Well, we're just 5 short days before the citizens of the United States go to the polls and decide whether or not we are to remain a society based on individual rights and a government "limited" by the constitution, or rather, we will become a pseudo-socialist society with the peoples' rights being limited by the government. I wish I could tell you that I was confident in the wisdom of the American people but I would have to be as big a liar as Barney Frank or Nancy Pelosi to pull that off.
The fact is, I'm scared. I have been looking at the actions of the people of this country and I truly have no faith in them, at this point, that they will do the right thing. They have abandoned reason for blind faith in a cult of personality. They have given up their freedoms for empty promises in the past and are showing a growing propensity to continue in the same path towards some ethereal utopia, where the government takes care of us from cradle to grave. Already, the weakness of our mindset and the push for globalization of business and finance has caused the country that came up with nearly every invention that allowed for the industrial revolution to dismantle its manufacturing infrastructure and become reliant on traditional enemies for our most basic items for construction, manufacture, food, and even a good 85% of our supplies in our house.
I'm sitting here staring at a pro American hat that has a made in China label. In 1929, when the country started down into recession, the government raised taxes and we immediately fell further into depression. Tax hikes weren't the ONLY cause but it certainly accelerated things. Protectionist policies were another set of gremlins that helped dismantle our countries financial outlook.
So, here we are, 79 years later and we are about to inaugurate a man that has already said he plans to socialize a good deal of our lives. He is talking about redistribution of wealth from those that make it to those that don't. He's talking about a trillion dollars in new spending and taxing the job creators to pay for it. And we as Americans are going to be complicit in every bill that he signs that tightens the rope on our throat.
We've got 5 days to decide whether or not we're going to be a society based on freedom and opportunity or on dependence and subservience to our government. I do hope that I am just suffering from depression caused by negative ads, however, what is , is. I don't try to believe something is true just to make myself feel better. Guess we'll just have to vote and watch.
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