Monday, November 5, 2012

Simply Put, Now is A Time for Choosing

There is so much hoopla when it comes to political elections, that it can be hard to know which candidate will actually serve us best. Most people look for minute differences between candidates in order to make their decision. And sometimes, you can't be sure what you're going to get from your candidate of choice once they reach office. But not this year. This year, the candidates are dramatically different, mostly because their ideologies are drastically different. Honestly, this election is not between two men. It isn't between Republican and Democrat. It isn't between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. It's between ideas...two very different and dramatic ideas.

Simply put, this election is between capitalism and communism.

Capitalism is what America has been founded on, and what it's prospered on. Communism is what has driven millions into a life of despair and darkness. All you need to do is to look at past and present socialist nations to see that. The USSR, Cuba, Venezuela, and even parts of Europe today, with it's softer socialism, are lands filled with hopelessness, despair, anger, and frustration. Socialism has never worked to bring about a peaceful, successful communism. It never has in all of human history. It never will. It can only cause strife, division, poverty, totalitarianism, and depression. Patrick Henry said that one can only judge the future by the past. The past tells us that communism/Marxism/ socialism...statism in whatever form only serves to bring people into bondage. This is the choice before America in this election. And while the path towards socialism will not be reversed with this one election, it can at least be halted. Tomorrow we can prevent America from being driven over that ideological cliff in the next few years by voting Barack Obama out of office and electing Mitt Romney. Then, and only then, can we begin to pull ourselves back up and out of the grasp of big government, big taxes, and big control over our lives. Then we can begin to elect officials on every level who will help to secure our liberties instead of erode them. We must be strong, and we must be vigilant, for the spectre of big government will always seek to overwhelm us. But tomorrow, we can stem the tide and we can stop the bleeding. And we can secure the American Dream, at least for a few years more.

Now is a time for choosing.

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