I have always and will continue to believe in the greatness and uniqueness of the American experiment in freedom and opportunity. The problem is that all systems deteriorate over time, and lose the energy that initially enabled them to achieve a high level and provide positive benefits. The American system lifted most citizens and provided unprecedented opportunities. The purpose behind this book is to act as a catalyst to develop a national mission statement based on freedom, opportunities, and a free market system. While discouraged by current events, I have a very positive attitude about the prospects of an America where the people work freely, in concert, and have an equal opportunity to achieve their potential. Currently, America is swiftly sliding down the hill towards mediocrity. It has been a catastrophic collapse, unprecedented in history.