My post-Election Comments

Will It Go Round in Circles“, by Billy Preston
I thought of this song and it’s fitting lyrics while doing this post.

WARNING! – POLITICAL RANT AHEAD!

If you don’t like or are offended by conservative political commentary, please feel free to just enjoy the song video (apolitical) and/or skip to the next post!  For you newcomers, I do not normally post long political rants, but I do sometimes, like after a big election!  I post all kinds of stuff, but typically photography and personal stories and interests, etc.
 


 
First, congratulations to President Obama and all the winners in last night’s election.  The people have spoken at the ballot box and I fully respect each of your decisions, assuming you made reasoned and informed choices based on your personal beliefs and opinions on what is best for our nation and state; and, assuming you actually got off your duff and VOTED!  I did vote, as always, so now I get to express my reasoned and informed opinions here (which you are free to skip and ignore – or reply; as always, all sides are welcome, sans personal attacks)!

I’m feeling more and more like a stranger in my own country.  This no longer seems to be the America I grew up in or studied in history classes. How is it that we can reelect a president who’s made it very clear that he wants to weaken our country and reduce our influence abroad, and who’s agencies have done everything they can to throttle our economy, especially our energy production and independence (despite court orders to stand down)?  A majority of voters still voted to keep these people in power for four more years?  The last four years have been a total NIGHTMARE for many of us here in “Amerika” and now we’ve essentially grabbed the ankles and begged for four MORE years of this.  He himself said that he wanted to transform our country, well, he has kept his promise!


“Ronaldis Maximus”, a presidential-looking site for sore eyes!
Our last great president, Ronald Reagan, nearly single-handedly brought our country back from a similar hole far less deep a generation ago with his conservative economic, strong defense, and pro-America foreign policies.  Now we have had four years of a president and a party that have both openly promised to and have done everything in their power the exact OPPOSITE way and we have, of course, now reaped the opposite result of the prosperity, peace, national pride, and stability of the ’80s for the last four years – a near Depression-like economy combined with more instability and disrespect around the world amongst both our allies and our enemies.  And yet a majority of voters said “we want four MORE YEARS of this “malaise”. What’s WRONG w/people?  “Amerika” was fooled once four years ago (Shame on Obama and the Democrats/progressives), now most have been fooled AGAIN (Shame on US)!  Logic totally FAILS me in trying to understand this.  Note to Liberals:  President Bush did not cause the economic collapse of 2008.  It was primarily Liberal policies put in place under the Carter and Clinton administrations that forbade redlining and forced banks to make mortgage loans to non credit-worthy borrowers in the name of “fairness” and “equality”; combined with the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act and deregulation of the commodities markets.  Loose fiat monetary policies also hurt.  The “Bush” tax cuts also were not a problem, but rather jump-started the post-911 economy out of the last recession in 2001.  Allowing the producers to keep more of their earnings, even if they are “wealthy” does NOT cause harm to economic growth!

As Alexander Fraser Tyler once wrote: – “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the people discover that they can vote themselves money from the Public Treasury.  From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by dictatorship.  From bondage to spiritual faith; spiritual faith to great courage; courage to abundance; abundance to complacency; complacency to apathy; apathy to dependence; and from dependence back into bondage again.


Courtesy (c): Daughters of the Republic of Texas
At least my home state, Texas, stood tall and hasn’t drunk the progressive “koolaid”.  We elected solid conservatives like Ted Cruz to the U.S. Senate.  We also have a much better economy than most of the rest of the country and no budget deficit! Hey Gov. Perry, you still interested in that Secession idea?  I’m with you, bro!  This state would make an awesome nation on its own, particularly with our energy and agricultural production!  We could show the rest of the nation the clear-cut difference between the results of conservatism and progressivism!  They call us “redneck” and backward, but, we still outshine most the blue states on just about every measure! People are still flocking here from other, mostly blue states for our freedom, low taxes, smaller government, strong work ethic, and firm treatment of criminals!

The other bright spot in this election was the passing of voter initiatives to legalize the adult personal use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington State, which harms no one but (maybe?) the user?  As a conservative with Libertarian views on the role of government, I tend to take a dim view of prohibition-type statutes.

1) To my Liberal friends:  Congrats, you won fair and square, and I pray that our country and economy is truly better off under your chosen leadership four years from now, though I confess I have serious doubts!  Also consider #3 below!:

2) To my Conservative friends:  They won, we lost, it hurts.  Remain the loyal opposition, continue to point out the facts, keep your heads up, and continue voting and striving for our country, and our ideals.  Also consider #3 below!:

3) To my fellow Christian friends (and myself, especially!):  Keep faith in Christ and pray for strength, patience, guidance and mercy for our nation.  The Bible says that this is not our home, we are only passing through!  I’ve been as guilty as anyone in looking for and expecting my happiness here, focusing on, and getting too comfortable in this world.  This has been such a blessed country that that is so easy to do!  We instead need to be focused on Christ, eternity, and being faithful to and trusting in God and showing His love to others regardless of our lot here on this earth.  Right now I’m struggling hard to do this.  We were never called to work to establish a so-called “Christian government” (whatever that is), but rather to be diligent in our civic duty to vote, work within the process to influence the lives of others for good, and to be continually praying for both our leaders and our nation “…that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”  The early church lived under the cruel lash of Rome, and constant threats of death, but they still had joy and peace in their hearts and in their faith despite persecution and privation.  My fear, though is that God has righteously given this nation over to the preverse paths we’ve chosen. As John Adams once said: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  I’m starting to think that 1980 may have been our last chance.

Enough venting for now!  I now return you to my regularly-scheduled informative “stack of stuff”:

How to install Z-Shell, awk, lua, nano, and more on your Android device without rooting it
by LinuxBSDos.com, Oct. 30, 2012.

Court May Force Mentally Disabled Nevada Woman to Have Abortion  by Becky Bowers-Greene, LifeNews.com, Oct. 31, 2012.  me:Continuin’ on down the “slippery slope”!

Sex slaves, sexual anarchy and decadence festivals: ominous signs of something really rotten
by Linda Kimball, Renew America, October 25, 2012.

Court OKs warrantless use of hidden surveillance cameras
by Declan McCullagh, CNET News.com, October 30, 2012.
me:Loosing freedom one inch at a time!

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