mygrandchildrensamerica posted an update 6 months ago
After every election for as long as I can remember, the same arguments are made. The side that was elected lavishes themselves with self-aggrandizing statements and bloviates how the all-knowing American public has endorsed their ideas as the savior of mankind. The unelected side ridicules each other while just days and weeks before they were gushing over how wonderful each other’s ideas were and how well they enunciated these ideas. The sad truth is, an individual has won an election, but in most cases, regardless of party, the American way of life has again lost.
Today the pundits are discussing why their candidate lost what should have been a win like the 1980 election when Reagan beat Carter. So why did this happen? This election was lost for three reasons.
The first reason was the nominee, Romney. Romney is a very upstanding man with integrity and compassion for his fellow man, which is the exact opposite of his opponent who has consistently exhibited an absence of integrity. Nevertheless, the nomination of Romney immediately neutralized a major campaign issue; Obamacare. The public disliked and opposed it. Business leaders recognized the damaging impact it had already had and would continue to have on the economy and their businesses. The medical profession had talked about the damaging affect it was having and would have on the medical industry. The truly knowledgeable understood this law was not about medical care, but was about the government controlling another 20% of the nation’s economy. A major issue of the campaign was negated by Romney’s nomination.
The second major issue in the campaign should have been the economy. The policies that had been implemented by Obama were very similar to the policies implemented by Franklin Roosevelt. History records similar results. The unemployment rate for each was the same at the end of their first term as it was when they took office. In addition, they both governed through the use of executive order. It appears a major recession will follow Obama’s second inauguration just as one followed Roosevelt’s. And despite this weak record, the debate on the economy was controlled by Obama while Romney was on the defensive. The incredulous argument Bush was still responsible won the day, despite Barney Frank and Chris Dodd being the biggest contributors to the housing bubble that burst. The attack on the failed policies of the last four years was never made.
The third reason for the defeat was the failure by Romney to expose the failed foreign policies of the administration. Not only did the policies fail, but documented evidence showed how the administration blatantly lied and deceived for their own purposes, in spite of an ambassador and three other citizens being killed. The policy of appeasement has never been successful, and still many leaders including Chamberlin have tried it and then tried to defend it. Obama went beyond defending appeasement; he lied to the American public and coerced his surrogates to lie for him to conceal his failures until after the election. The truth of the attack was known by the administration within hours. This statement is supported by facts. Yet Romney ignored such a crucial issue; a failure of policy and a massive attempted cover-up.
Every leader of the Republican Party, including Boehner and McConnell, should have the grace and dignity to resign their leadership positions. They clearly have failed not only the party, but more importantly the America way of life.
What should be done? First, those in opposition to this Marxist/Progressive movement led by Obama must understand this movement. The Marxist/Progressives operate with the core belief that the ends do justify the means. The Marxist/Progressives will do and say anything to further their cause, including, but not limited to distortion, deceit and lying. If you question this statement, study prior campaigns, Supreme Court nomination hearings and debates on major legislation. The destruction of an opponent’s character is normal for them. This has always been true and will not change.
The opponents of the Marxist/Progressives have, on the other hand, been vague in their beliefs and core principles. The only recent exception to this has been Ronald Reagan. He understood what he believed and was neither ashamed nor apologetic about his beliefs. The same vicious tactics were employed against him, but he stood firmly and enunciated clearly his beliefs.
We see many examples in history where an individual with a strong and true set of values, and the courage of conviction of these values, can and will change the course of history. Lincoln was chastised by friend and foe while he held firm to his belief that our country should remain united. Churchill held firm to his belief that the free world could not afford to have Britain surrender to the Nazi’s despite the hardship of the constant bombardment of the enemy. Reagan knew he must publicly confront the Soviet Union to “tear down this wall” even though the professionals in his own administration warned against it.
The Marxist/Progressives understand and believe in their agenda. Obama promised he would fundamentally transform the United States. He was serious and has let nothing stand in his way to move us from a capitalistic society to a fair and just classless society as called for by Karl Marx.
We, who oppose this philosophy and recognize it for its failures, must do two things to successfully combat it. We must understand what it is. Do not listen to the popular pundits. In most cases they do not understand. You must learn and understand what Marxism really is, because it is destroying our American way of life. Learn the basics, and then expand your understanding. My book, for instance, explains Marxism in a simple and straight forward manner using Marx’s own words. After you understand the basics, I would suggest reading Marx. The most logical starting place would be to read the “Communist Manifesto.” If you are looking for a suggested rendition, email me. You should continue from that point reading his other works as well as reading about his life. You will soon recognize how imbedded this philosophy is in everyday America. PLEASE BECOME ENLIGHTENED.
Once we are on the path of enlightenment, we must hold firm to our convictions. This has not been the case since Reagan, and even today we hear pundits and experts explaining how we must change our values and core beliefs. Our values and core beliefs are correct. They have always resulted in prosperity and greater individual freedom. The Marxist/Progressive movement has always resulted in economic failure and loss of individual freedoms.
This very principle of being firm was ironically stated very effectively in a letter to Trotsky by a friend of his just before the friend committed suicide. The friend wrote, “You and I are bound to each other by decades of joint work, and, I make bold to hope, of personal friendship. This gives me the right to tell you in parting what I think you are mistaken in. I have never doubted the rightness of the road you pointed out, and as you know I have gone with you for more than twenty years, since the days of permanent revolution. But I have always believed that you lacked Lenin’s unbending will, his unwillingness to yield, his readiness even to remain alone on the path that he thought right in the anticipation of a future majority, of a future recognition by every one of the rightness of his path. Politically, you were always right, beginning with 1905, and I told you repeatedly that with my own ears I had heard Lenin admit that even in 1905, you and not he, was right. One does not lie before his death, and now I repeat this again to you…..But you have often abandoned your rightness for the sake of an overvalued agreement, or comprise. This is a mistake. I repeat: politically you have always been right, and now more right than ever. Someday the party will realize it, and history will not fail to accord recognition. Then don’t lose your courage if someone leaves you now, or if not as many come to you, and not as soon, as we all would like. You are right, but the guarantee of the victory of your rightness lies in nothing but the extreme willingness to not yield, the strictest straightforwardness, the absolute rejection of all compromise; in this very thing lay the secret of Lenin’s victories. Many a time I have wanted to tell you this, but only now have I brought myself to do so, as a last farewell.”
We conservatives know our principles bring prosperity and economic growth. We know our principles promote individual liberty and freedom over community and conformity, self-reliance over government reliance, greatness over mediocrity and independence over government regulation and control. Know your conviction and principles. Have the courage of your convictions. Hold firm to your convictions. Support those with the same convictions who also stand firm.
Don Jans, Author, Speaker and Radio Host
My Grandchildren’s America, by Don Jans