More Than Three-Fourths of Americans Say our Nation is in Decline

A new poll released Thursday shows that three-fourths of Americans believe American society and culture are in a state of rapid decay.

Is anybody surprised by this?

I certainly am not.

Just look at what is happening since Joe Biden took office.

Crime is not only up everywhere, it is being tolerated and even abetted by leftist prosecutors and district attorneys.

Look at what is happening in the nation’s largest city, New York.

Alvin Bragg, the new district attorney said his office would not prosecute: trespassing; resisting arrest; armed robbery; obstructing arrests; prostitution; stealing merchandise from stores (a la “smash and grab”); stealing from home storage areas; drug dealing; and refusing to pay bus and subway fares.

In short, Bragg will not seek prison sentences for criminals unless they commit homicides, domestic violence felonies, violent sexual offenses, or white-collar crimes, such as public corruption. Otherwise, you are free to rape and pillage as you please.

Welcome to the new America.

So when I read that a poll conducted by The Trafalgar Group and the Convention of States Action revealed that just over 76% of voters believe American society and culture are in a state of decay, I was not shocked.

Our nation has been in a state of moral, cultural, and social decay for a least a decade, if not longer.

Here are how the poll results break down:

  • 76.8% say American society and culture are in a state of decay. About 9.8% say culture and society in the U.S. are in a state of progress. Another 13.4% were uncertain.
  • 85.9% of Republicans say society and culture in the U.S. are in a state of decay, while 4.3% believe society and culture are in a state of progress, and 9.7% were uncertain.
  • 61% of Democrats believe American society and culture are in a state of decay, compared to 15.4% who say society and culture are in a state of progress. Another 23.6% were unsure.
  • 81.8% of independents believe American society and culture are in decay in the U.S., while 10.9% say society and culture are in a state of progress. Just over 7% were uncertain.

“These horrific numbers go beyond politics to the heart of who we are as a nation and a people,” said Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action. “Americans have always been fueled by hope and optimism, and now are united in disgust. Our leaders in Washington, D.C., are setting the tone, and clearly, we need dramatic changes there in both parties in the next election.

“But ultimately, it is the grassroots citizens of this great nation — everyday Americans fighting to return us to our foundations — who are going to get us back on course. By permanently reigning in the federal government and restoring the balance of power between DC and the states to its original constitutional design, we have an opportunity to change these numbers, now and for the future.”

The poll, conducted Dec. 17-21, surveyed 1,076 likely voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.99%.

Looking back at the past year or so we have seen our nation beset by creeping socialism, the indoctrination of our children via critical race theory, the overbearing cult of diversity, boys and men competing in sports as women, election fraud, deteriorating civility, acceptance of criminal activity, a growing drug culture, anti-Americanism in Congress, a warped attempt to alter the history of America’s founding, cancel culture, the limiting of free speech and the First Amendment, political correctness, and a dangerous immigration policy that favors open borders.

In short, we are losing the nation that has survived and thrived since its founding in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence.

In a nation founded on the principles of freedom and individual rights, we are seeing a steady erosion of those civil liberties via mandates issued by the federal government and a compliant and complicit media that will not hold those in power accountable.

Some would say since Joe Biden was elected, the country is not just in decay and decline, it is in freefall.

America in 2022 is certainly NOT the nation I was born in, that I grew up in, that I was educated in, that I served in the U.S. Army, and that I covered for almost 30 years as a professional journalist.

It has become an aberration led by feckless political hacks who enter public service, not to serve their fellow citizens, but to enrich themselves and enhance their personal power.

The Biden family is a prime example of this. So is the Pelosi family. Both families have amassed millions of dollars gorging themselves at the public trough while trading on their names and positions of power.

And they are not alone. Washington’s halls of power are replete with these rapacious power-hungry gluttons who care little for our nation but care a lot about holding on to power and the political party that supports them. The nation and its citizens are little more than inconvenient afterthoughts.

As we enter the new year of 2022, I am not at all optimistic about our nation’s future.

A nation is only as strong as the citizens who support it and who are willing to sacrifice and fight for it.

Sacrifice is a rare quality in today’s America. Our nation seems almost hedonistic—addicted to indulgence and avariciousness.

I sometimes wonder how many of us would storm the bloody beaches at Normandy if asked. Thousands did on the 6th of June, 1944, and most were being paid less than $75 a month—not the millions of dollars the elites in Washington are pocketing today.







About Ronald E. Yates

Ronald E. Yates is an award-winning author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy. Read More About Ron Here

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