Skip to comments.Election Day: “Forth, and fear no darkness!” (Vid at link)
Posted on 11/06/2012 8:09:01 AM PST by Perdogg
Today is it, folks. The day of decision. After four years of being governed by the most left-wing administration in US History, as well as the most feckless since James Buchanan; after four years of suffering under incompetent boobs (save for their outstanding competence at corruption and cronyism) who treat the Constitution and the Rule of Law like a twenty-dollar hooker; after four appalling years that weakened the nation, abased us before our enemies, and caused hundreds of deaths; after all that, we finally get our say.
Ive been thinking of how to describe my mood this day, a mood of both determination and elation, of standing on the verge of liberation. And it came to me that mere words wouldnt do, but that a film clip (1) would capture it perfectly:
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Arrogantly, this President does not seem to see himself as the U. S. Constitution places him--a temporary employee/servant of "the People," but as some supra-Constitutional figure whose judgments are not to be questioned or challenged.
I'm reminded of John Quincy Adams' remark in his "Jubilee" Address:
"Every change of a President of the United States, has exhibited some variety of policy from that of his predecessor. In more than one case, the change has extended to political and even to moral principle; but the policy of the country has been fashioned far more by the influences of public opinion, and the prevailing humors in the two Houses of Congress, than by the judgment, the will, or the principles of the President of the United States. The President himself is no more than a representative of public opinion at the time of his election; and as public opinion is subject to great and frequent fluctuations, he must accommodate his policy to them; or the people will speedily give him a successor; or either House of Congress will effectually control his power. It is thus, and in no other sense that the Constitution of the United States is democratic - for the government of our country, instead of a Democracy the most simple, is the most complicated government on the face of the globe. From the immense extent of our territory, the difference of manners, habits, opinions, and above all, the clashing interests of the North, South, East, and West, public opinion formed by the combination of numerous aggregates, becomes itself a problem of compound arithmetic, which nothing but the result of the popular elections can solve.
This is a bittersweet day for me. My brother-in-law Walt is voting today. He’s been dead over 20 years. buried in Cook County IL. Bless his soul.
thanks for sharing—loved the video clip. Sat here with tears running down my cheeks at the bravery of the Rohirim warriors.
Very symbolic with the contrast between good and evil, sunshine and shadow.
The author of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was a Christian writer, and a friend of CS Lewis.
I think today he and Lewis would be telling us we battle for good over evil. May God be with Romney/Ryan!
Why not put that on Facebook for all of us to enjoy.
I don’t know how.
heh-heh....you said darkness....