(A repost from the past 111012. A Not so Golden Oldie worth a re-read. Since major players are putting racist balkanization in front of beneficial ideology… Is it burning yet?)
This is Part II of Dan Miller’s essay regarding our current state of affairs.
I agree with much of this… But I would add a few things such as term limits for all government employees… worrying less about the politicians, making Public Service Unions unconstitutional, and creating a single or at least very limited platform that all individuals might find appealing.
I know that is easier said than done (Not really… it’s just that no one seems interested in doing it.), but many of the Issues we find ourselves fighting over should simply be left out.
These issues would be, but not limited to, Marriage, Abortion and Legalization of “drugs” which are all issues which the Federal Government should be SILENT and the States should be in the sole position to decide. (I use quotation marks because in today’s parlance “drugs” refers to those substances you don’t think other people should use. Much like the word “cult”.)
I’m afraid, however, that I share a little less of Dan’s optimism in regard to having anything happen without a catastrophe of some kind. As many of you know, having read my posts in the past, I was never a “Romney Guy” so much as I was hopeful that his election could give us the opportunity to slam on the brakes… well, that hope is gone.
As always I will continue to put time thinking about what options are realistic and if I find any promote them. Until that time I’m finding myself in the camp of “Let it Burn”.
In the end, It seems we are our own worst enemies when it comes to bailing out incredible horrible Socialist ideas at the last minute. So much so that much of the electorate believe with all their hearts (not their minds) that nothing bad will ever happen… sometimes the only way to learn anything is to make a mistake, often very big ones. As always, I reserve the right to change my mind.
We the Opposition
Part I can be found here. It provides some of my thinking behind this, Part II.
Jim Gourdi at Conservatives on fire wrote yesterday,
Obama won and we lost. There are lessons WE must take away from this election. One lesson is that the Republican party is not what in many parts of the world is called the OPPOSITION. They are not the opposition. We are. The virtuous conservative and libertarian Americans are the opposition. We have no party that represents us. Yes, there are some small third parties; but, it would take years for a viable third party to be in a position to challenge the two-party system. We don’t have years! The second lesson we must take away from this election is that Obama won because the combined forces of the anti-Obama voters and the pro-Romney voters did not show up in sufficient numbers…
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