I’ve been hearing a lot from friends and relatives the past few weeks, and this is the overwhelming consensus: beat Obama, and we win. While I do agree that President Obama’s policies are damaging America on so many levels, walking into the voting booth on November 4th and checking whoever’s name appears next to the “R” is just not good enough. There is an ideological war going on in this country. On one side are people who think we should keep giving power to the government to dictate what happens with our money and what we do with our lives. On the other side are the people who believe in individual freedom. We believe in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, but more importantly, we believe in the Natural Law and the underlying natural rights we all have.
It has become painstakingly clear over the past years that our political parties are seriously misguided. The Republicans preach laissez-faire economics, yet the two so-called front-runners in the Republican primary both supported TARP bailouts, the $700 billion monolith that President Bush signed into law during his last year. The Democrats preach peace, but President Obama has perpetuated American involvement in the Middle East and the increasingly-violent drug war. The Republicans preach pro-life policies, but the wars of the last decade have received overwhelming Republican support, not to mention the fact that most support the death-penalty. The Democrats preach civil rights, but President Obama has done nothing to combat the USA PATRIOT Act and has continued the erosion of our civil liberties with his signing of the 2012 NDAA, which authorizes the indefinite detention of anybody. If you have more than 7 days worth of food in your house, you can be considered a terrorist. I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
I am all for getting Obama out of office. But let’s look at what could very well happen if Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich takes office.
- Both men support increasing our current military expenditures. You can count on more war.
- Both men have “big ideas” for getting our economy back on track, many of which involve more government involvement and corporate fascism.
- Our $15,000,000,000,000 debt will continue to grow. Greece, here we come.
- The erosion of our civil liberties will continue. The police state will grow, and privacy will all but disappear. Mitt Romney, when voicing his support for the atrocity that is the NDAA, said that he thinks that the government could abuse the power, but he doesn’t think that Obama will, and that he wouldn’t if he becomes president. RED FLAG. The government is saying “give us the power and trust us, we won’t abuse it.” And they’re not joking.
I am a bit tired of hearing people regurgitate whatever the talking heads happen to be spewing at the time. This war runs so much deeper than that. Some people don’t need to be told, but many could use this advice: don’t listen to the mainstream media (yes, Fox News counts as mainstream media). Read a book. Get on the web and research the issues yourself. Become informed. Be wary of demagogues.
And just for the record, the only ones saying that Mitt Romney is the only electable candidate are the people listening to the people listening to the people who he paid. Let me remind you that this big-government moderate LOST to the big-government moderate who got spanked by Obama in the general election in ’08. Being a master of finance does not make you an economist. On top of all this, I can’t trust a word he says, and neither should you. Nothing about this man is electable except his phenomenal hair and his “America the Beautiful” rhetoric. Neither will help this country.
And to everyone who says Ron Paul is not electable: in the last 2 national polls done by CNN and CBS (links provided), Ron Paul is tied with Obama within the margin of error. These polls aren’t indicative of much, but they are something to consider.