English: A photograph of an engraving in The Writings of Charles Dickens volume 20, A Tale of Two Cities, titled “The Sea rises”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way
in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. (Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens)
We live in historic times! Almost Biblical!
And soon, we shall see how we are to live with our fellow citizens. For the 2012 choice before the voters is one of taking or the one of making. It is a choice on whether you pay your own way or expect someone else to pay!
One thing is certain, there is no free lunch – somebody always has to pay!
Irrespective of who wins the presidency, the work of Patriots is not done. For we have much voter education before us.
Sadly, grudgingly our Republic could survive another four years of crushing regulations, burgeoning bureaucracies, and fettering even more – our already over-managed free-market. HOWEVER, the thing we won’t be able to survive is the idea that someone else can and should pay.
OUR Republic will not stand if half our neighbors think someone else should pay.