Alexander's Column

Approaching the Tipping Point

Tyranny v Liberty

By Mark Alexander · Nov. 1, 2012
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” –Samuel Adams (1781)

(This essay was revised to provide post-election narrative and assessment.)

As a student of history, I would assert that in no election since 1860 has our nation been more viscerally divided along clearer battle lines than it was in the contest between Romney/Ryan and Obama/Biden.

The contentious contrast in this campaign cycle was not so much about political policies as about the overarching themes of tyranny versus LibertyRule of Law versus rule of men.

Unfortunately, Barack Hussein Obama’s propaganda machine prevailed in the 2012 election, which will fast-track our nation down the road to Democratic Socialism.

As has been the case since the dawn of American Liberty, today’s Patriots do not set our course on contemporaneous trends defined by polling and focus groups. Instead, we set our compass on true north, on eternal truths “endowed by our Creator” as outlined in what Thomas Jefferson called the “the declaratory charter of our rights, and the rights of man.” Those rights are codified in our Constitution, which many of us have sworn to “support and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

This eternal bearing is central to our Patriot mission, and it will not change with the outcome of any election – though the task before us will be much, much more difficult if enough of our countrymen lack the wisdom to vote for Liberty over tyranny.

In addition to the written records from our Founders of wisdom in support of Liberty and eternal truths, our team here at The Patriot Post is also blessed and humbled to count among the ranks of our readers hundreds of men and women from the Greatest Generation – a generation that possesses wisdom that only comes with age. They have lived through presidential administrations from Wilson to Obama, and their wisdom has been forged in the fires of the Great Depression and World War II. They have witnessed the proliferation of socialist tyranny through Eastern Europe and Asia and the resulting slaughter of hundreds of millions of innocents. They have witnessed the grotesque tribal carnage in Africa and the Middle East.

They are also the generation who, through hard work and innovation in the context of a free-enterprise economy, built the strongest manufacturing operations in history; an economy based on tangible products “Made in the USA” by skilled workers and managers.

I receive letters almost every day from these elder Patriots, many of them expressing grief for the state of affairs they’re leaving behind. Many of them bear a burden that they have somehow failed their posterity because the generations after them have not been instilled with a spirit of Liberty and civic duty sufficient to discern between candidates like Romney, who promote American Liberty, and those like Obama, who seek to undermine Liberty in their relentless pursuit of statist power.

One of these letters arrived Tuesday from one of my heroes – my father. He was born in 1923 and remembers well the hardship of the Depression. He became a Naval Aviator in World War II, came home to start a family, and over three decades built a small manufacturing operation into a company with hundreds of employees. That company was dealt a deathblow during the last Great Recession under Jimmy Carter.

On the eve of his 90th birthday, my father is very concerned about the future of Liberty, and his concern has the bold bona-fide stamp of the wisdom of age.

His generation created great abundance, with the unintended consequence that following generations became progressively complacent, apathetic and dependent. This progression follows the fatal “Cycle of Democracy”: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to Liberty (Rule of Law); From Liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage (rule of men).

Our nation is now suffering under another Great Recession. Like the last one, this recession is the direct result of statist interventionist policies. These policies led to the collapse of real estate values, which cascaded into the banking collapse, which nearly took down the entire economy. (For the record, I outlined this sequence of our current economic decline a month before Obama was elected in 2008.)

John Adams wrote, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” But it’s certainly easier to accept Obama’s recurring premise: “It’s George Bush’s fault.”

Just prior to the 2008 election, Obama said his objective was “fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” and he called on his adherents to join him in “remaking this nation, block by block.” Four years later and that transformation is well underway.

Since his first election, Obama has undertaken measures in the name of “economic recovery” that will ultimately, by design, break the back of free enterprise. His “stimulus plan” is modeled on the Cloward-Piven strategy for economic transition, which he studied in depth as a student at Columbia University. This socialist stratagem calls for overloading the government welfare system to the point of crisis, requiring the replacement of that system with a national system of “guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.” This collapse is written into the genes of our nation’s projected debt load, a burden that will crush free enterprise in the coming decade, without dramatic intervention.

