My Fellow Americans,
Tonight, we have had a blow to our way of life. Tonight, we have been handed a defeat in the way of capitalism, freedom, military might and economic prosperity. For the next four years, we will live in fear of higher taxes, we will live in uncertainty of our country's security against those who proclaim to destroy us, we will step back and wonder about our hope, our future and what kind of world this will become for our children.
We have heard the news. We have accepted that Barack Obama will become the 44th President of these United States, the greatest country in the world. The greatest country in the history of the world. The greatest economic power in the history of the world. The greatest republic known to mankind. Yes, we stand on different sides of many issues... abortion, lifestyles, war and peace... but we stand as a part of the greatest expirament of a country this world has ever known.
And despite perhaps what might be the hardest and strongest intentions of our new leader, President-elect Obama, we will remain great. In the best of circumstances, we, as the producers and achievers of this nation, will suffer some inconvienence. We will have less disposable income. We will be forced to pay for those who do not contribute to our country, we will be forced into not just tolerance, but acceptance, of all those things that Americans have formerly rejected--socialistic tendancies, class warfare, unwelcome policies concerning issues that have never been scientifically proven.
It is now reported that our House of Representatives and our Senate will have an even higher majority of Democrats and liberals in power, almost to the point where they have a "blank check' to do practically anything they wish, unencumbered by Republican opposition.
Yes, my fellow Americans, this seems as if it might be a dark time for the conservative movement, a movement which represents a belief that YOU can do anything you want, if only the government would get out of the way. The conservative movement, a movement which represents a belief that the taxes you pay are too high, that lower taxes help our economy revive and rebuild. The conservative movement, a movement which represents a belief that unborn children have a right to life, no matter the age, a movement which represents a belief that our military is filled with brave men and woman who protect our rights and our freedoms.
But take heart, my fellow Americans, my Clouds in My Coffee readers (who, by the way, 44 page loads and counting is a record for this page... thank you). Take heart. We are down. But we are not out. You look at Obama TV, aka MSNBC. You watch CNN, aka Clinton News Network. You watch Fox News, which you'd realize is more down the middle than any if you'd pay attention. You feel left behind. You feel screwed. You feel like you've been kicked in the gut, not because a black guy is president, but because an inexperienced, far-left liberal has been elected president.
No, we are not out because we have something that left-leaning Democrats don't have. Faith. Hope. Optimism. You work hard for your money. You have a sense of belonging. You have a belief in the True Messiah. You as conservatives keep a smile on your face, have a sense of peace that the work you do means something, you have a set of core values--life, happiness, joy, faith, love--that you hold to. Never forget this truth... in this world we live in, it is easy to be a liberal. It is challenging to be a conservative.
But you must hold true to those values. DO NOT compromise them. When President-elect Obama tells you that you are sexist, that you are racist, that you are a Jesus lovin', Bible thumpin' homophobe, you smile and reply, "I know what I believe." And then live it out. Because remember, this man who is our next President became so by running a campaign that called upon YOUR values, whether he intends to live them out in office or not.
It is four years. During these four years, life will continue. You will work your job, you will learn in your school, you will go to the park with your children, you will go on dates with your spouse, you will fill up your tank--no matter the price, you will laugh, you will cry, you will love and you will regret. All the things that make up your life will continue in the next four years. It might be a little harder. It might require a little more sacrifice. But just know that The Clouds in My Coffee Blog is here for you.
This blog will never compromise what it is, and the author will never compromise who I am. And I challenge you to do the same. Live. Love. Believe. Hold strong. It might not be as bad as you think. It might be worse than you think. But, tomorrow, the sun will rise. Tomorrow night, the sun will set. And life will continue. As it should.
Clouds in My Coffee
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