For several weeks I have been more than a little frustrated. My life, and that of countless millions around the world, but especially in the United States has been altered, damaged (in ways small and large) by the presence of Barack Obama in the White House.
But I cannot forget the words of Theodore Herzl who said “if you will it, it is no dream” (his dream of an Israeli state came true against impossible odds), but now the dreams of many seemed dashed. Yet there is hope, real hope. The election of 2012 was an opportunity to reverse some of the damage this man has caused. For the last four years I have heard people say that they would vote for Daffy Duck over Barack Obama. He has been friendly to our foes and hostile to our friends. And his domestic policy was no better, he is in the process of shedding our beloved Constitution, yet I believe there is real hope.
Europe is frantically failing, and turning away from socialism (even Great Britain is beginning to reject socialized medicine). Russia and China remain bastions of communism, and although they are almost as totalitarian as ever, despite this, even they have begun to realize some of the benefits of capitalism. Now, Reuters reports that private sector jobs have doubled and grew by 23% in 2012 – in Cuba. Even the Castro brothers are beginning to realize that a Soviet-style economy doesn’t work.
Yet, in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama is trying to replace America’s capitalist society with the Marxist fantasy. Mr. Obama pursues a foolish, utopian dream of a 19th pseudo-intellectual whose theories have never worked. It took Russia 70 years to recognize that, and Eastern Europe was tied to these failed theories from the end of World War II until about 1990 when they finally broke the bonds of secular tyranny caused by Marxist theories.
But to return to Herzl. A few days ago we discovered, via Tagg Romney, that his father never wanted to be president. His heart wasn’t in it, and this race needed above all someone who would ‘will the dream.’ But he didn’t. This was/is bad news to a whole lot of people, starting with the real candidates for the GOP nomination for president. I say real because I never considered Gary Johnson and Jon Huntsman serious contenders. The remaining candidates in the primary, love them or hate them, would have had a much better chance without the presence of Romney, and any one of them would have done a far better job than Obama. But ultimately, Mr. Romney was the GOP candidate and he lacked the necessary will to make the dream come true.
I take heart from the words of Theodore Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, who ‘willed the dream.’ I also take heart from the words of Winston Churchill who said “never, never, never, never – in nothing great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
Never. And thus, despite what we have just discovered, the sabotaging of our dreams by a good man who did not share our dreams of a freer America. NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER.