…in the saddle again.

Is America’s freedom at stake? With the election of Obama for a second term, it may very well be.

The loons on the left seem to think that government is the be all, know all, when it comes to their lives. The Rule of Law, along with property rights, gun rights, and the free market itself are in jeopardy now. Socialism is the antithesis of freedom. You cannot have socialism with freedom. It’s impossible. The state runs everything and takes away from those that have to give to those that do not. I fear that with another four years of this, America may not recover from it fully.

Here’s what socialism does to a society:

  • Medical care is universally available but the quality of care declines with each passing year. Ask Britain.
  • Economic decline is inevitable. It’s already on the way down. Are you better off? I’m not.
  • Religious freedom and freedom of speech are suppressed.This is already happening.
  • Groups favored by the government are granted special privileges. Exemptions from Obamacare anyone? Unions and their cronies.
  • Private ownership of firearms is reduced, or eliminated under the guise of combating crime. Assault weapons ban, UN small arms treaty.
  • Personal liberty declines for everyone except politicians and their cronies.

It’s hard to remove socialism once it is the norm. Everyone that gets something from the government teat will continue to vote for it.

I will fight for freedom. It ain’t over yet.

Obama’s Election Seals Our Fate
By Monty Pelerin

The Obama re-election dooms the country. It ensures that his philosophy will be imposed for another four years.

His election ensures the continuing shift away from the Rule of Law, property rights, free men, and free markets. Obama’s vision of how the world works ensures a dire economy until an economic collapse resets everything. The rest of the world, apparently bigger Obama supporters than U.S. voters, will not be immune from the consequences.

The Fundamentals of Progress

Peace and progress are the children of freedom.  The wealth of nations was explained more than two hundred years ago by Adam Smith.  Property rights and markets coordinate behavior in a manner that all are made better off by the pursuit of self-interest.

President Obama’s view of the world is in contradiction to anything that has ever succeeded.  He believes that elites should manage and direct people’s lives.  This fatal conceit, as Friedrich Hayek referred to it, produces failure and misery wherever it is tried.

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