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The Real Road Forward

Nov. 7, 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

Publisher’s Note: The Real Road Forward

Patriots, as the sun rose this morning on the remains of a battle lost, the odds we face in our quest to restore Liberty and the Rule of Law enshrined in our Declaration and Constitution, may seem insurmountable. However, I ask you find strength and encouragement in these words from the most noble of Founding Patriots, George Washington.

In 1777, at a very dark moment amid 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 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, 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.”

Patriots, we have lost a battle, not the war. Hold your head high and redouble your courage and resolve. Remain steadfast in your devotion to Liberty and hold the line.

On behalf of your Patriot Post Team, God bless our great nation and may God bless each among our Patriot ranks fighting for the eternal cause of Liberty, as “endowed by our Creator”!

Editorial Exegesis

“At times like these, after a bitter and hard-fought election, it’s customary to talk about burying the hatchet, reaching across the aisle – pick your metaphor. It dawns on politicians that the public is sick of division and wants them to work together for the good of the country. This time is different, at least from our vantage point. Had Mitt Romney won the election, he would be reaching out to the other side already, without being told to. But Barack Obama is not that kind of politician or man. He thrives on division and reflexively demonizes his opponents. … The American people, by a slim majority, have chosen to go through four more years of a presidency that doesn’t seem to have a clue about bipartisanship. What’s worse this time is that America has lost four precious years to work out the tax and entitlement reforms it needs to ward off fiscal disaster. Another four years of gridlock brings national bankruptcy that much closer. Then there’s the dead weight of ObamaCare, which will soon hit the economy with full force. The next four years would be challenging even for a popular and politically masterful president. Obama is neither, and his nasty campaign has only made his job harder. … The election left the House firmly in Republican hands. Until that changes, the GOP can block the advance of Obama’s progressive agenda (at least that part of the agenda requiring laws rather than executive orders). … Obama will have other reasons to drive the GOP from its last beachhead. He owes his base some favors for its work in dragging him across the finish line. Unions will want another try at card check. Environmentalists will push for cap-and-trade and a tighter clampdown on coal. The left wing of his party will want to gut defense and ramp up social spending; he’ll be happy to go along, if he can. … The Republican Party must be willing to compromise when it is truly in the national interest to do so, but it also should be ready to fight for the Constitution, free enterprise and individual liberty.” –Investor’s Business Daily

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Upright

“There are two important lessons imbedded in last night’s debacle. We are losing the votes of young people. We are losing the votes of women. Why? The simple answer is that both groups have a disproportionate number who believe that the purpose of government is to 'supply my needs.’ … It would be astonishing that young people would go to government schools, then graduate to government colleges, or attend private colleges on government subsidies and come out with any conclusion other than ‘the purpose of government is to provide for my needs.’ Women are vulnerable to the siren call of ‘government services’ because of the sexual promiscuity of men. Men use, abuse, and abandon women. Divorced women and single moms abound because of the sin of men. We have more unmarried adults than married adults for the first time in American history. This fact has enormous political consequences.” –constitutional lawyer Michael Farris

“All that for nothing. It was the billion-dollar election that did not decide one single … thing. … Another four years with no hope of change. In this environment with this economy and all the gravely important matters pressing against the very existence of this country, it should have been a tsunami election. … Just about the only thing the election wasn’t about was the economy, which everyone agrees was the only thing voters actually cared about. People tend to really care about the economy when real unemployment reaches double digits, welfare rolls fatten by one-third, politicians rack up $16 trillion in debt and the largest tax hike in the history of the world looms just weeks away. Yet that obviously is not what decided this election. Politicians were too busy talking all about Big Bird, rape and dancing horses.” –columnist Charles Hurt

“At this point, only a sweeping new grassroots rebellion on the model of the Tea Party could change things. … Obama is willing to pay the price of national division for the sake of making the transformative changes he seeks. … [B]ecause the public has never truly seen the changes he’s enacted put into practice, Obama has an exceedingly tenuous mandate. But he doesn’t care. All Obama wants to do is to squeak by, after which he plans to depend on shifting demographics to cement his sweeping transformation in place. The question is, have Americans really changed as much as Obama thinks, or will the actual arrival of his long-delayed first-term agenda in his second term set off a populist movement that brings his plans to a halt?” –columnist Stanley Kurtz

