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Well, the election is over and of course, many of us on the right are wondering what the heck happened.

Everything pointed to Romney winning in a landslide.  Everything was wrong.

On November 7, many of us woke up feeling like we had been hit by a Mack truck.  And, then, of course, the “experts” all had their theories on what happened. There were several ideas offered.  Then, there were the apologists who said we had to compromise our stance on several issues.

I spent a great deal of time trying to understand what happened.  After all, what good does it do us if we don’t learn something from our experiences?  I turned off commentators and the news channels.  I wanted to really think about it on my own.  And a few days after the election, I had an epiphany.

The question kept haunting me, everything I know about history, everything, pointed to a decisive Romney victory, so why did he loose?  All I’ve ever learned about US history told me that he should have won.  History shows us patterns and for some reason, this election didn’t fall into that pattern.  Why?  Why did this election fail the history I’ve come to trust?

Then it hit me.  Hard.  Very hard.

The reason I didn’t understand what happened, the reason why the “experts” didn’t understand what happened, is because we were all looking at US history.  The answer to this election is not to be found in US history.  You’ve got to look at European history.  That’s where we will find our answers.  That’s the history we have to look at.

See, the way I see it, we figured the people in this country would care about the same things they’ve always cared about, hence, look at US History to see how it would turn out.  But, we didn’t realize that what people were looking for changed.  It wasn’t about freedom and liberty anymore.  It wasn’t about keeping the US strong and a superpower.  It wasn’t about preserving capitalism.  No, instead, this election was about “me.”  No, not me, but the “me” attitude.  It was about entitlements and what people thought would improve their individual situation.  People showed they cared more about themselves than their country.

Sadly, the people of this country chose to worry only about themselves, and not about the country as a whole.  And, as I thought about it more and more, I realized our country was no longer the country I thought I knew.  But, instead, it was more like Europe.  We are making many of the same choices now that many of the people in Europe did generations ago.  That’s not being a sore looser, that’s just looking at facts.  Our country now mirrors European history much more than it does US history.

Then, I realized something else:  I need to learn more about European history!

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I gave up on this blog a while ago, as you can easily tell by the date of my last post.  Mostly, I just had a lot of things competing for my time, and this was not on the top of my priority list.  I still have a lot of demands on my time, but I’m managing them much better.

Anyhow, I’ve been thinking for quite a while that I should resurrect this thing and use it for what I originally intended it for.  I’ve had so many thoughts lately swirling around in my head, mostly about politics.  What can I say?  That’s just how I’m wired.  I just need a place to get it all out.

Alright, topic number one:  Being a hateful republican.

So, here’s where I am at.  I am sick and tired of people saying that I am racist, homophobic,  anti-old people, anti-young people, anti-healthcare, against the poor, hateful and tyrannical, and let’s not forget that I obviously hate the planet.  I’m sure I missed some, but you get the point.

I really need someone to explain to me how being a conservative, a republican and someone who identifies with the TEA party makes me any of these things?  Because last time I checked, I’m not.  I’m really tired of being endlessly bashed just because I want a smaller, more responsible government.  It’s quite absurd, really.

Honestly, there comes a point where I just have to say enough is enough!  I’m sick and tired of sitting back and allowing people to label me this way.  And, I’ve found, when I ask people to explain it to me- to explain to me why they believe those things, they can’t.  Explain any logical reasoning behind their claims.  There is simply no evidence.  It’s simply liberal talking points and very untrue stereotypes.  It’s sad, really, that this is what we’ve come to.  The left really feels the only way to accomplish their radical goals is to dupe the country into believing that those of us on the right are full of hate and vitriol.  Because, really, who wants to be associated with people who hate?  It’s a basic fear tactic.  If they call people racist or homophobic or something similar in nature, others will not want to join them. Well, guess what, just because I disagree with the President’s policies doesn’t make me a racist.  It makes me someone who disagrees with his policies.

Here’s my message for the left:  Frightening people away by labeling us racists and such will not stop the truth from coming out.  Facts are facts.  And, the fact is, in countries where liberal policies are tried, they fail.  That’s a fact.  Look at Greece.  Look at France.  Look at Spain.  Heck, Western Europe is in a HUGE mess and it is because of the failed liberal policies of entitlement they have enacted across the continent. And by liberal, I mean socialist, because, let’s be honest here, that’s what it is.  When you take from one to give to another, you have socialism.    You cannot force charity and that’s what many of these entitlements are doing.  Take from some (notice how those people aren’t given a choice as to whether or not they want to help) and give to others.  Socialism, baby.  Wouldn’t Marx be proud?!

Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

I know the hate mongering from the left won’t stop.  In fact, it’s likely to just get worse.  Let them label me whatever they will, but, I can, and will, combat those lies with the truth.  I refuse to sit back and be lied about any longer.  I know who I am and what I believe, and I will stand up for those things which I believe to be right and true.

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