One question involves the southern border of the United States. That country, like most others, excludes foreigners who have not secured permission to enter; it maintains numerous border police and facilities to do that. They are generally successful at this and have been for decades.They work for the President of the U.S. Suddenly, we’re told that many thousands of central Americans have traversed the entire length of Mexico (some 2,000 miles) illegally overnight with no Mexicans noticing and overwhelmed the hapless border guards, most of these travelers being children. Those border guards have been ordered not to speak to any media. All this occurs just as the President wants Congress to pass an illegal alien amnesty bill that t voter polls show is very unpopular. The question: What parts of this do you believe?
Another question applies to Ukraine. The place has tried to link up with Europe for centuries, most recently when the Nazis invaded and Ukrainians welcomed them as deliverers. Europe has sent Ukraine back to Russia or at least, abandoned it to Russia for a long time. Russia is rebuilding its military with oil and gas sales, much of that to Europe. And Europe has shifted its spending to social programs, relying on the U.S. to defend it. But the U.e U.S. can no longer afford its own social programs, let alone its military. Ukraine’s new President wants to join NATO and NATO has just announced that it’s not taking new members just now. The question: How do you think this looks to Mr. Putin?
Then there’s Syria and Iraq. In both cases, Sunni Moslems are killing Shiite Moslems and vice-versa. Iran is Shiite and helps the Iraqi and Syrian governments. So does Russia. The oil Arabs mostly help Sunnis. All this follows a decade of U.S. “investment” of lives and treasure in the region. And while the region sits on a lot of oil, so does the U.S. Question: How much more of your remaining money do you wish to “invest” in this?
Another concerns Central Africa, below the Sahara. Governments there tend to make the Middle East appear well governed. The U.S. has lots of troops, spies, contractors etc. all over this region with large bases in a couple of places. Question: Why?
Then there’s the financial question: Why do Americans continue electing politicians who year in and year out, maintain deficits? The past shows the failure of every place that has ever done that for too long; we see Greece, Argentina and others going under now. How do we continue ignoring reality? (Reality will not continue ignoring us .)
Finally, U.S. population grows and folks live longer while employment remains a problem. It’s no secret. The government can’t afford Social Security and Medicare (let alone Obamacare) at the current levels of taxation, but taxpayers are earning less. Question: How will our kids make a decent living?
Just a few idle questions that came up … be nice to know some answers, though.