“My counsel to you tonight: Please, do not be bitter. Do not fall prey to the Beltway blame game. Do not get mired in small things. Do not become vengeful creatures like our political opponents who voted out of spite instead of love of country. We still have boundless blessings to count – and to secure. I remain a proud, unrepentant believer in the American Dream. And I know you do, too. Freedom will endure because we will keep fighting for it. We can’t afford not to, friends.” –columnist Michelle Malkin

Essential Liberty

“Americans missed an opportunity to change course. And now the years ahead will be bitter and difficult. Our politics will be a zero-sum game, where benefits for some mean cuts to others, and a president who promised unity will inaugurate a new era of division. But it need not be an era without hope. The same principles that built this Republic can save it again. Indeed, those timeless principles are the only solution, the only vision. Our fault, as a nation, was to forget the lessons of our own success. Having triumphed in a global, decades-long struggle against collectivism and totalitarianism, we refused to celebrate that victory, failing for twenty years to teach its lessons to the next generation. And as Andrew Breitbart often reminded us, the most important battles must be cultural ones, because culture and media inevitably shape the political choices we make together. That war must begin anew. And it begins now. … The war is a fight for the hearts, minds, and souls of the American people – waged every day, in culture as in politics. In 2000, the left reacted to its peculiar loss by venting its rage against the Constitution, vowing to eliminate the Electoral College. It never did so, but never abandoned its broader ambition fundamentally to transform the nation’s constitutional foundation. Our reaction must be the opposite: to re-affirm our commitment to the Constitution, though it means losing this battle, and to find the courage for the long struggle that lies ahead.” –Breitbart’s Joel B. Pollak

The Last Word

“I cannot and will not stand by and see this great country destroy itself. Our leaders attempt to blame their failures on circumstances beyond their control, on false estimates by unknown, unidentifiable experts who rewrite modern history in an attempt to convince us our high standard of living, the result of thrift and hard work, is somehow selfish extravagance which we must renounce as we join in sharing scarcity. I don’t agree that our nation must resign itself to inevitable decline, yielding its proud position to other hands. I am totally unwilling to see this country fail in its obligation to itself and to the other free peoples of the world.” –Ronald Reagan

Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis!
Nate Jackson for The Patriot Post Editorial Team

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303 Comments

JtC in TX said:

"Another four years with no hope of change . . ."

Mr Hurt has it wrong. Four more years of continued, devastating change.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:51 AM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA replied:

What I can't believe is that the election was abandoned so early. It should have contested through recount, allegations of voter disenfranchisement, and outright democratic corruption. How do people allow themselves to be so hornswaggled by a hope and change snake-oil salesman that compels them to vote for their own destruction? This was an election by selffish, self-centered individuals who will rue their decision once the money runs out, as it surely must.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA replied:

What about the suppression of the military vote?

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:49 AM

JJStryder in Realville said:

I refused to believe that Americans would preside over their own suicide.
I guess they showed me.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM

JtC in TX replied:

When 47% of the voters are on the dole and one candidate wants to continue that and the other believes you ought to work for a living, well, it's pretty simple who wins. I'm still kind of surprised there actually WAS an election. It was probably our last presidential election.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Jeff Reuteler in United States replied:

I received an e-mail from a finacial advisor who basically said the same thing. He predicted that Obama would win even though he did not support him. He went on to say after the next four years Obama will takes steps (perhaps using his 900+ presidential executive orders) to instill himself for a third term or install a serogate to continue his distructive policies. This may indeed be the last real election we expereince. We might become like many other countries tat put on a election for show.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Brian in Newport News replied:

I saw the same email. He has to overcome that pesky 22nd amendment, but I wouldn't put it past him.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Lisa in Longview, Texas replied:

