
Of course, there are problems with any national de... by Charles Roll on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 3:11:39 PM
I like that "Why don't you mind your own business"... by michael payne on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 3:28:06 PM
Charles: Please expand on your statement: "It's g... by michael payne on Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 3:35:34 PM
Well, good citizens can move to other countries w... by Pal Palsimon on Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:27:15 AM
Time to recast the die! And the means to do so and... by R. A. Landbeck on Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 11:07:21 AM
I think America is past the point of no return. W... by Jack Flanders on Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 8:57:25 PM
Very well put. When you say, "They were broken co... by michael payne on Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:54:40 AM
Agreed. I don't mean to sound completely negative ... by Jack Flanders on Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 1:10:30 PM
If articles by PCR inspire us to do something, the... by Pal Palsimon on Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 3:56:38 PM
Agreed. And, likewise for Chris Hedges. Leaders d... by Jack Flanders on Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 8:24:18 AM
Here are some interesting things to think about wh... by Pal Palsimon on Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 11:50:04 AM
Anyone who has studied  history knows that i... by Pal Palsimon on Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 1:19:06 AM