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50 Mind Blowing Facts About America That Our Founding Fathers Never Would Have Believed

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If our Founding Fathers were alive today, what would they think of America?  Surely they would be very proud that the United States stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and has built some of the most amazing cities that the world has ever seen.  They would probably be surprised that the country they founded went on to become the greatest economic machine in the history of the world, and they would be absolutely astounded by things like our interstate highway system and the Internet.  However, there are quite a number of things that they would be horrified about as well.  The fact that over 40 million Americans are dependent on the federal government for their daily food would be deeply disturbing to our founders.  Also, the fact that the U.S. government has accumulated the greatest mountain of debt in human history would be incredibly distressing to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the founders.  But perhaps most of all, our founders would be absolutely disgusted that the land where Americans could once be free to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has become so tightly regulated and controlled that Americans dare not even squeak without the permission of the federal government.

Needless to say, our founders would certainly not understand many of our institutions or many of the advanced technologies that we have today.  But without a doubt they would be able to grasp how far we have fallen as a nation and how far we have strayed from the fundamental principles that they enshrined in our founding documents.  The United States is a much different place today than it was in 1776, and unfortunately many of the changes have been for the worse.

The following are 50 mind blowing facts about modern America that our Founding Fathers never would have believed….

#1 In 2010, not only does the United States have a central bank, but it also runs our economy and issues all of our currency.  The Federal Reserve has devalued the U.S. dollar by over 95 percent since 1913 and it has been used to create the biggest mountain of government debt in the history of the world. 

#2 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that U.S. government agents can legally sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, place a secret GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of you everywhere that you go.

#3 The 50 wealthiest members of Congress saw their collective fortunes increase by 85.1 million dollars to $1.4 billion in 2009.

#4 The U.S. government has accumulated a national debt that is rapidly approaching the 14 trillion dollar mark.

#5 All over the United States, asphalt roads are being ground up and are being replaced with gravel because it is cheaper to maintain.  The state of South Dakota has transformed over 100 miles of asphalt road into gravel over the past year, and 38 out of the 83 counties in the state of Michigan have now turned some of their asphalt roads into gravel roads.

#6 Americans now owe more than $849 billion on student loans, which is more than the total amount that Americans owe on their credit cards.

#7 In 2010, Americans waste an astounding amount of food.  According to a study by the California Integrated Waste Management board, 63 percent of the average supermarket’s waste stream is food. When you break that down, it means that each supermarket wastes approximately 3,000 pounds of food each year.

#8 The city of Cleveland plans to sort through curbside trash to ensure that people are actually recycling properly.  If it is discovered that some citizens are not recycling they will be hit with very large fines.

#9 Once upon a time, U.S. industry was the envy of the world.  But since 1979, manufacturing employment in the United States has fallen by 40 percent.

#10 Even though the U.S. population has exploded in size, the number of Americans with manufacturing jobs today is smaller than the number of Americans who were employed in manufacturing in 1950.

#11 Having one out of every eight Americans enrolled in the food stamp program is now considered “the new normal” and Americans continue to drop into poverty in astounding numbers.

#12 One out of every six Americans is now being served by at least one government anti-poverty program.

#13 A family of four actually has difficulty surviving on an income of $50,000 a year in America in 2010.

#14 Barack Obama is backing a proposal to create a national database that will store the DNA of all individuals who have been arrested, even if they end up not being convicted of a crime.

#15 In 2010, it takes the average unemployed American worker over 8 months to find a job.

#16 The U.S. government has made some parts of Arizona off limits to U.S. citizens because of the threat of violence from Mexican drug smugglers.  The federal government has actually posted signs more than 100 miles north of the Mexican border warning travelers that certain areas are unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers.

#17 One recent survey of last year’s college graduates discovered that 80 percent moved right back home with their parents after graduation.

#18 In one of the very first military commissions held under the Obama administration, a U.S. military judge ruled that confessions obtained by threatening the subject with rape are admissible in court.

#19 The average American worker now pays literally dozens of different kinds of taxes each year.

#20 In recent years the U.S. government has spent $2.6 million tax dollars to study the drinking habits of Chinese prostitutes and $400,000 tax dollars to pay researchers to cruise six bars in Buenos Aires, Argentina to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior when drunk.

#21 Christians are being arrested and thrown in jail in some areas of the United States for quietly passing out Christian literature on public sidewalks.

#22 The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice has announced that it will begin using cutting edge analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents and will place “potential offenders” in prevention and education programs.

#23 Organic milk is now considered such a national crisis that the FDA has been conducting military style raids on Amish farmers in the state of Pennsylvania.

#24 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that they are considering a crackdown on farm dust.

#25 According to a new CDC report, nearly half of all Americans now use prescription drugs on a regular basis.

#26 Oakland, California Police Chief Anthony Batts says that due to severe budget cuts there are a number of crimes that his department will simply not be able to respond to any longer.  The crimes that the Oakland police will no longer be responding to include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism.

#27 Today, Americans are losing their homes in staggering numbers.  One out of every seven mortgages was delinquent or in foreclosure during the first quarter of 2010.

