It's Time to End the Abusive Relationship With Our Government for Our Kids' Sake

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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Procr... Procrastamom

Surprise!  Another Lori article full of cliches and rhetoric.  Would you at least try to convince anti-conservatives by telling them what your party intends to do for the good of America?  Sheesh, would Romney at least be so kind as to outline his platform? (he's pretty confident though, that if he tells you what he intends to do you won't vote for him, so he's just not gonna tell you until you vote for him).  It's pretty useless of you to just run around screaming "Mama Grizzlies!!" or brandishing your swords to the cries of "Freedom" like freaking Braveheart.

ashjo85 ashjo85

Eloquent and honest.

tnyangel tnyangel

Really? Are you sure? Because the decades of Republicans telling us we should be terrified haven't jaded me or anything. I'm tired of being scared of any of them. I want a third party. I want to vote for wage decreases all accross the government. I want to vote for their benefits to be cut right as they have to pay their own expenses for a change!

I just don't know if my stomach can take a vote for Mitt and I swear to you all if Santorum is my only option for a Republican candidate, I'm going to have to write in Colbert.

Procr... Procrastamom

We are the ones who will remove the abuser and help the woman and her children meet their full potential.

Oh, this is too priceless!  You mean right after you help her by cutting her access to food stamps, health care or the ability to work to feed her children, right?

Whew, Right Wing Comedians are funny, but not in a LOL sort of way.

nonmember avatar Graciesmom

Freedom is NOT free. The election of our current president was the closest we have come to rejecting a government that bullied it's way into wars we could not pay for while concurrently cutting taxes. I personally think entitlements are out of hand but I think we also need to be realistic. Do we really think the fraction of people who abuse entitlements is more dangerous than lobbyists with deep pockets or corporation, excuse me - I mean "people"

LucyM... LucyMom08

This has to be a joke...right? So, as a woman, I should vote Repug to be free? As long as I hand over control of my uterus, healthcare, birth control and personal freedom...oh wait, I'm a woman! I'm supposed to revel in the whole "barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen" thing...this article is so offensive in so many ways, not the least of which is how insulting it is to abusive victims...

nonmember avatar Littlelady

The closest thing our govt has come to actual abuse is forcing women seeking abortions to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound. And that was seen as a victory by some conservative women. So the lesson I am taking is that abuse is ok if the one being abused "deserves it," according to anothers religious beliefs. But if u want to take care of the poor (ironically as instructed by Jesus Christ) that is the real problem. The article is so wrong and twisted in it's attempt to make a weak point.

nonmember avatar H

I love this article!!!! Great job!!!! It is only ok for us to bully people if they are gay, disabled, poor, or not Christian. I think we can all agree bullying rich white men has got to stop!!! I mean, they only have so many milions of dollars to defend themselves with.

nonmember avatar Darlene

Interesting. I have to admit that I am part dem, part rep. Honestly, I want US, American's to come first from our Vet's,
the homeless and the mentally ill. American citizens only. I want our boarders closed. I want no more conflict with the middle east because I don't care they way they live. It is a holy war to them and I don't believe we have the right to bully anyone into a democracy.
Hell, we DON'T truly have one?
Any country in which its own people disagree with their rulling gov must rise up and create their own. Westerners have no business telling ANY country how they should operate or treat their own people.
I don't want to support foregien countries...period.

Procr... Procrastamom

I think we can all agree bullying rich white men has got to stop!!! I mean, they only have so many milions of dollars to defend themselves with.

This is one of the best and funniest lines I have read on the Stir, EVER!  Kudos to H.

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