In this piece, Pat raises key issues, not just for the GOP, but for the country. The fact is that our policies, domestic and foreign, have led us down paths that have come back to haunt us, e.g., massive debt (national and personal), risky and expensive (blood and treasure) foreign entanglements, institutional collapse or a threatening thereof (religion, education, local & state government, health care, etc.), social fracturing, etc. All of this has resulted in an America that has lost its ethos. The fact of the matter is that we cannot be all things to all people and think that we can turn on the printing press in D.C. to churn out dollars to address every need and cause. We must return to those principles that truly make us prosper.