A Wounded Nation

Jaclyn - Pasadena, Texas
Entered on December 3, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
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I believe that the world deserves peace. A kind of peace that no one or anything can steal, a peace that everyone shares. A peace that is earned through and protected by force is the longest lasting.

America is the mecca of peace in the world. This peace and freedom was earned and protected by many brave men and women in several different wars and skirmishes, over the course of more than two centuries. During critical times in American history, a special person has appeared to protect freedom and democracy. Without this anomaly, the world would be much different today. America today is at one of the most critical times in it’s history. We must have an intrepid leader step forward and lead America through these harsh times to victory.

To solve a problem, I prefer to start at the end result and work back to the root cause, so I will start with America’s situation as of today. The New York stock market, (the financial center of the United States), has lost confidence in the government which causes investors to withdraw billions of dollars from the market daily. American manufacturing has dropped to an estimated 10% of what it was in the post WWII years. Illegal immigration has become legal. Unemployment is abnormally high. Our youth, which is our future, is poisoned by drugs. Many people live in poverty and our welfare system suffers from fraud. With all of these problems, our government still feels that we must help ignorant, lazy, American hating nations with trillions of American tax payer’s dollars. These are a few of the problems that this great nation suffers from today, now we will search for some possible solutions.

Politicians are the most powerful and least trustworthy people on earth. Why do millionaires spend millions of their own dollars to achieve a job that pays a fraction of what they spent? We must apply term limits to these national offices and police our politicians effectively. It is time to close the borders of America. There should be no more immigration, legal or illegal, this nation does have a limit of sustainability. There must be harsh punishment for captured immigrants. Innovation and manufacturing is what made this country the greatest in history. We outsource most of the manufacturing jobs to third world, inhumane, American haters to save money. We export very few products and we import an enormous amount of our products from adversaries. As I write this paper, our big 3 auto makers are on the brink of bankruptcy. We must bring the jobs back to our country. This would solve many of the problems we face today. Drug use is out of control and our government allows it. Drugs must be stopped to insure the prosperity of the nation. Involve the military if we must, instead of helping other nations militarily, station military troops in high schools, teenage hangouts or any drug hotspots.

Someone in American history decided that we should be the charity center of the world. Our government continuously sends enormous amounts of money and aid to other parts of the world. I saw no outside help after 9-11 or hurricane Katrina. Why do we send this aid to continents that have more natural resources than we do? I’m sincerely sorry that these people are ignorant and possibly lazy, but we must take care of our citizens.

Against all logic, American citizens were deceived into voting for an inexperienced, racist liar for the next president of the United States of America. This is not the type of leader that we need for the next 4 years. I’m very concerned for the future of this once great nation. This I believe.