I believe that this was an election for show. I don't understand why noboby is talking about the $15 million loan that Obama for America took out from Bank of America 3 weeks before the elections. Why would he possibly need that much money when he has received so much in campaign contributions. My theory is that the money was used to buy electoral votes. If you put the numbers together and look at where the states were and how the vote count ended up.........something is fishy. I honestly believe someone should investigage the bank accounts of those in the electoral college for tampering with the votes.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:05 AM

The American in Columbus, Ohio replied:

For a stunningly frank and true view on the destruction of our United States of America, please read Joan Fischer's Patriot Post column, dated November 7, 2012, and titled, “November 6, 2012: A Day That Will Live in Infamy”

http://patriotpost.us/commentary/15363

If you don't already have tears in your eyes now, you will, for it seems the die is cast.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:24 PM

demsarerats in Oregon replied:

JJStryder, re “I refused to believe that Americans would preside over their own suicide.” The suicide pill was female voting, what has happened since was inevitable. There will be one Obonga after another until the collapse and civil war. That is “Realville.”

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Warren in Sutherland replied:

I feared that Obama was not the problem. The problem IS a diseased society. The Liberals are the true GREED of this nation, always demanding something for nothing. I believe we MUST remove ourselves and restore part of our union to a CONSTITUTIONAL government. the longer we wait, the harder it will be.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Adam in London, UK replied:

"demanding something for nothing"

The concept is very simple. We favour everyone paying into a safety net that exists for- yep, everyone. If you lose your job and house tomorrow you have support. If a billionaire loses every dollar he has tomorrow, same goes for him. I wouldn't call that greed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:46 PM

David in Greenfield, MA replied:

The problem with that is that here we continue that support indefinitely. Where is the incentive to get back in the game? If you can collect unemployment forever, there is no incentive to try again. If you take away the jobs via taxation and regulation, where do you find a way out????
That is what is happening now.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:46 AM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

I do not have to reach much farther. this is the deal. We live in a bubble, talk to each other, listen to our favorite talking heads and FOX news. We had no clue what was going on. You're shocked, I'm not. I said last year and this year, we are playing chess and the president is playing chess. Taking polls after the vote is an eye opener. the GOP came off as woman haters, strike one, minority haters, strike two. Not in touch with the common working man, strike 3.

Now add to it, screw the poor, screw Obamacare that makes you buy insurance, excuse me, you want to call it a tax. whatever. what did we offer, tell me, what of substance did we counter with beyond setting in a bubble and talking to each other and not having a clue what the rest of the country thought. we lost the Senate, we lost races we couldn't loose, we were trounced for the white house so what did we learn? If we go farther to the right we will loose more.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Just Saying in Idaho replied:

So RK, should we go farther to the left, and be just like the democrats? Why do we need two parties then?
The trouble is not with the fact that we were too far right. The trouble is that people don't know what liberty is anymore, and they don't even want to know.
What did we offer, you say? Free market, individual liberty, property rights.
A way out of this economic nightmare. As for minorities, what did Romney propose that would have hurt them? That we should do something about illegal immigration? Well, better to let everybody and their brother come as they wish, then. Open the borders, let the dregs of humanity in, lets have Obamacare for all, and welfare checks! Party hard on the road to hell.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:30 AM

Tad Petrie in Westerville, Ohio said:

We have to look now at the next opportunity, the 2014 midterm elections. The Republicans in Congress who are dedicated to the AGENDA OF COMPROMISE that Boehner and McConnell are hellbent to continue MUST be voted out of office and replaced with brave men and women who are real conservatives and who are willing to do the right thing without fear of not being re-elected! But we have to begin planning for it NOW, and maintain focus on what is really important here, REMOVING the liberal establishment types from the Republican Party and REPLACING them with truly conservative men and women who will stand up for America! Once we have true conservatives in control of BOTH Houses of Congress, they will be able to set an all time record for overriding Presidential vetoes! And start to repair the damage already done to our country and the damage that the President and his liberals are planning to do between now and 2016!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Kent Benson in St. Cloud, MN replied:

Dream on!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

Maybe I will one day again share your enthusiasm...God bless

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Peter in Nevada replied:

A good first test will be refusing to raise the debt ceiling. Let's see how much spine the House can muster for that. Don't hold your breath.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:13 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

