What Have We Done?

War Is Peace

Freedom Is Slavery

Ignorance Is Strength

Big Brother Obama

One of the most liberal politicians I have seen in my lifetime appears to be the new President. Congress, it would appear, will now be controlled by Democrats. Perhaps Bill O’Reilly is right and there simply won’t be any money to pay for the Socialist policies Obama endorses. However I doubt it. He will find a way. He will tax small businesses and high income earners into poverty if that is what it takes.

What Obama does not understand is that his “spread the wealth” policies will not make things good for everybody. It will simply bring those who are successful down. It will not raise anyone up. And what happens when those small businesses can no longer stay afloat (because of taxes) and will have to close costing many jobs? I’m sure the government will be there: “You can’t stay in business? Well we’ll take over your business and help keep you afloat.” You can see how Socialism easily becomes Communism. And yet those teeming masses cheering for Obama’s victory are ignorant. They do not know that they are being led like sheep to the slaughter. In four or even eight years, America may not be America anymore. Will we be the United States of America or the United Socialist States of America?

But it is not time to roll over and die. I am outspoken about my conservative views, but I have not been active. That will change as of right now. I fear and loathe Socialism and Communism. These are two of the most wicked schemes ever devised by man (thanks a lot, Karl Marx…you really did a number on us with those two). I will seek to educate more people, to make more people understand, and donate more of my money to causes that promote freedom and personal liberty. I will struggle against any system or government that seeks to remove my freedom to worship God in the way I choose, to provide for my family the way I choose, or to eke out my existence the way I choose.

In the words of newspeak from Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, this election outcome is doubleplus ungood for America and for those who believe in small government, freedom of the individual, self-determination and personal responsibility but those ideals are not dead.

Josh H.


13 Responses to “What Have We Done?”

  1. November 5, 2008 at 6:48 am

    So I take it that you’re staying to fight the machine from the inside, rather than going underground?

  2. 3 Tiffany
    November 5, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I think it is interesting that about 90% of the military voted for McCain. It’s in a poll in the army times.
    I feel the same way about being more outspoken. And something else that is disheartening to me (aside from the whole hey let’s have a socialist president) is that all the people that say they are against partial birth abortion and against gay marriage voted for the very man who believes it’s all fine and dandy.

  3. November 5, 2008 at 9:18 am

    You should definitely run for office. You and Rodney King could tag team together and bring “hope” and “change” to Middle Georgia. Seriously, and think about the story line: “The Sheldon Street Sensation”. Here’s my advice to you:
    (1) Begin writing an autobiography…maybe even write two, just in case the first one isn’t sexy enough.
    (2) Learn the art of the flip-flop. “Only a Sith deals in absolutes.”
    (3) Don’t concern yourself with the issues. That’s not what elections are about.
    (4) And most importantly, devote yourself daily to becoming a white-washed tomb. Study to show thyself approved young Padawan.

    Joshua, you have such potential but you have to get away from this foolish belief that strong spiritual conviction, a commitment to principles, outstanding character, and moral integrity are what really make a man.

  4. November 5, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Shall we check back with you in 4 years or so and see if these prognostications are om?

    I also assume that your rant about what Obama might do (so horribly) to the small business environment, means that you are sanguine about what Bush’s policies have actually done to the small businesses and middle class elf-employed?

  5. November 5, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I have to clean that up:

    Shall we check back with you in 4 years or so and see if these prognostications are on?

    I also assume that your rant about what Obama might do (so horribly) to the small business environment, means that you are sanguine about what Bush’s policies have actually done to the small businesses and middle class self-employed?

  6. November 5, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Elf-employed? Is that, like, Santa? ;). (Don’t sweat it – everyone makes typos!)

    I’d be interested in hearing what specifically you think Bush has done that has harmed small business on the same level as taxing them to oblivion, raising minimum wage, etc. Mind you, I don’t doubt that Bush with his little neocon self did some things that didn’t help matters, but I’m not sure what you’re referring to here specifically.

    And it is worth mentioning that if Bush did harm free enterprise, it should strengthen rather than weaken our resolve that this train stops right here and that leftist economic policy be scrubbed from the platform of the Republican party and any other party that will listen.

  7. 8 Matt
    November 5, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Lance + satire = pretty dang funny!

