Is this great land we call America vanishing before our very eyes?

We need to be reminded of the sobering words of Nikita Khrushchev, who said: “You Americans are so gullible.  No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t even have to fight you; we’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like an overripe fruit into our hands.”

In 2008, and again in 2012, I said America was in trouble.  We have a president who seems to be hell-bent on marginalizing America.  His socialistic ideology has been an absolute failure for the last seven years and his presidential legacy will be lost in the quagmire of those delusions.

In 2016 we have Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vying for the Democrat presidential nomination.  Both are socialists and Bernie is quite proud of that maligning label.

On the Republican side we have a Senator from Texas, a Governor from Ohio, and a billionaire businessman from New York all vying to be the next President of the United States.

The governor doesn’t have a chance of winning the presidency, but he refuses to get out of the race.  The senator and billionaire both have a realistic chance of winning the Republican nomination, but the politics of it all is getting quite disturbing.

A recent article in the National Enquirer claimed Ted Cruz has five mistresses.  The presidential candidate said the piece was no doubt orchestrated by “Trump’s henchmen” and that it was “garbage.”  Ironically, the CEO of the company that owns the National Enquirer is a personal friend of Donald Trump.

I don’t take much solace in what the National Enquirer prints – it’s a tabloid and just that.  I once in a while glance at those papers, if you want to call them that, and I’m amused to see headlines like “Man beaten to death with foot-long hot dog.”

I recently heard both Mitt Romney and Glenn Beck say they could never vote for Donald Trump.  They claimed they would write in a name on the ballot before casting their vote for the New York billionaire.  Mr. Beck then went on to add that someone told him that the possibility of voting for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the general election would be a choice of deciding upon the lesser of two evils.  Glenn then said it’s not his desire to vote for evil at all.

The more I study Donald Trump, the less I like his character and the personae he protrudes.

The presidency of the United States is an office that commands dignity and Mr. Trump doesn’t have the temperament in that regard.  He’s constantly making the claim “We’ll make America great again,” but when pressed to define his plans he marginalizes the question and talks in generalities.

Mr. Trump is weak on foreign-policy and when he was recently asked about who he would consult with on foreign-policy he said: “I’ll consult with myself.  I’m a pretty smart guy.”

When he was pressed about the matter, he said he had a foreign-policy team in place.   After giving that response some thought, he corrected himself by saying he’s working on assembling a team.  Shortly thereafter he announced who the members of his foreign-policy team were.  Ironically, those individuals claimed they have never spoken to Mr. Trump about the matter.

Trump has also been spewing rude comments as well and it’s raising alarms.

Donald has attacked Megyn Kelly, Carly Fiorina, Columba Bush, and now Ted Cruz’s wife.

He has called women “pigs,” ”dogs,” “slobs,” “disgusting animals,” “losers” and “bimbos.”

In a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 70% of women had a negative opinion of Trump.

Ted Cruz recently told reporters:  “We don’t want a president who traffics in sleaze.”

I for one will not bow to moral decay.  I will not go quiet or away.  I will not sacrifice the spirit of decency that America is.  The founding fathers realized our rights come from a Creator, not some overbearing government that seeks control over all aspects of human life.

Greg Allen’s column, Thinkin’ Out Loud, was published bi-monthly from 2009 to 2017.  He’s an author, a former nationally syndicated columnist and the founder of Builder of the Spirit Ministries in Jamestown, Indiana.  He can be reached at www.builderofthespirit.org.

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