#28 Many of our leading scientists are now calling themselves “transhumanists” and are openly proclaiming that a future where men have fully merged with machines is inevitable.

#29 Americans who spend large amounts of cash are viewed as “potential criminals” by the U.S. government in 2010.

#30 New full body security scanners going into airports all across the United States can actually see through our clothing and produce very clear and very detailed images of our exposed bodies as we walk through them.

#31 The U.S. financial system has become a massive gambling parlor in 2010.  As a result, a horrific derivatives bubble has developed that threatens to destroy our entire economy at any moment.  Nobody knows exactly how big the derivatives bubble is, but low estimates place it at around 600 trillion dollars and high estimates put it at around 1.5 quadrillion dollars.  Once that bubble pops there simply will not be enough money in the entire world to fix it.

#32 The U.S. government is spending an amount of money equivalent to approximately 25.4 percent of GDP this year.

#33 Today, 10,000 people make 30% of the total income in the United States.

#34 A 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation discovered that 250 employees of the Defense Department used credit cards or PayPal to purchase images of children in sexual situations.  However, the investigation also found that the Pentagon investigated only a handful of those cases.

#35 According to a recent poll of Americans between the ages of 44 and 75, 61% said that running out money was their biggest fear. The remaining 39% thought death was scarier.

#36 Approximately 57 percent of Barack Obama’s 3.8 trillion dollar budget for 2011 consists of direct payments to individual Americans or is money that is spent on their behalf.

#37 A recent Department of Justice guide for investigators of criminal and extremist groups lists “constitutionalists” and “survivalists” alongside organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Aryan Brotherhood.

#38 The U.S. trade deficit has exploded to nightmarish proportions over the past two decades.  Every single month tens of billions more dollars goes out of the United States than comes into it.  Essentially, the United States is becoming far poorer as a nation each and every month.

#39 Factories are closing in droves across the United States because the American people would rather buy things made in China.

#40 Millions upon millions of good paying middle class jobs are being shipped off to China and they are never coming back.  Meanwhile, U.S. politicians stand by idly and do nothing.

#41 Some analysts now believe that China could become the largest economy in the world by the year 2020.

#42 If the U.S. government was forced to use GAAP accounting principles (like all publicly-traded corporations must), the annual U.S. government budget deficit would be somewhere in the neighborhood of four to five trillion dollars.

#43 According to one recent survey, 28% of all U.S. households have at least one person that is currently searching for a full-time job.

#44 The U.S. dollar continues to rapidly decline in value.  An item that cost $20.00 in 1970 will cost you $112.35 today.  An item that cost $20.00 in 1913 will cost you $440.33 today.

#45 Major international organizations are actually proposing that the United States start considering the adoption of a truly global currency.

#46 Students at a high school in Missouri have built a car that they claim can get up to 450 miles per gallon.  On another note, some of the top energy experts in the world believe that thorium could solve our energy problems and supply very cheap energy for society for hundreds of thousands of years.  But in today’s world technologies such as these are endlessly suppressed by the rich and powerful.

#47 One Colorado high school student is seeking an explanation from officials at his school after he was ordered by security guards to remove American flags from his truck because they might make other students at the high school “uncomfortable”.

#48 Three California high school students were recently forced to remove their American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

#49 Memorial crosses erected along Utah public roads to honor fallen state troopers have been found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court and now must be removed permanently.

#50 One group of high school students made national headlines recently when they revealed that a security guard ordered them to stop singing the national anthem during a visit to the Lincoln Memorial.

  • Stephan

    Who ever is compiling these lists is an economic illiterate and would not pass any economics 101 class. For instance:

    Nominal GDP in 1913 was 39,140 million US$. Per capita NGDP was 400 US$. This bought you 20 items worth 20 US$ (US$ 1913).

    2009 NGDP was 14,256,300 million US$. Per capita NGDP was 46,000 US$ which bought you 104 items worth 440,30 US$ (US$ 2009)

    Who’s better off? A person in 1913 able to buy 20 items or someone in 2009 able to buy more than 100 items with his inflated US$.

    Although many points in this list are worrisome you better stop publishing this sort of mind blowing nonsense.

  • Mr Carpenter

    Yes, I agree. It seems to me that the world has gone stark raving mad. Not even just the Untied Status of Amerika.

  • kolchack

    Number 46 is completely daffy. There is no technology out there that is going to replace oil and allow us to continue our happy motoring ways into infinity. Peak Oil is a reality, not some conspiracy dreamed up by a cabal that wants to own the world. If a realistic alternative technology did exist, some corporation would easily figure out a way to scale it up and make massive profits on it.

  • sterling smith

    “you will have the government you deserve”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    I have a fact you won’t believe.

    Take aspirin before you read this.

  • John G


    Private Federal Reserve Bank has 8 private shareholders controlling the economy.

