e the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United states of America. [Preamble to the Constitution of the United States]
As a student of history, I would assert that in no election since 1860 has our nation been more viscerally divided along clearer battle lines than in the current contest between Romney/Ryan and Obama/Biden.
However, this election is more about ideology than many in the past, even between Carter and Reagan
. Samuel Adams
wrote in 1781:
Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.
Here is an example of why people vote for whom they think is a good candidate (this woman is voting for Obama in 2012 election):
Obama is going to pay for my gas and mortgage:
Americans vote for what government can give them without working for it …
Will the same voters vote for Obama this November that voted for Obama in 2004? The following video demonstrates the knowledge of people that exercises their right to vote/audio:
Mark Alexandercalls it a “contrast”:
Indeed, it is a major philosophical contrast
. Our government has evolved between “pure democracy” – rule of the mob (“men”) and democratic-socialism
. The road, if Obama is elected will be toward the latter; however, in light of the foreign affairs record of this administration with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, it is downfall of the constitutional republic whether we continue to progress towards a socialist nanny state in totality or plain communism. In either case, the change has become gradual, noticeable only to those who use common sense and have self-educated themselves in the workings of the Constitution of the United States and its amendments, as it was created.
Those rights have not been endowed by government or those who operate, but By the People and For the People. As the Declaration of Independence reads:
W hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [humans] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn [shown] that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. – Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. …
The transgressions against OUR Constitution of the United States by the 44th President of the United States are a clear and present danger. The fact that Congress has allowed this to happen with a Supreme Court, its Justices, that fall silent and disregard their oath of office in protecting and supporting the Constitution of the United States is unacceptable. Those citizens who have allowed those elected or elected those who fall short of the required responsibilities and valued character has taken place with the blessing of an ignorant, selfish, and apathetic society. A determined entity and group of people who call themselves United States citizens who would give up liberty, in turn, created that society, and freedom, not just for themselves, but also for all, would do so in light of false promises mandated by an elite establishment that operates OUR government. We the People have allowed this to take place over a graduated period of only 50 years, threatening a republic that lasted more than 200 years. The following video has comedy, with Victoria Jackson, but has a credible guest who states that We the People allowed issues to escalate into what it is today:
The government has taken over the fruit of our labor and the businesses that create prosperity, as well as the education of our youth who now believe that welfare is their entitlement, not a lending hand until improvement, and they can only succeed with help of those who govern.
The last good Democrat was John F. Kennedy
and the last good Republican was Ronald Reagan
, who was a Democrat until that political entity insisted to stay the course
. Mr. Kennedy warned America about the intent of communists and their supporters to infiltrate America and insisted that We the People “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country
”. Mr. Reagan also was firm against communism, home and abroad, and succeeded with our ally Margaret Thatcher
of the United Kingdom. Mr. Reagan also warned Americans about socialism, as depicted in the following video:
We face challenges today and are forced to address issues that should have been resolved two decades ago. Ronald Reagan
held a massive stack of paper that was the tax code (that is large now) and said to Congress in a State of the Union address: Gentlemen, this has to go
. Today, not only has the tax system increasingly became complex, but it is unfair and socialist in nature, based upon class envy
and not for reasons of government taxation as defined by our Founders. Reagan was able to cut taxes, but failed to convince Congress to replace the tax system. Today, we are facing the same problem with a viable alternative tax system sitting in Congress since 2001 (proposed in 1999). It is the Fair Tax Act
, like Barack Obama inherited severe recession
, but the latter did not achieve what the former did. When Mr. Obama campaigned to be our president, he knew what the condition was, and promised to fix it. He did not. In fact, it is worse. It is because the “Change You Can Count On” was not the “change” people expected, and that is because, although warned by so many, that his ideology was socialism, intended to replace the constitutional republican system established by our Founders.
People warned voters of the true character of Barack Hussein Obama, who was not who he appeared to be. However, not enough Americans listened.
People pointed out Mr. Obama’s associations and backed by the most powerful, corrupt political entity in America – based in Chicago. Not enough Americans listened.
People pointed out that there were many questions unanswered about Mr. Obama’s past. Not enough Americans listened.
Today, there may or may not be enough Americans listening or opening their eyes to truth when they go to the voting polls on November 6th. I and others are tired of telling those people who put Obama into office – “I warned you”.
When We the People enact our sacred right to vote this national election, for members of Congress and the President of the United States, we must set aside our emotions and think clearly, using common sense.
It is true that Mitt Romney was not my choice in the primary election, but not because of his personal character, but because in the past he tried to please everyone and it made him look indecisive to political critics, and rightly so. I was enthusiastic, however, when Mr. Romney chose Paul Ryan to be VP; not because he is from Wisconsin, but because he is a man of common sense and true purpose. Mr. Romney’s key advantages is that he is a man of character, but also has been a successful executive, and Mr. Ryan has consistently pursued a common sense approach to fixing our economy.
Mr. Reagan was successful in improving the American economy because he cut taxes (and tried to reduce the progressive tax system, but really wanted it to be dissolved), and he deregulated that which had been stifling American business. He also asked Congress for budget cuts, and was not afraid to use his veto power.
Talking heads like Rush Limbaugh
was once the voice in the wilderness of political correctness and activist socialism. However, he has failed and has become as bad as some pundits on the other side of the political fence, because he fails to be objective and truthful that the GOP elite establishment is also to blame for what our government has become. As Alex Jones
states in this video:
Without sounding like a fear monger, the destiny of the United States is in the hands of OUR government, regardless of political affiliation. Political parties are nothing but political clubs, busy cheering for themselves and disregarding their duty as public officials and political leaders. It was once called statesmanship and constitutionality.
As far as American society … the American people need not believe in any specific religion or that there was a Creator at all to adhere to the ancient global Golden Rule
of morality and sense of values important within the nucleus of family, which in turn decides the values of its government. For those that are elected come from among us, society, and is a mirror of what people are who put them in offices of power.