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Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's for the Love of Country Thing

Dear America,
"The growth of the intellect 
is spontaneous in every step.  
The mind that grows could not predict the times, 
the means, the mode of that spontaneity.  
God enters by a private door into every individual.  
Long prior to the age of reflection 
is the thinking of the mind.  
Out of darkness 
it came insensibly 
into the marvelous light of the day..."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's Sunday in America...and we are anxiously awaiting the next 48 hours.

If I only had one sentence to sum things up, it would be this: America is about to choose between liberty and tyranny.

And just the idea of it, the magnitude, gives me a headache.  

no really, and it's a real humdinger, too....

San Diego is sitting under a high pressure system, it's warm and dry and on the verge of another Santa Ana  --- so initially, it is easy to blame my condition more upon the weather.   But after speaking with my mama -- when the two of us quickly factored in the realities of the high pressure conditions of the election --  we've arrived at the assumption the entire country is probably popping the Tylenol, the Advil, the Bayer, the Aleve at this point...whatever fits your fancy.  And isn't it just marvelous how we have so many over-the-counter drugs of choice...remember when we just had aspirin?  Personally, my vice is just loads of caffeine, straight up...and if I could take it intravenously, I would.

So on both counts, allow me to turn our attention to something that perfectly suits the moment.  From Mark Levin's, Liberty and Tyranny By Levin, Mark R. (Google Affiliate Ad) --  he asserts a few "anthropological realities" of man:

"In nature, man's progenitors were almost never the fastest, strongest, most agile, deadliest, or toughest creatures in any situation.  Moreover, man had little in the way of innate protections against climate extremes and naturally occurring threats to his existence.  What differentiated man from the rest of the animal kingdom as, in part, his ability to adapt his behavior to overcome weaknesses and better master his circumstances."

Of course, Levin continues here, directing the sound argument in favor of personal property -- recognizing the acquisition, possession, and profiteering through what is considered 'property' is "endemic to human nature and survival," and generally speaking, this one thing tremendously improves the quality of life.

In addition, as human beings, we are given the necessary intelligence to learn from our past, recognize our mistakes, fix the errors of our ways, and thereby use this natural intelligence to strengthen our communities, pop a pill to relieve ourselves of a nasty migraine...and every four years, we get to change our minds and ultimately effect the direction of the entire nation.   It all boils down to an "anthropological reality" -- man's "ability to adapt" to "overcome weaknesses" and "better master his circumstances."

Levin intelligently, and methodically, concentrates on the differences between "originalists" -- those of us fully supportive of the Constitution, and the "statists" -- those who fully support it's destruction.  And if you allow me to linger on this for just a moment longer, let me share one more thing from L and T:

"[the statist, Cass Sunstein's "realism" ]...He creates the false choice between anarchy (where there are no laws protecting the individual, private property, and contracts) and tyranny (where the sovereign alone arbitrarily grants fundamental rights, including property rights).  Having declared the sovereign paramount to God and nature, and having delinked liberty from the property, the individual must rely on the government for his sustenance.  Of course, history shows that man will starve and freeze if he relies on the government for his sustenance -- and surrender his liberty as well."
Here's something more on that --

Wish we had time to compare Hungarians -- between a Thomas Peterffy and a George Soros (Schwartz, as they say, back in the homeland).  But, in consideration of time and space and the migraine, we'll have to save that for another day, another two cents.

"there is no hope, no freedom, no pride of achievement
...the nation became poorer and poorer."
Thomas Peterffy
Founder of Interactive Brokers
and the guy who approved and paid for the ad

Socialism, Marxism, Statism... the Redistribution of Wealth -- property, liberty, independence.... is not what we do, Mr. President.   And history proves, it does not work.  America -- and everything she stands for -- simply cannot survive in liberty with a boot to the neck on self-reliance, personal responsibility and duty, invention, innovation, property acquisition, income, expansion and abundance of every kind. 

Words from a locker room earlier today:
"I mentioned before the game that you guys were living in vision, and you weren't living in circumstances," Pagano said.
"Because you know where they had us in the beginning -- every last one of them. But you refused to live in circumstances, and you decided consciously, as a team and as a family, to live in a vision. And that's why you bring things home like you brought things home today. That's why you're already champions, and well on your way.
"I've got circumstances -- you guys understand it, and I understand it. It's already beat. And my vision that I'm living is to see two more daughters get married, dance at their weddings, and then hoist that Lombardi [Trophy] several times.
"I'm dancing at two more weddings, and we're hoisting that trophy together, men."

How's that for a little inspiration?  It's via Coach Chuck Pagano, of the Indianopolis Colts --  who happens to be living with Leukemia, with every intention on decimating it, and going on to dance at two more weddings.

The differences between the two candidates are many; how anyone is still "undecided" is beyond me.

But coincidently [and unintentionally highlighting how the silly ramblings of my migraine mind works] Pagano quite possibly best describes the mindset of the two realities before us:
  •  one candidate is stuck on circumstances...what got us there, who got us there, and how buried we are, as a whole, by them -- and to that end, just how much more THIS government needs, wants, four more years to fix it; 
  • while the other, stands with firm reliance on our founder's vision for America, and celebrates the greater good and the wealth of vision inside each and every one of us to work together to decimate debt, eliminate regulations that bind, cut through bureaucracy and get to the other side -- a place where wealth, property, abundance, security, peace, happiness lives -- a place where hard work and business and duty and risk taking is cherished, if not totally, unapologetically rewarded.

It's called living in the vision, not our circumstances.

It's called bucking up and doing our part -- sharing in the responsibility and duty to care for America as a team.

It's called self-reliance, individually and collectively, with all of us wearing the same colors.

The mantra from Obama continues to champion the same old line, "everybody needs to play by the same rules."   

Indeed, Mr. President, indeed.
For that is the precise framework of our founders; 'playing by the same rules' was the lens through which our future was made in the day to day, by all walks of life, equally walking in the vision in the pursuit of happiness and the American Dream.  This kind of vision was seen clear around to the other side of the world, it was so strong -- and likewise, it attracted the whole world to our shores.

"Freedom is never more 
than one generation away from extinction. 
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. 
It must be fought for, protected, 
and handed on for them to do the same. " 
Ronald Reagan

It's the difference between INDEPENDENCE and dependency.  
It's the difference between liberty and tyranny.
This is a vote for the LOVE of Country, folks.  It's just that big.  [Or  -- ew -- is your vote the best revenge?]

And fancy that and imagine my surprise,  my headache is gone.  and kudos to the cathartic process of writing all  our fears and insecurities down on blog.

Oh, and just before parting ways for the day.... and just cuz I would hate to lead you on....this post is going in the "likely" column -- meaning, it's projected to be my last entry until the day after the election.  Having said that, some inside polling begs to differ, and makes it appear more like a "toss up"  -- but it's really hard to tell.  It's just that close...

...either way, may God Bless You, and yours,  and these United States of America.

Make it a Good Day, G

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