    The U.S. Shareholders are:
    1. Goldman Sachs Bank – NY
    2. JP Morgan Chase Bank – NY
    3. Rockefeller Family via Hanover Trust – NY
    4. Kuhn, Loeb – NY


  • I would imagine the founding fathers would be appalled by the fact that we even have interstate highways (or any government funded road, highway, or railroad…gravel or asphalt), public schools (If we didn’t have public schools, we wouldn’t have to worry about what kids can and can’t wear at public schools), border security, drug prohibition, or that we ask politicians to do anything other than sit idly by with anything having to do with the economy. I don’t know why the founding fathers would care if manufacturing jobs are going overseas; it’s not the government’s job to regulate job retention.

    By the way, I don’t know the whole story with the Christians passing out pamphlets, but if they were littering, or they were doing it on private property, then they should have been prosecuted, regardless of the claim that they were doing it for Jesus. Our founding fathers weren’t Christians, for the most part.

    And…why would they be proud that we’ve become greatest economic machine in the history of the world? We’ve become the greatest economic machine in the history of the world because of government programs, the fed, government subsidies, etc.

    I get your point though…the founding fathers would be disappointed in what we’ve become. That might be true.

    Then again, they may have sinisterly declared independence from GB and subsequently created the Constitution in order to eventually become what we have become today. That may have been the plan all along.

  • Nob Hiller

    I too am appalled by a lot of this, but note its largely the result of “improved” technology. The Founders might also be appalled that slavery had been abolished along with the requirement of owning property in order to be allowed to vote. Never mind women voting, or the descendants of the former slaves, who are no longer 3/5 of a person. Founder Alexander Hamilton was very keen on the idea of a central bank, I believe. I could go on and on………

  • Dewkitty

    On #49, the whole story should be told. A group erected the crosses as general memorials, without regard to the officers’ personal religious views. Another group sued on these grounds and the courts agreed they should be removed because the first group had no proof the cross was significant to the individuals who died there. The courts never said there couldn’t be any memorial placed there.

  • Adam

    @kolchack You are completely uninformed.


    Technologies being suppressed? Absolutely.

    Here’s another one. Watch the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?”

  • lostinmissouri

    “#44 The U.S. dollar continues to rapidly decline in value. An item that cost $20.00 in 1970 will cost you $112.35 today. An item that cost $20.00 in 1913 will cost you $440.33 today.”

    Actually, in 1913, a $20 gold piece, was $20.
    20 dollar gold pieces are .9675 oz of gold. Gold, this morning was at $1259.00 per oz spot.

    That looks to me, that $20 in 1913, is worth $1218.00….just saying

  • mbabsit

    Those who do not believe in God will follow a tyrant. Benjamin Franklin

  • George

    I’m not sure where you got your information about the ‘Founding Fathers not being Chrisian for the most part’, but someone is lying to you.

    Of the 54 men who signed the Declaration of Independance, 52 were leaders in their churches – if that doesn’t make them Christian not sure what does.

  • James E McMullen III

    They make my head spin. I can just imagine what the Founding Fathers would think. Would they have taken the oath “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor” had they an inkling these things would come to past?

  • divemaverick


    You are NOT looking at the price of gold in the right perspective. If gold have gone up in price you would get less weight in gold for $20.00.



  • Not so Mad Max

    One of the things I think the founders would find more disturbing is the lack of any critical thought in America. People believe the first thing they see on U Tube or some web site with little or no research. Kolchack is correct about Peak Oil it may not be as quickly devastating as Mike Ruppert Collapse but it’s real. I think the problem is most people don’t understand why and how our Civilization became so dependent on Oil. It is an energy source that cannot be easily replaced, not with the “Green” panacea’s put forth by the Obama Administration, or the hidden technologies so loved by UFO researchers and conspiracy followers.

  • Lynn D.

    “Of the 54 men who signed the Declaration of Independance, 52 were leaders in their churches – if that doesn’t make them Christian not sure what does.” Obviously, you don’t know anything about true Christianity. Being a ‘church leader’ does not make one a follower of Christ (the Truth). The so-called “churches” were compromised and corrupted way back in the days of Augustine. Being a member of one of these institutions doesn’t mean you are a “Christian”. Abe Lincoln and his wife were members of an Episcopalean “church” yet they both practiced occult arts and necromancy (calling up the dead) which is strictly forbidden by the God of the Holy Bible. George Washington was a Freemason. Freemasons worship Lucifer in the higher levels. They are deists, not Christians even though many of them attend “church” and are even deacons and pastors. The Ecclesiastical branch of this present world system both today and in the days of the founding fathers is under the control of secret societies such as Freemasons and Trilateral Commission. These societies are satanic in nature. So the person who said the most of the Founding Fathers were not Christian was correct. Someone is lying to YOU, George. I don’t know where you get your information but I get mine from the Bible and the Holy Spirit.

    “The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power–Political, Monetary, Intellectual, and Ecclesiastical.”–U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater from his 1964 book “No Apologies” This was written in 1964, however, the Illuminati had infiltrated the churches long before this first throught the corrupt Catholic church, then through Martin Luther (a high degree Freemason) and his Protestant “Reformation” which really didn’t reform anything, just gave the people different branches of the same lie. The only way to know the Truth is to follow Him yourself, not through a “church leader.”

  • Gw307

    George – the myth about 52 out of 54 being leaders is just a myth. Here’s a snip from one website that supports its contradiction with some footnotes:

    QUESTION: Is David Barton’s claim true, that “52 of the 55 signers of the Constitution were orthodox Christians and many were evangelical Christians?”

