And that's the problem: we, at best, will only maintain our position. No chance for growth.
That strikes me as about right: the general view in the Holy See is that the US isn't fit to run the world. What some Vatican diplomats and thinkers might not realize, though, is that most Americans agree: moreover, most Americans aren't terribly interested in running the world. But Americans have come to understand, however reluctantly, that power, like nature, abhors a vacuum.
Basically, yeah, exactly right. We don't want the job, but somebody needs to do it, and we're the only option.
"The notion that the church, the press, and the universities should serve the state is essentially a Communist notion. In a free society these institutions must be wholly free -- which is to say that their function is to serve as checks upon the state." -- Alan Barth
"More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones." --Mother Teresa
"I will never submit America's national security to an international test. The use of troops to defend America must never be subject to a veto by countries like France. The President's job is not to take an international poll -- the President's job is to defend America." --President George W. Bush
"Congress has the constitutional authority to rein in the federal courts' jurisdiction and the duty to preserve the states' republican forms of governments. Since government by the federal judiciary undermines the states' republican governments, Congress has a duty to rein in rogue federal judges." --Ron Paul
"From 1975 to 1992 when there was no ban on assault weapons, 16 police were killed by such weapons. During a similar period, when the ban was in effect 20 police were killed by assault weapons. Draw your own conclusions." --Lyn Nofziger
"John Kerry's whole foreign policy is cemented to the notion that allies are everything. And yet he spends precious time ridiculing America's allies as a 'coalition of the bribed' and letting his surrogates call the Iraqi prime minister a Bush puppet." --Jonah Goldberg
Jay Leno.... The first question went to John Kerry because he won the coin toss. Well duh. His wife owns all the coins. .... Political experts say President Bush was off his game. He looked distracted, confused, a little at a loss for words. Off his game? That is Bush's game!
Remember, it's conservatives
who are angry, violent people. Never forget taht, despite how often prove opposite.
"On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." --Thomas Jefferson
"While marriage is licensed and otherwise regulated by the states, government did not create the institution of marriage. In fact, the institution of marriage...pre-dates the institution of government! Government regulation of marriage is based on state recognition of the practices and customs formulated by private individuals interacting in civil society. Many people associate their wedding day with completing the rituals and other requirements of their faith, thus being joined in the eyes of their church and their creator, not with receiving their marriage license, thus being joined in the eyes of the state." --Rep. Ron Paul
"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost." --Rev. Billy Graham
Parents expressing outrage after a teacher is kicked out of her public school for hanging a picture of President Bush next to pictures of other presidents in her classroom.
The tolerant Left at work.