The definition of killing ourselves.
Our greatest President of all time, Abraham Lincoln, said this about our nation:
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Indeed, even though we have Russia to the North, China to West, Venezuala to South and Iran to the East it is very hard logistically for either to do any permanent damage to the nation. Which is why this editorial from Investor’s Business Daily is particularly depressing:
We aren’t. Our federal debt load is set to surge from $7.5 trillion in 2009 to $20.3 trillion in 2020. Spending is simply out of control. Averaging just 20% of GDP over the last half-century, it will leap to 30% of GDP by 2030 — a 50% real gain in government’s presence.
Meanwhile, total U.S. debt is set to swell from about 60% of GDP just three years ago to 115% or higher by 2014, according to IMF estimates. “For all intents and purposes,” says Cato Institute economist Daniel J. Mitchell, “America is on a path to become a European-style welfare state.”
No country can survive at such unsustainable levels of debt. Oh, and this is before Obamacare. This just makes the another quote from Abraham Lincoln all the more pressing:
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
In November, it will be time for America to let the worst President of all time know that his days are numbered.