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Saturday, May 05, 2012

38th Rant: The 2012 Presidential Election: A Chance to Repeat History

In a new Facebook Group called "Oh, alright. Fine. Mitt Romney 2012. Wooo..." there was a conversation on Thursday morning between my friends Laura Foster and Jolene Ann in which it was brought up to put the car in R before we drive off that cliff. No truer words have been spoken.

This election, as I has posited in the past, is not about electing the Republican candidate but about UNelecting Obama. Now this year it is going to be Mitt Romney, and we as patriots have to do whatever it takes to make sure Romney beats Obama in November. We have history on our side in three respects.

  • Since 1860, every election that had been held on November 6 had gone to the Republican nominee.  (Abraham Lincoln in 1860, Grover Cleveland in 1888, William McKinley in 1900, Herbert Hoover in 1928, Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, and Ronald Reagan in 1980)
  • Last 3 Governors to be nominated to run v incumbent Presidents have won.
  • Last 3 times incumbent Presidents have lost, they were defeated by a Governor.

Both times it was Jimmy Carter in 1976, Ronald Reagan in 1980, and Bill Clinton in 1992. Mitt Romney would be the 4th in both if and when he wins in November. There is a cliff symbolizing socialism ahead of us, and this election is a make or break election in which we either have a chance to put the car in Reverse or keep it in Drive. If we keep going the way we are, then as I had mentioned in recent editorials, the country as we know it will cease to exist. We need someone to put a bandaid on the bleeding, and Mitt Romney in my opinion is the one to if not stop the bleeding outright at least stop the bleeding for 4 or even 8 years.

Dr. Alexander Tytler had written a scholarly tome called "The Athenian Republic" which was published before the 13 colonies had declared their independence from Britain. In it he comes up with a wonderful concept:

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.

"From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.  These nations have progressed through this sequence:

"From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage."

Right now I think we are at the apathy to dependence stage based on the fact that we have a lot of people depending on the government to pay for everything when they are able to get off their lazy asses and get to work. The people are a part of what Neal Boortz refers to as the "Dumb Ass, Dumb Masses" who do not care about politics or when they do, they want the government to look out for them.

If you want the government to pay and give you everything on a silver platter, then vote for Obama and kiss this country goodbye. If you want to work HARD for everything and NOT have the government give you everything on a silver platter, then vote for Mitt Romney and save this country.

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