Hence we move farther to right and we'll loose. For God sakes look at the new make up of the country. there was no blindside, we deluded ourselves into thinking the country believes the same way we do and ended up shocked that guess what, we are now the minority, or becoming one. When we made things harder to vote, right or wrong, we moved to far to fast and it ticked a lot of people off.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Just Saying in Idaho replied:

Let us move to the left then, and be Democrats. And how did we make it harder to vote? From reports it seems that it was harder to vote for conservatives, not liberals. Do you mean that not as many dead people were able to vote as the liberals would have liked? Maybe.
A soicety has the leaders it deserves. As the election showed, you are right on one count: the country's make up has changed. And not for the better. The pendulum will swing back, it has to, the parasite will kill the host and then it will have to wake up and do something, or it will die. It happened in the former central and E European countries, but it did take a long time. Not sure I'll be around to see it.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:36 AM

WCM in SW MI said:

It seems to me (and this is not an original thought) that the demographics have changed such, that we are no longer the moral nation required to sustain Liberty as described by the Founders. Christian morality has been on the way out for decades, replaced by hedonism and and the dole. Christian morality is still present, but in insufficient strength to make a difference beyond locally. However, since God is in control, we should probably strap ourselves in and prepare to reap the whirlwind we have sown.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM

tdrag in South Carolina replied:

My thoughts exactly. Like the ancient Israelites, God has delivered us into the hands of the Babylonians.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Brian in Newport News replied:

Well put. Excellent analogy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Jason Biagio in Porterville, CA replied:

My dear friends. I do share your pain as I fear that our great society has suffered a death blow and irreparable damage. However, just as God of Israel allowed His people to be delivered into captivity and subjugation, it wasn't without purpose. At each and every turn, God allowed things to get so bleak, so far beyond the strength of men, so utterly hopeless (not unlike our current condition) so that when the circumstances did in fact improve and a new beginning dawned, all who beheld the change were left with only one conclusion...this is by God's hand not our own. I actually take comfort in the fact that evil is prevalent, as it makes the path of the righteous that much easier to discern. If everything is marginally good then one runs the risk of being complacent. Perhaps we can take comfort in Deu 32:35: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them."
Until such time, we must remain steadfast, fight the good fight both against the seen and the unseen. We must pray that God has mercy on our broken country and the grace to restore us. In Him is hope.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM

JtC in TX replied:

Exactly right, tdrag

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:13 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

How many Tea party candidates crashed and burned. God didn't deliver us, we delivered ourselves by being to hardcore to fast.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Jeff Reuteler in United States replied:

Along with that I would start a home food pantry because with Obama and the liberals in charge things will only get worse. The fighting over food and gasoline after Hurricane Sandy will happen again and get worse. I would suggest that you invest in some weapons as well for protecting your home and family. God is in control but He will not bless a country that turns its back on him and pursues immorality, just look at history. I think we are seeing the decline of America with the end soon to come. The election reminmded me so much of the enthusiasm of the German people when Hitler came to power as they also were expereincing a tough economic time. I wonder how many of those same people felt the same enthusiasm when Germany was crushed in 1945.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

DAS in UT replied:

It's good to remember that the complacent and the needy put Hitler in control.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:41 PM

omar in cleveland, ohio replied:

No doubt moral decay in our society is here and has been for awhile. I blame parents for the way they have raised their children by lavishing gifts on them and allowing the selfish, "I'm" first behavior. Now, when they're able to vote, they are of the same mindset and feel the world "owes" them. Soon they'll be finding out how the organizer in chief works and it won't be pretty!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:20 PM

NK in Colorado replied:

Exactly. This is the real problem -trumping our economy even. It is THE reason our economy is suffering. Without that moral integrity we lack wisdom. This lack of wisdom is glaring in the lack of leadership of the last four years and the results of this election. America lost a great opportunity to begin healing this country with at least a very good, decent, honest, God-fearing man as president if they had chosen Romney. Instead, they chose the deceitful, unwise and dishonest. Now, the consequences of their choice will begin to kick in and it will expose Obama and everything surrounding him. We cannot expect to have blessings on America when we turn away from the Creator.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:32 PM

