Shedding a tear for America
This week is a sad moment for America. We have ceded our lead and presence in space. I watched the space shuttle on its funeral journey aboard a 747 at Dulles earlier this week. Now the U.S. begs and buys seats as mere passengers aboard Russian space craft some at NASA and in the government not so long ago derided dismissively.
We end the week with the Russians in space and China planning on making claims on the moon. Our moon.
In the 60s I watched Apollo 8 take flight from Cape Canaveral, watched others from the far side of Florida. We were inspired. America once solely defined mankind’s venture in space and reaped the benefits. Now we are just clueless spectators.
I blame Obama today for allowing this misfortune to befall America. On his watch. And, absolutely, it did not start with him. We can go back to Nixon opting for the low orbit space shuttle instead of real space and every president since that barely giave lip service to our presence in space.
Instead we turned to unjustified and wasteful wars that we were not prepared to win, nor pay for except by taking funds from other programs. We’ve expanded our welfare and charity programs to give something to everyone, including 10s of millions of illegal aliens that have invaded our country and taken American jobs. Our government seems happier to pay unemployment and welfare to Americans than free up those job opportunities usurped by illegal aliens.
Today Obama has bankrupted America, adding almost more debt than all previous presidents combined. It is a wonder we can even afford a seat on a Russian spacecraft.
Obama killed the American space program, allowing and cashing in on its demise to finish the hapless path started by his predecessors.
Especially in light of our new fiscal context, it is not possible to achieve the inspiring space program goals discussed during the campaign.”–Obama administration
It makes one want to cry for America. Our leaders have no vision, they squander our lives, our values, our ingenuity, and our spirit.
This article is also published at No Quarter USA.