It can be argued that this Fall's election is either the last chance to save America or that it is already too late. These two possibilities have absolutely nothing to do with ideology. They are based on simple financial considerations.
Consider that neither candidate likely to be elected in the Fall has spoken much, if at all, about the need to get our budget under control and to reduce the national deficit. Consider that no party, no campaign group and no significant organized group of citizens have spoken of spending as a problem. Note that no media outlet of any sort has mentioned anything about a need to get our finances under control.
All that one reads, hears or watches has to do with control and contributing more in the way of funds or benefits to those in our country...legally or otherwise.
One hears nothing about the constant flow of lies coming out of Washington, the clear failure of Justice to apply to those in power, and the lack of accountability of those in the Federal Government. You can even hear a reporter suggesting, in the form of a question to an elected official, if honesty is overrated in government.
One argument suggests that the last clear chance to save our nation in the form that it holds today was in the 2012 election. It was clear by then that our finances were out of control, that our government's elected officials were lying to its citizens, that the economy was not recovering at a pace that would provide needed jobs and that the upper echelons of government were failing to fulfill their administrative and oath of office duties.
In 2012 the citizens of the United States chose more "free" stuff over taking for themselves and demanding of their elected officials the taking of responsibility to balance the budget and start down a path of fiscal responsibility. At that time they saw an out-of-control spending that was most of the way to the present almost 20 Trillion Dollars. All but several trillion was created in those first 4 years from 2008 to 2012...and much of that first one and a half trillion had been voted for by the person holding the office of President. Nonetheless, the voters approved another 4 years of more of the same fiscal insanity and lying and inept administration.
Certainly should Ms. Clinton be elected in November, it is unlikely that the nation will survive past 2020. Why? Well, interest rates cannot stay close to zero forever. As the National Debt rises toward 25 Trillion Dollars and interest rates also rise, the cost of the debt will meet or exceed the amount of tax revenue. leaving no money to actually run the government. Seniors will find their checks either not being honored or just not arriving. As payments to police, firemen and soldiers are first delayed and then not issued at all, public safety will cease to exist. If SCOTUS has approved laws allowing the confiscation of firearms in private ownership, there will be few, if any, to attempt to enforce those laws...and with the proof of the government's failure becoming so obvious, there will be actual revolt throughout the country...and those who will be positioned to be in power will be those who possess firearms, have planned for such a disaster and who have little respect for those who for decades have been belittling and insulting them. It will not be pretty.
But one thing will be for certain: who is President and who controls Congress or SCOTUS will no longer matter.