C. Y. Chan in Seattle, WA said:

Truly a disappointing night to endure and a sad day for our country. Not enough fellow Americans wised up to do the right thing or just ignorant or apathetic. Better days are not ahead as things will get much worse before it will get better. House R's and Speaker Boehner need to stand their ground and not compromise on fundamental principles.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

omar in cleveland, ohio replied:

You are 100% right. True American Patriots like us don't give up and we won't quit!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:21 PM

wjm in Colorado said:

America voted for Marxist Statist Tyranny. They voted for government control of their lives. I witnessed the end of our founders dream, the Republic is no more. Benjamin Franklin warned, and we could not keep it. The indoctrination and propoganda has produced more useful idiots and traitors than producers who know what the Real American Dream is. Atlas has Shrugged. I am glad I had the forsight to leave the city environment for a rural area, that I can produce my own food, power, and water. Thank God we have the House of Representatives to stand against the Marxist Traitors. We may yet survive to overthrow this treason, but I doubt it, when America has voted to trash the Constitution in favor of Socialism. The Supreme Court will now be stacked with marxists who will throw the Constitution away. We are going the way of Greece, and when the collapse comes, it will get ugly. We have gone over the edge, we now have more leaches than producers who vote themselves the produce of others. Goodby America, and God Bless.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

Very well said my fellow patriot...As Adams said "A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost is lost forever."

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Lisa in MD replied:

I am with you on this.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Adam Parr in Collierville replied:

My God, however it pains me to do this, I must. I agree with what you've said. It was good while it lasted, but the spirit of the country died long ago. The head has been cut off of the chicken, but the body just doesn't know it yet. Very, very sad. And I'm really terribly scared and & saddened for my kids. Don't quite know what to say beyond that.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Jeff Reuteler in United States replied:

I am afraid you may be right. I too in recent yeas have moved to a much more rural setting. America as turned its back on God. We will soon lose His blessing and will fade away as a nation. We have only ourselvesto blame as our young people are brainwashed into beleiving that multiculturalism, diversity and immorality are what we deserve and makes us great. We don't need God. When I was in school we were never taught that Islam was good, about diversity, or exploring your sexualitty as it is all good or that we no longer needed God because man has arrived. The young people have been brainwashed into thinking that we deserve everything and that the government is here to give it to you. The fighting we saw over essential items after Sandy will only get worse and it may become unsafe to live in the city. I would strongly suggest investing in weapons to protect your food and your safety. A handgun won't be of much use against a band of marauding thugs looking to steal your food.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

omar in cleveland, ohio replied:

wjm, we're all bummed out, but you know what, we need to stand up for what this country has always stood for and that is FREEDOM! People have sacrificed for it and we need to continue fighting for it, even if it's hard. People like Barack Obama aren't worth a grain of salt and they won't win because we are many and we are united!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:23 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

I love the Atlas Shrugged comment. It was written by an atheist philosopher communist from Russian. Google Anyn Rand. Ryan was sucked into a communist philosophy, so what the hey.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Bruce R Pierce in Owensboro, KY replied:

Anyn Rand's Fathers business was taken over by the Communists, she never was a communist unlike yourself, so she hated the communist philosophy you hold so dear. All her writings warn of the dangers of socialist/nationalist/communist ideas and how those ideals are a danger to Liberty. You did get the atheist part correct though.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:40 AM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Yea commrade, Rand escaped Communism, recognized it for the evil it is, and wrote Atlas Shrugged, in the 50s, and it forcast exactly what is happening in America. So she was an atheist, so what? Rand was most certainly ANTI-Communist, and if you can't see that, you are a deluded fool.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Just Saying in Idaho replied:

Again, you are confused. Ayn Rand was far from being a communist, maybe reading comprehension is what you lack. Try again.

