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America’s Fatal Conceit

Troglodite Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 7:27 PM
capitalust: Like A544, I hope that you do not find that the problems become as severe in your new home as they will become here and that you have not made the change for nothing. In the meantime, the process of America's dying will be long and unpleasant, perhaps even interrupted by seeming stays of execution, though I am not hopeful that any of these will amount to much. Who knows? The world is a small enough place so that we may meet again. Until then, good-bye, good luck, and God Bless!
Troglodite Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 10:51 PM
Re #1: My priorities for the GOP in the House would be for them to pull together their meager collective testosterone supply in the interests of fighting off coming assaults against the Second Amendment and against private schooling, including home-schooling.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 8:30 PM
I too can find no grounds to blame "Capitalust" for his decision to jump ship. He is probably right that we are too far gone to realistically have any hope of restoring the original confederated republic the founders gave us.

Still, there are a few tiny lights of hope:

1) The homeschooling/private schooling movement. Homeschoolers now number over a million independent-thinking students. In the long run, they could make all the difference.
2) The Nullification and 10th Amendment movements are becoming more popular, and can even be mentioned in polite company. There's a long way to go, and bold leadership is required, but there is hope.

This year’s presidential election was a history-altering event for America. The nation chose, for its future, a course in diametric opposition to the core principles on which it was founded.

The reelection of President Barack Obama is the result of a wide-spread rejection of individual liberty in favor of a virulent strain of collectivism that seeks a more expansive role for central planning by the federal government and, ultimately, will liquefy America’s traditional, once indomitable, liberty-centric institutions.

One can reasonably question why the Obama’s reelection reflects even worse judgment on the part of the American people than their initial decision...