Saturday, June 30, 2012

Valley Forge

Some of my Conservative friends have been moaning about the Obamacare decision and the treachery of Justice Roberts.

I see it as a regrettable outcome, but not unexpected. I think even in a best-case-scenario, there were going to be parts of Obamacare that they would have left standing. I was only hoping they would destroy the individual mandate. And in a way, they did. They said it was unconstitutional under the commerce clause, but it was OK as a tax. A weird read on the situation, but a possible outcome that was foreseeable.

Although some of my Conservative friends see this as the "end of the world" or the "end of America" or the end of freedom, I am not so dour about this development.

This ruling is a temporary defeat in the bigger battle against evil...against Socialism and Statism.

Things have looked bleak before for Americans.

In December of 1777, General Washington arrived at Valley Forge to gut out a winter on the run from the British. His soldiers were starving and some didn't even have shoes.

Over 2,000 of them would die due to the poor nutrition, health, and weather conditions.

The next spring brought an alliance with France, and increased donations of food and supplies.

But for a while, Washington wondered if the Revolutionary War effort was doomed.

Things have been bleak for Americans before.

But we are optimists. It's who we are.

It's what we do.

We can defeat Barack Obama and remove his influence. We can take the Senate and stop the lawless legislating being done.

Now is not the time to quit or to run from this fight.