In response to:

Five Lessons America Can Learn From The Failures Of Other Nation-States

tharrison Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 3:37 PM
3. Almost all of the European countries have too low birth rates, not just Italy. Germany's fertility rate is 1.4, and their economy is one of the strongest in the world. And btw, Italy's is also 1.4. So maybe the problem lies elsewhere? As for who immigrates to the US, have you looked at the names on research papers and technology companies and hospital doctor lists? Half of them are not americanized names. We've been sucking the brains out of the rest of the world since WWII. Unfortunately, we do seem to be changing immigration policy to change that. Also, the children of immigrants are the main driving force in our economy; they are the ones who get the advanced degrees, and start the companies.

As Ronald Reagan noted,

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

That's true of freedom, but it's also true of values, wealth, power, and influence. There's absolutely no guarantee that future generations of Americans will grow up in a...