So, how is Obama’s strategy working thus far?

There are 23 million unemployed or underemployed Americans. Tens of millions who are working have not received sufficient pay increases to even keep up with inflation. On Obama’s watch, we have record spending on welfare – households considered impoverished have grown to one in six, and 47 million are on food stamps – up 50 percent since Obama’s election. Obama has also amassed $5 trillion in new debt, and our national debt now totals $16 trillion, which for the first time in history now exceeds U.S. annual economic output. On top of that, energy prices have doubled because of Obama’s restrictions on exploration, and economic growth has slowed to an anemic 1.3 percent.

Mitt Romney failed to mention the real “Obama tax” on the middle class is the fact that median household income has declined by $4,520 (8.2 percent) since Obama took office.

As more Obama supporters removed their heads from their, uh, sandboxes, Obama’s propaganda machine was running full steam, endeavoring to complete the colossal makeover to his “jobs president” façade in the remaining days of the campaign.

As you recall, a few weeks before the Republican Confab in Tampa, Obama declared, “The private sector is doing fine,” and insisted that we really need more government [read “union”] jobs. His Senate lap dog, Harry Reid reiterated, “It’s very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine. It’s the public-sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers…” Both of these remarks unveil Obama’s real “jobs” agenda.

Just before the 2012 election, as part of his “jobs” charade, Obama unveiled his phony “The New Economic Patriotism” brochure, a “plan” for jobs that will most assuredly seal the fate of our economy if he is re-elected. He’s calling on Americans to “embrace a new economic patriotism,” while his lapdog Joe Biden has declared paying higher taxes to be our “patriotic duty.”

Ah yes, I recall some other socialists in Germany and Russia, early in the last century, who equated “patriotism” with “statism.”

So, we found ourselves in quite a quandary on the eve of the 2012 election: We had a committed socialist president who has won the allegiance of an electorate so dumbed-down by apathy and dependence that it views the state as a benevolent master.

Obama can depend on two principle constituencies who are irrevocably tied to the Left. About 30 percent of voters (60 percent of Obama’s support) are primarily urbanites, whose allegiance has been co-opted by the state in return for redistributed wealth. Another 10 percent of voters (20 percent of Obama’s support) are ideological socialists, from Leftist academicians to Hollywood glitterati, and all the Marxists in between.

It’s not that independent voters who supported Obama are ignorant; it’s simply that, as Ronald Reagan once said of Democrats, “they know so much that isn’t so.” Indeed, they were enticed in the last election to support a candidate Joe Biden described as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

In this election year, there was a much clearer distinction between the candidate’s ideologies and, fortunately, some of Obama’s ‘08 supporters came to their senses, as typified in this Grassroots Commentary letter from “Karen,” expressing the buyer’s remorse of an ill-informed vote.

But Mitt Romney failed to close the deal with grassroots independent voters – not because he didn’t genuinely care about Americans from all walks of life, but because his staff was top-heavy with folks who, themselves, have little or no grassroots grounding. Though we know our “Memo to Mitt From Grassroots Americans” was delivered to his communications director, these critical talking points never made it to his debate strategists.

In the election of 2012, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, we made “our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.” By a narrow margin, the latter won.

Obama is now determined to fulfill his promise of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

There will be a new morning in America, another Sunrise on Liberty, but in the meantime, we face some very dark years ahead.

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95 Comments

Richard Jablonski in Willow Springs, MO said:

The two crime families have got us into this mess. It is time to vote third party and not for Obomney both are the reason for Obummercare, he got the idea from Obomney. WAKE UP and realize they are both the same and part of the problem. I am voting Gary Johnson the Libertarian third choice!

