The truth is we need some form of "reset" to this nation if we are to survive as a bastion of liberty. That is what is so depressing about this election cycle. Romney will not dissolve the DHS, will not dismantle the Patriot Act and probably will not end Obamacare. Without those things being done, this nation cannot claim Constitutional legitimacy, it simply is not possible.
Our debts are a direct result of a government functioning outside its mandate, which is the Constitution. The Constitution limited what the government could do and while I understand that the states, when the Constitution was given more weight than it is today, often ran roughshod over those very same rights, it has not gotten better because the federal government has decided to take that role and twist the arms of state legislatures in order to do so.
All of this is an echo of the Reconstruction after the Civil War. The federal government cannot stand not to be in control of the states, lest they do something like secede.
We all know there is a game being played on levels far above our heads, in dark corners of the nation where the average joe is not allowed. It is all directed at us, controlling us, making us accountable, while the powerful elite stroll through the nation as barons and lords, untouched by the laws that destroy our lives.
I don't know what else they have to do to us before we rebel, en masse. They have taken our money, our children's money and our grandchildren's money to buy favor with political allies and create dependency that encourages their theft with growing popularity. They have begun to monitor us on a daily basis. They have begun to consider the champions of liberty, enemies of the state and are busily propagandizing their dependent hoards against us. They have violated the Constitution in the most absurd and arrogant ways. They have corrupted the Supreme Court to rule against the privacy and autonomy of the people. Every insult to the greatness of this nation is cheered on by the mass media that denies all of the abuses and acts willingly to support the collectivist agenda. It is all one big finger aimed at the honest patriots to the intent and purposes that made this nation great.
Electing Romney will not change any of that. Electing anyone will not change any of it. We are beyond elections as a remedy to any of these abuses. So much has been compromised, so much has been coerced that a true vision of what America needs to be is clouded by these deeds.
The only thing that made America work in the past was the sense that an individual knew that as long as he did no harm to another he was free to pursue wealth and to better his offspring with benefits earned from that hard labor. The further we have gotten from that state, the further we have declined. I do recognize that powerful corporations were able, in the past, to do unethical things that empowered their thirst for wealth and power. Is it any better now that the government has assumed that role and become more powerful than anything? Have they done any less damaging things with their power than those corporations did?
Now broke and despondent, the America that was is no more and the world will suffer for it. Without the stabilizing power of a mighty America the factional disputes that have long been held in abeyance will now go forward. China is rattling its saber against Japan, whom we cannot protect. The Islamists in the Middle East will come after Israel, whom we will not protect. Russia is growing stronger with cooperation from some of our greatest enemies and will aid them in their assault against us and we will not have the might to fend them off as we once did.
All of this because we once made the decision that it was better to rob one man to pay another. It is because we lost faith in the only system that had ever produced wealth and power for the individual rather than the government. Once the true power of the government was unleashed on American soil, it was a genie that could not be put back in the bottle and it has consumed us bit by bit.
Like all things unnatural, it will be forced to succumb to the laws of nature. Once, America worked with those laws to establish an amazing society of innovation and invention. Now, it relies on the minds and abilities of those outside its own borders to provide for it, but when that talent directs itself at the destruction of the United States, who will come to its defense? No one, nor should they. Let nature take its course and those of us left, who understood what made America great and what led to its downfall will hopefully rectify it and set the nation back on its course. But it is a long march through hell to get back to that point.