When I was but a little lad growing up in Cleveland, about the age of four I did something that was truly idiotic.  My parents had gone to work and my grandmother served me a bowl of cooked cereal along with a side of eggs and bacon.  After quickly blessing my food I was ready to dig in but the cereal was unusually thin and lacked the usual consistency I was accustomed to.  So, upon the (didn’t know it at the time) illogical conclusion that because the sugar was granulate, then surely it would help thicken my runny cereal.  I dumped in one heaping spoon full of sugar after another into the thin cereal fully expecting it to thicken up.  When it didn’t I kept dumping in more sugar.  (ICK) Of course I kept doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result that never came.  What a drag.

Eventually, my Nana walked into the kitchen and approached the breakfast nook where I was seated.  She observed that my eggs and bacon were gone, but the cereal remained.  Knowing how much I liked cereal, Nana asked “why have you not eaten any of your cereal?”  I told her it was rather soupy and runny and that I was trying to thicken it up with spoons full of sugar.  Even at my young age I could tell by the look on my grandmother’s face, she probably thought I had lost every ounce of common sense I was born with.  My embarrassment was compounded when she confirmed what I was thinking when she exclaimed, “ You must have lost your common sense during your sleep last night.”  I did not want to let on that I did not understand why she said that, or was also very sad for disappointing her.

But my curiosity got the best of me and so I enquired about what would cause her to say I must have lost my common sense.   When Nana fully realized that I did not understand, she patiently told me that “the sugar would never ever thicken my cereal and too much of it would make me sick.”  She went on to mention about how sugar simply melts and becomes a sticky liquid.  OK, lesson learned.  Nana cooked me another bowl of cereal that was very much to my liking. Yummy

Of course, when one makes a dumb mistake as I had done, they live and learn, make the right changes and life goes on.  Or at least one would think so.   But when it comes to leftists in American society they either seem to never learn from their mistakes or are they just crazy?  Leftists in government literally wiped out the economic dominance America enjoyed during the 1950s and 1960s.  But rather than allow the economy to fully mature into the bastion of opportunity envisioned by Americans, ranging from the founders, Milton Freidman to Donald Trump, the leftists have over and over piled on economic inhibitors.  They of course comprise of restrictive regulations, increasing varieties of and higher tax rates and of course, those awful international trade deals that have also melted down the overall growth and power of our economy.

To add insult to their injury, rather than learn from their horrible mistakes,  the leftists continue to honker down and call for more of the evil same destructive ideas and “mistakes.” As a result, our standard of living has gradually been reduced from number one in the world in the 1960s to number nineteen by 2016.  It is amazing how many Americans go along to get along with leftists who are hell bent on destroying the United States via tried and failed ideas that have never improved the quality of life for sovereign citizens anywhere.  If only the people of Venezuela had not allowed their government to slide into socialist oblivion ten years ago, most likely today they would be shopping in fully stocked grocery stores instead of hunting rats for fresh meat.

Unlike when I learned at four years of age that sugar does not thicken cereal, adult leftists are self-assured that only more of the same failed socialist/mistake policies will someday suddenly benefit America and mankind in general.  Unfortunately, the demise of Venezuela, the destruction of Detroit or the swamp in Washington D.C. have not awakened the dreamers of doom from their mission to dominate you and I from cradle to grave.

To assure that America will become great again, she must literally be liberated from the shackles of doing the same dumb things over and over again.  To begin her road back to greatness, America must reestablish virtue, critical thinking, a belief in God.  Last, but not least common sense.  Do not miss the virtuous commentary, The Edwards Notebook weekday mornings at 7:30 PDT, 10:30 EST during AM News on AM 1180 KCKQ Reno, Nevada and on americamatters.us.  The Edwards Notebook is now featured on Money Talk with Melanie every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:15 AM on shrmedia.com and highplainstalk.com.  Don’t miss The Edwards Notebook on the weekend edition of Captain’s America show emanating nationwide overnights from flagship station WGUL AM 860 the answer, Tampa, Florida, Talk stream live, ROKU iTunes and more.

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