The photo scan below is of our morning paper yesterday, and is only one half of the entire center spread.
IT’S EARLY HOURS AT THE MOMENT IN SOME PLACES. IT’S MY HOPE THAT BY LEAVING THIS UP AND RUNNING FOR AWHILE, SOME OF YOU WILL SHARE IT WITH OTHERS WHO WON’T HAVE SEEN IT AND WOULD NOT BE AWARE OF IT. THANK YOU.
When Mr Obama promised ‘change’ in 2008, what it turned out he meant was redistribution of income to the have-nots by milking the success of the haves.
By Simon Heffer
America has an enviable choice when it goes to the polls tomorrow. The contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney isn’t just between a Democrat and a Republican: It is between two entirely different visions of the future of the world’s greatest power.
The choice is stark. It is between continuing a journey towards European-style statism and welfarism, which is what Obama is offering if he is re-elected, or reducing the size of the state and encouraging enterprise and individual responsibility, which is at the core of Mr Romney’s programme.
It is also a choice between more social liberalism – such as homosexual marriage – or reverting to a conservatism rooted in Christianity and traditional family values.
This experiment in socialism and welfarism has brought him severe criticism, because it has done nothing to boost employment, growth or stability. The failure of this experiment – in a country that became great on the back of individualism and enterprise – has deeply motivated the Republicans.
Any British politician who voiced the right-wing opinions of someone like the 1940s and 1950s novelist Ayn Rand (who inspired Mr Ryan and who observed that ‘the difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time’) would be hounded out of public life.
The Democrats have sought to do this to Mr Ryan, but his ideas of wealth creation and individualism have millions of supporters still in America.
Those are the people he and Mr Romney are urging to turn out to vote tomorrow.
Because of the clear alternatives, it is one of the most crucial elections in America’s history.
If only we, in Britain, could hope for such a dramatic choice when we next go to the polls.
I’ve been reading a book about the British government system. Yes, you’re screwed.
I just left my polling place. I was #8, it was crowded. I got there at ten minutes to 7:00 and the polls opened at 7:00. When they announced that the poll was open it was a rush to the voting stations. It was crowded, the poll workers were excited (they are never excited) and I kept thinking about this post. I kept thinking “I’m an American and I am one lucky SOB.” God Bless America. God Bless the United Kingdom too. It’s not too late ro rise up and take it back mates. It’s not too late. Cheers!
I hope you are right Gray John, but if the Kenyan gets four more years I fear that the numbers of welfare dependent Democrats will make it increasingly difficult to get anything other than a Democrat government in the future. In Britain this is how the Labour party operate. There are millions of civil service workers and workshy deadbeats to ensure they get re-elected. And even when the right polls more outright votes the way the boundaries are set the socialists can still get more bums (literally) on seats in Parliament.
the way the boundaries are set
Lyndon, I’ve heard that word without paying a lot of heed to it but how does that work here?
Are you saying they change boundaries with each election? Curious to understand how the system works. Thanks.
Jay its not done at every election. There is a “boundary commission” which periodically reviews the boundaries for constituencies. In the past the system was weighted towards city constituencies which favour Labour. The Conservatives wanted a review of the system, but they have to have those wortless opportunist Liberal shits to go along with this in order to get a majority in a vote.
Well after the Conservatives supposedly reneged on their part of the deal the Liberal shit in chief Nick Clegg said he would no longer support this. The system stinks and this piece of human detritus is happy to keep the status quo.
Thanks L. I knew you’d have the answer. This is interesting stuff.
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