With greater dependence upon Middle Eastern oil and cowboy Presidents comes a greater frequency of wars of aggression against oil producing countries who pose no threat to the U.S. or it's allies. Oh..and tens of thousands of dead Muslims.With greater numbers of Muslim comes a greater frequency of Islamic violence.
Funny story about our offshore oil. Cuba is in on a scam with China where, using some badass oil drilling technology, they can actually tap Oil that should probably be OURS by drilling at angles once they are in the rock.
China is stealin' our oil. LOL
I think an underlying point we can agree on is that the country has changed to an extent where the country is no longer adequately represented with symbolism of the flag... (Or if not 'has changed' then 'in the process of changing' might be more appropriate)
Now, the change in values is more in line with the values of the UN then of anything else... whatever system that would be.