(PRAVDA)RU. Wayne VanDerwood: “I read today the article about the United States loosing it’s freedoms. This article angers me a great deal. Especially coming from Pravda.Ru. I am particularly angry that there is not a single untruth in the entire article. The very idea of printing the truth. What has happened to the world when a Russian news paper lectures Americans on liberty and is completely correct.”

Joey McLiney: “I never thought I would completely agree with Pravda.Ru. As unfortunate as it is, you are correct with everything you wrote in your article. As you accurately pointed out, it began long before the Obama-nation. However it didn’t begin with either of the Bush presidencies, or even Reagan. It even predates the Russian Revolution.

In fact, the fall of the United States began with our Civil War. This, of course, ties in perfectly with one of your very correct observations regarding the substandard education system. EVERY US child is taught to worship Abraham Lincoln because he supposedly freed the slaves. Unfortunately, what too few are taught is what Lincoln said in his first Inaugural Address:

"I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."

In fact, the destruction this horrific institution was nothing more than a collateral benefit of the Civil War.

The Civil War was actually about the rights of the individual AND SOVEREIGN states to disagree with, and in fact, leave the union. It was this freedom of succession that was (is?) the ultimate check on the United States Federal government.

Sadly, Lincoln’s unwritten amendment to the US Constitution (the Civil War), no longer allows states to check the Federal government in anyway. It was this destruction of individual state’s rights that leads us to the disaster we face today.

It would be very interesting if Putin provided us with a very needed history lesson. He could quite correctly point out the Russia is dealing with its Georgian state, EXACTLY the same way the US dealt with their own breakaway republics more than 100 years ago.”