I know a lot of you are in shock with the results of the election. In the Peter Morrison Report, one of my continuing themes is that the problems America faces demographically are becoming more and more intractable. I kind of expected this to happen, though like a lot of you I was hopeful over the last few weeks.
The root of the word “patriotism” is the Latin word for father, and I would compare the emotional hurt washing over the conservative movement to that of caring for an aging parent with a degenerative disease. You know how the story is going to end, but it is very painful every step of the way as you see it happen.
On Tuesday America took one more step towards the abyss.
I cannot blame the Romney campaign for the loss. In the debates, Romney mostly held the line on taxes, immigration and other issues. [VDARE.com: We disagree!] Some may have felt that he was the lesser of two evils, but he was a lot lesser of an evil than McCain in 2008.
It's a shame, because Romney was probably the smartest person to run for President since the Founders, and if he would have continued his data-driven approach to management in government, he could have done a lot of good. In the America of 2012, being successful and smart can unfortunately be a political liability, not an asset.
Romney is a numbers guy, and so we now know he was absolutely correct when he stated behind closed doors that 47% of the nation was automatically against him because of government dependency; Obama only needed a few "useful idiots" to deliver the election.
I think Romney saw the polls last week and decided on a risky strategy of playing for Pennsylvania as his only way out. Just as it was 149 years ago, the fate of the nation was decided in Pennsylvania. The Romney campaign may be remembered as the Pickett's Charge of the conservative movement, a last desperate effort to stave off the cruel arithmetic of superior numbers overcoming principle and valor.
On Election Night on Fox News, the Bush-Rove wing of the Republican Party was on the air pointing fingers at Romney's immigration policies as the cause of his loss. This is false because Romney and McCain both did about as well among Hispanics despite McCain being the biggest immigration panderer to the right of Ted Kennedy.
It is amazing, however, to see the Cheap Labor Lobby attempt to squeeze out one last ounce of profit as the Republic burns. The simpler explanation is that many members of minority groups are simply racist against the party most white people happen to vote for.
Take Asian Americans, for example. If any group should be Republican, it should be this group, as they earn more money and pay more in taxes than white Americans. They, along with whites, bear the brunt of Affirmative Action policies; Barack Obama is the living personification of why their kids have to score 200 points higher on the SAT to get into the Ivy League. Yet, exit polls revealed they voted about 70% for Obama.
It would be nice for Republicans if the facts were different and we could build a multi-ethnic, colorblind, conservative America, but the evidence is quite to the contrary.
If we can take comfort in anything, it's that the debt and spending binge of the federal government cannot go on forever. If something cannot go on forever, at some point it must stop.
Like the remainder of Lee's army after Gettysburg, it is our duty to keep fighting to the bitter end, in hopes that Providence might shine upon our cause before it is too late. We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic.
And therein lies our opportunity. For the liberals are at war not with just the conservative core of this country, but rather with God and Nature. You simply cannot, in perpetuity, take more and more people out of productive work and onto the government dole. Just as the Soviet Union fell, and Rome with its bread and circuses fell, this government will fall, and a remnant of the American people may, with God's help, redeem some portion of our founding vision.
In probably the most unintentionally Orwellian lyric in country music, Lee Greenwood sang "the flag still stands for freedom, and they can't take that away." Lee was right about that, but it's cold comfort when "they" can take away everything else.
"They" re-elected Obama on Tuesday. He is their President.
And we must admit to ourselves at some point, it is now their country. Just as Scotland is currently contemplating her own independence from Great Britain, it is time for the more conservative a.k.a. American parts of this country to consider whether this sacred union is really quite so sacred anymore.
Countries all over the world, like the Baltic States and the Czech Republic, have been, over the last 20 years, securing amicable divorces as the most humane way to settle fundamental cultural differences that lead to the type of governmental paralysis and partisan division we see in America today.
The bond between a husband and wife is sacred. National borders, once they have exhausted their historical purpose, are not.
In this respect, Texas can lead the way. Texas was once its own country, and many Texans already think in nationalist terms about their state. We need to do everything possible to encourage a long-term shift in thinking on this issue.
Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states, and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years.
In the near term, we have very important battle coming up for the Texas House Speaker. Joe Straus is once again being challenged by a true conservative. If voting is the best revenge, the low turnout of an off-year Republican primary will offer many opportunities for payback.
Peter Morrison (email him) is a businessman living in Lumberton, Texas with his wife and four children. He served on the Lumberton ISD School Board from 2007-2010 and is treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party. He says "I believe deeply in the principles of limited constitutional government, the sanctity of life and that our state and nation should be run under Thomas Jefferson's principle of ‘Equal Rights for All, Special Privileges for None.’" This article is from his free newsletter, which features commentary about current events of interest to Texans—sign up here.