America faces three threats that could drastically change our country for the worse, Heritage Foundation scholar Matthew Spalding writes in his new book, Changing America’s Course.
Our country faces an entitlements challenge which threatens our economic prosperity, a defense challenge that threatens our national security, and a constitutional challenge that will threaten our self-governing democracy.
Despite these threats, Americans need only to look to their past to remind themselves of their great capabilities. “Americans have faced—and surmounted—similar challenges in the past,” Spalding reminds us. Moreover, “in each case, great leaders emerged and rallied the American people, and freedom emerged triumphant.”
In a new podcast, Heritage Vice President of American Studies Matthew Spalding discusses both the book and Wisconsin’s recall election.
Last week’s unsuccessful recall of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was only the third gubernatorial recall election in the nation’s history. It serves as a “micro-example” that signals to other governors, members of Congress, and constituents, that changes need to be made in order to save our country from the fiscal crisis we are in.
What do you think are the most important challenges America faces?