Over the past seven years, America has been on a path leading away from individual liberty, personal rights, and Constitutional Liberty. I know, some will castigate me for that statement saying, “You are just a mean-spirited Republican.” Today, I find it difficult to identify with the GOP as led by the Karl Rove’s and certainly not the Democrats led by Mr. Obama, the Clinton’s or the hierarchy of the parties. I don’t particularly like the identifier of “Independent” but prefer “Patriot” and “Constitutionalist” but the two major parties from which we will select the next president are Democrat or Republican.
Some of those on the left are showing signs of ditching the Hillary Bandwagon and jumping on the Bernie Sanders Socialist Train. I do not know if there will be more like Joe Biden who will publicly say supportive things for Bernie and in a backhanded way slam Hillary but if they do then we could see a Bernie Sanders nomination for the Democrat ticket. What would that mean? That brings me to the image in my head as I prayed and thought about what is happening in our nation and world today.
Just seven years ago, America elected Barack Obama and largely because he was black or claimed identity as African-American. Say what you will, many of the Republicans, Independents and Southern Democrats that pulled the lever for him to show the world they were not racist. It was not based on his resume for he virtually had no resume. The black community voted overwhelmingly for him and any attempt to declare that was not based on his race would be futile. If whites or any other group voted in such block numbers for a candidate of their ethnicity the screams of racism would be deafening. America took what has been called a historic path and elected the “first black president” in history.
I believe that marked a transition that may be more than the lovers of Constitutional Liberty and the Constitutional Republic can overcome. Now, we are hearing please elect the “first woman president” but what happens if Hillary falters and Bernie Sanders rises to the top and claims the nomination? How about the historic move to elect the “first self-proclaimed Socialist president”? You say, that cannot happen but the more I study the situation and sense the direction the wind is blowing in this nation I am not sure.
We have millions who are angry and they are not all committed to voting for the Republican candidate. There are some very angry people on both sides of the political aisle and I can envision a scenario in which the Main Stream Media, Academia and millions would say, “Well, we’ve tried everything else let’s try Socialism.” That would be the final nail in the coffin of the Constitutional Republic the founders gave us and would answer the question or response of Benjamin Franklin when asked, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin responded, “A republic, madam – if you can keep it.” That was their concern and has been the concern of many of us who consider ourselves Constitutionalist, Conservative and supporters of a Constitutional Republic.
There are new polls that indicate virtually every Republican can beat Hillary in the General Election but some would be beaten and beaten soundly by Bernie Sanders. Why? What is the mood of the populace? Why would people want or dare to elect an avoided Socialist to the highest office in the land? The misguided notion of EQUALITY and that somehow life is supposed to be FAIR. If you have worked hard, risked much and achieved amassing substantial wealth you are deemed to be corrupt and evil and should be forced to share your wealth with those less fortunate or less willing to risk or work. How far do we take SHARING? Should everyone in the classroom be given the same grade? Should everyone make the same salary? Is the marriage vow no longer valid and we must share our spouses too? I find that appalling but how far do we take this EQUALITY, FAIRNESS and SHARING ideology?
I am writing this with a heavy heart for I am deeply concerned for my nation. I am writing, not as a prediction this will happen but a warning that it is not so far-fetched it could not happen. I am writing hoping to cause some to become stirred and realize that just letting happen what will happen is not an option. If you do not invest yourself in the process you are ceding the decision to others who may or may not have your best interest at heart.
I am personally unwilling to let others make my life choices! My drive and commitment remain Faith, Family, and Freedom. God bless you and God bless America! REMEMBER NOVEMBER America’s future hangs in the balance.