Back in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was leaving Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention when he was asked, "Well doctor, what have we got? A republic, or a monarchy?"
"A republic, if you can keep it", he replied.
A most prescient answer.
I've written and rewritten this several times talking about why the election being called for Obama was the death knell for America, but I feel like it's an exercise in futility. The majority of Americans don't care.
The majority have turned their backs on the ideals, principles and virtues that made America exceptional and great. The people have rejected the Declaration of Independence, and view our Constitution and Bill of Rights with contempt.
Make no mistake about it: Barack Obama's fundamental transformation program was wildly successful.
Four more years of rule by fiat, gross mismanagement of tax revenue, utter lack of transparency, hostility toward the free market, success and wealth. Four more years of high unemployment, a rapidly expanding government, increasingly higher taxes and spending, and eroding freedom and liberty. Four more years of an impotent border security apparatus, four more years of coddling illegal aliens, and four more years of pushing disincentives for people to provide for themselves. Four more years of fraud, deceit, theft, murder and sedition perpetrated by our federal government.
And with a big fat stamp of approval by We the People.
In fact, with the change in demographics resulting from yet another amnesty coupled with Obama's appointment of a few more liberals to the Supreme Court and the legal precedent that Obamacare sets, it will be much longer than four more years.
Call me pessimistic, but I don't see any chance of our nation being led by those who respect our country's founding principles and the Constitution, ever again.
I don't hate Obama or blame him for any of this. He's just doing what he does. What disgusts me is the willful ignorance and/or stupidity of the American people. It wasn't even a year ago when I noted that we're still a majority conservative country, but clearly I was mistaken. The majority want the government to be their nanny and moral compass, and they support its unconstitutional path and expansion to that end.
Since the election, people in all 50 states have filed petitions for peaceful secession. It's another exercise in futility but I sure can't blame them. I know I sure don't want to live in a country full of ignorant, apathetic dimwits like this one.
And frankly, I wouldn't mind one bit if the secessionist movement in Texas got off the ground and gained real traction. My hope is that it would be a peaceful divorce, but I'd take it either way.