Perhaps it is just my viewpoint, but I feel like the leadership in our country has forgotten about the future. When I was younger (a lot younger) we had the space program, we had plans to explore the bottom of the ocean and we funded pure research in the hopes of building a better tomorrow.
Today it seems like we have wars on everything, with terrorism and drugs being the two biggest things we are always fighting. We are slowly giving away our rights and have "sobriety" checkpoints, a 1-800 Tips line for suspicious activity and are willing to trade any freedom away for safety.
Why is it that rationale people are willing to trust the same government to solve their problems, when they don't trust them.
Where is the leadership of JFK and Ronald Regan. Where is the vision for our country.
The politics of today seem to be totally partisan, yet both parties are only interested in increasing the size of government and taking power to themselves.
It just seems to me that today everything is short sighted.
As a race where are we going and what is the plan to move forward. Is it really just to have 11 billion people crawling on a mudball in the sticks of the milky way galaxy. Is it all about using up all the cheap energy now and the hell with the next generations.
I want a New Frontier, I want a bright and shining 31st Century with a Legion to protect it from the greater threats, but I fear with the leadership we have now our children will be giving life to a world more akin to Mad Max then to a Federation of Planets.