"With respect to the two words 'general welfare,' I have always regarded them as qualified by the DETAIL of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a METAMORPHOSIS of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators." -April 20, 1831 Letter from James Madison (dubbed Father of the U.S. Constitution for his role in drafting of the text; see also The Federalist Papers, published on behalf of the American system as one of limited government of by and for the people of A Free Republic)~
"MODERN CRYPTODESPOTISM, which arrogates to itself the name of liberalism, finds fault with the negativity of the concept of freedom. The censure is spurious as it refers merely to the grammatical form of the idea and does not comprehend that all civil rights can be as well defined in affirmative as in negative terms. THEY ARE NEGATIVE AS THEY ARE DESIGNED TO OBVIATE AN EVIL, NAMELY THE OMNIPOTENCE OF THE POLICE POWER [OF GOVERNMENT], AND TO PREVENT THE STATE FROM BECOMING TOTALITARIAN." -Ludwig von Mises in chapter 21, The Theory of Money and Credit~
Prov. 11:3 - If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?
"About 11 million fewer Americans voted for the two major-party candidates in 2012 — 119 million, down from 130 million in 2008. In fact, even though our population has steadily increased in the last eight years (adding 16 million to the 2004 estimate of 293 million Americans), about 2 million fewer Americans pulled the lever for Obama and Romney than for George W. Bush and John Kerry."
According to McCarthy, "the key to understanding the 2012 election is simple: A huge slice of the electorate stayed home."
"Obama lost an incredible 9 million voters from his 2008 haul. If told on Monday that fully 13 percent of the president’s support would vanish, the GOP establishment would have stocked up on champagne and confetti. To be sure, some of the Obama slide is attributable to “super-storm” Sandy. Its chaotic aftermath reduced turnout in a couple of big blue states: New York, where about 6 million people voted, and New Jersey, where 3.5 million did. That is down from 2008 by 15 and 12 percent, respectively. Yet, given that these solidly Obama states were not in play, and that — thanks to Chris Christie’s exuberance — our hyper-partisan president was made to look like a bipartisan healer, Sandy has to be considered a big net plus on Obama’s ledger. Put aside the fact that, as the election played out, Sandy was a critical boost for the president. Let’s pretend that it was just a vote drain — one that explains at least some of the slight drop in young voters. What did it really cost Obama? Maybe a million votes? It doesn’t come close to accounting for the cratering of his support. Even if he had lost only 8 million votes, that would still have been 11 percent of his 2008 vote haul gone poof. Romney should have won going away...For Americans who think elections can make a real difference, Tuesday pitted proud progressives against reticent progressives; slightly more preferred the true-believers. For Americans who don’t see much daylight between the two parties — one led by the president who keeps spending money we don’t have and the other by congressional Republicans who keep writing the checks and extending the credit line — voting wasn’t worth the effort. Those millions of Americans need a new choice. We all do."
I believe that Mr. McCarthy is off the mark here. I believe that the real key to the election results was culture, language and communication barriers, not whether or not people stayed home.
I still believe that Romeny was a very good candidate, far more reliable and qualified than Barack Obama. More people should have gone out to vote for Romney, but nevertheless that didn't happen and the rest is history.
Apparently the Hispanic vote increased for Obama while the White vote went down very significantly while the Black vote stayed about the same, more or less. Therefore the English language barrier may have played a role in this election as well due to the fact that the Republican party cannot communicate very effectively in Spanish and Ebonics. COMMUNICATION: Culture and language is probably the real key here.
And then of course there was the big Republican get-out-the-vote fail on the technological side of things.. See:
"Anyone who says that economic security is a human right, has been too much
babied. While he [urban man] battles [politically], other men are risking and losing their lives to
protect him. They are [...] fighting the land, fighting diseases and
insects and weather and space and time, for him, while he chatters that all men
have a right to security in it some pagan God–Society, The State, The
Government, The Commune—must give it to them. Let the fighting men stop fighting
this in human Earth for one hour, and he will learn how much security there
"Affluent denizens of our metropolises see no inconsistency in supporting the
Democratic jihad against “greedy
corporations” and “the
rich” while also expecting their every whim to be supplied, often by those
same corporations and successful
entrepreneurs. This is because they are removed from some of the harsher
daily realities of life that confront those who are on the front lines of
economic struggle. They have forgotten thatmankind’s natural
state is povertyand that strenuous, heroic efforts are required to
produce the astounding affluence and abundant paraphernalia of our modern,
affluent lifestyles... Like the ivory-tower academics who enthuse about socialism
because they have never experienced the harsh realities of socialism, so today,
many denizens of our big cities are afflicted with a “metropolitan blind spot”
that causes them to support irrational,
ultimately self-destructive policies. In their urban cocoons, city-dwellers take for granted the abundance and availability of the economic goods that they consume..."
"...Opposing our original conception of government is the liberal jihad, driven by the ideology of socialism, sometimes called The Religion of Humanity or secular humanism. This religion was formalized in the 1789 French Revolution, the same year that our Constitution was ratified.
"Socialism is a secular religion. Like Islamic suicide bombers, liberals are so firmly persuaded that their cause is right, good, and just that they are prepared to go to any lengths necessary to destroy the Judeo-Christian ethic of individual morality and replace it with a rigidly regulated National-State collectivism, of which Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia were extreme examples.
"The religion of socialism is being taught unconstitutionally, at your expense, in public schools and colleges receiving Federal aid. Teaching the religious doctrine of socialism as “scientific fact” amounts to making liberal-progressive-socialism the unconstitutionally established religion of the United States. The way, and it necessarily will be laborious, to stop the liberal jihad is to force schools to present both sides of the story, traditionalist, as well as liberal-progressive.
"Publicly funded schools now teach only the amoral, secular materialism of the socialist religion. Schools no longer present true versions of American history and of our original ideas of civic virtue and personal morality that are historically the substance of Western civilization. Penetrating the shield of socialist teachers’ unions and the politicians whom they help elect is a very long-term project, but a vital one.
"The largest volume of immigration in the nation’s history, both legal and illegal, coupled with liberals’ relentless efforts to destroy America’s original traditions of individual morality, leaves us with no core values and a diminishing will to defend ourselves against foreign enemies."