  8. November 5, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    @Alan Wilensky : Thanks for your comment.

    What you’ve just said is the very thing that has puzzled me throughout this election. Every time I have pointed out Obama’s Socialistic leanings and his left-wing ideals, the responses have been the same…”yeah, well what about Bush’s such-and-such?” “Well, McCain once said so-and-so!” I never said once in this article (or any that I have written) that I have been 100% satisfied with Bush. He has not been near conservative enough. If he had found and punished Osama Bin Laden, we would be much better off. Sadaam needed to go, but Bin Laden was the immediate threat. I do not regret Iraq, but I regret that it took precedence over punishing the direct perpetrators of 9/11. He rightly formed a panel to make the tax system more fair and simple. However that’s where he left it and nothing ever came of it. I have also never said that McCain is the absolute perfect candidate (no such person exists). But Obama supporters can never give a good defense against my arguments nor can they give a good reason for supporting the man.

    As for Bush’s actions, he wanted to cut taxes (and not just for the poor and middle class). He wanted to reform the way Social Security is managed and put control back in the hands of individuals. The tax reform panel was a flop, but at least he did something. I was hoping that McCain would be a president who would really take the tax reform ball and run with it. We may now never know. Bush and McCain believe in the freedom of individuals, personal responsibility, lower taxes, smaller government, and self-determination.

    Obama represents the Socialist/Communist policies that have been the enemies of free people ever since Marx put them down on paper. Here are a few examples and lessons that history has taught us: Soviet Russia (Stalin), Nazi Germany (Hitler), Red China (Mao), Communist Cuba (Castro), Socialist Venezuela (Chavez). Every time, Marxism has led to tyranny, loss of personal freedom, and oppression. It does not work. It has been tried and found wanting. It should be tossed into the dustbin of history and buried. Why do leftist still hate Capitalism when it is what has made us prosperous and free?

    Now I have told you my feelings about Bush and McCain, what do you think that Obama will do (or has done) that will be good for America? Why should I not be upset about his election?

  9. 10 Amy
    November 5, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Instead of bashing our president-elect, why not pray for him? Whatever happened to that? The bible tells us in 1 Timothy 2:1-42:1 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” Obama isn’t my choice but he will be the President of this country and God tells me to pray for those in authority and that is what I plan to do. Just a little bit of information on taxes: Obama’s plan states that his tax plan will be “CUTTING TAXES BELOW THE LEVEL UNDER RONALD REAGAN”. Try reading his platform and doing research on the issues. I am very surprised that this is the issue you choose to be most vocal about when there are issues such as abortion, stem cell research, and gay rights that he openly supports. I challenge you to pray vigilantly for your next President and for you to challenge others to do the same. What have we done? We elected a President and regardless of who that may be we need to support him. If you are concerned about his plan for our country then pray for him. This could open so many opportunities to be a witness for Christ, but you choose to rant about things that you cannot change. Pray Josh, simply pray, that is all God asks of us! He controls the rest.

  10. November 5, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    @Amy: You’re preaching to the choir here. If you only knew how much I pray for this nation and her leaders.

    You and Ray both today have told me to “just pray for him.” However I have heard some very serious Bush and McCain bashing from you guys lately. Why not do for them what you’re asking me to do for Obama…stop ranting and pray?

    As for the issues, you’ve got me pegged all wrong. I’m not just talking about taxes here. I’m talking about the institution of a Socialist system. It begins with “spreading the wealth around”. Next, universal health care (which will be a crappy system where no one gets the treatment they need in a timely manner). The control and/or suppression of religion and religious expression will eventually follow. I’m not saying it’ll all happen in the next four years, but if he has his way, Obama will take us down that road.

    What would have happened if the founding fathers had decided to sit back, do nothing, and just pray? “Faith without works is dead.”

  11. 12 Amy
    November 5, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Don’t group me with Ray on the McCain and Bush bashing because I have not done that and won’t. I have defended Bush many times in disagreements with my husband. I also pray for my country and its leaders. This is not an issue nor an election that we agree on. But I refuse to let it consume me or my family and friends. I simply said that the Bible tells us to pray for our authorities. God speaks to each person individually on other issues but as a whole Christians are to pray. I firmly believe that God will have his way and not Obama. The only thing I can do is pray right now and that is what I am doing. It isn’t that I am unconcerned about issues. I simply realize that it is not within my control. God is in control of this situation not man. Until God tells me otherwise praying is all I can do. If he has told you to do other things then great do them. I am just trying to encourage people to pray for our nation and our current and future president. Most people only pray around election time and that is frustrating because it is the next four years where prayers are most needed. I do agree that “Faith without work is dead” but faith is work in itself.

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