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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

One Nation, Two Destinies

Come November of this year, the nation will have the chance to determine it’s foreseeable future.

Who among us truly believes the United States will be better off with Barack Obama as president for a second term? Take a moment to reach beyond his Marxist ideology and the people who think they have something to gain from a second term of an Obama regime, who actually truly thinks things will a.) be any different or b.) get better?

That’s right, nobody does. Not even the people who will vote for Obama for a second term actually think things will improve. They will only vote for Mr. Obama because they are hoping they will somehow be protected and who believe they can escape the losses others in this nation will feel and are feeling now. A vote for Barack Obama this November is a wish, a hope and a dream that they somehow can stay on the big government gravy-train because that is what a vote for Obama would be. A vote for Obama means you are going all in on the vast bet that the country will hold together economically until you can get a nest-egg of some sort and somehow protect your family as a political elite in a long-term government bureaucracy ah al North Korea or Post Soviet Russia. 

The music has stopped for us as a nation and we are all out of chairs. We are broke with a capital “L” and are witnessing something along the lines of what our grandparents saw during what will henceforth be called “The First Great Depression”. Will this one be as epic? Will it be of biblical proportions? Perhaps, but the real given is that it is going to happen and we should be prepared for it if we are able. 
The variable in this equation is who will be able to make the changes to get us out of this inevitable mess we will find ourselves in. One direction would be to free the markets, undo the excessive tax burden, draw our resources back home and to free business of their regulatory bonds to allow people to keep what they earn and build a career of achievement and self reliance so that businesses and Americans themselves can prosper. The other is to continue to have an overbearing and wasteful state bureaucracy, double down on “stimulus” spending, continue to have government take care of people while funding the “safety net” and to continue to take money off the top of business to feed the ever growing welfare state. One is a system of investment, risk and possible return the other is a system of tried and true failure.

Today we have a nation that half is dependent on what government provides: Food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, WIC, Section 8 housing subsidies, School lunch programs, Free cell phones, free computers, free tuition, SSI, Government Subsidized Drugs and now a mandatory National Health Plan. It has been reported that almost half of this nation does not pay any tax toward these big government programs. That leaves the overhead to the rest of the working class. Clearly this cannot go on one way or another. We have a choice this November: Up or Down.

This is the choice that we as a nation have now been given. There is the known and the unknown. We don’t know if a new president and new members of congress will do the things it will take to put our nation on the path to recovery but we do know that the present president and his followers in congress have no intention of straying from the present course of control, mandate and spend money we as a nation have yet to earn and our children have yet to even contemplate.
What we are witnessing once again is a failure of the Socialist system, a system that has failed every time that it has been applied and history is littered with it’s adherents: The Soviet Union, Chavez' Venezuela, Spain, Greece and the state of California. No nation can carry an ever increasing population of takers. The slow creep of expanding government has attached itself to every resource in this nation and we are now groaning under its weight. In this situation we cannot stand and our economy, if not our nation, will pay the price.
So in the not so distant future will we get a chance to witness history at a cross roads. Every citizen in this nation living come November will have a part in determining where the United States goes from here at least in our lifetimes and the next generation.
What an opportunity this is. 

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