"Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." – Barry Goldwater
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 marks the first crucial step we have to make to take back the U.S. Constitution, which from the very inception of the Obama Administration has been maligned, mocked, molested, abused, and brutalized. There is no more formidable shrine of liberty than represented jointly by both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Casting your vote in any election is one of the most fundamental steps we can take to galvanize and fortify that much needed defense. So get out there and exercise your responsibility of citizenship and cast your vote. Take your family, take your friends, take your neighbors. Offer your assistance to anybody who needs it to facilitate that person's going to the polls.
Senator Goldwater may have gotten the short end of the Johnson landslide in 1964. But there is hardly any doubt that the spark of conservatism ignited by that campaign smoldered into the Reagan landslide in 1984. Likewise, the blatant disregard of protocols of civility so eloquently showcased in the processes leading up to the enactment into law of ObamaCare had awakened the fire in the belly of Americanism.
So after the polls are closed, the votes are tallied, doubtful results litigated, after the electoral dust settles we can regroup and recalibrate our bearings to take stock of how far ahead have we advanced the cause of liberty. After the Murkowski's the Castles and the Crists of the world have had vented their last lament of entitlement denied, or God forbid, hurrah for vanity absolved as the case may be, we can once again be at peace with the reality, no matter how harsh may be, that elections always have consequences. And some of them may not be to our liking.
But as I had repeatedly pointed out elsewhere, any and every national polity always deserve the leadership they get regardless of the means by which they had gotten it, or the errors that happened unto them. Electoral accidents can happen and the same process which brought us the detestable Al Frankin, Barney Frank, etc. also brought as the venerable Daniel Patrick Moynihan. We just have to endeavor to assure ourselves that a next cycle would still take place.
Electoral shortcomings as the nation obtained in the ascendancy of Barack Obama, is not the worst thing that can happen to a country. There is always the next election cycle to look forward to and work for.