Me, that is, not the economy.
I still feel a twinge of denial that the elections really went as badly for the cause of freedom as they did, and that the Nanny State did so well. But there it is, and I must recognize it.
I take comfort only in the suspicions that my countrymen were deceived by a charlatan and a willing media, caught up in the symbolism of it all.
And now there is a great work ahead of me, ahead of us. There are many huge battles to fight.
We must convince the American public that the ideals of liberty, national sovereignty, and freedom of thought are worth more than life itself.
We must convince the American public that it's as wrong to vote oneself money from the Treasury as it is to steal from a neighbor.
We must convince the public that prosperity comes from capitalism, not from the Nanny.
We must convince the American public that we must be one people, with one language and primary loyalty only to each other, not to foreign lands.
We must dismantle the government-run education system. It is far too dangerous to liberty to have the government tempted to indoctrinate, which we have seen it do with increasing abandon.
All of these are hard, because of our own self-doubt and the easy smear to which each one of those points subjects us.
Is not life paramount, and isn't it convenient to risk the life of another?
Have you never accepted money from the Government -- even a tax credit? Don't you care about the poor children?
Do we really expect immigrants to know our language, when that has never been our way? In the past, immigrants abandoned their old land. Now they are a short journey away. It makes things difficult.
And the entrenchment of the public education system is so thorough, its stamp placed so firmly on the fabric of American society, that I don't hold much hope for its dissolution.
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