    ANSWER: Barton does not cite any authority to support this assertion.
    Indeed, the weight of scholarly opinion is to the contrary. For example, Professor Clinton Rossiter has written:

    “Although it had its share of strenuous Christians… the gathering at Philadelphia was largely made up of men in whom the old fires were under control or had even flickered out. Most were nominally members of one of the traditional churches in their part of the country.. and most were men who could take their religion or leave it alone. Although no one in this sober gathering would have dreamed of invoking the Goddess of Reason, neither would anyone have dared to proclaim his opinions had the support of the God of Abraham and Paul. The Convention of 1787 was highly rationalist and even secular in spirit.” (Clinton Rossiter, 1787; The Grand Convention, pp. 147-148.)

    Much has been made of Benjamin Franklin’s suggestion that the Convention open its morning sessions with prayer. His motion was turned down, however, and not again taken up. Franklin himself noted that “with the exception of 3 or 4, most thought prayers unnecessary.” (Ferrand, Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, rev. ed., Vol. 1, p.452.)
    While there can be little doubt that Christian values shaped the thinking of the Founders, it is wrong to jump to the conclusion that the Founders were almost all orthodox evangelicals Christians. Even though many of the Founders applauded religion for its utility- believing religion was good for the country- they also argued vigorously for voluntary religion and complete religious freedom. Thus, even if Barton’s point were true, it does not compel the conclusion that we should privilege Christianity in any legal or constitutional sense.

    “Of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, the theological leanings of some twenty have been identified. Three have been characterized as deists: Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, and Stephen Hoepkins of Rhode Island. Two others, John Adams of Massachusetts and George Wythe of Virginia, are described as liberal Christians strongly influenced by deism. Four, including Jefferson’s friend Benjamin Rush, were liberals not inclined toward deism. About eleven were definitely orthodox believers. Samuel Huntington, Philip Livingston, and John Witherspoon, president of Princeton University, were prominent in this last group… Among the founders of the American republic who were not signers of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington, James Madison, and George Mason were religious liberals leaning toward deism. Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, and Alexander Hamilton were generally orthodox Christians opposed to deism… In the closing decades of the eighteenth century, deism in the United States, as elsewhere, seemed to be sweeping everything before it… The deist outlook… in the American colonies… became popular among the rich and well-born about the time of the Revolution.” –Cardinal Avery Dulles admits in his article “The Deist Minimum” in the Jan. 2005 issue of First Things magazine

    See also the New Historical Atlas of Religion in America (Oxford U. Pres, 2001) According to that atlas only 25% of the country attended church at the time of the American Revolution. Church attendance grew over the years.

    Other sources corroborate that between the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and the start of the Civil War (1861), the “rate of adherence” to Christianity more than doubled.
    –Christianity Today, Aug. 16, 1993, p. 62, book review of Roger Finke and Rodney Stark’s The Churching of America, 1776-1990: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy (New Jersey: Rutgers University Press).

    So, America at the time of the Revolution was not even as Christian as America is today.

  • Reader

    Most of your facts aren’t even worth mentioning. And you conveniently forget a whole lot of very good facts that were very worthy of mention.

    i.e., “the United States since its founding has engaged in over 243 wars”, “America is the world’s largest arms exporter to foreign governments and nations”, “America now has military troops in over 140 nations around the world”, “America has the largest carbon foot print per capita in the world”, etc.

    George — many of the famous founding fathers were Deist — go look it up.

    This country was NOT founded at as Christian nation as widely claimed, but one that would be free from religious oppression — specifically the so-called Christian religion oppression of the King and that era.

    The Federalist Papers makes it very clear — Christian theology was NOT a part of the formation of this country (but the idea of manifest destiny certainly was).

  • Anne

    WOW! What a list! Now if we could just get some of the CNNers, FOXers, NBCers, CBSers etc. who take their news via the TV feeding tube, to READ this list maybe some of them could start chewing on some meat for thought. Thank you for your wonderful compilation!

  • C

    After reading the comments here from MOST of you … no wonder we are doomed.

  • Randy

    For #46, please see the Energy Bulletin piece by David Cohen,

    Just like nuclear fusion, thorium reactors are a great idea, but please show me one that is up and running and commercially viable, then we can talk about how it is going to save us from the disasters that are unfolding.
    450 miles per gallon car? Nice test bed, but again, where is the power going to come from the charge it? 70 million electric cars feeding off a 50 year old electrical grid burning mostly coal. Oh, wait, I forgot, electricity just magically appears…

  • Edgar Lucidi

    Taxation & inflation since 1913 have resulted in a 200 fold price increase for the basic items of food,clothing,housing&services. A perusal of the Sears catalog of 1913 will confirm this increase.
    1913 2010
    Loaf of bread 2/1c $1.00
    haircut 10c 20.00
    avg. house 750.00 150,000++
    weekly salary 3.00 600.00
    cast iron stove 20.00 6000.00
    Mens’quality wool 4.00 1000.00
    suit/vest/2pr pants
    hotel room 1.00 200.00
    1 oz gold 20.00 1260.00(fixed price)
    4000.00( mkt


  • Skip

    New World Order, got us all going crazy!

  • your dumb

    @kolchack You are completely brain washed and have no idea what is going on. We have had the electric car twice and it has been removed. If it wasn’t for the combustion engine that ford wanted cars could run on water. Think outisde the box stupid

  • Corbett

    Stephan — Your argument just shows how economically ignorant YOU are. Remember that we do not all get a per capita share of the nation’s GDP.

    Any economic comparison between now & 1913 is fraught with risk. For instance, there were no computers in 1913. So a comparison between computer prices today & in 1913 would be impossible. Furthermore, on things that were in existence in both eras, it often makes no sense to compare their prices.

    Horseshoes were in common use in 1913. There were many more manufacturers of horseshoes then than there are now. So the price may have been lower. But, on the other hand, there may have been improvements in manufacturing techniques that lower the price today. It is impossible to tell.

    LostinMissouri has it right — compare something that is the same today as it was in 1913. Gold. But even then he isn’t absolutely accurate. The price of gold is being artificially depressed. For one thing, in 1913, there was a bigger demand for gold because it was in circulation as money. For another, central banks manipulate the gold price to keep gold down.

    The real problem with the list is where he talks about the “trade deficit”.

    First of all, there is no such thing. We send bits of paper to China & they send us stuff. While we may have a “bits of paper” deficit, we more than offset that by gaining a “stuff” surplus. If the “stuff” we get from the Chinese wasn’t worth more to us than the “bits of paper”, we wouldn’t trade.

    Second, the US has run a “trade deficit” for most of our history. The founders would not be surprised by this since it was the norm when they were alive.

  • Save the Republic


    You’re looking at it backwards. Your example actually shows dollars are worth far less, because now you must spend $1218 to get the same amount of gold that $20 could buy in 1913.

  • Jackson

    # 46, alternative energy probably does exist and is suppressed. kolchack, when corporations & governments suppressed alternative energy they will make more money & create jobs. Why innovate when you can make more by using old technology. There is also a huge supply chain of industries, jobs that depend on fossil fuel and releasing new alternatives will quickly destroy these industries and collapse the economy. Any change must come slowly.

    There is probably lots of suppressed alternative energy. If you people pay attention to the UFO phenomenon, there is something going on that the u.s governement does not like to talk about.

    Some other countries are more open to this discussion but not the united states. It won’t surprise me that these type of technology will be release within our life time if your in your 20s.

  • Joey

    Five in the morning,and I feel like mixing a drink! This is a great blog,disturbing,but great.

  • Leslie

    Wow, that could make one feel hopeless. BUT on the brighter side, my FAVORITE one has got to be #20: “In recent years the U.S. government has spent $2.6 million tax dollars to study the drinking habits of Chinese prostitutes and $400,000 tax dollars to pay researchers to cruise six bars in Buenos Aires, Argentina to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior when drunk.” I wanna do research! How do I get in on this gravy train?

  • green shots

    Enough of the “Christian persecution” crap. Its a mind-control cult sponsored byu the very forces it claims to oppose

  • Danielle

    The one about student loan debt being greater than credit card debt is not a bad thing at all….

  • Ntune

    I am pretty sure they would be appalled that the executive branch of our government would lie to the people and invade a country that did not provoke us and then have certain members of that executive branch personally benefit financially.

    They would probably not be happy that religious groups are trying to dictate our government.

  • Idontbuyit


    You can’t calculate stuff like that. You know how much more stuff people are producing today compare to 1913???

    Get real. If the money is not inflated. With all the advancement in tech. We should be able to buy a lot more stuff. With the help of computers, we are doing 100s times more than they are doing in 1913. Not to mention all the robots. And a whole lot more hydro power we are using in our production.

  • I think that the 50 points made in this article are each worthy of conversation. Most ARE based on facts..facts originating during the current administration, and many others of the past. Christianity IS the stone of our Republic’s foundation- always has been..we need to get this set in stone.
    We need to gain regional control and work outwards. We need to start with those around us. GET INVOLVED. Talk to your congress. It’s not going to be easy.
    …but you will like yourself more afterwards!

    It is time.
    Time for a new country…the New-Republic of America.
    Time to get lean.
    Time to get rid of “bling”.
    Shop local/regional when possible. Put cash into silver/gold. Get close with loved ones. Sharpen up on skills useful to others. Get a copy of the Geneva 1599 Bible-Patriot Edition, this list could go on and on and on
    …in other words, since we see the system going berserk there is no need for us to add to the confusion that is inevitable, get yourself in ship shape…many, many, many patriots are doing just that.
    Be a part of the EPIC SOLUTION …in the future, what will YOU say when someone asks, “What did you do during the patriot uprising?”

  • Calvin Smith

    amazing blog, I feel motivated to research these items further 🙂

  • frank

    If the Founders were here now and saw what we have done with the legacy of liberty they left to us at the cost of their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor, they would get a D-8 cat and push the whole stinkin’ sordid mess into the ocean and start over.

