"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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Choice of Two Futures

Hugh Hewitt lays out the stakes of the election in a more hopeful way than most:

What matters is the two paths the electorate sees coming out of November.  The president's path dips immediately into another awful recession, and is full of scandals exploding, especially Fast & Furious, as well as disappointmments from an Obamacare that is so screwed up that it will have to be sliced up before the 2014 vote destroys everyone left who voted for this IPAB-led idiocy.  Grinding unemployment and retreat from the world as massive defense cuts reduce our Navy to 40% of Reagan's, and Israel is left to its own devices: That's Obama's path.

Romney's is, hopefully, a return to '80s growth and an end to the incessant "1%-99%" nonsense.  The longest period of class warfare in the U.S. will abruptly end, and the country will rather quickly spring back into robust growth by lopping off the manacles of Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the anti-energy policies of EPA and the Department of Interior.  The Navy will go up by 5 ships a year for Romney's first four years and five ships more a year in a second term if he wins one.  The defense budget will stabilize and Israel will know, again, that the U.S. is 100% behind it. That's Romney's path.

All the tin horses and tin ears of the MSM chattering at each other and into cameras projecting onto screens that fewer and fewer people watch won't matter much if at all to the making of this choice.  

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