There's a rotten odor in the air and it's coming from Washington. They have failed the American people on a massive scale. From entitlements to debt, America's dysfunctional experiment with prosperity has been a complete failure. I believe many Americans are far removed emotionally from the challenges we now face. I'd love to paint a rosy picture about the state of the U.S. Government. Sadly, it's impossible.
The U.S. Government has padlocked this great country with more than $60-100 trillion in debt and liabilities. These massive obligations cost more than the total wealth of North America (which is debatable). The many wars Washington has created using pretty cover stories are a disaster. America is destroying every country it occupies in the name of ideas we're not privy to.
No American alive can afford to sit back and wait or vote for change. We are the change. Many governments around the world are deeply indebted to banks and foreign central banks. They have no way of repaying their debts. And they'll do their best to drag the country along on their road to hell.
I'm not going to hell via Washington. And neither should you. It's about time Americans stop waiting and demand change - now - from Washington. Call the Federal Reserve at 202-452-3000. Tell them to shape up or ship out. Demand the immediate firing of Ben Bernanke, America's unknown terrorist. Call the U.S. Treasury. Call the White House. Call your politicians.
It's time Americans be accountable to each other. A simple phone call won't interrupt your day. Assert yourself as an American. We have one of the best constitutions in the world. It's not perfect, but it's certainly worth fighting for. It's not just a simple document written long ago. It's the framework for how a society should function. The nation's $15 trillion national debt didn't happen overnight. It took decades to reach this catastrophic debt level. Both parties were passing the buck, smiling for pictures, and delivering great-sounding speeches.
Look at the track record of both parties. The coming train wreck was a long time in the making. If you're reading this, I urge you to save your country. Do your part. Stop the padlocking of America by Washington. Change America's future for the better, or watch it wither away. The decision is yours. Do it for your family's future. Do it for your country. Speak up. Speak out. Demand accountability or immediate removal.
Let's get started, America. Don't be shy. Don't be afraid. Millions of voices calling for the same will always overrule. Let freedom ring. Loudly. Clearly. And with passion.
Ronald Lewis is online at ronaldlewis.com