Now that those afflicted with Obamentia have opted for an even greater Obamapression, the time has come for Americans who yearn for freedom to recognize that they have a big psychological hump to get over — the belief that the U.S can reverse course and make a comeback. America — at least the one I grew up in — is dead. Officially, it died on election night, November 6, 2012.
But it’s important to understand that even if Mitt Romney had won the election, the best he could have done — assuming he would have made a serious attempt to implement “tax reform,” eliminate stifling business regulations, cut entitlements, reduce the deficit, and institute policies that favor individual sovereignty and self-responsibility — is keep America on life support for a few more years.
I said assuming, because — and let’s get real here — he would not have made a serious attempt to do any of these things. Cosmetic changes, yes. Serious changes, no.
The patient was already too close to death, rotted throughout by corruption and moral decay. Thus, in a perverse sort of way, Barack Hussein Obama, son of an alcoholic, polygamist Luo tribesman, did us a favor by yanking us off life support and ending conservative fantasies that America could be nursed back to health.
As I have repeatedly said over the years, America cannot be “turned around.” It must be allowed to collapse — totally — in order for the real war to begin. And the real war I’m referring to is the one between statists (on both the left and the right) — who believe in the use of tyranny to force people to bend to their will — and those who believe that liberty must be given a higher priority than all other objectives.
It’s a war that can only rise like a phoenix from the ashes of our once great country, when a majority of Americans are so destitute and desperate that they finally realize that government is not their friend but, rather, their mortal enemy. Only after they have lost everything — especially their basic freedoms — will Americans take seriously the words of Thomas Paine, who warned, “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”
So long as a majority of Americans choose to ignore Paine’s warning and believe that the “right” politician is the answer to their problems, America cannot be resurrected. To our Founding Fathers, being anti-government was essential to being patriotic.
And so, America, RIP. Hope to see you on the other side … down the road a piece … at a time when we can work shoulder to shoulder to build a new America where such abstracts as “social justice” and “shared prosperity” are frowned upon by all and where the concept of liberty is the guiding principle of our new nation.
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