Conservatives, tea-partiers, libertarians, patriots, and those who still follow traditional American social or political values are currently facing three different possible scenario’s:
- America is still on the way up and the damage that President Obama and his Democratic allies (and some Republicans too) have done to the nation are the kind of blows that America has routinely suffered through and emerged from stronger. President Obama may be Buchanan or Hoover, but America was eventually able to (after horrible times) follow those years with some good times. If Obama wins again in 2012, this will be bad, but a future Republican Presidency will re-correct the temporary pause in our continued growth and our children and our children’s children will live in health, happiness, prosperity, and military strength.
- America is at a crossroads and that it if President Obama and his Democratic allies (also including any Republican that supports government attack on life, liberty, and protection of property) remain in power it is likely that the damage that they will do- together with the damage they have already done- will be too great to recover from and never again will children live the same prosperous, happy, and secure lives that their parents did before them. An Obama win here will be the end of America- another four years of him remaining in power will solidify the damage already done and he will do further damage- he will ignore Congress and implement his policies of steering wealth and power to his friends, regardless of the wishes of the American people. President Obama in this case is Carter, and thankfully Carter only had one term, and Carter was followed by Reagan and a good several decades. Romney isn’t Reagan, but maybe a Reagan-like person will follow him and that those two Presidencies will be enough to jump-start our nation and revive its progress forward towards more secure lives, more liberty and freedom, and growing property.
- America is on the way down and that the damage to the Republic that President Obama and his Democratic allies (and the Supreme Court, moderate Republicans, third-party voters) did to our nation is too great for us to recover from. The massive amounts of debt, the lost years of production by great numbers of citizens, the impossible to redeem promises made, the rendering of the fabric of society, the stunning partisanship and divides that have been ripped open, the precedents for increased elite control over your lives, etc- these are all too great to be overcome. America is on the decline, and now it is simply a matter of how fast and how hard we fall. Of course your children will never receive Social Security and Medicare, but in this case they also have no military to protect them when they go overseas and will they have to travel on crumbling infrastructure here at home. They will be like the Romans were, looking around and wondering at future generations. In this case, Obama is not comparable to anyone in our history, since he is the end of America’s fortune, and whether Obama wins or loses in 2012, the damage he has done has already been too great for our nation to really recover from. At no point in the future, no matter if there is a two-term Romney Presidency followed by two terms of Jindal and two terms of Rubio, will our posterity enjoy the same protections to life, liberty, and property that they do today. The debt that we owe other nations is too great, our currency is too weak, our industrial base too compromised, social institutions too shattered, obligations to others too unable to be met, world events slipped too far towards tyranny and injustice, and our military too weakened- any conservative Republicans (or even conservative Democrats) would only delay the inevitable. But even a delay is better than the fall- watching the crumbling ruins of Rome and telling stories about being free men in the Republican was still better than being a slave to the whims of Caesars and being killed when Rome was sacked.
Three possible directions for the future of America, two possible choices on the ballot in 2012, and one true path to follow.