It was certainly amazing to hear that the current White House occupant now concedes that the 2012 Presidential election will be determined by which vision of their country American voters wish to follow.
That’s what the 2010 midterm election was about Sherlock.
It’s certainly a tremendous relief to learn that the proported smartest man on earth, the supposed leader of the free world possesses perceptive abilities that lag a full year behind reality. This apparently is a required quality for those who admittedly lead from behind.
Is it at all surprising that every one of his college transcripts were hidden from public view by an Executive Order he signed on his first day in office? If his unique style of “genius” is decumented in his college records it’s quite understandable that he has no desire to reveal this to the world.
The visions Americans have to choose from fall into two distinct catagories. The differences between these two philosophies are so clearly defined that it should be easy to decide where your own sentiments lie.
The real philosophical divide in the United States lies between the intent of America’s Founding Fathers and the intent of “progressives”, regardless of political party. The Republican vs Democrat paradigm is obsolete. The political debate currently taking place is between Americans and “progressives”, because “progressives” have infected both major American political parties.
The American idea, the shot heard round the world, is that We The People can govern ourselves. By the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God we are entitled, by virtue of our humanity, to the maximum amount of Individual Liberties consistent with law and order, and to the Right of private ownership, not the least of which is the Right to own and decide for ourselves. These Liberties and Rights are to be equally protected by a Constitutionally limited, representative government that derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. This is a distinctly exceptional American idea.
The “progressive” idea is that an all powerful centrally planned government, with extreme hostility towards private ownership, forces redistribution of wealth through “progressive” taxation in the name of social or economic “justice”. In order to ensure “fairness”, an oligarchy of self imagined and self appointed “intellectual elites” must be responsible for controlling businesses, industries and people who are incapable of governing themselves. This was the position of a radical, fringe minority who called themselves “progressives” until early twentieth century Americans saw for themselves exactly how bad “progressive” ideas really were, forcing “progressives” to change their label to “liberal”. This idea came to America from Britian’s Fabian Socialists and later from Germany’s Frankfurt School. This is a purely European idea, not an American one.
Among red blooded patriotic Americans who’s brains haven’t polluted by “progressive” ideas, there’s little debate that the United States of America is the most inventive, productive, prosperous and charitable nation in the history of the planet. There has yet to be put forth one rational, logical argument to support abandoning the highly successful American idea in favor of a European idea that’s currently failing in Europe itself.