Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Election Results 2012: Thoughts From A Utah Mormon

This time, I got it wrong. Based on historical evidence, given the state of the economy, I thought Mitt Romney would defeat Barack Obama. I felt Romney would win by a landslide in the popular vote and squeak by in the Electoral College. When Romney lost Ohio and Virginia and was behind in Florida, it was clear: America has forever changed.

We are clearly a divided country but that division will forever move left.

Republicans have lost five of the last six popular Presidential elections. This trend will unlikely change. The nation has become a statist nation, where entitlements rule. With more and more people becoming dependent on the government either through welfare programs or employment, little will change this.

Race again played a big role in this year's election. Whites have become a minority in the sense that all other races together surpass whites in numbers -- blacks, Hispanics, Asians, etc. Republicans have not been able to craft conservative messages that will be understood and accepted by these groups.

Statism begets more statism. Those dependent on the state know where their bread comes from -- even if they really don't -- and they will not consciously discard what they believe to be a good thing. That's why the "tax the rich" dogma appeals today and it has for centuries.

America has changed these past four plus decades, and not for the good. Wholesome values and morals are scarce. Self-responsibility and living within one's means, are diminished. Consumerism and the what's-in-it-for-me attitude are the rule.

History clearly has shown us that most great nations are destroyed from within. Obama's remarks during his victory speech may sound good but they are implausible in the country we have allowed him to devolve us into:
It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.

Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.
As I read The Book of Mormon this year, I could not help but notice the parallels of those degenerate societies to what we have today.

The premise in Atlas Shrugged is looking rather prophetic.

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