I am a Constitutionalist, but I am also a realist. I would prefer to eliminate the Federal Reserve, go back to the gold standard, and pull back the government bureaucracy, regulation, taxes and spending. In fact, I would prefer a United States that existed prior to 1913 before Wilson set the wheels in motion to create the social democratic welfare state that exists today. America has dug a hole so big it seems almost impossible to fix it. But I believe it can be done.
Here is the wisdom: it is not going to happen in a single election. It is not going to happen this year or even the next. It may take decades of elections, debate, and informing our fellow Americans to gradually sway the popular opinion of the majority—but it can be done.
This is more than a battle of Democrats versus Republicans. It is a battle against an ideology of government, economics and social values. It is defining what we want as Americans. Many people today focus on the acquirement of things, even if it means extending their credit limit. It is a “give it to me now” society that is reflected in both our people and government.
So what is to be done?
In recent years there has been a push toward a constitutionally pure government. The Tea Party conservatives and people like Ron Paul have created awareness among a growing number of Americans. But I am afraid that there is a pervasive attitude among some of these fellow patriots that it is either all or nothing. Some have said that a vote for Romney is no better than a vote for Obama. Is that really true? One it the fast track and the other the slow track to insolvency. (by not eliminating the Fed) But the country is not ready for a sudden reversal. It will take time. It took the left about one hundred years of patiently waiting to get where we are today. Should we not be patient and careful as we try to save our country? Why can’t we use faith and prayer and hard work, do our best to awaken the American spirit among our people? The polarizing effect of Obama will only strengthen this awareness as people begin to see the errors of Socialism.
If Mitt Romney were to be elected, (He's the most likely to get the GOP nomination.) he said he would take action to repeal Obamacare. He would also loosen the federal government’s hold on small businesses and create an environment to help revive the economy. These are big steps to reducing the size of government. Realistically, Ron Paul does not yet have the support to win. But when the country is ready, someone like Ron Paul will step forward and lead us back to true liberty.
Don’t lose hope! We may not win the battle, but we can still win the war.