One fourth of the world’s population is between 10 and 24 years of age. The New York Times calls it the Youth Bulge, and goes on to say that. “At no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided.”
But we’re not only demographically lopsided, we’re becoming lopsided in our considerations of what is actually true and decidedly false.
The fact is 17% of people between 16-29 years of age are neither in school or employed, so one can imagine that they’re not reading, or studying, and probably not happy either.
These young people are our future, and the future of the country Americans fought so hard to have, yet many of them seem stuck to social media, taking delight in putting down the country that–so far–allows them to be free.
Recently, I’ve watched two very instructive, and entertaining, Revolutionary War series. One is John Adams, about the life of the second president of the United States. The other is Turn, about the changing sympathies of certain Americans toward England during the revolution. One cannot watch these without realizing the debt of gratitude each of us owes to the men and women who fought for our freedom.
But today, not only the young people without jobs or ambition, but their parents as well, have come far away from what those Revolutionary Patriots fought for. If any one of those involved in the making of America could come back and take a look a some of our legislation, I believe they would think we have collectively lost our minds.
In this political season, we must vote to make America great again. We must restore our basic good sense and the values that made us great. The flag at the top, The Tree Flag (or Appeal to Heaven Flag) was one of the flags used during the American Revolution. The flag was commissioned under George Washington’s authority as commander in chief of the Continental Army in October 1775.
The American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights, are not just stories somebody made up. Real people fought, thought, and brought freedom and greatness to us, and now, all that is threatened by politically correct words used to gain votes from some and to throw the rest of us off balance. We need to again to show the true story of our country, beginning with November’s election.