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Civic Illiteracy Won the White House for Obama

Lance73 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 4:54 PM
And that's your entire argument? The 'he's-gonna-throw-grandma-off-the-cliff' argument? You operate under a false assumption. One of the fundamental questions is this: "Why is it government's responsibility to take care of Grandma?" You imply, through your assertion above, that it is the government's responsibility. I challenge you to find that role of government laid out explicitly or implicitly in the Constitution. How do you know that these adverse circumstances are truly adverse? How do you know they are beyond the control of those embroiled in them? How do you know why these people are in these situations; Are they due to being unjustly treated by those more fortunate? Are they due to catastrophic illnesses?
Lance73 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 4:56 PM
Are they due to attitudes about work? Are they due to not running a tight ship?


Yet, you are willing to stake our children's futures (multi-trillion dollar deficits, losses of freedoms) on something you surmise?
It was only 7:15 last Tuesday evening when my daughter, who works in conservative journalism, texted me to say the election was lost. For a painful four hours, I watched the results confirm her early analysis. When it was clear the president would be re-elected and Republican challenger Mitt Romney had lost, I took an over-the-counter sleep aid and went to bed.

On Wednesday, I began a weeklong home improvement bender, drowning my sorrows in a five-gallon bucket of latex paint the color of vanilla creme. But there was no painting over my pessimism about the future.