May 22, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s “Great Society” address, delivered at the spring commencement for the University of Michigan. That speech remains the most ambitious call to date by any president (our current commander in chief included) to use the awesome powers of the American state to effect a far-reaching transformation of the society that state was established to serve. It also stands as the high-water mark for Washington’s confidence in the broad meliorative properties of government social policy, scientifically applied.
The Obama’s are the children of LBJ’s "Great Society".. and the decline of America in so many ways. Cultural decline, Income decline, Moral decline. Aspirational decline.. and the emergence of the welfare state.
LBJ led a massive effort to turn America into a Statist regime where government grows far beyond it’s limited role upon which our nation was founded. The legacy of this perversion of the American Dream is a country with enormous self inflicted problems – Entitlement programs that pervert everything it deems to "correct". Actually, the list of self inflicted wounds would require a novel sized essay..