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD said:

We lost more than the battle...Last night we lost the war the left has been waging for the past 100 years. It's a sad, dark day in our once great Nation. We're too ignorant to save ourselves. If conservatism couldn't win overwhelmingly now, then when? Blame what you want...It doesn't matter. The American experiment has officially failed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

goverendbypolitics in california replied:

Hey Dan, I get your drift, the experiment dyed when my parents gen was duped into thinking they could trust the goverment for the answers, that there wasn't a Creater, that we were evolving, man at his essence is good, and there was nothing man could not acomplish. when the light of truth shines on these Lyes. we are left with what the founders knew to be true. People live in darkness because there is no light. when the country hits bottom witch will be real soon, the light of truth will still exist and will need to be alowed to shine. Lets be prepard with hour light!

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Kent Benson in St. Cloud, MN said:

Let's face it, the looters have won and they will always win. It's too late. We are hopelessly outnumbered. We're all wasting our time on a completely lost cause. All that's left now is to cope with the inevitable destruction.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Dan in The People's Republic of MD replied:

What am I supposed to tell my young children?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Adam Parr in Collierville replied:

Dan, I honestly, truly, really don't know. Not this morning. I really don't know. As horrible as it sounds, yesterday I thought I knew what to say, and I had a bit of hope left. Today, not so much.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:53 PM

NK in Colorado replied:

Last night, I felt it was over, no hope left. As I thought more about it I realized we have to keep up the fight. We have a huge job to do, to educate our young people and others about our Founding and the Constitution and the writings of the Founders and the connection between our founding and Biblical wisdom. We can't give up--then the wrong side wins. It won't be easy but keep the course and do what's right and honor God , pray to God and we will receive answers and wisdom we need to survive.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Be honest and straitforward with them, don't sugar coat it. Tell them the American Republic was a grand idea, and it prospered for a long time, until evil and corruption gradually invaded and took over education and the media, and indoctrinated and persuaded useful idiots to abandon freedom for government handouts and tyranny. Tell them we once had freedom, but that was traded for slavery to the state, for welfare and government control. Have them read "Lord of the Flies". We have abandoned our founders vision in favor of marxist statist failure. If you haven't already, teach them survival skills, learn to grow and procure your own food. The colapse is now certain.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Bruce R Pierce in Owensboro, KY replied:

Have faith in God, walk upright and do justly.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM

omar in cleveland, ohio replied:

It's never too late to stand up for yourself and for what's right and you know that. Yeah, I'm not happy either but I'm happy that all of you feel the love of country that I feel. We;re united right there. Obama will never have that, he's not capable of love of country!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And after Benghazi, he's not capable of loving Americans either!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

NK in Colorado replied:

Obama has no soul and America has lost her soul, evidenced by the outcome of the election. It's unbelievable that a nation could re-elect a man of such weak character with the four years of miserable leadership, all based on deceit and untruth!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Adam Parr in Collierville said:

Kent Benson got it right at 11:43am. We don't have the votes. Yesterday's election proved it. We're outnumbered, and I really don't believe that there's any going back. We past the point of no return a long time ago.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

NavyPilot in Fall River, MA said:

I think the American people will now truly get what they deserve. And, we will all be asking: "What hath God wrought?" This pretender will pack the Supreme Court; will turn the EPA loose; put private health care into the tank; gut the military and leave us defenseless, now that he has "...more flexibility.."; and acuse the absolute death of the middle class. And, in turn, he gets away with murder, a la Benghazi. Who else is he going to kill, now?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM

NavyPilot in Fall River, MA said:

I think the American people will now truly get what they deserve. And, we will all be asking: "What hath God wrought?" This pretender will pack the Supreme Court; will turn the EPA loose; put private health care into the tank; gut the military and leave us defenseless, now that he has "...more flexibility.."; and cause the absolute death of the middle class. And, in turn, he gets away with murder, a la Benghazi. Who else is he going to kill, now?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Rod in USA replied:

Probably us for daring to voice an opinion.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:26 PM

John Q Citizen in Colorado said:

God and the following are what I will cling to until such a time as other items become necessary.

....We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security....

