Friday, 2 November 2012

Tuesday is the Day of Damocles

The assembly of words that can be put as an epitaph on the tombstone of every great nation, kingdom, empire, or Republic:

In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.”
― Edward Gibbon

A curse on Sam Donaldson's faux Angora Goat
Ranch that he used to generate excessive tax
write-off.   And, a curse on the government
that feels compelled to take money from
the citizenry by force of arms and threat
of imprisonment, in order to feed  the
children that do not belong to the
taxpayer, but rather to the
tax consumer.

    Every OROG knows that this is a crucible point.   The takers are going to be outnumbering the givers in this nation within moments.   From that point on, we shall go the way of Greece, Argentina, and every welfare state presently found on the globe or in the annals of history.  The nation will change from the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave" to the land of the safety net and the home of the participation trophy and baby mother.

    Even with Mr. Romney there will be problems.   He is a "reasonable Republican" who wants to rescind and then improve the Hillary/Obama Socialised Medicine Initiative.   He would think that the idea of closing down FEMA, the Departments of Education, Health and Human Debris, Interior, Commerce, Energy, Homeland Security, the EEOC, the EPA, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Veterans' Affairs, FmHA, FHA, as a start....along with the complete and immediate privatisation of the Social Security Administration  and Medicare  Program with participants being given title to their own accounts.....might be a little radical.

     He might not like the Department of Defense being renamed the War Department, and he might resist re-establishing the United States Coast Guard as an independent free standing service.
     Please understand that my intent in closing the Veterans' Affairs Department is to reform the issue to internalise the care of Veterans within their Uniform group.   Army guys go to the Army Veterans, Navy and Marines to the Navy Veterans, etc.   Less efficient, more effective.
    If Romney can pull this off on Tuesday, and we sense that he will, we shall still need to wrestle with him.   We can take a little encouragement in the fact that he has a solid catechism and a keen intelligence and a good heart.  We notice that he has many rightwing crazies within his closest choirs and acolytes.....lots of poofy moderates, but lots of solid Adam Smith and Friedman types as well.
We commend the outcome to the Arbiter of the affairs of the human race and this Creation.
El Gringo Viejo