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Jeff in Cut Bank, MT replied:

Richard - If we had strong Libertarian candidates I would vote for them. I supported Ron Paul until he ceded. My vote will go to Romney as the alternative is far worse, I am hoping that Romney will prove me wrong and will try and institute a much smaller govt.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:24 PM

c graviss in st louis, mo replied:

Look at history. Republicans tend to grow govt more than Dems. Rep talk of smaller govt is a big lie. Not in a single year does govt spending go down in any proposed rep budget (except RP, of course). How many times are you going to be fooled before you realize this? The biggest lie that people keep believing- "This time it will be different."

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Chime in Houston, Texas replied:

c graviss comments are typical for a progressive/democrat/socialist/communist : make up your own facts, tell big lies frequently over and over.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM

c graviss in st louis, mo replied:

show some data to back up your fantasy. I love when I'm called a progressive for telling the truth on a Right wing site. Just like the liberals who call me a conservative when I'm on their sites. I'm an anarcho-capitalist, but I'm sure you don't care.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/05/24/who-is-the-smallest-government-spender-since-eisenhower-would-you-believe-its-barack-obama/

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:07 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Thanks for your delusional idiot post jack-ass. It is trolls like you who embody the useful idiot moniker. Your fantasy is exposed troll.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

wjm,

Please stop name-calling. It is unattractive, unproductive, and adds nothing to the discussion. If you believe that someone is wrongheaded in their arguments, provide clear evidence that they are misinformed to persuade them otherwise. Thank you.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Frank in Fredericksburg, VA replied:

Sure, and we believe every thing we read on the internet, right?

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Just Saying in Idaho replied:

Hey, just like my son! I didn't think there was another one out there...

Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:58 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Richard, you may mark your ballot for Johnson, but you might as well be marking it "I am a useful idiot or traitor, and though marked Johnson, my vote will go to Obmao" You are a fool to vote for a lost cause. If you cannot see the difference between Obamao and Romney, between Marxist statist treason or a return to founding principals, you have no business voting. You are no better than the Democrats.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:29 PM

c graviss in st louis, mo replied:

If you think Richard's vote or your own vote actually counts than you are the useful idiot. The one party, Big govt system, gets everyone to vote against the big evil for the smaller evil (whichever side you believe represents the bigger evil), guaranteeing evil. Only by voting for good will we save ourselves, and Romney is not good.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Hopeless in Amerika replied:

wjm,

You are no smarter than Democrats that can only name-call to "make a point".

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:42 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Go to hell moron, I have an idea of what our country has become because of traitors and usefull idiots like you. You have no clue, and are a worthless pain in the ass. I will vote for freedom, what will you do? If you traitors win, America loses, and the devastation of collapse will hit you leaches the hardest. That is the truth you ignore, so keep your head firmly up your ass.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Git R Dunn in Alabama replied:

I voted for Gary Johnson

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM

billy396 in ohio replied:

Your asinine vote for Gary Johnson is merely another vote for treasonous Communism under Oblunder. Ovomit sickled at the teat of Frank Marshall Davis for eight years learning Communist tactics thanks to Oblunder's Communist grandfather who introduced the two. You're both a thoughtless fool and a traitorous idiot to have wasted your vote on someone who has no chance at all of winning, and to have tried to curse our nation with 4 years of Ovomit. Why are people like you so careless and thoughtless? Don't you realize that Oblunder will continue to load the Supreme Court with leftist traitors? Look at the two traitors to our Constitution that he's already installed. Kagan refused to recuse herself from the Obamacare case even though she was obviously and openly biased. Sotomayor had made numerous racist comments and rulings in her time on the appeals court. If you have children, you deserve their hate, because you may well have cursed them to a life of slavery to the state. Are you really so clueless as to believe that Oblunder will stop spending when he realizes that even if he took every cent from every millionaire, it wouldn't even make a dent in his interest payments, let alone his deficit? You're a fool and a traitor. Your acts may result in your children and grandchildren being forced to work just to pay 50 or 60% federal income tax to support the ever-growing federal government, which will continue to eat away at their personal liberties and freedom.