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Merry in Cave Creek, AZ replied:

It is time to abolish it however, with the citizens we have now, what the heck would we get instead? I fear our Republic has died. Quite frankly, I'm tired and so horribly distressed at what my sons have awaiting them, I am without hope. I do not trust that the Rs will hold their ground gained in 2010. They are cowards.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:21 PM

B in IA replied:

I am ready to stand with you and others to restore what has been forgotten.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

omar in cleveland, ohio replied:

Those words still make me cry! They're more important today than ever aren't they?!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Chris in Michigan said:

Yesterday was a sad day. $16 trillion in debt will soon balloon to $25 trillion in no time with this administration. After that, who knows? We were at the edge of the financial cliff before the election, now we are surely going over. I fear what this great nation will look like in 4 years, I am sure it wont be pretty. I see what is going on in Greece and Europe, and I see the same thing happening here now, on a much worse scale. How can this happen? How can this great nation put itself in such an untenable situation? How can the American people not see the collapse that is now inevitable in front of their very eyes? How can they forget the last four years of economic failure and staggering debt? Sadly, the answer comes down to a popularity contest. The election wasnt about the failures of Obama, it was about who had the charisma, who looked and sounded better. Certain men in the past had the same charisma of this president, and used that charisma to gain their countrymen to follow them like sheep to wars of catastrophic magnitude.

I pray for this country. We will need all the prayers we can get.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Jeff Reuteler in United States replied:

I don't see any charisma in Obama. He is a fraud and reminds me so much of the rise of Hutler. He wasgreeted with entusiasm by the masses in the 1930's. I wonder what those people thought after their total destruction in May of 1945??? At this moment the only thing keeping America afloat, isthe ability to print money (as worthless as it is), the mortgaging our debt to the Chinese and the fact that the dollar is curenty the world currency. We have already arrived at the fiscal cliff and it is only a matter of time before we fall. If we tax every working American for every penny they have there is not enough money to pay off the debt. If th dollar is repleced by a new world trade currency like say the chinese currency you will see a total collpase of our economy remenicent of pre-Nazi Germany where you could have whole wheelbarrel full of money and it was virtually worthless. Not much hope for the future. I am glad that I have no children. The future will be very grim for those under 40. There is no mention in the Bible of America as we know it and maybe now we know why.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:32 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

Earlier I was somewhat harsh yet you hit the mark on the head.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:48 AM

Angela in Kentucky said:

It is sad to see so many ignorant folks in America as I did last night.. I find solice in knowing that I have been made aware of what to expect from folks not afraid to speak out about what they see occuring here in America including the folks here on "The Patriot Post"....When all the false promises starts displaying theirselves even more boldly and all those folks realize they were lied too, used and bought so cheaply by hand outs instead of a hand up, false promises and a few free concerts and such... I at least feel we will not be as shocked as those who were led to vote for Obama so blindly by their own laziness, greed and ignorance to facing the truth. I feel they betrayed America. I am finding it hard to have hope in America remaining the home of the free and the brave but America is my home and since we have a president that choices to tear us apart in such a way and destroy our home and all we stand for I at least find comfort in knowing there are others with me that has the lick of sense that God gave them to see what is right in front of their faces. I don't have the big pretty words as some do but I do have the heart.... to stand up and speak out with yall. I am very disappointed in this outcome and I pray we can survive the next four years with miminial damages as possible and they pass quickly for us all.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:13 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

Again, I worked the polls. The answer is so easy that I don't understand why we cannot comprehend it. We lost for numerous reasons however it can be boiled down to we did not connect the with middle class, we did not see the make up of the country has changed, we cannot comprehend the base is shrinking and we live i n a bubble of our own design. FOX news and our own favorite authors, our own favorite talking pundits. We never did any oppo research therefore we cannot understand what everyone else thinks. We had a chance at the debate yet how many comment did I read, I turned them off. When we turned them off we lost how they thought. Blame the person in the mirror. Society is now multi faucited, it ids no longer white males. We lost the woman vote by over 2 to 1. I said this was coming yet I was called names, I was wrong. I think we better expand our vision.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Bruce R Pierce in Owensboro, KY replied:

This coming from someone that voted DNC because of everything he just said. Yet he calls himself one of us, maybe his DNC cronies might believe that drivel. I think most here don't.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

