Our nation has reached a point that can be compared to ancient Rome, and like ancient Rome just before it burned, politics, corruption and depravity are the fuels for that fire. So let's take an honest look at the "big picture".
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights, even through written over 200 years ago, were written with such precision to address fundamental rights, unalienable rights and God given Rights that the words written then need not be changed to be applicable today. While they may need to be "weaved" into modern day society, they are just fine as written. But there is an all out movement to remove the Constitution and Bill of Rights from America. The reason, left/right wing extremists thinks that it violates their rights to act any dam way they please, example.
The IRS for the first time in history was used as a weapon of mass destruction against the American people. It was done for political reasons to eliminate conservative groups from participating in the 2012 Presidential Election. In effect it was done to manipulate the outcome of the 2012 election. Lois Lerner, even though she lied to congress, destroyed her emails (which were later found) the Justice Department has cleared her of any charges. If this was you or I, we would be wearing an orange pants suit.
Speaking of pant suits and email, Hillary Clinton, not only for Benghazi but now for violating Government rules on email, destroying a server that contained those emails, still leads the poles for the 2016 election. That says a lot about the morals and ethics of America. Harry Reid, admitting that he lied on the floor of Congress about Mitt Romney's taxes and the also admitting that it was done to manipulate the 2012 election, and I quote "He did not win did he", shows the depravity and evil that is now the cornerstone of our Government ethics and the win justifies the means.
The Supreme Court openly on the bench argues along political lines rather than the Rule of Law of which is their job. They now rule along political lines instead of a combination of using the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Will of We the People.
Why has the American Dream Died, because We the People are no longer part of the process and no longer considered America. We have been relegated to being sheep, lead by political Syphilis ridden demigods on the left and the right who look at We the People as nothing more than a vote chop supply that can be herded to vote for either party by telling lies and what they want to hear. They do not care if you live or die, just as long as they maintain their power and eat well. You are a meal, to be served with a fine wine and when dinner is over so are you. The truly sad part is that we just keeping eating the grass of lies, fatten up on the denial of the truth and are lead to the slaughter House of Congress each and every day gladly.
My father-in-law said what he said because he does not see the will of the people rising to clear the nation of the evil that has consumed us. He, like I, only see it being embraced so that We the People can eat the scraps of grass that the left and the right leave in the field that once was called America. That grass in now dry and a storm is in the distance. If we do not change, America will burn like Rome and what my father-in-law had to say will be a reality.