by Michael Snyder
End of the American Dream
When I was growing up, I was taught to love America. My father was in the U.S. Navy, our family spent six years overseas as he served at a military base in a foreign land, and every day I would say the Pledge of Allegiance at the local school for military children that I attended. It was during this period of time that Ronald Reagan was first elected president of the United States, and the things that he said about the greatness of America’s values really inspired me. Of course no nation has ever been perfect, but at one time the United States was united by a common set of values that we were constantly striving to live up to. And one of the reasons why I am often so hard on America in my articles is because I want us to rediscover those values and start trying to live up to them once again.
Unfortunately, the truth is that all of the things that once made America so great are slipping away from us a little bit more with each passing day.