Views expressed in The Advocate’s opinion articles are those of the writers and do not necessarily represent the views of The Advocate or our parent company, Pride Media.“For the first time in the history of our country, a majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years.
Two-thirds of our people do not even vote. The productivity of American workers is actually dropping, and the willingness of Americans to save for the future has fallen below that of all other people in the Western world.“As you know, there is a growing disrespect for government and for churches and for schools, the news media, and other institutions.
This is not a message of happiness or reassurance, but it is the truth and it is a warning. These changes did not happen overnight.
They’ve come upon us gradually over the last generation, years that were filled with shocks and tragedy.”The above sounds like something President Biden could have said yesterday or this morning, but the words above are from President Jimmy Carter’s famous “malaise” speech, formally known as “The Crisis of Confidence” speech in 1979, when high gas prices and high demand led to gas rationing, inflation was high, and American hostages were being held in Iran.