TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN will mark my 30th year in and around the financial arena. Besides asking where the time went, I think the only question on my mind is this: Will 2013 be the year the chickens come home to roost? In my mind, it’s not if economic, social, political and spiritual upheaval hits, but when? In a country that has been robbing Peter to pay Paul (and Peter’s broke) and has undone many of the principles our Founding Fathers built this once-great nation on, my heart says I hope I’m wrong…but my brain knows it’s right.
While our troubles certainly began many years ago, I truly believe the straw that broke the camel’s back was election night, 2012. The virtues that once made this country great—self-reliance, hard work, entrepreneurship, individual liberty, responsibility, etc.—were voted out that evening. Instead, we now have a majority of Americans who happily rejected these long-held beliefs in favor of massive government control over their lives. Robbed of the incentive to achieve or even work, increasing numbers of Americans will turn to the government nipple.
Dan Norcini was spot on recently when he said:
“…We are witnessing a breakdown in ethics, virtue, and morality, as well as the loss of the sense of righteousness versus sin, and the blurring of the lines between good and evil that has marked the fall of every great civilization throughout history. ...