Saturday, November 1, 2008

When Shall We Know The Republic Is Lost?

A Lesson From Ben Franklin, One Of This Country's Founding Fathers

As Nov. 4th nears, this will likely be my last post on the blog - at least until after the murder and mayhem in Chicago is finished post the Election.  As I live in the Chicago Area, I'm 'hunkering down' for the riots that are sure to ensure - whether or not Obama wins or loses.

I have to say that I really do not understand the fascination with Barack Hussein Obama.  There are those who view him as their "messiah" and the cure for all their ills.  These are the people who I encounter almost daily now that think somehow Obama is going to keep them in the homes they bought but couldn't afford in the first place, or somehow magically fill their gas tanks and put food on their table.  "Obama is going to save me!" I heard someone say at work just the other day.

Wrong.  Obama isn't going to save anyone.  If anything, Obama's election will signal the end of this wonderful experiment we here in America like to call DEMOCRACY.

Ben Franklin had it exactly right when he said (and I quote) "When people find they can BenFranklin1 vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic."

We stand at the precipice in this country of retaining or losing our most valued possession - our freedom.   The freedom to decide what is yours and what is not.  The freedom to decide what you will willingly share with others, and what will be mandated through governmental control of all monies via the redistribution of wealth to those who have simply voted your money out of your pocket into theirs.

This is what attracts so many to Obama as the 'messiah.'  With nothing more than their vote, Obama will save them from themselves.

How did Obama's supporters come to this conclusion?  Several ways. 

First, Obama as an empty suit has no record to stand on.  His supporters simply attach to him whatever they will.  They've heard nothing to counter what they believe in him so their feelings towards him are thus validated.

Second as a blank slate, Obama has no record to point to that says he won't do the very things his supporters say he will.  In fact, Obama's over-the-top lofty rhetoric directly implies he will do the things that they attach to him - even though he never specifically says that he will. Any sort of lack of positive or negative reinforcement from Obama simply isn't there - he allows his followers to believe what they will about him, all the while shutting down the opposition (See: Obama Truth Squads)

To be clear, in the first and second case these are the very same voters who throughout their lives have waited for the Government to improve their lives.  We've seen this time again in the Welfare state and most recently during Hurricane Katrina where those who refused to leave, then blamed the Government for their situations.

But this election is different and brings us to the third example: the Financial Markets Meltdown.  Those who've worked hard their entire lives and believed that hard work and perseverance would ultimately lead to their success have watched as the very system that rewarded their hard work was manipulated by Wall Street Bankers, Hedge Fund Operators, Oil Speculators, and unscrupulous Mortgage Bankers were rewarded for failure via multi-million dollar golden parachutes and Government Bailouts - at Taxpayers expense.

It is this group of people - the working middle class - that has worked hard and played by the rules that has been screwed by the Government that is supposed to represent them.  Instead, the Banking Industry and Wall Street Executives who have driven our economy into the ground are being rewarded for failure by the US Government using US Taxpayer dollars.  It is this very group - the working middle class that are increasingly beginning to believe that they too, need a "savior" like Obama.

This makes Barack Hussein Obama the worst type of politician - preying on people's fears, telling them that Government must help them because they can't do it on their own.  As a Capitalist, I believe there is nothing that kills the human soul faster than Socialism.  It rewards "bad behavior" and penalizes those who are successful.  With the financial meltdown, it seems everyone is looking for someone to blame and Obama plays this angle perfectly.  Anyone who doesn't want to pay higher taxes is somehow "un-patriotic" or "selfish."    The reality is, paying taxes to a corrupt, tyrannical government - which is what we now have - is un-patriotic!

In my opinion, this election is America's last chance to have a peaceful revolution via the ballot box.  Whatever our political affiliation, we are all American's.  Our Government is supposed to represent and work for US, not the other way around.  Our Government has failed us, both Republican's and Democrats.  It is Us against Them.  The Middle-Class vs. the Political Ruling Class & those they enable - the Welfare Class.

This election day, we as AMERICANS have a choice: to throw-out the current lot of corrupt politicians that infest Washington DC - and vote against all incumbents, or embrase socialism or "Obamaunism."

Obama's supporters are threatening if the 'messiah' doesn't win, there will be rioting in the streets.

I say, independent of who wins, there should be rioting in the streets - unless every single incumbent is thrown out.

This is our last chance to peacefully throw all the bums out, America.  The revolution either happens via the ballot box or its time to bring the tar, rope, and feathers to the steps of the Capital and hang all 537 of the treasonous bastards from the steps of the U.S. Capital. 

In short, it's time to take OUR Constitutional Government Back.

"When people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic." - Ben Franklin

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