Florida Senator Rubio states that Romney brings new hope; Obama promised us change. Neither offers us any tangibles but Rubio does see hope as an
optimistic improvement over a growing hopelessness in those winds of change. Neither is the remedy. We need our independence to do it ourselves, to do
it right, even if we get it wrong once in a while.
In his speech at the end of the Republican National Convention Romney states, “To the majority of Americans who now believe that the future will not
be better than the past, I can guarantee you this: If Barack Obama is re-elected, you will be right.” He may well be correct in that, the future may
tell, but what does it say about how Mitt himself would do in that role? He acknowledges America's need for jobs, "Lot's of jobs," he promises to
create, and that can be viewed as a positive thing. Many young, fresh, wannabe wage-slaves shouldl be rejoicing. and suggests this can be done through
balancing the budget, trade agreements, new fossil fuel production, education, and "reducing" taxes. These measures certainly don't hurt the
This post is not intended at a slam against Mitt Romney, nor against President Obama either, I just do not see a lot of tangibles being brought to the
table by either of them. Perhaps what America really is in dire need of at the moment is to reclaim itself and for its people to reclaim their
independence. While we have been watching this hand for change and looking at the other gathering hope Americans have been being robbed blind of
privacies and protections, protections from an invasive government. Maybe the drill here is supposed to be this sleight-of-hand of hard times, an
economic hiccup to make room for the next course, and with a mostly unnoticed loss of American ideals the country can knuckle-down to some sparsening
prosperity while the rest of the developing world's middle-class gtows into their version of the dream America popularized in an earlier era of
I will not be voting for Obama. I will not be voting for Mitt Romney either and I may not vote at all - not for anyone whose vote will count, at any
rate. I would favor a liberty movement, though I don't expect to see any great strides being accomplished to make that a reality in the next few
years. I don't expect to see our protections as American citizens rescued and restored from the likes of NDAA or any version of Patriot passed thus
far. I exp3ect the TSA will expand itself into all aspects of transportation beyond airline flights to a simple walk to the corner market. I think
Americans should look into reclaiming those things that have been lost to them in recent years.
Bring back American ideals, American freedom, and American independence back to its people. We should struggle to regain self-ownership once more,
demand our right to make decisions even if they are wrong. We don't punish our bankers and institutions for making bad decisions, though we should
hold them accountable and demand a disclosure of what went wrong so we don't repeat those mistakes. We should strive to be independent,
self-resolving, and ambitious - even if it means we get it wrong from time to time. Big Brother need not be breathing over our shoulder and our nanny
government need not dress us as we can tie our own shoes.
The only thing our leading presidential candidates promise us is more distractions, more things to draw away our attention while we are being robbed
of our very home, country, our natural liberties, and our American independence.
edit on 3-9-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)