This coming election battle will set the future of America for the foreseeable future. With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney has drawn the battle lines. On the one side we have the party of limited government, low taxes and maximum personal freedom. On the other side is the party of big government, top down central control, increased taxation and limited personal freedom.
When the looming battle is framed in this manner, we realize how stark a choice the American electorate has. Do we want a United States akin to the European social welfare model or the country that was given to us by our Founders?
It’s a zero-sum game, one direction or the other. The battle should be fought about the issues of the economy, jobs and economic growth. But the real issue is a fundamental one. Do we want the drab future of France, Greece or Japan with a downward spiral or the upward spiral of economic growth, exceptionalism and freedom?
Barack Obama has proposed a future that includes higher taxes, continuing class warfare and government control of every facet of our lives. This is no exaggeration. Under Obamacare, an unelected board will decide if you get treatment as you age. Known as the Payment Advisory board, they will decide the whether you can receive treatment. God will no longer reside in heaven but in Washington.
Obama’s class warfare will continue after the election in the event of his victory. He will continue to assail the successful in our society and create a siege mentality for the next four years. Unless something dramatic happens both the House and the Senate will be controlled by the Republicans. Obama will attempt to govern with the increasing use of Presidential orders, department rule changes (Welfare, Immigration, etc.) and outright unconstitutional acts.
Understand, as the economy sinks in 2013, it will mean the growth of the entitlement society. We already have 47% who don’t pay taxes and 100 million on a government handout program, excluding Social Security and Medicare. Obama’s goal since his election in 2008 has been to increase government dependency in order to increase his party’s ranks. So far, he hasn’t been successful but the constant grinding of economic recession will force people to accept more government help.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. America is a country that has been gifted by God with abundant natural resources. We need to use them for the benefit of our citizens. The environmentalists will fight tooth and nail against the exploitation of our natural resources but the writing is on the wall for all to see. Use them or quite possibly lose our freedom to foreign lenders.
The exploitation of our natural resources has many advantages. Increased employment, lower energy costs, higher government revenue and a return to the America of prosperity. The only way to break the cycle of recession is to increase our employment. That’s the big issue.
All of the rest are simple children of unemployment: a sagging home building industry, deteriorating infrastructure, high food stamp usage, high unemployment costs and welfare costs. Returning people to employment is akin to priming the pump.
Have you ever seen the sports shirts that say, “Football (our your favorite sport) is life, the rest is just details.” Well, we should have one that says, “Jobs are life, the rest is just details.”
So in November, the American people have a stark choice: Living or just existing. You decide!