I obviously had two posts ready for today. This is the one I had “hoped” not to be adding. Nonetheless, the people have spoken and the President will get a second term. Americans have died to protect the process which provided for this day, and I will not besmirch them or the validity of their efforts. I would add however, the very process of voting allows us the freedom to chart our own course, but also to live the consequences of those decisions.
My take is simple this Wednesday, and it is that we have turned a corner in The United States. The majority of Americans now see our nation as moving away from its foundations, and in the direction of big government and dependency. Their own wants and needs have now trumped those of their posterity. In essence, their complacency in terms of the lessons of the past, and of world history in general, have blinded them to the inevitable failures associated with their lack of fortitude on behalf of their children. They have ignored history, and the consequences will be real and harsh to be sure. Mind you this is not some dire prediction of the “apocalypse” or end times, but rather a cold hard statement of the facts as they cannot be ignored. “The new norm” as it has been called, has been carefully crafted by Liberal/Progressive thinkers over a long period. Their patience has proved fruitful as we are now consuming ourselves from within. “They” are indeed the ones who have learned much from history.
For my part, I will continue to fight for the country I love regardless of this or future elections. For you see, it was never about Romney or Obama, but rather the foundational principles as put forth in our founding documents, and how they are and should be a blueprint for all of humanity. Principles that worked then, and which the Founders realized must be protected at all costs for generations to come.
I do a lot of reading of those old papers and books, and one quote always stands out for me. I believe it was John Adams who wrote once:
“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it…