A Final Thought On The Election

Well, it's finally over. No more political ads on the radio and TV. No more classless liberals vandalizing private property to destroy Republican yard signs and bumper stickers. No more losers going on about how they will kill Romney if he wins. No more phone calls begging me to go vote because I want to make sure my 2-year-old daughter has access to contraceptives and abortion-on-demand (that was a call from Democrat NC-10 hopeful Patsy Keever's campaign, by the way). Unfortunately, what is not over is our national nightmare and our long march toward Western European style socialism.

We are one step closer to losing our 2nd Amendment rights, our rights to express our religious beliefs (at least our Christian ones), and even our right to free speech. The country now has a majority of citizens who are comfortable with increasing national debt, government control of health care and student loans, corrupt business deals, higher energy costs, and unemployment levels hovering stubbornly around 8%. At least we have free contraception and abortions for middle-aged college students like Sandra Fluke. This is the new normal.

Our crushing national debt has us headed for a fiscal cliff the likes of which the world has never seen. But rather than deal with the drivers of our debt, the entitlement state, our President insists that we must raise taxes on those who create jobs and products and prosperity. Nevermind the fact that if we took everything the 1-percenters have we'd only pay to run the government for a little over a month. And once you've fleeced the 1-percenters, you can't do it again, because now they are so poor that they are part of the 47% who don't pay taxes at all. Once we reach the point that those who pay taxes are outnumbered by those who collect government benefits, we are sunk. And that point is closer than you think.

With his atrocious record of spending, corruption, and failed economic policies, Obama should have been run out of Washington on a rail. But Obama successfully built a coalition of welfare recipients, government employees, and low-information voters, who have kept him in office and America on the path of decline. When the money runs out and tough choices must be made, this coalition will turn on the country in much the same way that rioters have turned on their own countries in Europe, from the UK to Greece. The spending we have done, and the “investments” we plan to do, are not sustainable. It will end with protests and riots, but not until the politicians who created the mess, like Obama, are safely out of office. It will make Occupy Wall Street look tame. Mark my words. When Greece's economy collapses, it's bad. When the U.S. economy collapses, the rest of the world follows.

A friend of mine asked, in a Facebook post, what the big deal was. What would I do differently tomorrow because of the outcome of the election. Well, let me tell you. I'm going to be prepared. Not hard-core underground-bunker style, but I'm finally going to get serious about preparing for emergencies. I'm not going to be like the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York, the great nanny state, screaming at the government for help. I will be prepared to help myself.

I will stock up on ammo, order a bunch online while it's still legal to do so. I'll be ready to defend my home and family in case of civil unrest or rampant lawlessness that accompanies the unprecedented growth of poverty we have seen in the past four years. I'll stock up on high capacity magazines before Chucky Schumer and Barbara Boxer decide to ban them. Obama and his party support an “assault weapons” ban so I'll probably grab one or two more of those, as well. I'm going to have food and water stored, enough to last me a week to start, and then build from there. If we lose power due to a winter storm or a hurricane, I will have food that can easily be prepared without electricity. First aid. A bug-out-bag, in case we have to leave in a hurry. If we continue to ignore our domestic energy supply, and keep wasting money on windmills and solar panels, while forcing drivers into electric cars, I want to be ready when the grid collapses. A generator would be good. An extra propane tank, maybe.

The worst case scenario is we get hit by a terrorist attack here at home again. Al Qaeda is not defeated, no matter how much Obama wants you to believe it. The assault on the Consulate in Libya, that left four Americans dead, proves that. And no amount of retreating from foreign battlefields, or apologizing to the Arab world is going to change the fact that radical governments and the terrorist groups they support want to destroy us. Democrats refuse to seal the border with Mexico because they want illegal aliens to become illegal Democrats and they think if we are soft on illegal immigration, the Hispanic vote is a lock. And our Justice Department is more concerned about taking away guns from law-abiding citizens than protecting citizens on the border.

We know Islamist terrorist elements are active in central and south America. We are too weak and feckless to stop Iran from getting a bomb, and Pakistan already has one. All it takes is a single dirty bomb to dwarf the death toll from 9/11. Imagine the disruption that would cause if an Islamic terrorist cell were to sneak across the border and detonate a dirty nuclear bomb in the heartland of America. Not in Times Square, but Tulsa.  Or Tallahassee.  Or Toledo.  Sorry, just rolling with the alliteration.

I think the message of this election is clear. We are a country divided. Not just along party lines, but along a more fundamental and dangerous line. Half of us want freedom, opportunity, and liberty. The other half want free health care, never ending unemployment checks, disability payments, Obama phones, free contraception and abortions, and they want somebody else to pay for it. Obama said in the 90's that the Democrat party needed to build a coalition of the downtrodden. That coalition, so used to being given free stuff, will always vote Democrat and against anyone who might take the freebies away. That coalition has come to power. Turning back from here will not be easy. That's why I'm going to be prepared.

You can call me crazy. You can call me paranoid. Just don't come calling when the feces hits the rotating blades.

5 Comments on "A Final Thought On The Election"

  1. RomeoTangoBravo | November 7, 2012 at 6:33 am |

    Well said.

  2. Dean Weingarten | November 9, 2012 at 7:46 am |

    It is good to be individually prepared, but it is better to build friendships and coalitions with like minded people. Join or start a group in your area. Some churches are good places to start. Being part of an auxiliary posse, or just knowing your neighbors is a good thing as well.

    And pray, my friend, pray.

  3. Great post. I am of exactly the same mind as you. The next four years and the following four will be the “times that try men’s souls” . At my age I probably won’t be here to see it through, but my kids and grand kids will. I am doing all I can to see that they are aware of what’s happening and preparing themselves. God bless you and yours,

    Lee

  4. Norman Teigen | November 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm |

    I found this while do a post-election trip through the Internet. All I can say is that I am shocked and surprised. Imshouldn’t be surprised. I am a confessional Lutheran who fully supported the President’s re-election.

    Norman Teigen, Layman
    Evangelical Lutheran Synod
    Hopkins MN

    • The Armed Lutheran | November 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm |

      What is surprising to me is that someone who claims to be a confessional Lutheran could support the President’s re-election. As a gun-owner and advocate of civil liberty, I cannot support this President or his party. Everything they stand for is anathema to my religious convictions and to my conservative values. Abortion on demand (funded by taxpayers), gun control, gay marriage, the HHS mandate. How exactly do you square those positions with the doctrinal positions of the ELS? I don’t see anything for a confessional Lutheran to support at all. I don’t see anything in the Gospel of Jesus Christ that suggests He would be be cool with killing the unborn, sanctioning gay marriage, disarming law-abiding citizens, or making the poor dependent on government.

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