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Europe's Wishes Came True

eddie again Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:57 AM
to borrow from Pogo, we have met the enemy and he is us.
C. R.4 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:24 AM
Right on! and unfortunately so many are brain dead or dumber than dirt and won't change to save America and that for which it stands! I remember my faculty head of Education saying that once we get teachers' unions and fed money, education would not be education but indoctrination, and boy was she right! Another reason why I don't teach any more.

Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion.

The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek economy...