By now you’ve heard a few dozen different theories on what this election is about. I’ll break it down for you, but I’m going to use the words of a very famous Constitutional scholar:
“If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress…. Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited Government established by the people of America.”
Sound familar? Those are comments made by the primary author of the Constitution, James Madison. He said this during a debate about a bill being considered to subsidize cod fisherman. Apparently, some politician was arguing that this subsidy would fall under the General Welfare clause and Madison objected to the use of that language to justify the measure. In doing so he objected to the very Federal Government we have today.
THIS is what the election is about. The current administration has taken an already out of control government and put it in overdrive. Towards the end of the Bush administration, the American public was beginning to get fed up with this situation. When Obama started enacting his agenda, the Progressive agenda, the Big Government Statism that Madison objected to a couple hundred years ago, the American people were motivated to action.
Seriously, go read the whole thing. RB breaks it down and lays it out for you. This election is one step towards reversing decades of the same kind of progressive growth in government that Madison was warning us against.
On October 22nd, I wrote this post about voting a straight ticket. That’s just what I did just moments before writing this post. It was the first time in 16 years that I’ve voted straight ticket, and only the second time in a voting history that I started in 1980. I implore you to do the same thing. Don’t let even the “good guys” in the Democrat Party get back into office until they clean their own house and return their party to the mainstream it was in the decades after World War II. That’s not the party of Harry S. Truman or Jack Kennedy anymore. That’s the party of Karl Marx and Eugene Debs.
Democrats need to be taught a stern lesson, and RB’s post beautifully explains why. The center-right majority that rules this country needs to rise up today in ways that destroys the media narrative. We’re not angry. We’re not frustrated. We’re not scared. We’re not stupid. We’re not peasants. We’re determined to take the first step towards getting our country back. And the best way to do that is to make the Democrats take their party back.
And if you haven’t already, go make the Crimson Red Tsunami happen.