I remember 2008 like it was yesterday.
We had a small gathering of friends over for the traditional Watching of the Returns. It was warm enough for us to sit outside due to the Conservative Republican disregard for all things Mother Earth.
When It became obvious the Oldest, Whitest, most “Warmongering” Male the east coast Open Primary Democrat Cross-Over Voters could pick to run against Barack Obama was going to Lose the election I set my beer down and went to the cabinet.
This is when I dug out my Red Army Chorus Collection and let it play for the rest of the Evening.
Having Read everything that the Obama campaign had put out for public consumption, not the least of which was The Blueprint for America, I knew what was coming. And apparently, unlike 99% of those who voted for him… (as shown later by the plethora of “deer-in-the-headlights” post-election interviews with self-professed Obama Voters) I was not “Surprised” by what happened.
Having taken a small amount of time to read very basic books on Economics like “Hazlitt’s – Economics in One Lesson” I was not “Surprised” when his ideas failed. Having looked at what Lessons History had recorded for all time in regard to Socialism and it’s results, I was not “Surprised” when his policies created nothing but more of the problems he thought he could solve. Having spent a cursory amount of attention, just during my brief lifetime, as to how Socialists promise to behave before gaining power then actually behave once they have it, I was not “Surprised” when they shut out all opposition to their ideas from any and all debate during Obama’s first two years in office giving us the Largest Government Grab of personal wealth in the history of the United States.
The Country was built on the idea that we would all talk about politics… all the time. This country was built on the idea that we would stay engaged and always lend a modicum of energy to educating ourselves on local and national issues before, during and after we voted. This country has suffered from our abdication of our responsibilities to others we don’t even know living in places we have never visited.
So here we are.
What direction are we going to choose tonight?
Are we going to solidify our march to Socialism… because all it will take is another 4-years? Everything is in place and ready for the final touches. It’s taken them 100-years… don’t fool yourself into thinking they’re going to give up easily, let alone anytime soon.
Or are we going to pick a squishy Conservative who we will have to watch very closely and make sure he doesn’t wander from the path returning us to Free Markets and Free Dominion over Ourselves? This will require rolling back 100-years of Leftist policy codified in our legal system… to the shrieking of those whose power and control relies. We will be accused of the most heinous crimes imaginable… ready?
This is a turning point. The point of no return. It’s not enough to vote and walk away… for the rest of your life and your children’s lives we will have to be at attention and quick to confront those we thought shared our Love of Liberty.
Tomorrow is a New Day…
Forward Free-Market Capitalism!
Forward Voluntary Cooperation!
Forward Freedom to Choose!
Cheers to all of you, see you tomorrow.