What Is To Be Done: Resolving the Irreconcilable
Look at this map.
Think about what it means -- although to do so, one must make the questionable assumption that a red-county vote for McCain can be interpreted as a vote for less government.
On the other hand, it is a safe assumption that a blue-county vote for Obama is a vote for more and more and more government.
It is also safe to assume, given recent population shifts, that many people are voting with their feet, families, belongings, and wallets to move from the blue counties to the red counties.
Imagine a world where the Federal Government's role was greatly circumscribed by -- I don't know -- how about a list of things that it could do?
Every other function that was not expressly delegated to the Federal Government would be the exclusive domain of the American people and their state/local employee/representatives in the various legislatures and executive branches across the land.
At present, I cannot articulate a rational path from where we are today to that world of limited and largely local government.
But with more and more people awakening to both the scope of October's coup d'etat and its corrupt nature, the FedGov, under both its current lame-duck kleptocrats and its incoming Marxist wealth-redistributors, will not be able to continue business as usual.
Remember -- the FedGov needs to borrow more than $400 billion each year in order to meet its obligations. Bloomberg reports that one analyst sees $1 trillion/year deficits starting in budget year 2009. That article also notes that
"the U.S. budget deficit last month exceeded the shortfall for President George W. Bush's first full year in office, spurred by purchases of stakes of some of the nation's largest banks."
Remember also that the current FedGov debt is more than $10.578 trillion, onto which each year's deficit is added.
Would you take a promissory note from a bunch of deadbeats like the FedGov?
That's what the US Treasury asks the world's investors to do each time it auctions Treasury notes.
What happens when the Treasury Department holds an auction and gets no bidders?
And state governments? Please. They're sunk, even before the FedGov goes Tango Uniform.
What happens in all of those blue counties when all of the Looters (government employee and welfare recipient alike) don't get their checks?
What happens in all of those red counties when the angry and desperate Looters from the blue counties start to swarm across the county line?
Learn where your county stands, then make your plans accordingly.
The average American is going to get a heaping helping of limited, largely local government when the FedGov's creditors decide that it's time to stop serving Uncle Sam.
Alea iacta est.