America is dead. That's what my Grandpappy said.

"America is dead."

That's what my Grandpappy said when FDR got elected.

Just for perspective, that was awhile back.

Ideas are not flesh. Ideals are eternal.

Dead (adj.)
1. expired life, matter no longer animated
2. no longer used; Latin may be a dead language, but knowing Latin is fundamental to understanding Romance and related living languages
3. lack of charge or energetic application, possibly awaiting re-energizing and revival of activity; a dead battery awaiting a charge; a dormant movement which may be revivified.
4. Zombies!