Our Founders' Warning: “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” (Thomas Jefferson)

Is the Bleak Future for Our Children an Outrage?

The Bleak Future for Our Children is an Outrage

A bleak future or our Children is relative, but before 1980 we were usually ranked the greatest nation; in 2017 we are ranked about 20th.

Dick Morris and Aileen McGann, in their 2007 book “Outrage”, estimate that the total wastage cost is at least 369 billion dollars per year and climbing. This is consistent with the grand total of earlier estimates by the authors, most of which are discussed above.

America has repeatedly been said to have the best political system in the world despite its imperfections—an outrage ideal that congresspersons and wealthy special interest groups reiterate in the hope that the People will ignore current Problems. Since independence, America has outperformed all others for two centuries. During this period, some politically instigated waste has been inevitable. Nevertheless, it has never been great enough to undermine America’s success.

However, convergence of unprecedented special interest influence and the astonishingly persuasive power of today’s media technology have created a government by and for the special interests rather than by and for the People. Never before in U.S. history have the consequences for our nation been so great and so damaging. Our nation’s and our children’s futures are bleak if we take no action.