Rebecca Hagelin

Anyone who has been through a terrible storm, like Hurricane Sandy, knows that one of the first tasks in the storm’s wake is to look at the landscape and assess the damage realistically.

So too for us, in the aftermath of Romney’s defeat.

"Devastating.” “Unbelievable.” “It’s all over.” Those were the feelings of patriotic conservatives across America when the elections results rolled in.

Devastating? Yes.

We know what the next four years will bring. Or at least we know the economic and moral havoc that Obama has unleashed in the past four years and we’ve got Obama’s word on it that we can expect more of the same. His acceptance speech warns that he intends to “build on the progress we’ve made.”

We know that “progress,” in his view, means that our trillion dollar deficits will climb still higher—and so will our taxes. We know, as Sen. Harry Reid emphasized in the days after Obama’s victory, that Obama Democrats have only one solution to the money woes caused by gluttonous spending: higher taxes. “The president campaigned around the country saying, ‘We know what the problems are with this fiscal problem. We just need some revenue.’” So Obama will claim a mandate to soak the rich—and our American families (rich or not) will pay the painful price of tax-fueled budgeting.

We know that Obama’s open support for homosexual marriage fueled victories in Maryland, Washington, and Maine. And, in spite of liberal assurances to the contrary, homosexual rights do indeed create untenable situations (such as the transgendered male --now ‘female’--who has a "protected right" in Washington state to invade the women’s locker room.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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