This election is going to be a test for all of us. On the one hand, no one here can really abide Romney, and many are tired of having to accept the squishy establishment Republican as “the least worst” option. If enough of the base take this view, then Obama and those holding his puppet strings will indeed take the opportunity to dismantle the last remnants of the old republic. And then our choices will be much less appealing than they are now.
Further, stopping Obama is merely in the “necessary but insufficient” category. Even in ousting this administration is simply buying a bit of time to begin the real work of restoring liberty and prosperity and the rule of law. That’s a daunting task, and worse, it’s not really all that exciting or fun; it’s just hard work. But we retain powerful, resilient structures and cultural requirments for liberty to prevail; this can be done, the only question is if we have the willingness to act.
Libertarians and conservatives have focused for too long on their differences, and it’s time to put that aside for brief truce. We agree on limited government, the fundamental right to arms, the oppressive over-reach of seventy years of commerce clause lawlessness, economic liberty, personal responsibility, the list goes on and on. One hopes that we can stop the slide, and that we’ll have a Republic to squabble over in the coming four years.
Amen to every bit of that...but I believe, if we are successful in getting a strong House and Senate...and not just in numbers, but in the quality of the new resp...Tea Party reps, then I believe there is a good chance that Romney will surprise us all.
He will want to do what that majority indicates. He will “go along,” because it will not only be very hard to stand against, but because his own business policies will be able to be applied and make a big difference in the turnaround...which he would then get a lot of credit for, and be elected to a second term.
At least I hope and pray that is the case.