America’s Institutions are Falling Apart – And Thus is America

Under the poor leadership of all four Presidents who preceded Donald Trump between 1989-2017:  George H.W. Bush (1989-93); Bill Clinton (1993-2001); George W. Bush (2001-09); and, our worst President in history, Barack Obama (2009-17), we the people have suffered the consequences of 28 long years during which America has been steadily falling apart.  All four of these Presidents were “Globalists” who failed, often deliberately, to place American interests first in foreign and domestic policy.  All four “Globalists” allowed, through their absence of effective leadership many of our longstanding and most cherished institutions to accelerate their long-term decline.


George H.W. Bush (1989-93) promised to continue the strong leadership and conservatism of his beloved predecessor, Ronald Reagan (1981-89) and advocated a stronger role for Churches and other faith-based institutions and nonprofits to become a “thousand points of light” to strengthen our nation instead of relying on government. “Bush 41” also espoused a desire to be an “Education President”, but not only did he do little or nothing of consequence but in advocating federal leadership in education, he was usurping local and state rights; “education” has never rightfully been under any federal review or control other then when a compelling Constitutional interest, such as human rights, were at stake.  Mr. Bush focused instead on “Globalist” issues, including the first Iraq War and his notorious “New World Order” speech of September 11, 1990 – 11 years to the day before the 9-11-01 attacks in NYC and Washington, D.C.  (Coincidence?)

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Bill Clinton (1993-2001) was a Globalist who unwisely involved America in the civil war in the former Yugoslavia and led Congress in passage of the anti-American, anti-business NAFTA free trade deal which benefitted Mexico and badly damaged American business, especially manufacturing. His notorious affair with a White House staffer, followed by lying to Congress, led to his impeachment in 1998 for perjury.  His actions had a huge negative impact on young people; one effect was the widespread popularity in middle and high schools of oral sex.  Clinton was also the first U.S. President to openly cater to the LBGT community and their immoral homosexual agenda.  It began with the Clinton’s appearance at the “Gay Inaugural Ball” on January 20, 1993.

George W. Bush (2001-2009) was a “RINO” and a Globalist who foolishly believed in “nation building” in the Middle East. He catered to the corporate, Globalist elite with a tax cut for the wealthy in 2001, in which, unlike the 2018 Trump tax cuts, did very little for the Middle Class. He involved America in two disaterous, lengthy and expensive (6 trillion dollars) wars in Iraq (2003)  and Afghanistan (2001). The Iraq War was begun and continued on false pretenses; the lie that Sadam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. While America declined at home, “Bush 43” meddled with futility in the Muslim dominated Middle East.


Barack Obama (2009-2017) was openly Globalist, favored Muslim nations while hostile toward our strong ally Israel, catered openly to the LGBT lobby, pursued racially divisive identity politics, and thumbed his nose at our Constitution and Bill of Rights with his many outrageous add illegal executive actions. He took deliberate steps to weaken America militarily, economically, morally and spiritually. His lawless and immoral Presidency nearly destroyed and severely divided America, to the extent that the Globalist Democratic Party and its Left-Wing allies in the Press, the entertainment industry, the corporate elities and Left Wing interest groups totally refused to accept the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. The domestic institutions which historically underpinned America. Mr. Obama was openly hostile to Christianity, faith-based institutions, our military, our law enforcement officers, the Rule of Law, the Constitution and Bill of Rights. He openly advocated policies aimed at the destruction of traditional marriage, traditional families, the private health care system, as well as working to turn education in schools and colleges into left-wing indoctrination. Meanwhile, Obama’s advocacy of open borders, illegal immigration, tolerance of terrorism and immigration of suspected terrorists, severely harmed the domestic economy as well as national security. Further severe damage to America stemmed from reckless spending (adding 10 trillion dollars to the national debt in 8 years) discouraging honest work, encouraging welfare, food stamps, and disability benefits, basically overturning 1995 Welfare Reform Legislation by executive fiat.


The electrifying surprise victory by Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election was, in the words of this author, “America’s Hezekiah Moment”. As King Hezekiah was dying at the time Israel was dying, Hezekiah prayed for additional life, and was granted 15 more years. He used those years to serve and protect Israel. The election of Donald Trump at the time when, thanks to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, America was “on the ropes”. The Globalist Left had America right where they wanted us-about to crash and burn.

