By Rick Bulow
Red, Right And Blue blog
May 5, 2012
On Thursday morning, in a new Facebook group called “Oh, alright. Fine. Mitt Romney 2012. Wooo…”, my friends Laura Foster and Jolene Ann carried on a conversation about the future of our nation. Someone proposed putting the car in Reverse, before we drive off this cliff. I think that no truer words have been spoken.
As I have posited in the past, in this cycle it isn’t about electing our Republican as President but UNelecting Obama. This time, it looks like it’s going to be Mitt Romney. And we as patriots have to do whatever it takes to make sure he beats Obama in November. History is on our side in three, important respects:
Since 1860, every election that has been held on November 6 has gone to the Republican nominee. (Abraham Lincoln in 1860, Grover Cleveland in 1888, William McKinley in 1900, Herbert Hoover in 1928, Dwight Eisenhower in 1956, and Ronald Reagan in 1980)
The last three Governors nominated to run -vs- incumbent Presidents won.
The last three incumbent Presidents to lose were defeated by Governors.
On both counts, it was Jimmy Carter in 1976, Ronald Reagan in 1980 and Bill Clinton in 1992. Mitt Romney would be the fourth in this pattern, if and when he wins this November.
There’s a cliff– symbolizing socialism– ahead of us. Because of this fact, the election is a make-or-break election in which we either have a chance to put the car in Reverse or leave it in Drive. If we keep rolling along the way we have been, then (as I mentioned in recent editorials) the country as we know it will cease to exist. Someone needs to put a Band-Aid on the bleeding, and Mitt Romney in my opinion is the one to– if not stop the bleeding outright– at least staunch it for the next four (or eight) years.
Dr. Alexander Tytler wrote a scholarly tome called “The Athenian Republic,” which was published before the thirteen colonies declared their independence from Britain. In it, he crafted a wonderful concept:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.
“From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:
“From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage.”
Right now, I think we are on the apathy to dependence stage. I base this on the fact that we have a lot of people depending on the government to pay for everything. They, of course, are capable to getting off their lazy asses and getting to work. These are the people who Neal Boortz refers to as the “Dumb Ass, Dumb Masses”– people who don’t care about politics. If they care at all, it’s because they want the government to look out for them.
If you want the government to pay for and give you everything on a silver platter, then vote for Obama and kiss this country goodbye. If, instead, you believe in working hard for everything you get and not expecting have the government give you everything on a silver platter, then vote for Mitt Romney. Save this country.
Source: Red, Right And Blue blog