Cal  Thomas

Many of us have had a "we can't go on like this" moment at some point in our lives. For the biblical Prodigal Son, his moment came after he had wasted his inheritance and wound up in a hog pen eating pig food. The account says he "came to his senses" and returned to his father who welcomed him.

America needs to come to its senses and realize there is more power in an individual life than in the entire federal government. We know what works. We didn't just crawl out of a cave. The age gap and the philosophical chasm between Biden and Ryan and the two courses they represent for America's future could not be more divergent.

The question is whether most Americans are willing to "come to our senses" because we can't continue behaving and spending as if there is no tomorrow. If we do, there won't be. Our tomorrows will be owned by China. And that's nothing to chuckle about.

Cal Thomas

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Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
 
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