I took this article down for a short while, to add some details and elaborate on some things.
I have decided to put it back up again, after only some minor changes. I will modify errors in grammar and spelling continually, and hope you accept my explanation that most of them are due to English not being my first language and only one of a number of second languages.
What’s wrong with the USA? It is really very simple…
I have taken some time off from blogging about the agents and actions of political conspiracies, and instead searched for one common root to the most urgent and immense problems I see in the political landscape of the USA today.
First about the scope of my little research.
I do not see as immense problem narrow political issues such as health care, or the rights of gay marriage – precisely because these issues are, no matter how worthy they are of being addressed, narrow.
Instead I have focused on underlying common causes for such things as the militarization of foreign policy and relations, the alteration of the protective legal framework restricting the US government from infringing upon the liberties and rights of foreign and domestic individuals, the obscene national budget deficit which takes out an unequal mortgage on present and future generations, and the growing insecurity and distrust among domestic and foreign publics regarding what actions and views might be subjected to punitive measures from the US government.
I have found a few interrelated changes. The efforts behind them are not exclusive to the present time, any particular party affiliation or the current political leadership in the USA.
But it seems very likely that during the last 8 years they have been intensified and are probably unprecedented in both intensity as well as degree of success.
No more unprecedented or novel is the complacency of the Congress, which through non-action as well as positive action has been part of bringing about these changes.
I have made an effort to make this a brief and comprehensive description of the problem and the responsibility, while still having objective evidence to back up my claims.
I have referenced very sparingly, to sources which in their turn use many credible sources and have conducted the extensive leg work I piggy-back ride.
I will be willing to provide additional sources and references if anyone wants to dig further.
In US today we have a situation in which there has been a shift in the relationship between the branches of government, and in extension in the checks and balances supposed to safeguard the governed.