In 2008 a friend stated: “America needs to be neutralized.” I shockingly responded: “The outcome for the world and Israel would be disastrous and embolden unrestrained dictators.”

We are at the precipice of a world disaster of biblical proportions. America has rapidly plunged toward a fiscal, cultural, moral and political apocalyptic calamity. Evil has gone rampant without restraint as Obama votes “present.” The Middle East is on fire. The resounding echoes of the prophets appear to be moving from the Bible’s pages to the daily news broadcasts.

We are engulfed in an incremental destruction of our constitutional government as a republic. We have elected those whose aspiration is to rule by edict. They are dictatorial socialists, re-definers of our cultural and faith values, micromanagers of our behaviors and personal life choices and centralized planners deconstructing America. Crisis is their best friend. As statists they hold the co-equal checks and balances of congress and the Constitution in contempt as an unfortunate antiquated nuisance that must be made obsolete and put out of the way.

Leveling the playing field they seek to give tanks and fighter jets to radicals overtaking Egypt. Yet, restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens. Spreading the wealth around they gave billions to declared terrorist organizations, as well as, Middle East countries to develop their oil. Yet, inhibit drilling of our resources causing outrageous gas prices. They are bankrupting Medicare, deceptively propagating a Social Security facade, indebting us to China, borrowing 47 cents of every dollar, $50K every second.

Ideological or idiots? Democrat Nancy Pelosi: “It’s almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. We have a budget deficit problem that we have to address.” Democrat Steny Hoyer: “Does the country have a spending problem? The country has a paying for problem.” Democrat Tom Harkin: “Is it a spending problem? No.”

In 2008 Michelle Obama stated: “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we are going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation to provide the kind of future we all want desperately for our children.”

Not forgetting Obama’s notorious: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

Those who elected this liberal progressive democratic socialism are either ignorant of its insidious destructive encroachment or are complicit with it; delusionally thinking the other guy will suffer and they themselves immune.

Some say: “This is the world’s biblical destiny nothing can change it.” History is replete with such fatalists who embrace an escapism leaving the world subject to Hell’s fury and advancement and secure America’s neutralization.

The dictatorial socialist’s power is the ignorance of the masses. The famous “Man On The Street” interviews underscore the substantive reality of the descriptive “Low Information People.” To quote Alexander Hamilton “Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.”

Mark E. Guy

East Palestine