  • Born Conservative

    Mighty interesting. That, I must say!
    Several have a slight glimpse of reality – most others couldn’t buy a clue with the true value of a dollar in 1836 (about the time that Andy (By God) Jackson killed the 2nd Bank of the United States.. A CENTRAL BANK.
    For those of you here, who are TOO LAZY to look it up, a Central Bank is the cornerstone of COMMUNISM. It’s listed right in the Karl Marx Manifesto. One cannot control a people, without a Central Bank. And, the debt Governments create by “borrowing” (in most cases) their own currency, is ALWAYS borne on the backs on that the citizens of that Country … it’s a rule going in, when a Central Bank becomes a part of the fabric of that Country.
    NOTE – read HAMILTON’S CURSE (or just STFU)
    Many of you just speak from heresay, nothing more.
    PlanetPrisoner highlights reality talk. You might want to yahoo/google/bing what he writes.
    As for alternative energy sources… try searching up on ZERO-POINT ENERGY. I’ve already done so and looked at the Calculus formula they say it’s based on. In fact, they suggest there’s no need for any Factories to be built if someone REALLY wanted to make something that would run on this energy, they could do so out of their own garage…. that is unless the Status Quo go out and make illegal something that doesn’t yet really exist in the open market place. But, then, they are invoking thought crime these days under that Savior most of you bloggers voted for…. Did you know the Obama Gov’t is labelling the 4,000 Engineers who signed an avidavit for a NEW 9/11 independent investigation ….as potential terrorists?
    ALL OF YOU NEED TO WAKE UP, and quit running to the BoobTube to be told what to think.

    1. The Money Masters
    2. Loose Change
    3. From Freedom to Fascism
    4. Beautiful Truth
    5. Sweet Misery
    6. The Federal Reserve

    Again, I say… prove them false in their allegations. Don’t just say they are…. PROVE IT.

    And, actually read that book I mentioned a bout Alexander Hamilton…the so-called Father of Wall Street …. the same group that now occupies every seat on the President’s Cabinet. There are no Industrialists on the President’s Cabinet. None. They are ALL from the Banking Community or Wall Street – the People have NO representation in the Oval Office, from any part of America.

    This List should have been …..51.

  • Da Kraut

    # 46 seems to be on the Hit List but, #7 is no winner either. “it means that each supermarket wastes approximately 3,000 pounds of food each year.” A YEAR ???

    I’d venture to say that the so called average Supermarket wastes 3000 pounds of food every month, or less.

    Let’s hear it from someone Knows !

  • This compiled list of troublesome news and events of our nation is fairly right. To confirm them, just do searches on each of them. I am surprised that one of these numbered events had a website link going back to Fox News.

  • Dax

    The founding fathers also thought political parties were evil.

    Thank you Mr. Andrew Jackson.

  • America !!!!

    AMERICA !!!!! that is how its spelled !!!! not amerika !!!! so YOU ARE NOT AMERICAN

  • Daimon

    You forgot

    #51 The founding fathers would be shocked that blacks are citizens of the USA.

  • NRKeye

    Please do your research accurately and dispassionately:

    Authored by American diplomat Joel Barlow in 1796, the following treaty was sent to the floor of the Senate, June 7, 1797, where it was read aloud in its entirety and unanimously approved. John Adams, haven seen the treaty, signed it and proudly proclaimed it to the Nation.

    US Treaty With Tripoli 1796:
    Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

    Also, from Jefferson:

    “I never told my own religion nor scrutinized that of another. I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another’s creed. I am satisfied that yours must be an excellent religion to have produced a life of such exemplary virtue and correctness. For it is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1816 Thomas Jefferson wrote to Mrs. H. Harrison Smith

    Get it?

    Our entire economy has been hijacked by sociopathic madmen bent on our enslavement and destruction and some people insist on arguing over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

    Good luck with that.

  • the real problem

    Does everyone not see the REAL problem? Who gives a shit about the value of the American dollar? The most disturbing thing I saw on here was #7. Each supermarket throws out 3,000 pounds of food a year, and yet there are hungry children in America. There are hungry children all over the world. We need to start caring about the life and death issues. Who CARES about the economy when there are people dying and Americans can do something about it? Are we really this selfish?

  • Lili

    What an incredibly simplistic article. You did not live in the times of the Founding Fathers so you’ve no idea truly of every single thing they did.

    In another 200 years (if people are still alive on this planet) people will be looking at our culture and wondering why we so incredibly stupid.

    They’d want to know WHY we allowed men such as the Founding Fathers to create the documents to govern(rule) us in the first place.

    They’d want to know why we could not govern ourselves with common sense.

    They themselves(the Founding Fathers) were corrupt. HOW many slave children did Jefferson have? Washington was a war monger like everyone else. US commerce was made on the backs of bible approved slaves until legal slavery (wage slavery) became more profitable.

    Sigh…human beings.

  • brandeehasonetoo

    I definitely believe Born Conservative has some great points and those documentaries are very informational. One must really be careful how they approach these topics. It is so easy to become wrapped up and thrive on them from an emotional standpoint. Everyone wants to wag their finger in eachother’s face when people from other countries are probably reading these arguments and acknowledging that this is a prime example of contemporary American ignorance and attitude, and why we are in the position we are in the position we are in. Yet life is still comfortable for most of us. How many of you could really survive a day in what you considered to be a great time model?

