Three Kings • Energy Independence • Migrants • Bail Reform • Green Agenda •
Ukraine • China • US Presidential Election • Blizzard
Hopefully, The Three Kings were good to the children of Spain this year and everyone had a wonderful New Year’s.
Looking back to the year 2000, we thought the world would come to an end as the clock ticked, but 23 years later we are still here and living our lives.
Who would have thought that they were contemplating banning gas-powered cars and putting tolls on freeways, and that energy independence would be a thing of the past?
Who would have thought that an open border would send migrants by the millions into the US, along with deadly drugs like Fentanyl?
Who would have thought that crime would be at an all-time high in cities across the US, or that criminals would be let out of jail at the drop of a hat in programs aimed at “bail reform”?
And who would have thought that the Green agenda of the Biden Administration would be a factor in the inflation that is plaguing the American economy?
On the world scene, Ukraine is still fighting for its life against the invasion forces of Russia. And the US is begging for oil from the Middle East and South American countries. China is still a threat to Taiwan militarily, and financially to the US as it takes over markets.
In the US, we have a year to think about the 2024 Presidential election and figure out if we want 80-year-old leadership in the White House or someone from a younger generation.
As the blizzard of the century draws to a close and the new Congress gets ready to start to work, we wonder what 2023 will have in store for us.
We hope that 2023 will be a better year for all.
Featured image/Maximalfocus, Unsplash
Gas pump/Mike Mozart, CC BY2.0, via Flickr
Fentanyl/Drug Enforcement Administration, PD via Flickr
Candidate Biden, Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA2.0 via Flickr
2023/Happy New Year, Pixabay
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