(with apologies to C. S. Lewis)
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
I was inspired to make this brief post by one of Bob’s comments over on PoliNation about “our collective depression,” and also by some of Chrissy’s messages of prayerful encouragement there and GFC’s here. I’m afraid my very few comments this week, which were all of a cynical nature, may have contributed to discouragement in some. I don’t want that. In fact, I want to make it clear to anyone who cares that I am anything but depressed over the election of this last week, and I’d encourage everyone to resist any such hopeless thoughts. I’m sure I’ll continue to make cynical comments about what’s been done to the good people of this country, but inside, I feel nothing but peace and hopefulness; yes, even joy.
You see, nothing unexpected has happened here. We all knew last year that there was little political hope of a Romney victory for various reasons. Over the summer and fall we permitted ourselves to be persuaded that Romney had a real chance, and we were right to be so persuaded. He surprised us all and put up a good fight – an outstanding fight. But that doesn’t change the fact that America has reached the tipping point that Karl Marx predicted, that all democracy eventually devolves into mob-ruled socialism at best, and totalitarian oligarchy at worst. We reached the tipping point when the populations of the urban areas of the country, which are overwhelmingly controlled by liberals (even the polling procedures and policing of polls themselves) began to outnumber the more rural conservative regions of the country. There will be no going back from this. So, whether or not there was widespread election fraud or not (there was), it doesn’t matter.
We have lost this fight and the America we loved is dead, but if we persist in our anger beyond the election day aftermath, we are just proving that we put too much hope in a political solution to our problems, and there was never much hope there, ultimately. Let us not be deceived in that way. Chrissy and GFC and others are right to find their hope in prayer and in the ultimate hope of eternal life after this one. They have done a good job of expressing that, and we have been encouraged by it. But I would propose that we have even more hope than that! We have hope of something wonderful here on earth before we enjoy the last hope of the condemned, which is still a rich hope.
The world changed on Tuesday. I felt it in that moment when Ohio was called and the anger and outrage swept over us all, because after the wave passed, there was only relief. I felt relief because a great weight was lifted off my shoulders; and God, in his mercy, made that relief unequivocal and complete. Like many of you, I have sworn, under oath, several times, to protect the Constitution of the United States, and her people. That oath had no expiration date as long as the Constitution and the Republic endured, but over the last four years, that oath has become an enormous burden. Oaths are easy while the Lord and Lady are pure, but when he is a tyrant and she is a whore, they become burdensome, indeed. I swore that oath with all my heart, and I would never have failed to fight for even the idiots who voted for Obama the first time, though to die for them and a piece of paper that few of them cared for, would gall me. But matters have all changed now, haven’t they?
The people have made it clear that they care nothing for the Constitution itself, and more importantly, when all three branches of our government clearly and officially abandoned their Constitutional duties and their leaders abandoned their own oaths, the people responded with a resounding “AMEN!” That amen echoed throughout the entire country and the world the moment that Ohio was called for Obama. Did you not hear it? If Romney had not put up such an outstanding fight and forced all good Obamunists to turn out, in many cases admittedly voting multiple times, it would not have been so decisive. The claim is that Obama had an edge in the popular vote of two and a half million American voices. Goodness. If the man who has never met a Constitutional restriction he could endure, were only voted into office once by an ignorant electorate, then it would not have been so decisive. But decisive it was. Blessedly so. There is no more Constitution. It has been wholly repudiated by the firmly expressed will of the people. Our own oaths are now null and void, whether we want them to be, or not. We are free. And it’s a good thing, because there is much to do.
Yes, we are finally free of that wonderful, sacred and burdensome oath, and we no longer have any sworn responsibility to protect or remain here with out Democrat brothers and sisters. It is no longer our fight, and they are not our charges any longer. That does not mean that we, that is, we patriots, may not still freely decide to remain and fight for a new republic – to secede from what’s left of the Union, or go Galt, or to declare war on the usurpers in the name of all who have shed blood for us, or even to do nothing at all, if it’s our choice. But whether people decide to flee or stay, they now may do so with complete freedom and moral justification, though either way, they will have to pay the price of their choice, and I fear that this newly confident regime will make it a very dear price for all of us. Let us make that sacrifice joyfully, whatever happens.
Living in interesting times can be a curse, but it can be an extraordinary blessing as well. Bring it on. Fear not. When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote Frodo’s words about wishing he’d never lived to see such times, he knew what Frodo felt like, since some of those words were written under the wail of air raid sirens. Let us respond as Gandalf does, and make a good story of it, at least, for our grandchildren. The bigger their eyes when they hear the stories, the better for us.