Wednesday, Nov. 7 — This is what we have woken up to my friends. Welcome to your future.
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
• From bondage to spiritual faith;
• From spiritual faith to great courage;
• From courage to liberty;
• From liberty to abundance;
• From abundance to complacency;
• From complacency to apathy;
• From apathy to dependence;
• From dependence back into bondage.”
The above quote has been attributed to several different individuals. I am less concerned with who first spoke those words than with the truth they speak that we are now faced with.
Yesterday, a majority group of children voted for Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny over the adult that makes them brush their teeth and go to bed. Yesterday, the masses voted for higher taxes on people that work, so they in return can get free phones, free medical care, free money. They voted for warrantless wiretaps, surveillance drones, the TSA, presidential “kill lists,” cover-ups, bailouts, increased deficits, class warfare and handouts.
Yesterday, America became a broken dream of ideals like freedom, personal responsibility, hope for lifting yourself up by your boot straps and being the best that you can.
Yesterday I thought the system could still be fixed and we had a chance to make a future.
Today I see that the system as irretrievably broken and the only way to fix things going forward will be in the complete destruction of our current system and hoping we can lay the groundwork to get things right the next time around.
I am not a racist.
I do not hate gays.
I think abortion is a personal choice of a woman.
I do not want any religion pushed down my throat.
I think pot should be legal.
I am for deporting all illegal aliens.
I believe welfare should be a hand up and not a handout. If I need to be drug tested to keep my job, then you should be drug tested to receive our charity.
I believe unions have entirely too much power.
I believe the Constitution laid out specific enumerated powers for the federal government, and they should stick to those powers only.
I believe the individual states should be responsible for the welfare of their own citizens.
I believe individuals are more charitable when they have more of their own money to give.
I believe in the ideals our country was founded upon.
I do not believe the Constitution is a “Living document that changes with the times.”
I believe politics was never meant to be a career path, but rather a service to your fellow citizens.
Sometimes it is kinder to let something you truly love die ... a beloved pet, a relationship that has run its course, a terminally ill grandparent ... than it is to keep trying to mend what simply can’t be fixed.
I no longer believe the U.S.A. can be fixed.