Like many today I am physically ill. The God Owful Party never learns, when they run a liberal they lose. When they run a Conservative they win. Need proof. Reagan ran twice as a Conservative and won overwhelmingly Bush the Elder ran as a Conservative and won. He then showed his true colors (Broke his No New Taxes pledge and New World Order speech) and lost. Dole and Ford running as moderates lost big time. Bush the younger ran as a Conservative and won. But like his father his true liberal colors came out and the Republicans lost the House and Senate and we got Barry. So what do the Republican Leaders (still an oxymoron do), the House passes a continuing budget resolution instead of shutting the government down. We can't do that we will lose, you lost anyway. Refuse to press for the real birth certificate. We can't do that we will lose, you lost anyway. Refuse to introduce Articles of Impeachment. We can't do that we will lose, you lost anyway. Don't call Barry what he is, "a communist". We can't do that we will lose, you lost anyway. What the Republicans have to do is replace the current leadership of Boehner and McConnell and company and replace it with actual Conservatives with steel backbones. They will then have to refuse to fund the alphabet soup of government agencies, the first being the EPA, OSHA, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, etc. Without funding they will go out of business (can you call what they do business?).

The states can also do something, consider secession. I still can't find that section of the Constitution that says a Sovereign State can not secede. But I have the James Madison version and not the Democrap and RINO version.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Jeff Reuteler in United States replied:

That is the biggest problem in America whether they are conservative or not. These politicians are more concerned about holding onto their cush position were they don't have to work and live by a different set of rules then the rest of us. They always compromise or back down because they don't want to lose that precious office and the power they enjoy. Way too many don't really care or even listen to their constituents. Same reason we are still in the UN (a organization of bedwetters) the US does not want to give up its lifetime position on the security council. The organization is a joke and should have been sent packing long ago. Obama wants to place Americans under the authority of this very same UN. The only way to save or preserve the Republicis by revolution.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Madu in Miami, FL replied:

It was indeed a sad morning and like all of you I was more disappointed than sad I just could not believe that a majority of Americans will vote for their own destruction. Having said that, I think it will take more than 8 years to destroy this great country and we can get it back to its glory. God has a plan and I have hope.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Cara in Colorado Springs replied:

I, too, have been physically ill, up all night and extremely discouraged all day. I believe as many of you do that our country is lost. I began to like Romney, despite my initial concerns, and I love Paul Ryan. I do not think the outcome has anything to do with them as candidates. They would have made excellent leaders. The problem is that yes, we are now outnumbered. More voted for darkness and death than voted for light and life. It is a spiritual issue first and foremost. Families are destroyed by the devil's design and we are reaping the consequences as a nation.

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Our Founding Fathers knew that and knew without Him this nation was doomed. We are now seeing decades of this happening and it goes all the way back to when Roe v. Wade was "won" in the courts and when God and prayer was taken out of our schools. People are without the peace that passes understanding, the wisdom that comes from following God's Word, and the discernment that comes from the Holy Spirit.

The only peace that I am clinging to in the midst of the sorrow I feel today is reading the Bible and being reminded again that He has a plan for our lives and that our real home is not here in America or anywhere on earth, but one day in Heaven. It's looking more and more like that day will be here sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 7:16 PM

NK in Colorado replied:

Very well said! Wisdom only comes from God, the Creator. When you kick God out of everything and embrace death from cradle to grave you cannot expect blessings. Interesting that the very people pushing abortion were the ones mocking Romney/Ryan by showing them pushing granny over the cliff. Anyone with a brain would question that. And Obama, seemingly unconcerned about the deaths in BenGhazi--what else could be expected from him with his stance on life? Respect for life is at the foundation of this country. Without it, we have no foundation and a dying nation, as we see today.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Peter in Nevada replied:

ussc|74|700|1868 - Texas v. White. Also, though not in the body of the Constitution, see Lincoln, Abraham and Grant, Ulysses S. for applied opinions opposed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

We tried that. the shouts of shut it down, shut it down garnered us a reduced credit rating. It was specified in the report yet we could not blame ourselves for as a group we are so full of our own righteousness, we had our butts handed to us and still we can't see.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 1:56 AM