No Bullying"This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. Power has been trapped, abused, and exploited by Democrats. Go to the ballot box and put an end to this abusive relationship."
So said P.J. O'Rourke about the mid-term elections in 2010. While many talk about spending and the harm we are doing by saddling our children with immense debt, that spending is just a symptom of the real problem. We must break the abusive relationship with Big Daddy Government and not just cover up some of the painful bruises with makeup.
The mid-term elections were a start, but not enough. We need our 'Burning Bed' moment to put an end to the decades of government abuse that has put America on the precipice on which we are precariously balancing on one entitlement saddled foot.
You see, for decades, Democrats have sought to keep people down by making them feel powerless and by making them feel lesser. By encouraging them to shroud themselves in a veil of victim-hood and fomenting an entitlement mentality. By telling us with their sneering contempt that we are too stupid to take care of ourselves and that we are too dumb to handle freedom. They only hit us because they love us; they know what's good for us! They are bullies feasting on power, the same way abusers do. And it has gotten far worse under the Obama administration.
His administration has done nothing but encourage people to believe that they are not good enough and not smart enough. Stupid small town bitter clingers! That we need the government in control of every aspect of our lives and that they are enslaving us because they love us. They are protecting us, from ourselves even. Only they don't; they love the control and the power. There were no unintended consequences, like sky-rocketing insurance premiums of Obamacare. All were intended as they keep the unwashed masses on a short leash, dependent upon the government for everything.
They align with unions to lie and convince people falsely that they are reliant upon them for their very livelihoods. Meanwhile, the best economic stimulus would be the government and its union lackeys getting the heck out of the way.
The GOP, and particularly conservative women or "mama grizzlies," are sort of like the neighbor who will not turn a blind eye to abuse and pretend it doesn't exist because it doesn't affect us. We are the ones who will remove the abuser and help the woman and her children meet their full potential. We will boost her up, not hold her down. We will allow her the independence and the freedom to succeed, or even to fail. On her own.
We are an unconditional support system, even for those who refuse to accept our help yet. We do it for our children and their futures. Our children need to know true freedom, which isn't perfect or necessarily 'fair'; it's just free. They need to know that no one is too big to fail -- and no one is too small to succeed, on their own. Equal opportunity does not mean equal results, nor should it. How can our children meet their full potentials if the government enslaves them and sets limits on what they should aspire to? I mean, "sometimes you've made enough money," right?
That is what this election is about in the big picture. Are we going to remain battered victims or will we end the cycle of abuse? For our children.
This post is part of a weekly conversation with our 5 Moms Matter 2012 political bloggers. To see the original question and what the other bloggers have to say, read Which Issue Is Most Important to Moms in the 2012 Election?
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