For two-hundred and thirty-six years, America has been a society of individual liberty and self-reliance, in which its citizens produce and trade with one another in a free market economy. Given President Obama’s loathing for the free market and his objective to crash the capitalist system by loading it down with entitlement dependents, Republicans felt certain that those now known facts would return him to life in the private sector. We know differently now, of course. Obviously, the President’s campaign appeal – “we’ve come too far to turn back now” – resonated with his like-minded followers and convinced them to get out and vote.
In the socialist lexicon of economic terminology, “greed” is the word most used to indict capitalism. It is applied as a “moral damnation” of the acquisition of wealth, even when that wealth has been created by the fertile mind of some such person as, say, Richard Branson. But the greedies of socialism, those who produce nothing and who maintain their lifestyle by feeding on freebies, have the same voracious appetite as the Tasmanian devil. It is insatiable and totally depleting. It devours everything in its path and leaves nothing behind but the carcasses of its consumption. Yet, it has never been condemned as “immoral.” That omission ends here and now.
The sequel to the four-year picture we already have of Obama’s America in the making, is of a nanny state in the likeness of those countries we see collapsing all over Europe today. The socialist societies thereof are being shoved to the edge of their “fiscal cliff” by the crush of government dependents demanding their “fair share” of something-for-nothing. The political leaders of those countries are terrified of invoking the austerity measures likely to save their failing economies for fear of provoking the hordes of government dependents to acts of rampaging violence. You have, no doubt, seen the havoc wreaked by their anti-austerity riots televised on some news program.
Inevitably, Europe’s “redistribution of wealth” socialism has “run out of other people’s money,” and is now reduced to trying to beg its way out of bankruptcy with a tin-cup panhandling program. That is the inevitable destiny of America’s experiment with “redistribution.” You’d think that by watching these European countries collapse before our eyes, we would have been deterred from following the folly of socialism. That we were not persuaded to slam on the brakes and pull back from the brink, is a measure of the overwhelming number of Americans now willing to give up their freedom for freebies.
On the morning of November 7th, and a few days thereafter, I received many emails expressing apprehensive concern about where America goes from here. It is important to acknowledge that the conditions of our society will worsen before we can make them better. What I have to say about our present situation is that millions of us did not vote for Barack Obama. We voted for the “American way of life.” We represent the “exceptional” side of America’s character – the character that brought forth the freest nation ever to exist on earth. Never would we vote ourselves back into the social order out from which we came, that is, as sibling subjects of parental government. The vote of November 6, 2012, put freedom just “one generation away from extinction.” So let us remember that it is such times as these “that try men’s souls” and that this crisis calls for us to stand forth and fight for the survival of our heritage.