Per usual, an excellent analysis from this professor of political philosophy.
In all the election chaos, has anyone figured out yet what happened to the Catholic (and evangelical Christian) segment of the vote, compared to 2008? Obama ought to have suffered badly there, given the way he has punked the Catholics, a situation which does not make, say, Baptists any happier.
Romney would pull in 30,000 supporters for a speech. Obama couldn’t fill half a small stadium when he was ALSO offering a free concert. They didn’t win the election - unless what you call what a thief does as ‘winning’.
We will never ever have a free and fair election again
We don’t know if a revolution against the emerging hard tyranny would be much worse. All of the Eastern bloc and Soviet Union/ Russia improved after the hard line communist regimes were toppled. We also have our own revolution as an example of a positive outcome.
As far as the Weimar Republic was concerned, the socialist leader did institute a temporary military dictatorship when Germany was in the throes of hyperinflation.
That being said, it does appear that 50+% of people in this country do not understand liberty. We also see more polarization among individuals and now even regions. Secession and/or a civil war may be the best outcome. Damn if I’m going to live in a Leftist dictatorship.