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This Is The Last Time
Vanity | 11/07/12 | Veritas2002

Posted on 11/07/2012 4:32:50 AM PST by veritas2002

This is the last time I will be voting in a national election. I am in my 60's and have concluded that, if this is the kind of governing Americans want, they should have it...and all its consequences.

Sour grapes you say? Perhaps. But after four years of the most abysmally failed government with consistently high unemployment, 16 trillion dollars in national debt, downgrading of our bonds and monetary system with printing of dollars by the Fed, attacks against freedom of religion, a loss of American leadership in the world, class warfare, homosexuality embedded in our fabric, our nuclear family deconstructed by government policies, gun running to Mexico and lies about it before Congressional hearings, refusal to protect Americans serving in our embassies across the globe, an energy policy that has tripled the price of gasoline at the pump, a Justice Dept that treats people not according to an equal application of the law but according to politics, a politicized press that is derelict in adequately informing the people about its government, attacks against free markets and capitalism, and on and on and on...

If given all this, the American electorate is either too blind to see or thinks that this exemplifies good government, then have at it. Just count me out.

But, some day perhaps people will wake up. My guess is that it will be too late and things most cherished - civic values long held dear - will be gone forever.

In the meantime, this retiree will collect his pension and social security and together with savings watch those younger and smaller in number figure out how they will pay for all the 'government hand-outs' and supportive services the 'baby boomer' generation that is about to retire will require. All the time doing so without the tax revenue on the income they earned while working. They will have to figure out how they, a very much smaller cohort of taxpayers will make up the difference.

They will need to come up with some better ideas than one Barack Obama and his list of accomplishments from 2008 to present. Good luck but you won't be seeing me at the polls ever again. It's been a ride. Adios, Americanos.

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To: veritas2002

68 here and agree 100%.
This is no longer the nation I served and swore to defend when it called on me to do so.
If it han’t already, America can now count me out.
I’ve had it!

41 posted on 11/07/2012 5:08:15 AM PST by Roccus
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To: vortec94

At least you have a pension - for now. We are among those who actually had to save for our retirement. It’s been on us, there is no pension. You apparently have the luxury of sitting back and doing nothing. I do not. I will not give up. I will not stop fighting. Whereas we may have felt alone on an island in the past, the Internet has given us a valuable weapon in the war of information. We are able to find like minded people. We are able to organize. We have a way of getting the truth out there.

As my father used to say, “get off your butt and do something about it”. /rant

42 posted on 11/07/2012 5:08:47 AM PST by illinifan (The Left doesn't want you to be upwardly mobile. They want you to be angry and disaffected)
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To: Roccus

han’t S/B hasn’t

43 posted on 11/07/2012 5:09:03 AM PST by Roccus
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To: radioone

Oh really? So the base of our party sat out basically? OR maybe more Republicans voted for zer0 this time around?

Early voting for weeks and allowing dems to accrue a millions more in voters is not a good thing either.

44 posted on 11/07/2012 5:09:03 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: veritas2002

I am in my 70’s and I too have voted in my last fed election. As H.L. Mencken said “ There’s no underestimating the intelligence of the American public”.

God Help and God Bless America,

Ric a U.S. Army vet and Democracy salesman in South East Asia

45 posted on 11/07/2012 5:09:53 AM PST by cicguy
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To: veritas2002; tsowellfan
I'm unhappy today but I just asked myself, "what did I do to avoid this outcome?"

Nothing, except cast a vote.

The Left does not rest or rely on honesty - it pushes forward. They infect school boards, committees, councils, you name it - and that is where they grind us down.

I had my wake up call, time to take control.

46 posted on 11/07/2012 5:10:14 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: zagger
the hyperinflation financial wipeout in our future will likely happen on barry’s watch. After that, democrats won’t be electable for at least two generations.

No, the Dems and the media will be able to pin it all on Bush, the way historians still fault Hoover for the Great Depression, ignoring how FDR's policies prolonged the suffering.

47 posted on 11/07/2012 5:10:38 AM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: radioone

That just blows my mind. If Romney had That idiot McCains vote he’d be POTUS...

48 posted on 11/07/2012 5:10:51 AM PST by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: autumnraine

And when gas is high so is everything basically. Including food and clothes.

49 posted on 11/07/2012 5:11:11 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: tsowellfan
Just wait until he appoints two more leftists to the Supreme Court. Then it will be over. How does Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder sound to you?

