"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

20 October 2012

Have we reached the Breaking Point...?

A good article by Victor Davis Hanson here.

Was it the blame-gaming — “Bush did it!,” ATMs are at fault, tsunamis are the culprit, no other administration has had such challenges, the euro meltdown is to blame, earthquakes shook our confidence — that finally turned the country off of Obama?

For the last two years, millions of Americans have grown, ever so insidiously, tired of Barack Obama and his administration. The Tea Party brought such frustrations to the fore. And now the debates — and the ability of Romney to show millions that he is a decent, competent alternative to Obama rather than the caricatured greedy white man of Obama’s sleazy ads — are closing the deal.

In the first debate, Romney was not just far better-informed and spoken, but far more likeable. Joe Biden’s frenzied rudeness was the sort of debate performance that mesmerizes one by its very boorishness, eliciting a weird reaction in the room like “Come over and check this out: I can’t believe the Vice President of the United States is trumping The Joker” (after all, the sick Joker is more entertaining than the sober and judicious Batman) — but within hours leaves a bitter aftertaste in the mouth of something along the lines of “Surely, we could have done better than that rude buffoon?”...


Go to the link above and read the whole thing.  It's interesting.  I have to ask myself "Is this really possible, or is it just wishful thinking?"

I hope he's right.  I also hope that the Romney/Ryan ticket is more substantial than I think they are.

Just more politicians doing what politicians do, which is taking care of each other and the monied elite while throwing a few crumbs to keep the natives from revolting.

Electing Romney and booting obama won't fix our problems.  The problem is bigger than the politicians.  Much bigger.

The problem is the people who allow the monied elite to claim ownership of the politicians, and thus the country.  The people who have allowed themselves to become so complacent that they just follow meekly along with whatever the politicians, or "the other party", propose.  The people who are too lazy to propose ideas of their own, people too meek to speak out.

Those people are us.  Americans.  More specifically, Conservative Americans.  Constitutionalist Americans.  We have become spineless and stupid.  We won't demand what we know to be right.  I'm convinced that a majority of us wouldn't know what was "right" if it bit us on the ass.  We have all done what the hippies of the '60s proposed.  We have tuned out.

Will booting obama save us?  I don't think so.  Will it get better?  It will seem like it, but it won't really change.  Not until we force change.  And forcing change will be a very difficult proposition.  Why?  Because the vast majority are lazy and are comfortable and do not want change.


Stay safe.


Brock Townsend said...

Republicans win, Romney resigns leaving Ryan as P who selects Rand Paul for VP which would be a start.

Blue said...

Yes, Brock, that would be a start...

Dave said...

Read Hanson's Gates Of Fire.