There is no denying that last Tuesday’s election results are very discouraging for anybody who values liberty over tyranny but one must keep perspective when deciding what our next course of action should be.
There has been a lot talk recently on the idea of secession. As of today there are 31 states where petitions are being circulated to sign in support of leaving the Union. In some of these states, Texas in particular, this movement is gaining steam. While I totally support states rights and I am a supporter of the 10th Amendment, I do not believe this is the right course of action to take at this time.
Do not get me wrong I get it. Our country is headed to a fiscal cliff and our electorate just re-elected the man most responsible for putting us there. A man who could care less about the Constitution and our rights given to us by God. A man who campaigned on abortion, birth control and Big Bird, when the most important issues of the day are deficits, jobs, and quantitative easing.
I understand the desire to want to separate from people who want us to pay for their lifestyle. Conservatives enjoy sex as much as any liberal does, we just believe we are responsible for our choice of contraception. I understand wanting to leave a group that would even consider this to be an issue to base their vote on. There is no doubt that watching videos of people bragging about getting their free Obamaphone are sickening to watch. I understand that it makes no sense to re-elect a President who has sold out our children’s future with debt and our parent’s golden years by raiding Medicare. The entitlement mentality has been a drag on this country but that is no reason to give up hope.
I also completely understand our founders wrote provisions into the Constitution as it pertains to secession for a reason. I get that there are many signs today that those provisions might be the only way to salvage our liberties from the current soft tyranny that we see in DC these days.
I am not saying this isn’t the right approach to take someday. I am saying we are not there yet and we have too many reasons not to give up on the United States of America yet.
First off this past election cycle was not as nearly bad as conservatives think. Obama won by 8 million fewer votes than he did in 2008. Mitt Romney, who was a good and decent candidate, could not really go after Obama’s weak spot which was Obama care and the Congress, which is often referred to as the reflection of America, stayed solidly in the control of the GOP. Is a 2 point loss really worth dividing our Nation over?
Secondly I see secession as a sign of surrender and I for one am not going to give up on my American dream nor am I going to do anything to jeopardize that dream for my children. There is no way a divided America is a safer America. Millions of people around the World still aspire to live as we do. If we give up on our great experiment, they will not fight for their freedoms and tyranny reigns all over the globe. This is not hyperbole, it is the truth. We are still the shiny city on the hill, and we have a responsibility to be that beacon of hope for the rest of the World.
Nothing worth preserving is going to be easy to preserve. We are going to take some serious lumps. In fact it might take an entire collapse and rebirth to save our Republic. If that is what it takes I will be here to help pick up the pieces. After the Walker recall a gentlemen went on TV and cried that Democracy is dead. Conservatives from all over laughed at him. Do not become him. We can save America one election at a time.