What now?

Election day has come and gone, and for many of us the question is “what now?”  Many fellow patriots across this great nation have given their time, treasures and talents to help stop the tide of Socialism. There is no doubt that is where our country is headed. We were defeated last night with a blow that knocked the breath out of us.

With the re-election of Barack Obama, the ominous health care bill will now be implemented. The welfare state has grown, and now taxes will be raised on small business, which is the engine of our country. The entitlement culture is only going to grow in this economy. The unemployment rate is really more than 7.9 % because so many have stopped even looking for jobs. Many companies will now lay off employees because of Obamacare.

Many are asking the question, “what went wrong?” I don’t think we should even go there. The country is completely divided right down the middle. We are now the “Divided States of America” instead of the United States of America. Secular Pluralism has encroached on an entire generation, and the values that I grew up with are now a thing of the past. I am so concerned for my precious twin nephews, who just turned three.  One of the main reasons that I traveled to so many states knocking on doors, making phone calls, and taking twelve hour bus trips was for them.  I want them to have a great future without the burden of debt which now is $50,000 a piece.  I want them to be able to choose their own doctor and health care, without some beauracrat making those decisions for them. I want them to know our Constitution and Declaration of Independence and to know the price our founding fathers paid for their freedom. I want them to be proud to be an American and realize that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian values. And believe me, I will do everything I can to pass on that information to them. They already know about the American flag and call one out each time they see it.

I am now even more concerned for my nephews’ future.  The outlook is bleak right now, but I am going to pray and believe that more and more Americans will wake up and join the fight for freedom and the future of this great nation.  We must turn the tide back of the welfare state and entitlement mentality. The Church and faith-based organizations are the best hope and help for the needy.  Just look at the response from FEMA for the Sandy Storm victims. Yet the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and many other charities have shown up to help.  Glenn Beck sent two huge trucks of supplies and got them there with no problem.

There was a clear contrast in the election.  Mitt Romney is a business man and wanted to help put Americans back to work. He is a problem solver. Barack Obama is for big government and raising taxes. The problem is raising taxes is not the answer. We must stop the spending and cut our deficit. Families and businesses cannot operate for long on a deficit, eventually it catches up. Our country is now in the hole sixteen trillion dollars. This is unsustainable and it will eventually catch up with us also.

Now, please don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that if Mitt Romney won that all of our problems would be solved and the deficit would go away. But I do believe he was the better choice for helping stop the bleeding and getting Americans back to work. He also stands with Israel, the sanctity of life and traditional marriage, all values that are close to my heart.

Our country has taken God out of schools, aborted 55 million babies in the last 40 years, rewarded those who have babies out of wedlock and those who are able-bodied to work, but choose not to. We have called good evil and evil good and then wonder where God is when disaster strikes. God has greatly blessed this nation for the last 235 years.  I am grieved to see how we have not blessed Him many times.

So, back to my question, “what now?” We pray, regroup, reload and get back in the fight. We, who love God, country and freedom are not going away. As for me, as long as there is breath in my body, I will not give up the fight for what our founding fathers sacrificed their lives, fortunes and sacred honor for. To all of my comrades who tonight are in despair and discouraged, take heart. United we stand on our principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Thank you for standing with me shoulder to shoulder. I am thankful for your sacrifices. We may be in the valley today, but as long as there is life, there is hope.