Since president Joe Biden entered the oval office in January of 2021, the United States has been faced with precarious circumstances as a country at both the international and domestic spheres of politics and affairs. Biden entered the office after successfully campaigning and presenting himself as a “moderate” candidate, but completely ditched the persona after entering the White House. Promoting massive spending packages in the early stages of his term, the president’s long touted “inflation Reduction Act” and other packages passed before this legislation have contributed to fueling rising inflation and result in the declining value of the American dollar. Some 60% of Americans are estimated to be currently living paycheck to paycheck. The middle class, once the backbone of the American economy, continues to shrink, and skyrocketing housing costs have made home ownership unrealistic for many average families.
Internationally, America’s enemies in the east have been emboldened by the incompetent and often incoherent leadership tendencies of Biden and have taken aggressive actions on the global stage. Russia invaded Ukraine in early 2022, bringing armed conflict back to the European continent for the first time since 1945. In October of 2023, Israel was attacked and invaded by the terrorist group Hamas, and over 1,000 innocent civilians were murdered. Israel is now engaged in a major conflict in the middle east.
Perhaps the most threatening adversary of America is China. The communist nation has become an economic powerhouse over the last two decades and threatens America’s position as the dominant global power. Despite this, the Chinese population is aging, and like in America and other places across the developed world, the country grapples with severely declining birth rate. Recently, the President Xi Jinping stated that young women in the country had a critical responsibility to start a “new trend of family”. Like in America, factors like finances, independence, and career aspirations have deterred Chinese women from marrying and starting a family.