– The Bottom Line –
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” -Thomas Jefferson, 1816.
Like most who do love this country and all it stands for, I feel that I am living in a parallel universe where logic, common sense and and rational thinking does not exist. No matter how many articles are written about how Obama won the 2012 election, there is only one rational explanation and I will have to stick to it. Hopefully in the near future, if and when the rational universe returns to America, this explanation will be proven correct.
Pam Geller over at Atlas Shrugs recently lamented similar feelings;
I have, for some time, struggled with the new reality — America void of her reason, existing without the reason for her existence, her morality. It did not seem possible. And yet what now seems impossible is that America ever was. As we revert back to the age of the primitive, the fact that America happened at all is nothing short of a miracle. The rational man's shining hour.
She goes on to elaborate about the election and how that effects the 'broader question of the loss of America'.
The End – Posted by Pam Geller on December 30, 2012 with an Op-Ed: Why Romney Didn't Get Enough Votes to Win by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, Israel National News, November 13, 2012
This is the best thing I have read on the election loss and the broader question of the loss of America. ….
The United States of America was created as an independent nation whose founding ideal was the principle of individual rights. Freedom. Ayn Rand said, "freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion." America was the first moral government based on individual rights, the nation of the Enlightenment.
That ideal has been tossed aside for ….. "free stuff."
“To be a socialist,” says Goebbels, “is to submit the I to the thou; socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.”
Who would have imagined that we would be seeing this very thing in America? Rand did, although even she thought it improbable. "In America ….. I don't think a dictatorship could take hold. Beneath all their errors the Americans' basic premise is freedom. That is the unspoken emotion – the sense-of-life- atmosphere. Traditionally and historically, the American people can be pushed so far. and then they stop it."
I am not so sure.
Why Romney Didn't Get Enough Votes to Win by Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, Israel National News, November 13, 2012
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