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Monday, July 21, 2008

Socialist Tide Likely Unstoppable

For a long time, America has been inexorably drawn to the left.

To wit, were JFK, my hero of yesteryear, be alive today, his conservative governing principles would be in stark contrast to the uninspired and progressive big government of 2008. While JFK would be stunned, Thomas Jefferson would be staggered and brokenhearted.

Dominated by the elitist and progressive Obama-Pelosi-Reid triumverate, the transformation on January 20th to more intrusive big government, suffocatingly higher taxes and spending, expansion of bloated bureaucracies and domineering unions--to which we will all be tax-paying servants--and to the globalist and environmentalist de-construction of America will be well on the way. And, of course, our military and weapons development programs will again be eviscerated in order to pay for expanded government giveaways and vote-buying programs, rendering our communities vulnerable to attack and to Islamofascist subversion from within.

Make no mistake, folks, a clean sweep of the White House and Congress by a Democratic Party hijacked by the far left will usher in the greatest expansion of government since FDR and LBJ. Our founding fathers' principles of small government, states rights, personal liberty and free enterprise will have been dealt a devastating blow from which the nation will not easily recover.

If the Democratic Party takeover in November is complete, failed Euro-style socialism and secularist dominion will have been democratically embraced by a starry-eyed electorate seduced by soaring, yet empty and misleading, messianic rhetoric. An empty-headed pop culture in combination with a craven appetite for bread-and-circuses (entitlements) will have conspired to effectively weaken the foundation of a once thriving and dynamic experiment in private enterprise and individual freedom. In short, an apathetic, distracted and misguided American electorate may well have given away all that has made America so profoundly exceptional and uniquely successful and powerful.

In the absence of a responsible and vigilant electorate, the only check on this socialist takeover will be conservative talk radio which the Democratic apparachik is already plotting to shut down with the re-imposition of the so-called Fairness Doctrine. That done, the takeover will be virtually complete and a political correctness favoring the state will be in force. The gallant American experiment, the envy of the world, will be on its way to failure and ruin. Like the mighty Roman Empire, its unravelling will have come from within--not from without. We will be our own undoing.

Because most Americans are asleep at the switch and have abandoned their responsibility as citizens of this great republic, the helm of state is slowing but surely slipping into the hands of Washington bureaucrats, lobbyists, unionists, and career politicians, many of whom are hostile to American traditions & values, and most of whom are bent solely upon preserving and expanding their political power at the expense of "we the people". With a complete Democratic takeover in November, the helm of state may have irretrivably slipped from our hands.

Good luck and protect the 2nd amendment like never before. You and your grandchildren may need its protection in the future.

("A government that is big enough to give all you want is big enough to take it all away." Thomas Jefferson)

("That government is best which governs least, because its people discipline themselves." Thomas Jefferson)

("Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it's a dangerous servant and a fearful master." George Washington)