  • Zachary

    According to this “list” there are 4 steps need to be taken.
    Have a source for fresh drinking water.
    Stock a source of a food supply.
    Have military calibered weapons on hand.
    Have a sufficient supply of corresponding ammunition for your weapons.
    Gasoline AND a generator should be considered too.

  • Adam Karrsen

    And who is at fault for all of this nonsense? Why the average American of course. We are the government, however we praise these morons that get elected as most of us are only interested is getting political favors. Wake up and realize we are a representative republic and demand the goof you elected do his or her job as was intended!

  • Ed Garland

    #40 should be near the top of the list. A major cause of unemployment is the fact that almost nothing is manufactured in the US.

    People go to Walmart in their Korean made cars to by crap from China.

  • Tom

    Are you kidding me on number 31? Derivatives have been going on ever since they deregulated the financial sector in 1999. You say it’s bad in 2010? Would that be because you want to leave the impression this is Obama’s doing? You link to a previous blog that links to a Warren Buffet article from 2003, so even back then there were some people showing a concern, just not the Bush administration.

    On #24 about the farm dust, you say “recently announced”. Excuse me, but a simple google search shows this has been in the works since 2006 during the Bush administration. Your concern should be where were these 21 senators in 2006? Oh, that’s right, Bush was president, not Obama.

  • Gail

    We are a very large nation, with many diversified religions and peoples. It is still the best country to live in. We have made mistakes in the past and will continue to do so in the future. However, as long as we live by the golden rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” we will come out strong in the end. Our government is strong and God willing will protect and honor all of our people. Note: If you don’t like living here, go back to where you came from.

  • mare

    Just reading a couple of these posts indicates to me that there is not much public concern for the way our country is headed and therefore it will continue to sink like a great ocean liner.
    I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s pointless trying to reason with certain individuals… can you reason against ignorance when the ignorant are in a total state of bliss.
    All I can say is God help America….it’s dying a slow death.

  • SingerGuy

    Tom, you’re an idiot. Read the opening paragraphs again really slowly so the intent of the article doesn’t escape you. This is not an anti-Obama article; it’s a “what is happening to America” article. Nowhere does it put the blame on one person or one political party. It just shows how the country our founding fathers created is slipping away from us. It’s sad that you are so partisan that you wanted to immediately make this into an attack on “he-who-must-not-be-criticized.” Try looking past the R and the D and seeing what is going on in our country.

  • Ali

    Gail, you’ve got to be kidding me. “do unto others”?!! Pay attention to what your country is actually “doing” unto these “others”, in the name of oil etc. America is just a bunch of big bullies, taking what they want and killing for profit. Take off your rose coloured glasses honey.

  • Rex

    Regarding #50, the Founders would have been flabbergasted at the fact that we have monument to the man who destroyed the federal republic that they created and replaced it with a consolidated nation, the thing that most of the Founders (minus Hamilton and his faction) most feared. Indeed, we can thank Dishonest Abe for making sure that the federal republic lasted only “four score and seven years.”

  • Rex

    Gail, You got it wrong. The Golden Rule is: “Those with the gold make the rules.” That’s the rule that we’re living under today.

  • Deft

    Blaming one political party or the other keeps us from recognizing that they are both bad. The Founders wrote the Constitution to create a weak central government and strong local governments. We now have the opposite.

  • btrask3

    Glen Beck got it right…

    Restoring Honor, begins with you and me.

    Then, we can expect it from our leaders.

  • chas

    You left out a few things. For example:

    #51 The founding fathers would be aghast that women — that weak-minded inferior sex — were now allowed the right to vote, hold office, work outside the home, and live as unmarried women without shame.

    #52 Similarly, they would be shocked that married women now had the legal right to be an equal in marriage, and were no longer little better than property.

    #53 They would be disgusted, by and large, that negroes are now free to live and work where they please, subject of course to the current systemic racism and remaining Jim Crowe laws, and that they, too, were no longer considered inferior beings.

    #54 The would be truly dismayed to discover that adults with no real estate or property to speak of could still vote and participate in the process of government.

    #55 And, contrary to your assertions above, they would be shocked to learn that the U.S. had instituted loyalty oaths that children were forced to repeat (we call it the Pledge of Allegiance) and to which, in the year 1954, the words “under God” were added. The Founding Fathers were no fans of jingoism as you appear to be, and were mostly deists, not Christians.

    Of course, they would be delighted, as you point out, to see that the plan to build an empire stretching from sea to sea and eliminating the natives who lived in those regions has been 100% successful, and that the “infant empire” — as they called it — had succeeded in subjugating the rest of the world.

  • Emmeric

    I find it funny that people still continue to engage in partisan rhetoric when both parties have brought us to this point.

    5 years ago, I was a flag-waving neocon. 10 years ago, I was a democrat.

    Neither party serves the interest of the public, only those of the corporations and their lobbyists.

    Voting them all out never works and the slim percentage of new arrivals promptly take up the old corruption.

