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

Posted on 11/06/2012 11:39:37 PM 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.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
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To: veritas2002

“This is the last time I will be voting in a national election. I am in my 60”

At your age you should know the 4 years is not a lot of time.

The American electorate is not blind. As time passes it sees different things. At a given time it probably doesn’t see exactly the same things that you see.

101 posted on 11/07/2012 5:21:33 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: BootsOfEscaping

[Yuri Bezmenov predicted we would...]

I want to congratulate you for getting that link on FR, I tried for a long time and it was rejected.

Now just see how many will take the time to actually watch his’s all there and we have been witnessing the progression right before our eyes.

102 posted on 11/07/2012 5:38:50 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: veritas2002

The only people who quit are quitters.

103 posted on 11/07/2012 5:42:30 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: bill1952

Agreed...we don’t even pretend to borrow from China...just keep printing money.

I suppose the ultimate goal is to crush the dollar and have it no longer be the reserve currency,,,,that’ll teach us.

104 posted on 11/07/2012 5:51:16 AM PST by Adder (Oh crap! NOW what?)
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To: Catsrus
I decided tonight that I, too, will no longer partake in elections. It doesn’t seem to matter at all when they get stolen out from under us. We can thank the media in part for their hand in bringing down this once great nation. As for me - I’m through voting - period.

That is exactly what I have decided. I am in my 70's and even if I live long enough to vote again, I still won't.

105 posted on 11/07/2012 6:01:18 AM PST by Gosh I love this neighborhood
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To: DoughtyOne

“He’s hooked on the opium of Executive Orders, and he can basically rule as a dictator if he wants.”

I actually agree, which is why Obama needed to be defeated. He will ramp up the EPA regs, conduct amnesty-by-fiat and other things.

The silver lining is that the economy and the deficits is all on Obama, and if he wants to do the big things, its a compromise with Congress.

I dont have high hopes.

106 posted on 11/07/2012 7:27:53 AM PST by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: texaschick

So you had a pro-Obama media and Obama campaign telling women and minorities that Republicans hated them, and a President who has added $6 trillion in debt with pander after pander, and you are wondering how on earth Obama won?!?

“With the record that Obama had, we should have been able to win big time.”


“I’m done.”

You are doing what Obama and the Democrats want you to do.
Shut up, go away, sit in a hole, and die. Oh, and send your money to the government. They dont like you or what you believe in, and dont like your freedom.

107 posted on 11/07/2012 8:25:17 AM PST by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: rightly_dividing

“Bamster uses Executive Orders to drive right around gridlock.

I fear you are correct, but the House in GOP hands can stop the worst abuses.

108 posted on 11/07/2012 8:32:39 AM PST by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: popdonnelly
"Stop wasting our time by telling us what Republicans should do, and then sitting it out or voting third party. "

Like not listening to me worked out so well for y'all?

I'm just trying to help. So I think I'm going to hang around, and continue to tell the GOP what they should do and what they shouldn't. And I'll vote GOP if they put up a good candidate, and I'll vote for someone else if they don't. It is what it is.

109 posted on 11/07/2012 8:44:15 AM PST by DannyTN
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And I agree with you there.

This auto cut thing going on at the end of December... it’s going to be the last nail in the coffin.

110 posted on 11/07/2012 10:39:52 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Obama 07/12/2013: Things are tough, but the prior administration handed me a terrible situation.)
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To: cuspofcommonsense

WE just put our flag pole up a year ago in April and there were times I wanted to lower it and fly it up side down. Last night was the last straw and Old Glory will not fly until 0bama is out of office and I hope to God we can spell Impeachment over the BEnghazi. I pray for Catherine and Jennifer’s safety as they are the only two really digging into this...

111 posted on 11/07/2012 11:54:48 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: listenhillary

You are so right It is the stupid American who knows more about American Idol than what is going on in our nation that are the cause and as long as there are fools like this allowed in a voting booth we will continue to suffer through Commies, Marxists and other bad words I would be banned for if I printed them...How else can 53% think the nation is going the wrong way and reelect this assH&*(^

112 posted on 11/07/2012 12:03:51 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: AppyPappy

“The only people who quit are quitters.”

The definition of insanity is doing the same action over and over and expecting a different result.

It doesn’t matter who the Republicans nominate. The media will label them
1) Racist
2) Anti-Semitic
3) Woman haters
4) Evil
5) Mean
6) Bigots
7) Ignorant buffoons
8) Most horrible in their eyes - a Christian

The media must be neutralized. (Note - the Department of Homeland Security, I am not advocating violence!) We are talking non-violent targeted boycott of every advertiser, encouraging people to get rid of their cable, satellite TV service and even streaming service as that will become infected soon also.

Starving the beast means starving the media companies. Maybe there is not enough of us to do it?

113 posted on 11/07/2012 12:18:59 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Catsrus

I’m coming to the same decision. I’m going to cash only, filing bankruptcy, and any spare cash I have will go to ammo purchases.

114 posted on 11/07/2012 12:23:36 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: wardaddy

Been shot , cut, blown up and left in third world shitholes to fend for myself a few times Wardaddy..... Quitting is not for me either. I will fight these SOB ‘s from Heaven or Hell if at all possible.

IMHO the lesson of the budget control act of 2011 has a shit sandwich called sequestration for Erkel Mugabes friends and foes alike.

Really bad for folks not used to such at their door steps here in the CONUS...... Gonna be ugly.

Stay safe....

115 posted on 11/07/2012 1:46:22 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: veritas2002

My dad was a World War 2 veteran. He had ribbons from all 3 theaters (Europe, Asia and America) and was awarded a Bronze Star. He enlisted in early 1942 and got out in 1945.
One day he took me aside, put his hands on my shoulders, looked me in the eye and said “Son, take your hands out of your pants”. I’ll never forgot those words.
Quitting never occurred to me. Too many people sacrificed more than I will ever realize for me to quit over a damned election. Many of them died with their last thought being their love for this country. I may run screaming like a small girl from ticks and clowns but I’ll fight for this country.

116 posted on 11/07/2012 2:39:43 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: wardaddy

There is, absolutely, NO reason to give up!

We have an economy that is so huge...way more huge than the EU, China (that’s propaganda), or anywhere else on earth.

Run your bidness, enjoy the horses, and keep your family close.

Though, at some time, there probably will be a new reconstruction. Just look at FEMA shutting down because of the weather! I feel so badly for their situation...bad government leaders, and all.

It’s just that the south, who know how to be self sufficient, will be going north, this time.

Y’all...don’t be carpetbaggers. ;o)

117 posted on 11/08/2012 11:55:31 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (The most massive vote fraud in history has just occurred. We don't know by whom, just yet.)
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To: Alex Baker

What’s the book you’re reading on the Russian Revolution?



118 posted on 11/09/2012 6:22:44 PM PST by Sir_Ed
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To: Sir_Ed

Nicholas and Alexandria by Robaer Massie

119 posted on 11/11/2012 6:42:21 AM PST by Alex Baker
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