Trump’s election as President suddenly gave new life, new hope, and additional years of life for our American Republic, which wise men and women of God will, if they heed God’s warnings, use to advance the cause of Jesus Christ and that of our cherished Republic and its’ institutions.


America clearly has been dying because our people have, until the Trump victory in November of 2016, Americans have collectively been making poor choices in their lives, poor choices in our basic institutions, and most chilling, poor choices in the election of our leaders in government. While America as a nation has its flaws, a strong, bold and decisive leader is our President and is finally a leader putting the interests of America and Americans first. This has not happened since Ronald Reagan left office in 1989. We as Americans have a great opportunity to restore greatness and goodness to this nation, and unless we succeed and help Mr. Trump succeed, it may be our last such opportunity.  This nation clearly cannot survive if the Democratic Party regains control of our government in Washington. There are seven (7) critically important institutions in America that must be restored, if America is to be restored: (1) our economy and employment opportunities; (2) public and private education; (3) medical care and health insurance; (4) law enforcement; (5) our military forces and morale; (6) Statesmanship and true honest leadership, instead of crass career politicians, operating our government; (7) our churches, religious institutions, and moral integrity must be restored to Judeo-Christian standards.


Our American economy had been falling apart from malicious neglect and outright sabotage for decades, thanks to a series of liberal Presidents and Congressional policies indifferent at best and hostile at worst, to American small businesses and American workers. Manufacturing, once the heartbeat of American domestic prosperity, began to decline in the 1960s. Beginning in the 1970s and moving forward for 40 years, nothing was done, except during the Reagan years, to reverse the decline in manufacturing, energy production, and trade imbalances, and the disappearing jobs offshore to foreign countries.  Since Donald Trump took office last January, action has been taken to reverse this terrible decline, for the first time in 30 years and only the second time in at least 60 years.


American public education, both the K-12 and universities, have been deliberately morphed from pursuit of academic and intellectual development into Left-Wing indoctrination centers of anti-American propaganda. Both academic and “disciplinary standards have been frighteningly lowered. Students do not learn, and students do not behave. Good teachers leave the classroom in droves, replaced by far less able and less qualified teachers who view teaching not as a high calling for lovers of children, but as just another job with a paycheck and the chance to fill student’s minds with the garbage ideology of the Globalist Left.


Our law enforcement personnel, under constant and savage attack during Obama’s 8 years, and continuing during the “anti-American year of resistance” by the Globalist Left and its allies in the media and elsewhere, have begun to be driven out by the abuse. Gresham’s Law applies to law enforcement as to any other profession; bad police drive good police out. And, bad policing is the goal of the Globalist Left.


For 100 years during the 20th Century America’s health care system was the best in the world. But one troubling fact is that, in 1950, medical care consumed 3% of our economy.  In 2018, medical care consumes 17-18% of our economy, and that number is still rising. That problem did not destroy America’s health care system, but the misnamed “Affordable Care Act”, rammed through Congress under Barack Obama and a veto-proof Democratic Congress in 2010, had nearly destroyed American medical care, until the election of Donald Trump as President just over a year ago. Mr. Trump is mustering all he can, to dismantle the disastrous “quasi-socialized medicine” put in place seven years ago by an evil and corrupt Democratic Party Administration and Congress nearly 8 years ago.

Our brave and valiant military forces who protect and defend Americans, have been treated with profound disrespect and subjected to horrific abuse and morale-killing social engineering, during the 8 year “reign of terror” during the Obama administration. Obama fired many generals and high ranking military officers loyal to a battle ready armed force, and replaced them with officers loyal to him and sympathetic to the LGBT agenda and pro Muslim agenda that wrecked military readiness and morale. More and more qualified and patriotic army officers and enlisted men and women are leaving, to be replaced by less qualified, less patriotic, “Pro gay, pro transgender, and pro Muslim, Globalist officers. Fortunately, these horrendous policies are being reversed, and the military strength being restored, since Donald Trump became President a year ago.


