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  • Mr. Ferguson also notes the decline in citizen engagement, as reflected in lower participation in private associations of all types.

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  • "The voters now face a stark choice. They can let Barack Obama's rambling, solipsistic narrative continue until they find themselves living in some American version of Europe, with low growth, high unemployment, even higher debt — and real geopolitical decline. Or they can opt for real change: the kind of change that will end four years of economic underperformance, stop the terrifying accumulation of debt, and reestablish a secure fiscal foundation for American national security," Mr. Ferguson says in the grand finale of his lengthy account, which dwells on health care, the economy and the Romney/Ryan ticket.

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