Young Americans’ blind side

Armstrong Williams | 4/24/2014, 3:25 p.m.
In 2016, the Democratic machine defeated Republican nominee Mitt Romney in large part due to the youth vote.
Armstrong Williams

And what about the administration’s foreign policy achievements? Since the beginning of the president’s first term, our superpower position in the world has significantly declined. The reset button hit with Russia resulted not only in capitulation to the Russians, but also in a retreat from defending our allies and strategic interests around the globe.

Our Middle East policy is in total disarray with a “leadership from behind” mindset. Iran is likely to secure a nuclear weapon in the near future. Tens of thousands of Syrians have already been slaughtered, and our closest ally in the region, Israel, no longer trusts us to do the right thing. The administration’s foreign policy achievements are disappointing at best.

But perhaps the most disturbing thing about the current administration is their lack of understanding in planning for the future of our country. Our national debt recently surpassed $17 trillion. Under Obama’s leadership, America’s national debt is projected to double by the end of his term. The amount of debt per family will be greater than the average mortgage of our homes by the time he leaves office. Entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, welfare programs and food stamps will impose an even greater burden on young people that will dwarf even the national debt by trillions of dollars.

The president cannot simply talk the talk. Actions speak louder than words. An enormous gap exists between the administration’s rhetoric and their performance. I implore young Americans to examine the facts and performance of our current administration before they continue their blindsided support of its agenda.

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