Encouraging Words from Mark Alexander

The Real 2012 Election Map and the Right Road Forward

Nov. 11, 2012

The Foundation

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” –Thomas Paine

Words of Encouragement

Patriots, our nation was dealt an awful body blow in the 2012 election, and the odds we face in our quest to restore Liberty and Rule of Law enshrined in our Declaration and Constitution may seem insurmountable. However, we can find strength and encouragement in the words from the most noble of Founding Patriots, George Washington.

In 1777, at a very dark moment amid a string of defeats in the first quest for Liberty – and just before the fall of Philadelphia and the brutal Winter at Valley Forge, Washington wrote one of his generals: “We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.”

I also recall the words of Thomas Paine from his Revolutionary pamphlet, The American Crisis: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

When Samuel Adams signed the Declaration, he said, “We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.”

Indeed, God is Sovereign in the affairs of men.

As for the challenges we face, faithful Patriots, hold fast to this wisdom from James 1:2-4: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

(Some among our Patriot ranks are not Christians, but we know your devotion to Liberty is strong. However, everyone on your Patriot team here is a devoted Christian, and the bottom line – you can bank on our faith, even if you don’t share it.)

Patriots, we have lost a battle – but not the war. Hold your head high and redouble your courage and resolve. Remain steadfast in your devotion to Liberty and hold the line. As Paine wrote, “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. … I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”

It has taken generations for our nation to get into the ditch we are in now. There has been a great awakening among Patriots, and our ranks have grown rapidly in recent years. We have the right formula for restoration of our Constitution’s integrity, but It will take more than a few election cycles to pull it out.

Our fight for the eternal cause of Liberty, as “endowed by our Creator,” ends only with our last breath.

The Real 2012 Election Map and the Right Road Forward

This Election Map Tells the REAL Story. (NOTE: We have taken the Liberty to correct the colors as noted by the map color legend – prior to 1988, election maps used these colors until the Leftmedia decided red for Democrats might tip their hand.)

This county-by-county election map clearly reveals what state election maps don’t, and what Obama and his Leftist cadres do NOT want you to know.

The assault on Liberty we witnessed Tuesday was led, as in 2008, primarily by urban dwellers, most of whom reside on “government welfare plantations,” and subsist on the spoils of what Obama calls “redistributive justice.” That collectivist constituency now accounts for almost 50 (FIFTY) percent of Obama’s voter base. Socialist Democrats have mastered the practice of co-opting (read: “buying”) their allegiance and getting them to the polls. The good news, as noted previously, is that about nine million fewer Obama voters showed up in 2012.

These state dependents have little or no literacy or interest in social or civic responsibility, our Constitution, economy and free enterprise, or overarching issues such as the crushing national debt. The are largely uneducated, being the product of government schools. This enormous and growing constituency forms the foundation of Obama’s Cloward–Piven strategy – overloading the government welfare system to the point of crisis, requiring the replacement of that system with a state-directed national system of “guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.”

(Oh, did I mention that a county-by-county mapping of the 60 million+ Patriot gun owners looks a lot like the county-by-county election map?)

Next, we have a county-by-county election map with county size weighted according to the number of voters. It clearly and prophetically demonstrates how distorted the national political landscape becomes when controlled by a narrow majority of urban voters.

Let us remember that there are many fellow Patriots living within these urban centers, who endure much more oppressive and intrusive conditions than those of us living outside those areas. Most of them are deprived of the most basic constitutional right to even bear arms amid the social entropy of these urban poverty plantations.

Speaking of election maps, notice the nice lines for secession (Colorado, New Mexico and Virginia, you can join us). In 1860 our nation was divided much along the lines of division we see today. The irony is that then, the conflict was, ostensibly, over those enslaved on rural agricultural plantations. Now the assault on Liberty is led by those enslaved on urban government welfare plantations. I recall these words from fellow Tennessean Nathan Bedford Forrest on the Second War for Independence (as it was known in the South): “I loved the old government. I loved the old Constitution. I do not hate it; I am opposing now only the radical revolutionists who are trying to destroy it.”

Election Results

Obama: 60.6 million or 50.4%. Romney: 57.8 million, 48.1%. Turnout was down 14 million votes and Obama received almost 10 million fewer votes than in 2008. Romney received two million fewer votes than McCain in 2008. Voter turnout of three Democrat constituencies – black, Latino and 18-30-year-old voters – greatly exceeded average turnout for these constituencies prior to 2008, and accounted for 6% of the popular vote – which put Obama over the top. (Underestimating that turnout is why almost all major polling estimates were wrong.)

Women voters cast 53% of all votes, and this election set a gender-gap record (a 20% swing) with Obama’s female support at 62% versus 42% male. The last record was an 18% swing in the 1984 landslide when Ronald Reagan won majorities of both men and women, but carried 78% of men and 60% of women. Of course, a majority of married women voted for Romney. Exit polls in key swing states won by Obama indicated that significantly fewer “faith voters” turned out.

As for the Left’s thematic “Politics of Disparity” and Obama’s class warfare rhetoric, those with incomes over $100,000 voted for Romney over Obama 54% to 44%, but notably, a majority of those with incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 also voted for Romney, 52% to 46%. On the other hand, those earning $50,000 a year or less voted 60% to 38% for Obama. Of course, the bulk of those voters are welfare captives who earn little or no income. So the middle class, the aspiring, and the successful went solidly against Obama, while lower-income voters overwhelmingly supported Obama, or at least the “free stuff” he promised them.

It is also wroth noting that Obama lost all states that require voter photo IDs. He won four states which accept non-photo IDs, such as utility bills and bank statements (Washington, Colorado, Ohio and Virginia). He won the states that require no voter IDs (Minnesota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nevada).

The Right Road Forward

Patriots, it has taken generations for our nation to get into the ditch we are in now. There has been a great awakening among Patriots, and our ranks have grown rapidly in recent years. We have the right formula for restoration of our Constitution’s integrity, but It will take more than a few election cycles to pull it out.

Our fight for the eternal cause of Liberty, as “endowed by our Creator,” ends only with our last breath.

On behalf of your Patriot Post Team, God bless our great nation and God bless each of you among our Patriot ranks!

Pro Deo et Constitutione – Libertas aut Mors – Semper Fortis Vigilate Paratus et Fidelis

Mark Alexander, Publisher

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