Okay ...

Have read a few origins as to the meaning of the expression "screwed, blued, and tatooed." Not sure which is correct.

However, I do believe that we as Americans are are indeed in that situation with the re-election of this president.

Not to sound like a pessimist here ... which I have never, ever been ... simply a *realist* in light of what is no doubt in store for the future of our country.

Benjamin Franklin had it right when he wrote, "“When the People find they can vote themselves money, it will herald the end of the Republic”

We have already reached that point in my opinion, and there seems to be no going back.

What are your thoughts on this? Hoping for a turn around in 2016? I sadly, do not think it is possible.