Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's a Republic, as it should be


People ask us to defend Romney. We won't. It's just an election, after all. One in a, hopefully, long-running series of such events where we can judge at some point down the road whether or not we made the right decision in the relative comfort of a safe and free Republic.

Here, however, is someone who will:

Romney is a decent business manager. He’s a decent man. He likes America. He wants America to like him. He’s not going to actively dismantle our way of life, as will the one now in power. There will be no attacks on freedom of religion, no wild power grabs for the Internet, no executive orders that violate the laws of the land. He will not hanker for more “flexibility” so he can give more to Putin. And — this is petty but important for how the world sees us — he will neither apologize nor bow to foreign leaders.

Is he perfect? Oh, goodness, no. Is he exactly what we need? Probably not. Who is? Do you know the trouble we’ve got ourselves into by trusting presidents for this long? It’s a big hole. No one man can get us out of it. Only we can. And it will take time.

But that’s fine. He won’t be anointed by any gods. There will be no halos and no Greek columns. Instead, he’ll be the elected by the people and the people — the sovereign people of this free land — who are now awake will stand ready to make sure he knows it.

Perhaps we will once more save our democratic republic for another generation. Perhaps we’ll turn the tiller and start the long way back from deep blue statism.

In the end, as someone said, perhaps we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for. No hero will ride to the rescue — we will.

Go to the link and read the whole thing. It's good - real good.

The linked piece represents more of a defense of the American ideal than a defense of Romney.

It's totally healthy and totally American to be skeptical of our leaders. Hell, it's even healthy and American to be skeptical of the person we will be pulling the lever for come November. It's who we are and it's in our DNA as Americans.

We don't need a Reagan - we don't need a saviour. We need us. We need an informed, enlightened and engaged people which, in our opinion, has been missing for a while. That is the backbone of a strong republic, not its leaders.

We don't need school children singing songs in praise of the President. We don't need creepy, insipid fan boy/girl pledge videos to the President. That really hasn't solved anything, now has it?

During the Republican National Convention, we were tweeting during Governor Chris Christie's keynote address and something he said triggered this response from us:

Christie nailed it. If Romney won't lead, we'll show him the way.

Now, get your asses to the polls in November.



Anonymous said...

Piece of writing writing is also a excitement,
if you be acquainted with afterward you can write or else
it is complicated to write.
My site: play online

Anonymous said...

It's great that you are getting thoughts from this paragraph as well as from our dialogue made at this place.

Also visit my blog -

Anonymous said...

hello there and thank you for your information – I have definitely picked up something new from
right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this web site,
as I experienced to reload the website lots of times previous
to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your hosting is
OK? Not that I'm complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Well I'm adding
this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective interesting content.
Ensure that you update this again very soon.

my web page book of ra android gratis

Anonymous said...

I blog frequently and I truly appreciate your content.
This article has truly peaked my interest. I will take a note
of your website and keep checking for new details about once a week.
I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

my web page: bock of ra kostenlos spielen

Anonymous said...

I believe that is one of the so much vital information
for me. And i'm happy studying your article. But want to remark on few normal issues, The website style is perfect, the articles is truly great : D. Good job, cheers

Check out my website ::

Anonymous said...

Link exchange is nothing else but it is only placing the
other person's blog link on your page at proper place and other person will also do same in support of you.

Here is my web blog :: book of ra kostenlos spielen ohne anmeldung online

Anonymous said...

Heya i'm for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

Also visit my page; book of ra kostenlos spielen online

Anonymous said...

Hi! I could have sworn I've visited this site before but after looking at some of the articles I realized it's new to me.

Anyhow, I'm definitely happy I came across it and I'll
be book-marking it and checking back often!

Have a look at my page :: book of ra kostenlos online spielen

Anonymous said...

Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative.
I am gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue
this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing.


Look into my blog post - sizzling hot 199 games