Our federal government has become intolerably corrupt, due to weak, corrupt, immoral and feckless, ineffectual political leadership. Democrats are beholden to the welfare and food stamp crowd, exploiting the poor on government assistance, changing rules on workfare established by the Welfare Reform Act of 1995, as Obama acted to actively discourage welfare receipients from seeking employment. In addition to shameless pandering to the poor, Democrats and Globalist elites cater to convicted felons, illegal aliens, the LGBT lobby, and globalist corporate eiites who want open borders and make huge campaign donations to obtain their cheap labor. Under Mr. Obama and the Left Wing Resistence, illegals are above American citizens in their crazed mindset of priorities. While complaining that Donald Trump, whose policies place Americans first, considers certain third-world nations “shitholes”, Democrats are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to turn America into a “shithole”.

Since “RINO” Republicans are allied with parts of the Democrat agenda, thank God for the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives who strongly support Donald Trump.


Historically, America has been a Christian nation and religion has been very important in the daily lives of most Americans. The Left-Wing Globalist elites, including the Democratic Party,

Has dark, subversive and nefarious plans to destroy America from within by destroying our citizens beliefs in and reliance upon, Judeo-Christian ethics and morality as a guide to our way of life. The Globalist Left is working to change America into a post-Christian nation, relying instead on secular and pagan values, through mass immigration of non-Christians and non-Jews, and using public schools, colleges, the media and entertainment industry to indoctrinate Americans into their depraved liberal way of thought. However; perhaps the most alarming aspect of this trend toward declining Christian influence on the values of American society, is the cowardly pastorate in our Churches, who soft-peddle the scriptural message of Christ from far too many Church pulpits. Notably absent are messages warning against the murder of babies through abortion, the sexual perversion of homosexuality and transgenderism, the scourge of divorce and marital infidelity, premarital sex, gambling, and sin in general. These pastors not only fail to preach hard-hitting sermons against sin, apostasy and idol worship, but most preach much about what Christians should do, but preach precious little about what Christians should not do. Tragically, Pastors and other Christians wrongly discourage Christians from “judging”, when the meaning of the scripture is not to “pre-judge, or jump to conclusions”. It is our duty as Christians, to judge people daily by their words and actions, and to confront and oppose sin and evil. Christ taught that, but increasingly our Churches and Christians do not do so.


Americans simply must support President Trump, his vision and agenda for America, to help assure that he is able to be re-elected and serve two full terms and 8 years in office.  It will require that much leadership time and effort, to sufficiently repair the severe damage to our institutions and our nation, that several previous Presidents have imposed upon us. May God bless President Trump, and this writer exhorts Americans to pray as I do, that God’s Will be done, allowing Mr. Trump to prevail over the incredible array of evil, here and worldwide, working to advance instead the agenda of Satan. In ic name of Jesus Christ, I pray for God to bless America, and to use the Holy Spirit to bring a fourth Great Awakening to our people.

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About the author

Dale Summitt

Dale Summitt, a passionate writer, public speaker and consultant on public policy, Christian advocacy, education and other issues, is Owner & C.E.O. of Trailblazing America, guardian of America's Christian Faith, Constitution and Bill of Rights, by trailblazing new pathways to Liberty, Justice and Virtue. A veteran career educator and a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian, he is a veteran of the Constitutional Conservative side of the " Culture Wars ", during his long and successful career in teaching and educational leadership in both public and private schools. Battling to preserve morality and high academic standards, Mr. Summitt devoted many years to confronting the dark forces of the radical left who seek to indoctrinate students with liberal and immoral doctrines and threatening to destroy our nation from within.

Mr. Summitt is a " true believer " in the Constitutional principles of limited self-government and the preservation of liberty and freedom enshrined in our Bill of Rights, as well as a firm adherent to a Christian worldview. Believing as a Christian educator and writer that education and intellect is wasted on anyone lacking moral character, he is determined to use his writing abilities to help restore the greatness and Exceptionalism of America and preserve the Judeo-Christian culture that has existed since our nation's founding.

Mr. Summitt resides in a rural area of the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas with his loving wife and family. He is constructing a new website and will soon be back online at

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