The Tipping Point and the Crossroads

The United States finds itself at a crossroads, facing a stark reality it can no longer ignore or leave to future generations.  We are presently on an irreversible path toward inevitable failure and second-class status.  It all started forty-eight years ago, we now can see.  The distance America has traveled down this road over the past forty-eight years -- a comparatively short period within the historical life of a nation -- is astounding. All of us, when we approach the twilight of our years, have one event or a year that is indelibly etched in our memory.  For me, it is 1963.  I was attending college in Washington, D.C. during one of the most memorable times in the recent history of that city.  I was among the 200,000 at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th to hear Martin Luther King deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech.  To this day I can still hear his voice and words, as they remain in the forefront of my memory.  But the most profound and...(Read Full Article)