I was so wrong. My first hint that things were not likely to go in favor of the GOP was watching a few clips of Candidate Gov. Romney at some campaign rallies. He did not have the energy he had when it looked like he would win and I wondered "does he have internal polling showing that his campaign was in trouble or is he just tired?" Neither was a good sign. Then along came Hurricane Sandy...which according to President Clinton was the reason Obama won. Regardless I was wrong.
So what do I think the re-election of President Obama and the continual control of the Senate by the democrat party means? Well, first I think America has turned the corner were more americans believe that Government spending and regulations is the solution to all their problems instead of their own Solutions, Ingenuity, Hard Work, Resilience, and Responsibility. Secondly, I think a majority of americans have come to Trust in Government rather than Trust In God. Thirdly, liberal politicians hae successfully convinced people that they can get Government benefits ("largess from the public treasury" as Touqueville stated) with no cost to themselves, their families, or their children, thus those who benefit from those benefits are afraid to vote against the party who will continue, maintain, and possibly increase those "freebies." Fourth, a majority of americans voted for their own selfishness, instead of for the future welfare of the country and their own children and grandchildren's economic wellbeing. Fifth, most americans agree that our biggest economic problem is government spending that is higher than our current tax level, thus increasing our nations indebtedness, which will be paid back eventually with higher tax rates on us and future generations. But regardless of this realization a majority of americans voted to re-elect a President and Congress who has spent more "borrowed" money than any President and Congress before, almost doubling our national debt in four years.
My concern going forward: now that President Obama does not have to run for re-election and has a liberally controlled Senate to support his agenda it will be extremely difficult for conservatives to slow, let alone stop, our country's steep slide into a socialist state. If conservatives are unable to rally the american people against an increasingly socialistic, liberal, statist agenda, the ability for americans to have the liberty to pursue economic endeavors free from government intervention will be a thing of the past. The ability to live life freely without government interveening in every minutiae of life will be a thing of the past as well (think government regulation of health issues...can't have a large soda, or can't eat a crispy creme donut because it might make you too fat which is unhealthy).
Having read the constitution many times as well as the Federalist papers, I honestly believe our founding fathers would be ashamed of the america we have voted into being as opposed to the america they envisioned.
Do I think it is the end of the America we have known and loved; an America built on Freedom, Liberty, and Equal Opportunity; maybe, maybe not, but I know I will continue to advocate, encourage, promote, and fight for an America based on a Constitutional Representative Republic that stands for the Freedom to pursue Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness through the equal opportunity to achieve all that a citizen can through hard work. I will also continue to profess the need for our country to base its laws, freedoms, justice system, etc. on a solid Judeo-Christian value system (with out which self-government will fail).
Our Conservative priorities need to be: Pursue God, His Kingdom, and Wisdom. Value Life, Freedom, Faith, and Liberty. Vote our Values. And continue to fight the good fight for our countries