Convention of Statesmen


What if?

The question was posed on Facebook, "What will you do if Barack Obama wins?" I clicked on the person's profile so I could see where they were posting that question from; it was an ex-patriot living in the Ukraine, that bastion of Russian liberty. He mentioned his American friends would be joining him in the Ukraine if Barack Obama won again. All I can say is those people are in for a shock when Vladimir Putin begins the crackdown.

I know the fight for America is hard. Believe me, I know it more than most. But engaged we must remain if we are to restore the republic form of government our Founding Fathers graced us with. The alternative is simply too painful to consider. I'm going to be as plain as I know how to be, abandoning the shores of America is not the answer. It never has been the answer, and never will be, not now. Becoming engaged is the only answer for a true American.

As a Latter-day Saint I often turn to the words of the prophets to get the strength I need to sustain the battle. Harold B. Lee is the one I read the most:
"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail. I have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges.  
"I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through. (Ye Are the Light of the World, President Harold B. Lee, p.350-51)
And this is what I would have you remember. The fight for America is not an easy one, it never has been. Barack Obama and the Democrats have done an immense amount of damage in the six years they've been in charge. Yes, that's right, I said six. The last two years of George W. Bush's administration the Democrats were in control of Congress. Under Barack Obama's and the Democrats' watch America has suffered:
  • Three credit downgrades
  • Falling from #1 to #8 in competitiveness in the world
  • Dropped to #18 in free economies
  • General Motors went from a free enterprise to a government controlled entity with the bulk of its factories being moved to China.
  • A war on religion ensued unlike anything Americans have seen since our European days.
  • Freedom loving, law abiding patriots in the tea party were castigated by the Obama Administration, and the lawbreaking, violent occupy wall street "gimme" folks were embraced as a necessary movement in America.
  • Healthcare costs, instead of dropping by $2,500 as Barack Obama promised, rose by $3,000, per family. Services once approved are now routinely denied; and the Patient Affordable Care Act hasn't even gone into full effect yet. Twenty-one new taxes will hit us in January if it is not fully repealed and true healthcare reform enacted.
  • Barack Obama has added $6 trillion to the American national debt, routinely spending $1.4 trillion more each year, and bring us to a terrifying total of $16+ trillion.
It goes on and on, but I scarcely have the time or space in this single blog post to go over everything that has gone wrong since Barack Obama took office, those above are bad enough. Yes, the Republican elected officials are culpable in the downfall of America, but they have truly seen the error of their ways and are returning to conservative roots. All this is the direct result of the American people not remaining engaged in the process, and then finally becoming engaged again. 

Mitt Romney spoke of the 47% of Americans who do not pay income taxes. And he is correct in this, but I am certain there are at least 8% of those 47% who are hard-working Americans suffering from severe downturns in their economic status. I think the number of 39% of Americans fully engulfed in the entitlement attitude, is a more accurate assessment. As such, those of us fully engaged in the battle for America's republic form of government far outnumber the self-entitled generation mewling for a cradle-to-grave government. The 61% must show up at the polls on November 6 and deliver a resounding defeat to Barack Obama and the Democrats. 

In the meantime, we must educate, educate, educate. Those who believe in a strong sense of self-respect and a strong sense of responsibility, must teach their children, their neighbors, their co-workers and more what being an American is all about. If we do not remain engaged in the political process, making sure our elected officials know we are watching their every move, we get into the mess we're in now. We live in the information age and it simply isn't that hard to pay attention to which legislation is being submitted for consideration. It's available on the government's website (U.S. Senate and House of Representatives) and with a little bit of persistence can be read and understood. Then it's a matter of calling, emailing or texting your elected official and letting them know how you feel, regularly.

Bringing it back around to what began this post, if we all left America because the battle is too hard, only the self-entitled would remain and America would be gone within twelve months. We are not descended of cowards, but of patriots who dedicated their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to this nation. They've fought in the wars, in the trenches of the civil rights movement, in foreign lands on covert operations...and all any of them ask is that we hold the line at home. No, abandoning America is not the answer. Becoming fully engaged in the battle for the Republic is the only answer that can leave an everlasting result that will benefit generations to come.

The words of The Star Spangled Banner speak of that battle for freedom that birthed a nation. It is an anthem penned in the heat of battle and a patriot seeking sight of the American flag still flying in the breeze. So my fellow patriots, don't give up. Don't pack your bags and leave. We are winning this battle by battle, and we will win the war.

Don't let the reports from the mainstream media get you down. Reuters, along with a number of other sites, reported the results of skewed and unskewed polls. In the unskewed polls Mitt Romney was up by 10 points at most, (the Reuters poll reported that one) and 2% at the least (FoxNews reported that one.) That doesn't mean we should stop, it means we redouble our efforts and get the man elected with a decisive defeat of Barack Obama.

On November 6th cast your vote for the freedom of America rather than the restrictions of Europe's socialist democracies. Then we begin taking America back from grasping hands of the socialists who wanted to fell the last bastion of freedom on earth. Reagan's "last best of the earth" will survive and grow strong again. But only if Barack Obama is defeated on November 6th.

So cowboy up, America. We're coming down to the wire here and defeat is unacceptable. The blood of patriots calls out for the preservation of our nation, so let's get the job done.

NOTE: Don't forget to tune in to the first presidential debate on Wednesday, October 3rd. It should be a night to remember, and should definitively help people understand that Mitt Romney is the only clear choice for the situation America finds herself in now.

Copyright 2012. All rights reserved by Candace E. Salima.

What if? What if? Reviewed by Candace Salima on Sunday, September 30, 2012 Rating: 5