Sunday, August 19, 2012

Reclaiming "individual freedoms" in America

There is a brilliant article written by Human Events (author unkown) that brings to the forefront, the choice Americans will have this Presidential election cycle.  The addition of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate has quelled some of the fears that conservatives (notice I didn't say Republicans) and independent voters that Romney is not our best hope.

Romney, for all intents and purposes, is the heir apparent Presidential candidate that was hand picked by the establishment GOP just as John McCain was.  Though Romney is a more tenacious campaigner than the lackluster war hero aptly named "the maverick" for his schizoid defection on conservative issues when it suited his political need.

But, just as McCain's issues with the conservative base (notice I didn't say Republican) until his electoral chances were energized by Palin's true conservativeness, Romney will fare just as well with Ryans choice as the conservative base (notice I didn't say Republican) is energizing his chances. 

The Main Stream Media and Obama super PAC's are viciously attacking Romney, and now Ryan in an attempt to keep the electorate eye on these attacks vs. Obama's record of failure and his true vision to transform America into some unrecognizable utopian dictatorship.

Fortunately, the MSM and the Obama regime has it's hands full in trying to shape their narrative.  Erskine Bowles (former Clinton Chief of Staff) and Obama hand picked Democratic co-chair of the, er, bipartisan deficit commission has publicly stated that Ryan is “amazing,” “honest,” “straightforward” and “sincere”.  This praise occurred in 2011, but has stood by his former remarks when Ryan joined Romney.

Of course you have other prominent Democrats who have publicly derided Obama's vicious tactics when attacking Bain capital the likes of Bill Clinton and Corey Booker.  We have also learned that Artur Davis, Georgia Representative who switched from Democrat to Republican in May will speak at the GOP Convention.  According to Davis, his reason for leaving the Democrat party -- ""If I were to leave the sidelines, it would be as a member of the Republican Party that is fighting the drift in this country in a way that comes closest to my way of thinking: wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities."

There must be something good in the water in Georgia because it wasn't long ago when Zell Miller left the Democrat party and spoke at the 2004 GOP convention that energized the conservatives unlike any speaker before him.  Miller wrote a book,  A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat outlining why he defected to the Republican party as such

"Miller argued in his book (authored and published in 2003) that the Democratic Party lost its majority because it does not stand for the same ideals that it did in the era of John F. Kennedy. He argued that the Democratic Party, as it now stands, is a far left-wing party that is out of touch with the America of today and that the Republican Party now embraces the conservative Democratic ideals that he has held for so long. The book spent nine weeks in the New York Times Best Seller list for hardback non-fiction, rising to fourth position.

This is exactly the point of this election.  Most Americans know what the "America idea" is.  Obama has a polar opposite vision.  Can Americans accept his vision or more succincly, will they?

Obama and the socialists want unlimited government, unbridled in its power over the individual.  The article mentioned above nailed this on its head with:  "There can be no more inalienable rights, because government must infringe upon all of them, if it is to continue its growth.

Central planning and the redistribution of wealth leave no room for private ownership and entrepreneurial risk. The pursuit of opportunity is incompatible with a government that presumes to judge our ambitions, and tell us precisely where our efforts must be “invested.”

A shrunken private sector provides no frontiers to explore through free enterprise. Omnipresent, inescapable centralized government leaves American citizens no meaningful way to grant, or withdraw, their “consent.”

All the signes of defection on the Obama sidelines and with rising discontent of the masses lining up to support a fast food restaurant with their hard earned money in order to make a political statement along these lines is heartening.

Hope with Chains?



  1. Great post! It's like you can read my conservative mind (notice I did not say Republican). Ryan's pick certainly has energized us tea party folks who remain hopefull that this selection by Mitt means he is serious about governing and not just winning. There is quite a bit of work to do, with the MSM and sidelined leftists demagouging all the way, but like Ryan says, "We can do this!"