Monday, November 5, 2012 at 12:06 PM

SemperFi in Kalifornia replied:

Richard, let me be kind about this. You are OUT OF YOUR FRICKING MIND! A vote cast for Gary is a vote cast for Obama! WAKE UP and smell some reality.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 3:43 PM

c graviss in st louis, mo replied:

Obama faces stiff task to blunt Gary Johnson's challenge in Colorado

Barack Obama is due to campaign in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday night to fire up this liberal bastion and try to snuff out a libertarian challenge which threatens to siphon crucial votes.

The president hopes to shore up support in the swing state and neutralise Gary Johnson, who is running for president on the Libertarian party ticket, just days ago after the former New Mexico governor electrified students at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/01/obama-challege-gary-johnson-colorado?fb=optOut

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:12 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

great, post a link to a commusist rag head site, your clueless useful idiocy yet again exposed.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Peter Birren in Elk Grove IL replied:

A vote for any 3rd party candidate will make you feel good but it will effectively be a vote for Obama. The VERY small percentage of overall votes going to those 3rd parties could make the difference, at the very least, of helping Romney win and stop the slide to total dependence, and at best would help give the right a clear mandate. So basically, you'll be wasting your vote... why not make it count for something other than a frustrated lashback?

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Lloyd in Norwell, MA replied:

What an absurd statement!

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Albaby in Michigan replied:

Go ahead, give your vote to Obama. You will be sooooo proud. I talked to one of your fellow Libertarians afetr a Tea Party Meeting the other day. When pushed about Ron Pauls voting record, he immediaiely wanted to change thew topic to Romney's underware. I ended the conversation at that point.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Al Tuitman in Portage, Indiana replied:

Both Rand and Ron Paul have publicly endorsed Romney/Ryan. Ross Perot has publicly endorsed Romney/Ryan. Your attempt to make some type of a point with your vote for a third party will not only make zero difference for whatever cause you're supporting, but it will quite possibly help re-elect the most liberal president in American history. In 50 years, no one will care about the 0.3% vote share that some guy named Gary Johnson got. It's not a wasted vote. It's a vote against the very cause for which you're supposedly fighting.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Lisa in MD said:

I too have a father that grew up during the Great Depression and WWII. He just turned 96 years old this past September and is sad at the way the world is living. I don't have much hope for this country if BHO get elected again.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Kathy Asfour in Vallejo, California said:

As an immigrant from Canada, when I was allowed to become an American citizen, the swearing-in ceremony required that we raise our right hand and swear to uphold the Constitution with all its rights and responsibilities. However, I cannot recall my children who were born here, have ever been required to do the same. They swear allegiance to the flag, but when do natural-born citizens swear to uphold the Constitution? Am I overlooking something here?

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:53 PM

c graviss in st louis, mo replied:

A free person should never have to swear allegiance to anything or anyone!

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Franklin in Englewood, CO. replied:

remember that the next time you bend over to kiss obama's arse...

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Joe Seely in Charlestown, MA said:

In response to your assertion that seniors are "expressing grief for the state of affairs they're leaving behind," may it be observed that those same seniors elected representatives who altered the way social security benefits were calculated, tying them to wages rather than inflation, and giving themselves a nice raise in their dotage, to be paid for by those of us who remain in the workforce. So, perhaps it is a dearth of patriotism that they lament amongst their progeny, but perhaps some among those progeny perceive a certain lack of patriotism on the part of that lionized prior generation, who after all should take responsibility for all of the affairs they left us, including the nearly-bankrupt safety net which they expect us to fund in full,

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:04 PM

The Seive in Jacksonville, FL said:

Casting your vote in any election in our country is as solemn a relationship with your country and your fellow citizens as your relationship with a friend or family member before they pass into their eternal life. If you do not clear your concience with your friend or family member and heal all old wounds and explode into that glory of relief and clelbration, you will never have another chance. If you likewise do not vote with your mind and heart to preserve open communication, cooperation, accommodation with your fellow citizens, remembering those massive, unselfish efforts and life investments our forefathers expended to assure your liberty ito vote in our electoral process, your vote is dishonest and will haunt you to your grave, and is irreconsilable. If liberty fails in our America, then hope for you and yours is lost irrirtevably, irreconsilably until your and their untimate end. Vote carefully, honestly and unselfishly - wisely: for liberty - for the ability to control your own life, instead of control by others. Thank you all Americans for your careful consideration of your follow Americans, in the continuation of our persuit of liberty for all.

