Fear for America


I have heard many people, especially here at Hillsdale, say they are afraid for America today. Most of them say this because they fear Obama getting elected. I believe it does not matter who has more votes when the polls close tonight. My fear for America will go on, no matter who gets elected. Things made a change for the worse before any of us, or our parents, were born. Until people in America embrace freedom and realize the coercive state is feeding them nonsense, things will be no better. 


“There was once a dream that was America. And friends, this is not it. This is not it.”


I will leave you with what Anthony Gregory, a research analyst from the Independent Institute, wrote today:

You might think you’re voting against the war or tax hikes, but it will instead be counted as just another voice of unity behind the dictatorial mandates of the chosen leader. There is an awful lot to complain about. If you have fundamental disagreements with American politics, reject the whole system. So long as most Americans are swindled by the promises of mass democracy and distracted by its insanities, we cannot be free. So long as national unity is seen as a goal to be pursued through nationalism and the coercive central state, we will be needlessly divided.

Read the rest of his article:


4 responses to “Fear for America”

  1. Tyler Machovina Avatar
    Tyler Machovina

    Election ’08 “Whoever wins, we lose.”

    I couldn’t agree with you more Chuck.

  2. Jacob Shalkhauser Avatar

    I agree…Canada anyone?

  3. Sean Nelson Avatar

    While our views on these matters typically differ, I can agree with you to some extent. This country is a bloody mess, and it’s going to take more than we collectively have to fix it because our problem is bigger than politics. Our problem is ignorance. Ignorance of race, religion, views, ethics, etc. It’s upsetting to hear you say that some at Hillsdale are afraid because of President Elect Obama.

    Obama, the man who I honestly believe is the best man to unite this country, is not the one to be feared. He is the real thing, and I trust him more than anyone to get things done. Will “people in America embrace freedom and realize the coercive state is feeding them nonsense?” No, but until this country is no longer separated by race, religion, and personal views, and ignorance of such issues is a thing of the past, we can not move forward. Barack Obama is just the start, and I believe that from here on out, things will change.

    Besides, I’m pretty sure that Palin is a total nutcase and if she ever became president I would help fund your Seasteading idea.

  4. Dad Avatar

    After the past months political shenanigans, my outlook on the economy and the fear of over taxation scares me. Barack Obama is not the savior that will unite our country. America did not suddenly turn GREAT on 04NOV2008 when most of the US population lost their minds. America turned her greatness when the 56 men signed a document with a quill dipped in black ink 232 years ago.
    The day after the signing, men with differing opinions, have been trying to change the ideas of our founding fathers ever since. Thank god we have scholars and institutions that are continuing to plow through the BS, and teaching freedom and liberty. A wise man once said: It is not your job to finish the task, but remember, you are not free to stop trying.
    I suppose that it is healthy for folks to disagree. If everyone agreed, there would be no need for a fine college like Hillsdale!

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