“We gave it all away”

In a novel published in 2012, Oliver North wrote the following conversation between a wife and her retired Marine Corps husband.

“Oh dear, dear Peter, how did we come to this point in this country?”

His response, in part, reads this way:

We gave it all away. In exchange for the promise of comfort and security, ‘We the People’ surrendered our freedoms to the government – and the ‘international community,” whatever that is. Our liberty has been ebbing away for decades and we just let it go. When the economy fell apart, we turned to elites in Washington for handouts and bailouts and did nothing when they took over our banks, industries, hospitals, doctors, even the press [NOTE from Curt: This sounds a lot like what Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want for America]. Our government surrendered our right to keep and bear arms to the UN, but did nothing to stop the Iranians and a half dozen others from building nuclear weapons. We legalized the use of illicit drugs, opened our borders to armed enemies, and offered amnesty to millions who came here illegally – because they would vote the right way. (Heroes Proved, p. 234).

Set in the year 2032, this “novel” seems all too “non-fictional,” here in the year 2018.

What do YOU think?

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