The future is incredibly bright for those who can see a future where science continues to outpreform all markets and pettiness in local squables. But that future is in liberty for our people, not control. Liberty is essential for continued progress. When a vote is cast in contrary ideas, that vote is dark, dishonest and irreconsilable.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:09 PM

c graviss in st louis, mo replied:

nice

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:19 PM

John in Lounsbury said:

Why does half of the people in the the US still say they would vote for Obama at this late date? Polls now show that the candidates are virtually tied. Here is my thought. For decades now, our public school system has been failing. My limited reserach leads me to conclude that most of the younger generations have been "dumbed down" by the system. They have limited critical and analytical thinking skills, and know very little about the founding of our Country, our values, our Consitution, etc. I teach college, and I have too many students that don't even know how to simple arithemetic. I asked my grand daughter (senior in High School) about her US History course and what they had taught her about the founding principles of the company and the fight for freedom. She said, "Very little." So, we have a very large group of people out there who are evaluating Barak Obama on his "likeability factor". Below that, they have no idea of what is doing, what he has done and the prospects for what he will do. They just can't muster a good thought for process for voting.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Thomas Alston in Elk GRove, CA said:

“The legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what otherwise would be his taxes, or altogether avoid them, by means which the law permits, cannot be doubted.”

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
GREGORY v. HELVERING
293 U.S. 465; (1934)

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

R. K. Smith in Centre, Al. said:

Thank you Patriot Post and to let you know my meager support is in the mail.
Keep up the excellent information ,

May GOD bless

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Confederate Raider in Bridgman, MI said:

The so called Greatest Generation also voted for the Socialist FDR 4 times who then built and left us the mess we have today.
FDR built on the legacy of tyranny left to him by Lincoln who, as you may recall, trampled the rights of Americans and ruled by martial law.
If you are going to tell the story, at least tell all of it.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Gelio in Warren replied:

Sorry, but LBJ is the one who really destroyed us as nation with his war on everything, poverty, illiteracy, drugs, etc. He was the on who decided that the trust fund monies were to enticing not to spend and had his Democratic congress change the laws so he could use those monies to pay for his social welfare state programs. If congress had a backbone and said no, 1/3 of all expenditures today would not be on entitlement programs, and social security, medicare and transportation trust fund would actually have money in them instead of iou's and not teetering on bankruptcy..

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM

John D in Miami, FL said:

Obama's adherence to his Cloward-Piven socialist mantra results in the shortest, sadest legacy of any American President: "Waste, Welfare and Windmills".

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Jean in Thayne, WY said:

My husband was in World War II and we so very much agree with you and are so very concerned that our children and their children are on the path to losing their liberty. So much blood, tears and sacrifice have gone in to fighting for our liberty and it is heartbreaking to us to see the nonchalant attitude of some of our younger American citizens. Some cannot see that there is a HUGE difference in our two Presidential candidates. We pray continually that we do not vote ourselves into tyranny!
Thanks so much for your good news reporting!
Jean

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

RVN 65-67 in SE AZ said:

A "Christian" televangelist announce that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been removed from the "cult" list. Christian? That is to say, a believer, a lover of the Savior, Jesus the Christ? What happened to judge not, lest ye be judged?
A recent tragedy in our neighborhood, a home fire. The owner an elderly bachelor, not prosperous. Help ,outside the fire fighters, in the form of neighbors, friends, some family, all arriving to assist a fellow human in need. "Mormons", every one! Which is as it should be, and demonstrates perfectly why this Republic must rid itself of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. He is not a good neighbor. Neighbors, not government, is there in need. Those who support this Muslim interloper really should seek assistance for dire mental problems. If they put this miscreant peasant back in office, they will have no place to seek that help. He is not a good neighbor.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:36 PM

jeff in houston said:

mark,
you seem to be well versed in your history of the older sort, but seemingly are in the pocket of the same globalists that you appear on the surface to dislike...if only of the liberal kind.
the neo-cons that you support are no less totalitarian globalists than obama. you seem to forget that romney supported the patriot act and the ndaa(the capture and rendition of americans without the rule of law). you seem to forget that romney accepted an invitation to a debate hosted by jews that discriminated against dr ron paul by not inviting him.
you are worried about muslim terrorists, when it is zionists that have the record of constant and uninterrupted terrorism.
iran hasnt started a war in 300 years, and israel has never stopped starting, or attempting to start, wars since its inception; including the attack on the united states when it torpedoed and strafed the uss liberty slaughtering 34 united states servicemen in cold blood.
are you jewish mark ?? then why the slanted and misleading feigned patriotism ??
if there is a nuke set off in the united states, it will surely be an inside job used to strip americans of more liberty... as if there was any left !!
are you merely a straw man set up by the globalists to prepare the conservative side with pre-propaganda in order that they will expect and then be prepared to blame muslims for another zionist/globalist inside job ?? another gulf of tonkin, pearl harbor, fort sumptner, world trade center scam ??
i seriously question your patriotism mark, so please open your eyes to the TRUTH.
as jefferson said, "question even the existence of God." jefferson and i both believe in God, but that doesnt make us fear the questioning. so dont fear questioning zionists and/or globalists on the supposedly conservative side.
you can start with listening to a jew named nathanael kapner on realjewnews.com and by googling gilad atzmon, also a jew, who wrote "the wandering who". next check out professor of psychology kevin macdonalds website, "the occidental observer".
if you mean to be a patriot, then you must learn and promote the truth; if you mean to be a lap-dog, then keep up what you are doing and the slave-masters of the new world order will love you.
in truth and liberty,
jeff

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:45 PM

SHOMEBOB in MISSOURI replied:

C'mon Jeff, you're sounding a little like a wacked out conspiracy theorist. Whatever you believe, if you can't see the stark difference between Romney and Obama then you belong on a funny farm. Case in point: We need to defeat "O" by the biggest vote we can and there are only two in contention, I pray you make the right choice, then we can start working on the other stuff.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Tom H. in Rock Island, IL replied:

You just keep blaming everything on them JOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! You will be in "good" historical company.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Mark Alexander in Chattanooga replied:

Jeff -- uh, never mind.

Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6:16 PM

joh in Kalamazoo, Michigan said:

when my father came home from the war he set out to work hard and buy his home and raise his family he went to work each day to provide for his family and give them a future and that memory that grew out of the great depression and war was lost on the generations that followed because they had it all and believed it was their right. they wanted what mom and dad had because it was their right and they believed that government would provide for them. they didnt' have to work hard. false promises made by the ruling elite to keep getting elected will never keep the slaves on the plantation because the crops will fail and the economy will crumble as the foundation of our great republic crumbles under the weight of socialist and collective failure. only the bright light of a shining city on a hill will guide us back to the founding principles that build a better tomorrow.
Rise up America your best days are ahead of you. Press On !

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:48 PM

KenC in St. Louis, MO said:

While I am certainly concerned about the outcome of the coming election, I am even more concerned about the future. What happens the next time a Democrat is elected? It will eventually happen. I wonder about the pendulum swings back and forth. I wonder why an acquaintance of mine is writing in "Ron Paul" on Tuesday, thereby wasting his vote. I have become increasingly concerned over the last couple of years about politics in general and the overall direction of the great Republic. I have also purchased a sidearm and a longarm and am becoming quite proficient in their use.

If Barak Obama is reelected, then someone in Congress should grow a pair and immediately level impeachment charges. There is plenty of ammunition from the response (or lack thereof) in Libya to the Executive Orders that outright defy the written law. Short of that, I will be prepared for another revolution which may be the last hope that we have to truly restore our Constitutional Republic.

Thank you to those at the Patriot Post who labor to provide education and a forum of like-minded patriots. I will be submitting my contribution in support of your cause.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:48 PM