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Is America in irreversible decline?? [View all]

If so, when was the moment it began?

Some will say it began with Reagan or before. If America is truly in decline, I would say it began with the stolen election of 2000 and a comatose media at the time.

After all, we had recovered economically after Reagan and Bush I. We had balanced the budget and were on our way to paying down the national debt. It could be argued that the Reagan policies lived on after Clinton with Bush Jr and Cheney, especially the imperialistic military. But still, we had recovered from Reagan by the year 2000.

It was the stolen election that was accepted and those in power were no longer questioned about their motives. This was after the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

The media did not question our invasion of Iraq and the doubling of our national debt. They did not question the torture of fellow human beings. They did not question doing away with protections built into our financial system. They were asleep at the wheel.

If we are in irreversible decline, that is when it happened, in my opinion.

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