Earlier, I did my best to remain upbeat & positive despite Obama’s swearing-in ceremony, marking the start of another 4 years as
dictator El Numero Uno POTUS.
Admittedly, it wasn’t easy.
Thankfully, my family and I are spending the week watching our Special Extended Cut version of ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy, and this particular quote helped put me in the proper frame of mind:
“It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.”
Now don’t misunderstand me: I’m not being Pollyanna-ish about our current difficulties. Only a fool could be aware of any of the following issues and not fear for our country’s future:
- The depreciation of our currency,
- the rampaging debt,
- sky-rocketing Food Stamp use,
- new studies from the Pentagon on “…America’s Violent Far-Right“, (because Conservatives are soooo dangerous),
- coal and natural gas remaining in the EPA’s cross-hairs,
- our continuing foreclosure crisis,
- the continuing cover-up regarding Benghazi
- an education system that is churning out semi-literate graduates like Hershey makes ‘Kisses’,
- & Obamacare acting as a 400′ tall Trojan Horse (w/ Single Payer hiding inside).
As depressingly bad as that list is, it barely scratches the surface of the damage President Big Brother has done thus far.
But good or bad, nothing lasts forever. There’s always hope.
The first and BEST reason to have faith I’ve already discussed. However, there are several additional reasons to be of good cheer, or at least to not start spending all day in your bathrobe:
–People are turning to alternatives to Public Education in greater and greater numbers. Just as competition in markets spurs competition and innovation, so too will it work here. And for the record, I speak as a father of two sons currently being home schooled.
–We’re in the early stages of an energy boom, despite the Obama Administration’s best efforts to cut it off at the knees. Unless his administration manages to outlaw all three (and have no fear, they’re trying), a massive increase in domestic production of shale oil, gas, & crude oil located on STATE lands (not Federal), could completely transform our nation’s energy market for the better.
–We might yet get to the bottom of Benghazi. Hillary recently kicked into “fake indignation” mode when asked about the cause of the Benghazi protests. Sorry, but when a politician is accused of lying, if their reply is some variation of, “I don’t have time for this; I have to get back to my busy schedule of helping the American people“, that usually means…they’re lying (see: Clinton, Bill).
–Interest in Obama’s Inaugural Gala, as well as feelings of optimism following it, were both way, way down this year according to Ed over at HotAir. In practical terms, this simply means all of his lackey’s talk about electoral “mandates” is a bunch of hooey. And that, in turn, will give aid and comfort to the Republicans in the House as they try to gear up for the political battles ahead.
As for further reasons for which to be hopeful, I’ll leave you in the highly capable hands of Mr. Whittle. And remember: