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The Crisis of the Middle Class and American Power

Ms Kelly Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:43 AM
The United States has not been lucky; it has been blessed. It was blessed because it honored God and God’s values. In the Old Testament of the Bible, Israel always prospered and triumphed over her enemies when she followed God, but prosperity always brought with it apostasy (a turning away from the things of God). Whenever God’s people turned away, God’s hand of blessing was removed and Israel fell under cruel kings who persecuted her. Often it takes a good kick in the rear for people to realize when they actually had it great. America is about to get kicked hard and it won’t feel good.

Last week I wrote about the crisis of unemployment in Europe. I received a great deal of feedback, with Europeans agreeing that this is the core problem and Americans arguing that the United States has the same problem, asserting that U.S. unemployment is twice as high as the government's official unemployment rate. My counterargument is that unemployment in the United States is not a problem in the same sense that it is in Europe because it does not pose a geopolitical threat. The United States does not face political disintegration from unemployment, whatever the number is. Europe might.

At the same time, I would agree...