America is dying. It's a death by a thousand cuts with the federal government wielding the blade and close to delivering the coup de grace. Under Bush and now Obama, the government's defiance of the will of the people has ripened into callous bullying and undisguised hostility toward the states and their citizens. The government in Washington, D.C., has broken its compact with the people. The Declaration of Independence makes clear the right of the people to sever their ties with a government that threatens their existence by depriving them of their natural rights. The nudniks in D.C. forgot about that one.
Many nations of the world, even U.S. allies, see the same worrisome picture We the People see. It's a portrait of a government giant that's turned into a predatory global thug, casting an ominous shadow on the world and leaving a massive bloody footprint. They see an arrogant, interposing government, more than an echo of the Third Reich, that interferes in the internal affairs of almost every nation and may even bomb them if they refuse to play ball or give tribute.