Ralph Higgins

Ralph Higgins
color pencil sketch by Gayle Higgins

Quotes I Like

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools."

– Plato


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sunset in America?

“When small men cast large shadows, the sun is about to set.”

This is a quote from a Chinese writer that applies to our country today. There are many large shadows darkening the landscape of the U. S. today and our citizens, as well as international leaders around the globe, sense that the sun is setting on a once great nation.

Our founders were giants like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin and other men of stature, intelligence and integrity. Compare these men to our current magnificent administration - Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, et al. What a contrast!

After looking at our leadership, consider the shadows that are rapidly creeping into every crevice of our lives, replacing our freedom with control by an inept government.

How did we get to this point? Is the voting public this ignorant? Is the course we are on as a nation due to incompetence or is there an international agenda? If those in power are not as stupid and unqualified as they seem to be, what else could account for our slide?

You can’t have a one-world government as long as there is one superpower still standing. Could that be the purpose of bringing down the U. S.? To level the playing field, as our “leader” implies. Is our “leader” the puppet master or the puppet? Is there a “Wizard of Oz” behind the curtain?

Are those currently in positions of power really the best our country has to offer? Really?? Small men are indeed casting large shadows.

Is the sun setting on America?


  1. Well Ralph, I've been 'mulling' over your musings for the last almost 5 full days and I have come to no conclusion whatsoever!

    Since my Facebook Profile states my Religious and Political position is "DISGUSTED" I would only say to your question, "Is the voting public this ignorant?" Well in spite of all the talk about throwing the bums out we re-elect the incumbents time after time after time. So I say to your question, yes WE the voting public are not only stupid (the vernacular for 'ignorant') but in fact we deserve what we have.

    I say this with full acceptance of my own culpability in voting for Clinton, Bush and now Obama all because their opponents all seemed to be either retired, without telling us, or they basically held positions either to the right of Genghis Kahn or to the left of Mao Tse Tung.

    So Ralph I remain decidedly DISGUSTED, however I also remain your friend.


  2. Malcolm -

    I'm also "disgusted", not with my religion, although I've made some adjustments in that area, but I do share your disgust with the political scene and our practice of voting for incumbents.

    And, of course, I'm also your friend. Thanks for a thoughtful response and for thinking about the issue. That's why I write this stuff and my reward is that you read it and respond.