Many of our problems are caused by Congress not being able to pass legislation that is right for the total population but "WE THE PEOPLE" must let congress know we are here and raise a ruckus to that effect. Some of the problems are the education system, sex abuse, crime, the flawed political system, global warming, fuel dependence, and discrimination or reverse discrimination. "USA - Going To Hell in a Hand Basket" was written to make people aware of the problems or perceived problems we have in the United States and some possible ways to alleviate these problems and to get us back on track. You can contribute dialogue on any of these subjects by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any email received will be analyzed for correct and specific information and verified by other sources. One pet project is to get more freight moved by rail and to establish countrywide high-speed mag-lev trains for personnel transportation. Tom Algiere grew up in a small college town in the Midwest, entered the Navy after high school. His career consists of 22yrs of active duty in the nuclear submarine force. Tom received his MS and Ph.D. in education at the University of Missouri. He is a teacher and educator with extensive travel both through the military and later as a missionary. He also has an AS in Civil Technology and a BS in Business Administration. Besides two plus years as a foreign missionary, Tom does disaster relief through his local church.