A solution on how to get this country back on track.
In a thought-provoking article about the state of California, Victor David Hanson hits upon the solution of how to get this country back on track. Granted, Mr. Hanson is talking how to improve the situation in California, but I think his solution is equally applicable to solving the problems that Progressivism has created for the country:
After all, in no particular order, we would have to close the borders; adopt English immersion in our schools; give up on the salad bowl and return to the melting pot; assimilate, intermarry, and integrate legal immigrants; curb entitlements and use the money to fix infrastructure like roads, bridges, airports, trains, etc.; build 4-5 new damns to store water in wet years; update the canal system; return to old policies barring public employee unions; redo pension contracts; cut about 50,000 from the public employee roles; lower income taxes from 10% to 5% to attract businesses back; cut sales taxes to 7%; curb regulations to allow firms to stay; override court orders now curbing cost-saving options in our prisons by systematic legislation; start creating material wealth from our forests; tap more oil, timber, natural gas, and minerals that we have in abundance; deliver water to the farmland we have; build 3-4 nuclear power plants on the coast; adopt a traditional curriculum in our schools; insist on merit pay for teachers; abolish tenure; encourage not oppose more charter schools, vouchers, and home schooling; give tax breaks to private trade and business schools; reinstitute admission requirements and selectivity at the state university system; take unregistered cars off the road; make UC professors teach a class or two more each year; abolish all racial quotas and preferences in reality rather than in name; build a new all weather east-west state freeway over the Sierra; and on and on.
In other words, we would have to seance someone born around 1900 and just ask them to float back for a day, walk around, and give us some advice.
The problem, however, is that we have cowards in the GOP and deceivers in the Democratic Party. In other words, the pols will only continue to look for their own interests at the expense of their citizens. None of the pols look to what is happening in Greece and think that it cannot happen here. I think the pols believe that since Americans are hardworking and believe in capitalism and free markets they will be able to draw upon a vast moneymaking machine to keep their profligacy going. Unfortunate for them, Americans are still human beings and will not continue to work when it is not in their best interest. We Americans are always asked to sacrifice for the stupidity of the pols. But we shouldn’t despair: if America stays engaged and hold the pols accountable, as they did in New Jersey with its recent vote on funding for public schools, we will be able to do things that Mr. Hanson stated as well as put ourselves on sound economic footing via Rep. Paul Ryan’s Roadmap.