"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, October 8, 2012

It Should Be Over

The Regular Son said something smart the other day.   He said, "What worries me is not four more years of Obama as President.   What worries me is sixty-five more years living in a country filled with people who voted for Obama as President."

Just so.   This Presidential election ought to be a landslide for Romney based on Obama's obvious incompetence, the poor economy, the high unemployment, the shambles of his foreign policy, the crony capitalism, the corruption, the scandals.  

A new scandal is apparently about to break, on top of Fast and Furious, Solyndra, and Benghazi-gate.   This one has to do with the Obama campaign's fund-raising, which may have involved millions or tens of millions or even hundreds of millions of illegal contributions from foreign nationals.

So why isn't the election already a landslide for Romney?

Because there really are 47% or more of Americans who are dependent on the government, between union members, government employees, hangers-on in the military-industrial complex, lawyer-lobbyists, crony capitalists, etc., not to mention the food-stamp recipients, welfare recipients, Medicare and Medicaid recipients, student loan recipients, Social Security recipients, etc.  

As Alexis de Tocqueville said:

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”
 
And:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
 
And:
“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”



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