“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Monday, November 03, 2008
McCain is the Better Man. May the Better Man Win.
I can understand the blacks lining up to vote for Obama because he is black.
I can understand the students who want to get an education for free voting for Obama.
I can understand those that pay no taxes, wanting a free government check, voting for Obama.
I can understand those who scam the system and get their health care for free by showing up in emergency wards voting for Obama.
I can understand those that send their children to tuition free public schools and pay no real estate taxes voting for Obama.
I can understand socialists, marxists and left wing ideologues voting for Obama.
I can understand those who never were and never will be in the military voting for Obama.
I can understand the self loathing and the losers and victims of society voting for Obama.
I can understand the anti-Christians voting for Obama.
I can understand all those things, but I cannot understand working and middle class Americans, who are none of the above, joining Obama.
If there are a majority of Americans who want to join the losers and takers, then I will accept that the America of lore and legend is gone. These things happen. It is the historic rule rather than the exception.
I will then continue to be a free man and will adapt and live my life and protect myself and my property from those that believe they can take it from me.
May the better man win.