Welcome to a land where the gravest problem threatening the nation is spending, where the Democratic president refuses to cut, where the Democratic Senate lawlessly refuses to pass a budget and where Democrats thwart congressional GOP efforts to enact spending and entitlement reform, yet the public is conned into believing that Republicans are the problem.
Welcome to a culture in which the political left is frighteningly intolerant toward dissenting views yet convinces many that right-wingers are the close-minded ones.
Welcome to a society in which the left increasingly celebrates licentiousness and the abandonment of traditional standards of morality yet holds itself out as the guardian of society's progressive moral order.
Frankly, I don't know whether the majority of Americans have fundamentally changed, whether ignorance, apathy and/or a sense of helplessness have seized too many right-thinking Americans, whether the Saul Alinsky-fed Democrats are just superior at propaganda or whether the Republican political class, out of frustration or lack of conviction, has given up.
I'm not sure the American people are as liberal as it seems, if for no other reason than liberals still conceal their true intentions or disguise them in such platitudinous language that we never have a true referendum on liberalism.
President Obama's inaugural speech was a bold reaffirmation of his radical liberal prescription for the country but wrapped in the veneer of constitutionalism. That this ruse partially succeeded is borne out by the sincere assessment of some intellectually honest liberals that his speech signaled a call for moderation.
I'm not convinced the American people are shunning conservatism, if for no other reason than conservatism lacks effective political leaders to clearly articulate the case for conservatism, such that we never have a true referendum on conservatism.
Yet liberalism is prevailing in the halls of government and in our culture, and with its victories, liberals are getting cockier, more aggressive and less tolerant.
The prevailing majority, under the demagogic leadership and political power of President Obama, is bullying and beating down its dissenters and willing to trample on the Constitution anytime it interferes with their ends.