    Voting democrat or republican should be considered treason.

  • Tom

    I can’t obsess on what the fouding fathers wanted. It is our turn. The christian taliban are what we need to get rid of. They want to force their religion on us by claiming it is a “christian country”.

    The hate and discrimination from that low rent crowd are frightening. I’d donate to any mosque to be built just to balance the nuts on the right. Open borders may be the only way for us.

    • art

      B4 wanting to donate to mosque,study islam.
      And get some idia,what they propose for you and me…You be suprized.

  • Truthteller

    Can’t believe how many ignorant people post on this page. 26 of the singers of the Constitution and Declaration had seminary degree’s. Every single one of them were regular attendents to church, besides Jefferson and franklin all were devote to one type of Christianity. Jefferson did more for the sake of christianity than any other. While Franklin holding a seminary degree also preeched the importance of the christian religion for America.
    For those spouting lies about slavery, perhaps you never read the constitution, but if you would you would see it ended slavery offically 20 years after the signing. They gave time for slave owners to regroup and reset. It was the evil liberals of the south who refused that eventually lead to war.
    You people do not know your history at all, if you want to know about your founding fathers go straight to the source, READ THERE OWN DIARY’S!!!!!!

    • GettingQuotes

      “This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it”
      John Adams

      “An alliance or coalition between Government and religion cannot be too carefully guarded against”
      James Madison

      “Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.”
      Benjamin Franklin

      “When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not care to support it, so that its professors are obliged to call for the help of the civil power, ’tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.”
      Benjamin Franklin

      “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”
      Thomas Jefferson

      “Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”
      Treaty of Tripoli 1796

      & BTW, the Constitution ended the slave trade, not slavery. It just meant that they couldn’t take slaves from Africa anymore.

  • Josh Gipson

    Getting quotes,
    I do not agree with what you have posted but I would die for your right to say it.

    I really think what your saying is this world would be a better place If religion did not seperate us from one another. Example Christians, catholic, Prodestant, muslim, so and and so forth. Really we are missing the bigger picture all those religions believe in god. That is what we should be focusing on. We have common ground.
    Its not our God that is imperfect rather it is man. Try not to forget all the good that has been brought into this world because of God. Remember all the bad ALL MEN have done in the name of God so we do not repeat those mistakes.

    God Bless Us All

  • Josh Gipson

    Did African slavery stop when slavery in America stoped? Did America start African slavery?
    Did Africa itself outlaw slavery before America did?

    • Sasha

      America didn’t start slavery. Slaves were taken from Africa, India, china and a few more places but they went through a route called the triangle trade and Mostly Africans came to america so America was definitely not the only country involved in this. Africa could have never outlawed slavery because they werent being asked to come to this country to be slaves they were simply just taken from their country, even if they did outlaw slavery America still would have taken the slaves. Slavery didn’t stop when America stopped it. It took the civil war to end slavery.But slavery continued to be a real thing in the world and im sure it still is today. Im not sure but i believe it was the british who owned many places at the time and they were able to take slaved from their owned land and bring it their other owned land. America traded for slaves.

  • Casey

    I came across this on google. This article truly sickens me at how much America as diminished as a nation. One more thing to add to this article is that some schools are actually taking out the Pledge of Allegiance because some people find it offensive because of the quote “Under God”. It doesn’t specify which God, or anything.
    Second, One kindergarten class in New York wasn’t allowed to sing “God Bless the USA” because some people may be offended by it. However, they were allowed to sing Justin Beiber’s “Baby”. Doesn’t make sense to me, but unfortunately that’s the way it is, very corrupt and agitating.

    • Casey

      I’m sorry, but if you’re offended by the National Anthem or by the Pledge of Allegiance, you shouldn’t be in America.
      Foreigners are constantly bashing Americans and America itself, but have no problem coming here and taking our jobs and taking over the country. It seems to me that illegals have more rights than true American citizens.

      • Sadly our central government takes advantage of allowing immigrants to come in and take jobs the Americans don’t want to do which also so happen to be low-paying (the reason they take these is because even extremely low paying jobs in america are a lot of times better than they are in their country or why else would they come here), while, the central government exports jobs American’s have or used to hold.Blaming immigrants is uneducated statement. Dig deeper.

  • “Three California high school students were recently forced to remove their American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.” so CA is Mexico now?

  • RA

    I don’t know how many of these would even make sense to the founding fathers, especially Washington. The National Anthem wasn’t written until years after his death, and the pledge of allegiance didn’t become normal until the 1940s. Obviously California hadn’t been a state, and Cinco de Mayo was in 1862. And hey, he might even have supported Cinco de Mayo. A battle between an independent nation and an invading colonial power won in favour of the independence?! Sounds awfully American to me.

    I came across this list out of curiousness, but I have to say that this list didn’t contain half the things i expected to see. There are a lot of things wrong with America today, and I think you can hardly blame them on the current president. Our presidents have been setting an awful precedent since Truman.

    I’m sure those founders would be more perplexed by Britain’s diminished power, the power of news media, the power of corporations, both the world wars, every american war since 1812, the concept of digital media, amongst thousands of other things.

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