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50 posted on 11/07/2012 5:11:39 AM PST by greenhornet68
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To: veritas2002

I’ve done some campaigning for office. Once you get access to the voter rolls, it’s an eye opener. People you think are upstanding citizens aren’t registered. Obviously they haven’t voted. Meanwhile things are obviously going to hell. It’s people that don’t vote that are the problem.

I think 2010 showed there’s hope. We had a candidate, Romney, crammed down our throats. I think we need to focus on 2014 and the Senate. We still have the House. We need to pound on them to make sure they don’t go astray.

Once you’ve given up, you might as well eat a bullet.

51 posted on 11/07/2012 5:13:02 AM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: not2worry

I couldn’t agree with you I type this, there are tears in my eyes...and I weep for those who serve their country, sacrificing so much and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice...

52 posted on 11/07/2012 5:15:29 AM PST by matginzac
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To: veritas2002
I think the tipping point came with the Reagan tax cuts, not the cutting of rates, but the dropping of many more people form the tax roles altogether. Nearly half of Americans after that are tax consumers. It is in their interest to raise rates and borrow out the wazoo to tansfer wealth to them from the tax payers. That is, in fact, a market response, given that most people do not think long term at all. Add to that number the super-educated hi-IQ people who believe that they can see what problems are and can see solutions that they can implement that involve making everyone behave just so, and you have a majority for real Rule by the Elite. The conditions for this were set long ago when education became the responsibility of the government and inevitably of the Federal Government and actual education- the inculcation of skills and knowledge- was replaced by education for attitudes and to condition children to believe that the government can accomplish everything. The downgrading then eliminating of History cut off the population from any ability to compare the present with the past and to figure out what did not work in the past. Grammar also disappeared and thought processes become thereby less grounded in logic and reason and meanings became less and less concrete. The population lost the ability to think. I don't think there was ever a possibility of preventing the decline into tyranny. We had only the hope of putting it off a bit and of ameliorating the violence and famine that must inevitably result. Even the election just completed was a choice between essentially a Bolshevik and a Fabian, rapid decline or a gentler path to a slightly more distant precipice. The only way to regain a Republic is migration of the misfits to an empty new land. Antarctica anyone?
53 posted on 11/07/2012 5:15:59 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE
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To: USAF80

He’ll have to take the blame for the crash, though he’ll try not to.
The dangerous thing is having a Marxist in power to “rebuild” after the crash.

54 posted on 11/07/2012 5:17:06 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kozak

McCain didn’t get more electoral votes than Romney though. McCain was beaten worse than Romney. I don’t know where the extra millions of votes were coming from for McCain..probably the Deep Red states but not the battleground states.

55 posted on 11/07/2012 5:17:54 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: veritas2002

It’s difficult not to feel despair for our once-great country the morning after the election. Romney’s infamous 47% have now combined with the hippy losers of the 1960s to accelerate the decline of America from all our founders and forefathers envisioned for us. Moral, ethical, and fiscal soundness no longer matter to the majority. This makes me profoundly sad for the state of our country, and indeed, the world. No more will America be the bright beacon of liberty and opportunity. My gut reaction now is to turn inward and focus on the security of my much-loved family. The United States can look out for itself.


56 posted on 11/07/2012 5:18:41 AM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: ltc8k6

And if you start to play dirty you still lose - because the refs have already been paid off.

Out of the game you go.

57 posted on 11/07/2012 5:18:48 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: tsowellfan

“You and your vote” are no longer relevant to anything. The Democrat organization controls the touch screen machines. During the early vote machines in at least six states reported machines changing Romney votes to Obama. Those were surely the machines that were not quite properly programmed. A properly programmed machine would not have shown the change. We are Venezuela writ large. There is no possibility of doing anything about voting machine fraud because once the votes are “counted” there is no record of the vote left at all.

58 posted on 11/07/2012 5:21:12 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE
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To: righttackle44

Might I add, use your money wisely. Do not go to the movies or patronize anything liberal; do not support monetarily any thing that is against your beliefs...I know many don’t think boycotts work but if nothing else, it gives a semblance of having some control over your life.

59 posted on 11/07/2012 5:21:45 AM PST by matginzac
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To: mikeus_maximus

“America’s biggest problem isn’t fiscal decay; it’s moral decay. We’ve institutionalized child sacrifice, infidelity, homosexuality, indolence and irreverence. America won’t be blessed as it was until it changes. And that won’t happen unless it suffers and wakes up.”

That, my friend, is the essence of the situation.

Very sad, but true. I would add, “...suffers and wakes up AND REPENTS!”

Understood that that was implied in your post.

60 posted on 11/07/2012 5:21:58 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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