Finding myself in a deep, dark hole post-election, I resort to posting the commentaries of others. These were forwarded to me separately. I don't know who originally wrote them, but they well express many of my own thoughts and feelings.
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4 more years without a budget passed in Congress
4 more years of borrowing money from other nations.
4 more years of printing money we cant back, by the end we will be lucky if the dollar is worth as much as the pre WWII German mark
4 more years of gov taking over private industry
no chance of Obamacare being overturned, ever
Complete take over of the medical care industry by the govt
More than likely loosing any balance on SCOTUS
Under O more troops died in combat in 4 years than under Bush in 8, we can expect that again
4 more years of higher unemployment.
Highest tax increase in history (that will hit in less than 60 days)
Military budget to be cut by almost 50% (once again that will hit in less than 60 day)
4 more years of people dependent on the federal tit for a living rather than earning one on their own.
The EPA taking over the power industry through cap and trade and similar schemes especially the coal industry
4 more years of the federal govt harassing private industry with stupid raid such as the one on Gibson
More union domination of the govt controlled industry.
These are not "doomsday" predictions. These are all his track record or things that he has either voice or made action towards.
The saddest thing is that the American people have given this once great nation away. The fact that THIS IS WHAT AMERICA WANTED is what saddens me.
For 23 years I have sacrificed blood, sweat, and tears for this nation. I have missed birthdays, holidays, paychecks and years of time with family and friends and even the birth of a child because "my nation called me". Well I'm here to tell you. All those free ride babies are on their own now, I'm taking the phone off the hook. I wont be shat on for another 23 years.
When I get home, plans start for the invasion and occupation of Cuba. I'll be at the end of the driveway if anybody wants to meet me there. Please bring a boat. We dont need a new govt for this nation, we need new citizens that believe in freedom and liberty and making a life by the sweat of their own brow rather than that of others. Our govt is a pile of shat but it aint the govt fault, it is the fault of the people that put them in office. IMHO those people are no longer worth me risking my life to secure.
Four years ago, I was gracious. I gave Obama the benefit of the doubt. I chose to see a silver lining amidst the clouds of liberal grey. My naive reaction was quickly and forcefully destroyed by the "stimulus," obamacare, Frank/Dodd, EPA regulations, sequestration, massive debt, class warfare, gender warfare, division, hate, racial politics, refusal to enforce immigration laws, apologizing for America, corruption of contract law, kowtowing to unions, downgrading of our credit rating, and the constant refrain by this administration that we are a country that needs the largesse of government, that cannot function without increasing government intervention, and that must be suspicious of success, rather than emulate it.
But that's easy for a conservative like me. It's become too easy to demonize the man because he's the cover of our book of lies. He makes it easy. He preaches "you didn't build that," "spread the wealth," doctors cutting off legs for a few bucks, forcing us all to pay for medical procedures we are opposed to, telling us that we should hold egalitarianism as a virtue superior to liberty- it's almost as if he wanted us to hate him. However, if we open the cover, the mass of pages tells the real story. This country, one founded on the then-radical principle that men derive their rights from nature, not from government, that mankind should live and die by their decisions, that one must be responsible for their life and their family, that government derives its limited role from the governed- that country is dead.
We are officially a net nation of takers, of recipients, or people who believe government or their fellow citizen owes them something. We are now a country that thinks it deserves free food, free health care, special rights because we have lived long enough, special rights because of race or gender, special rights because of sexual orientation, and that ever-expanding government is the road to such banal riches.
"You didn't build that" should have ended this contest, but it didn't. That is sad and scary. That there are so many people in what used to be this bastion of rugged individualism that think entrepreneurs and successful businessmen are just byproducts of government programs is pathetic. "Clinging to guns and religion" should have ended his primary challenge in 2008, but it's okay now in this country to laugh at those who believe in the 1st and 2nd Amendments.
So what do I tell my daughters in the morning when I wake them up? They'll want to know who "won." They understand the concept of liberty, but in their innocence still see this is as a contest. Hence, I'll just tell them Obama won, to not be upset, and see them off to school. I'll be thinking that they will never be as free as they should have been, they'll never know of a life of limited government, and they'll never see America as that shining city on a hill. They'll be as free as we can make them, and as they strive to be. However, if they stay in this country, they'll now forever be told how much success and what kind of success is okay. Has anyone stopped to wonder why it's venture capitalists that are demonized for their success in the free market, success that creates employment, but singer and actors are emulated? We're now a nation of tarts, of dancing with the stars, of jersey shore, of the kardashians, of a pathetic simplicity of thought that is not worthy of the Founders' brilliance.
Why so pessimistic? Why not say, "It's on to 2016?" I know this was it. If America did not stand in utter horror at what this country has become- skyrocketing food stamp rolls, over one trillion dollars per year spend on welfare, a per person debt higher than Greece, crumbling entitlement programs, demonization of the successful, crony capitalism at its worst, nonexistent manufacturing sector, a dollar shrinking in value, countries (China and Russia) who now openly mock us and will soon surpass us, a country on its knees- then there is no more hope. We had in Mitt Romney a candidate who had a solid record of solving problems, from the private sector to the Governor's role to the Olympics. Somehow, in this country built on capitalism, people were convinced that his success was the problem. You see, when this happens, I have lost hope. In 1980, America saw the contrast, chose the free market, rejected large government, and we saw what happened.
America, today, actively chose collectivism in a nation that is in rapid decline over free market success. Looking straight in the eye of failure, of eroding liberty, of soft tyranny, the electorate asked for more. There is no turning back from this, not this time. Every democracy has a life cycle, and I sit in quiet remorset when I ponder the death of what used to be the greatest democracy. When 51% of the people know they can vote to acquire the wealth of the 49%, and politicians successfully campaign on that premise, a democracy is dead.
Tonight, America died.