Unexamined Premises

The Choice

Forget just about everything you’ve been reading about polls, the candidates, the charges and counter-charges, the FBI, the emails, James Comey, everything. When you enter the polling booth today, here are the real choices:

  • More of the same vs. an E-ticket fun-house ride.
  • A cementing of Obama’s “legacy” or a chance to uproot it, including the Iran deal and Obamacare.
  • The reinstatement of the House of Clinton, or a cleaning of the Augean stables. Bonus: a repudiation of the House of Bush.
  • Takers vs. Makers
  • Tax recipients vs. Taxpayers.
  • A certification of the power of the American elite vs. the Jacksonian arrival of a bumptious outsider.
  • Another step on the road to a banana republic by electing the wife of a former president, vs. a man with no previous political experience.
  • Supine obeisance to the krack kadres of kampaign konsultants and their mechanistic get-out-the-vote approach that treats sovereign voters as cattle, or the power of a real grass-roots movement out of Norman Rockwell by way of Ayn Rand.
  • Socialism vs. capitalism. There, I said it.
  • A gaslighting media, thoroughly in the tank for the Democrats, vs. political reality, even glimpsed through a glass darkly.
  • An ever-expanding federal government, freed from its constitutional restraints, vs. peasants with torches and pitchforks.
  • The Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party (pictured above) or Real Americans, whose first allegiance is to country, not party.
  • Higher taxes, higher spending, more “services,”  in an ever-increasing upward spiral until systemic collapse vs. at least a modicum of financial restraint.
  • The Frankfurt School and its band of cultural Marxist saboteurs vs. western civilization and the high ideals of the Enlightenment.
  • Black robes and imperial presidents vs. the representatives of the people, however unworthy.
  • The Ivy League, which controls the presidency and the Supreme Court, vs. The Rest of America.
  • “Social justice” vs. the Constitution.
  • Loathing of country vs. love of country.
  • Them vs. You.

Robert Frost once said that a liberal was a man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.

Whose side are you on?