When voters go to the polls on November 6, for the most part their individual votes will be indecisive: though one never knows until the fat lady sings. The economic and philosophical choice confronting voters with respect at least to the presidential ballot is clear-cut.
A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for serfdom within a ballooning welfare state. Every mouth forced onto the government breast from the cradle to the grave. That is the progressive Utopia; and that also is Barack Obama’s primary goal. The president may not fully succeed in this ambition: after all the United States still retains the shreds of a Constitution that provides for the separation of powers. But he surely will advance that agenda as effectively as a man of limited intelligence and low work-rate can possibly achieve.
A vote for Mitt Romney is not a vote for any kind of Utopia. The candidate is a deal-maker rather than a zealot and some form of mixed economy compromise is inevitable. But the progressive advance surely will be reined in and the growth in the relative size of the welfare state will be aborted.
Whether or not a decisive Electoral College majority manifests itself for self-reliance, individual liberty, and economic sanity is pretty much a toss-up. And that is a terrible indictment of a population that once prided itself as being the home of the brave and the land of the free. One thing, however, is certain. A democracy secures the government that it deserves. Those decisive voters carry a heavy burden going into this election.
If the winner turns out to be Barack Obama, the decisive voters will have imposed irredeemably bad consequences on their children and on their children’s children.
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!”
And for those who voted wisely and lost: