By Elaine Willman, MPA

It occurred to me in a light bulb moment that my taxes over fifty years of income earning have been
re-directed first to three segments of America: 1) 568 tribal governments representing less than 1
million Americans; and 2) 11 million+ illegal immigrants, and 3) foreign aid to countless other
countries. Taxpayers (Givers) don’t even get a thank-you note for annually funding these Takers.

What’s left of my taxes is dispersed among 327+ million Americans.
Yes, we’ve all elected folks to represent us who have created a system of gladly giving to others
in “need,” but whether they support or oppose such policies truly doesn’t matter. It’s the
entrenched bureaucrats and administrative fiat that rules the day in this country.

Presidents come and go, congressmen come and go, but the thousands of elitist bureaucrats in the
hundreds of federal agencies rule the day—ad infinitum.



Mother America is that noble woman who will give the last of her breast milk to her children until
she finally succumbs. Today’s dramatic shift to socialism, communism, and sharia law in the United
States has Mother America gasping her last breaths.

Born in the 1940’s I was raised with in a middle-class value system that demanded I learn to stand
on my own two feet, soldier-on no matter what, and be ever mindful of the needs of those who have
no feet. My fellow Americans, including Indians, do have feet and should be standing on their own.
Likewise, illegal immigrants have feet that can carry them through the legal process that
naturalized Americans have followed for centuries.

These last few decades in this country have shifted the duty and honor of individual responsibility
to artificial pseudo-rights and entitlements for those with feet of their own who insatiably demand
America’s breast milk from others. As Margaret Thatcher said, “Socialism works well until you run
out of other people’s money.” The diminished and demise of America’s middle class is a direct
result of these tax handouts (“other people’s money”) to special factions here in America and
across the globe.

Far afield from the logic and functionality of our U.S. Constitution, America is now running on
rampant and unchecked emotion and nearly worthless paper money. Somehow, enough of us had the
wherewithal to elect a leader to serve as a tending physician to Mother America’s failing health.

The Takers across the country are literally screaming Bloody Murder and would have this Healer
crucified. If that should happen, Mother America would die with him.
The tenuous political condition in our country today reminds me of a poem I wrote many
years ago that could easily be our country’s condition today:



Shabby Shepherd…

shabby shepherd, tend yourself your flock has sickened
and diseased.
their pain will suckle your serenity,
you’ll become displeased with them. mayhem
will pursue you.

your rage will try
to force a discipline and order
‘midst the lambs that daily weaken in your view and at your feet.

you mustn’t shout at sickness nor scream at inabilities… you’ll have no strength
to meet your own needs when ungodly germs
of the frantic flock infest your misfit shepherd’s frock
and no lamb of love heeds your painful situation.
shepherd, see me weep for you –

I sit on higher hill
and am saddened at the view there is nothing
I can do… but whisper
prayerful wishes that you’ll sense an urgency
to flee
from hidden carnivores that feast upon your open sores…

without warning you’ll become as disgusting
and discouraging as the
sheep you need to tend, who can no longer
help themselves…

and adoration for their Master

will not delay Her end.

– Elaine

The comfort I take these days is looking back through America’s history at more difficult times;
times that we survived. We forged a government founded on freedom, individual liberty and
responsibility, both before and following the Revolutionary War.

Then we barely survived ourselves as a country through the Civil War. We took on foreign causes at horrendous cost to American lives
through World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, and the current Middle Eastern conflicts rooted in
perpetual Jihad that started in 600 AD. We have thus far survived all of this, but at great cost,
both monetary and humane.

I must now trust that this country can withstand—and reverse—this onslaught of socialism/communism,
bureaucratic over-spending, global elite/One World Order assault. We finally have a solid and
uncompromising leader to show us the way, and we have unmuzzled ourselves by disregarding political

Now is the time for house-cleaning. First, we must secure our country’s borders and demand
compliance with current and future immigration laws. Next, we must remove elected officials who
abandon their Oath. Thirdly let us conduct exhaustive administrative regulation reform and cut off
America’s breast milk to those who are not American citizens, and/or those who have feet of their

And lastly, now that our country is past her infancy, we Americans must be standing— fully
weaned—maturing and moving forward. Whining and demanding only merits ridicule, not reward.
Silence, inaction and divisiveness cannot continue.

Fiscal restraint, individual freedom and liberty require a moral people who embrace responsibility
and personal achievement. If Mother America is to survive, these age-old attributes must once more
be honored, expected and respected.

Pray with me for Mother America and her weakened flock, that, with God’s help and our
renewed responsibility, she can recover.

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