The United States of America - a nation that has been seen throughout the world as the most desired place on earth. A land of limitless means and where dreams become reality. The world's paradise, as many have referred to her, where freedom, prosperity, and happiness are plentiful. "The land of the free, the home of the brave", has been proclaimed from the highest mountains for all the world to hear. America became the solemn refuge for the world around her and the protector of many nations. Why now, is this great nation no longer seen as the greatest of all nations. 

On Shallow Ground

To understand what had happened to America, consider the analogy of building a mansion. Before the builders can begin, they must have a foundation that is strong enough to support a structure of such magnitude. There must also be a well laid plan of how the structure is going to be built, and the material used must be of a certain quality in order to withstand the test of time. Finally, there must be qualified builders to ensure that the structure is appropriate for human habitation. America's architecture was designed by her forefathers. The problem is, the planners did not consider the catastrophic flaws in the foundation. The first leaders of this nation took an oath that the foundation of America was based upon honor, integrity, freedom and equality - but as history has proven, her foundation was based upon lies, deception and inhumanity, and like any house that is built on an unstable foundation America is slowly collapsing. This is why it is to no surprise that so many nations, around the globe, have such disdain for the great America they may have once envied. There was a time when people of all nations came to America out of admiration, but today, most come out of sheer desperation. What is so ironic is that one of the most important teachings among us implies that it is not the look of a man, but the substance of a man, that truly matters. It would appear that this lesson escaped America as a whole. 

Who's Leading Who?

For decades America had boasted to the rest of the world about freedom in this country - so much so that one would think it was the only free country on the planet. This, however, is far from the truth. There are many other nations that exist under the concept of freedom - Canada, Japan, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Australia and the U.K., to name a few. I have personally visited some of these countries, and I can tell you without a doubt that I have never been more ill-treated than I have been right here at home. America was once considered the leading nation in nearly every aspect of living, but let us look at the reality that clearly shows this to be a false notion; for example, America is 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science,  49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, 4th in labor force and 4th in exports. However, America is the leading nation in a few particular areas, for example, the number of incarcerated per capita, the number of adults who believe in angels, and defense spending. So, I ask, is America truly the greatest country in the world? You decide.  #Facebook #Education #Government