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Face it: It's over, America

By Charles Griffiths | Feb 11, 2013

Let´s revisit a different time in America.  As Dickens said,” It was the best of times; it was the worst of times."  It was 1964.  Congress authorized war on North Vietnam and Americans were dying. Three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi and more Americans were dying.  The  1960s brought us riots that broke out across the land.  Free love and flag burning were the campus clarion calls that culminated in the Kent State massacre. How many more were going to die? If we only knew.

In retrospect those years ushered in the beginning of the end of America’s Golden Age.  It was over, we just didn’t know it.  Almost 50 years have flown by since then.  It is hard to believe that a culture can collapse in so few years, but then I remember someone saying that it only takes one generation to lose our liberty.

During the presidential election in 59 Philadelphia voting districts President Obama got every single vote (a mathematical and statistical impossibility).  In Woods County, Ohio President Obama received every vote in 21 districts: a total of 106,258 votes. It seems kind of strange that there were only 98,213 registered voters in those districts - perhaps like loaves and fishes they just multiplied.  St. Lucie County, Fla. was swamped with 247 thousand votes... great turnout for the 175,000 registered voters. In Ohio County, Fla. President Obama won with 108 percent of the votes.  I guess the voters got bonus points for spelling their names correctly.

An odd pattern emerged from the final vote count. President Obama lost in every state that required photo ID and he won in every state that didn’t.

Each state submits a signed document from the Secretary of State that certifies authenticity of the vote count; this is a legal obligation. Do I believe that the end of America is near because we have voter fraud? No. We have always had some fraud and as long as humans are in charge, fraud will remain.  However when brazen, flagrant, fraud is easily recognized and the secretaries of three states choose to ignore it and sign a legal document, corruption of public office has reached insidious levels for a free republic.

The U.S. Treasury is bankrupt. The largest holder of treasury debt is the U.S. Federal Reserve. They own over a trillion dollars of U.S. treasuries. Why do they own US treasuries? Because no one in their right mind would accept one percent interest on a bond from a country with over $16 trillion in on-the -books debt and over $100 trillion in off-the-books debt.  If the Fed didn’t purchase the bonds, interest rates would immediately jump to three or four percent and we wouldn’t be able to pay the interest on our debt.

Hollywood and the media have debased our culture.   The media glorifies extra-marital affairs, pornography and children born out of wedlock.  Twelve-year-olds now discuss deviant lifestyles and use language we didn't  know until our mid-twenties.  They are obsessed with their bodies and the brand name on their too tight jeans.  How to undo this damage?

Will Durant, a Nobel Laureate historian, commented on the fall of Rome. “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. The essential cause of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her falling trade, her beauracratic despotism, stifling taxes, her consuming wars."  Does any of that sound familiar?   Let me give you another quote from a guy named Roy Orbison:  "It’s over."   It´s only a song title - but it may be our swan song.

Charles Griffiths
Ocean View

Comments (9)
Posted by: Barry Wayne Price | Feb 12, 2013 08:54

You should work for Fox News Charles.

Posted by: Thomas Adams | Feb 12, 2013 19:55

Mr. Griffiths:  Please note that Philadelphia has 66 wards and each ward contains between 10-60 divisions, which usefully can be thought of as neighborhoods.  The total number of divisions is 1,687.  In the 2012 election, President Obama received all of the votes in 59 out of 1,687 divisions.  This result may appear to many to be highly improbable, but it is not impossible--and it is not even startling for a city with so few Republicans.  By the way, Will Durant would be very surprised indeed to learn that he is a Nobel Laureate.  So too would the folks who award this prize.  I believe you might mean that Durant and his wife, Ariel, shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1968.

Posted by: Thomas Adams | Feb 13, 2013 10:11

Round 2, Mr Griffiths.  The Federal Reserve is not the largest holder of US treasury debt, as you claim.  The Social Security Trust Fund is.  The Fed holds about $1.6 trillion while the SS Trust holds about $2.7 trillion.  More than $5.7 trillion is held by 30+ foreign governments, with China ($1.2 trillion) and Japan ($1.1 trillion) topping the list.

Posted by: Thomas Adams | Feb 14, 2013 09:47

Round 3, Mr Griffiths.  You were wrong in claiming that “President Obama lost in every state that required photo ID and he won in every state that didn’t. “  There are 11 states that required voters to produce photo IDs in 2012 and President Obama won 4 of them: Florida, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New Hampshire.  He didn’t win Indiana in 2012 but he did in 2008, and the same photo ID laws were in place then.  An additional 19 states have laws requiring voter identification, but not necessarily photo ID.  President Obama won 7 of them:  Colorado, Connecticut, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington.  Oophs!  Nearly forgot Delaware.  Here, most voters likely showed a drivers license, but they also could show a utility bill, a paycheck, or any government document containing their name and address.  If they had no acceptable form of identification, they were asked to sign an affidavit affirming that they are who they say they are.

Posted by: Thomas Adams | Feb 15, 2013 08:48

Round 4, Mr Griffiths.  You were wrong about voter fraud in Wood County, Ohio.  You claimed that President Obama received 100% of the votes in 21 districts when in actuality he didn’t get 100% of the votes in any district in Wood County.  You also claimed that 106,258 votes were cast in Wood County, where there are only 98,213 eligible voters.  The website of the Ohio Secretary of State shows that 63,948 votes were cast in Wood County.  I might add that the Secretary of State, Jon Husted, is a Republican.  Here are the relevant web sites, Mr Griffiths.


And by the way, it’s “Wood” County, not “Woods” County.

Posted by: Dave Davis | Feb 15, 2013 12:48

I commend you, Thomas Adams.

Posted by: Barry Wayne Price | Feb 16, 2013 07:40

You should work for PBS news Tom.


Posted by: Thomas Adams | Feb 16, 2013 09:15

Round 5, Mr Griffiths--and most likely the final one because I need to put my shoulder to other wheels.

You were wrong about President Obama winning 108% of the votes in Ohio County, Florida.  As it happened, he didn’t receive a single vote.  Not a one.  And neither did Mitt Romney.  That’s because the county doesn’t exist.   There are 67 counties in Florida.  Here are the ones that begin with the letter “O”: Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, and Osceola.  No Ohio County in Florida, Mr. Griffiths.

Posted by: Barry Wayne Price | Feb 17, 2013 07:14

'O'h my goodness. Caught printing the untruth.

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