As a home schooling mom, I took a special interest in my country’s recent election, because I feel very vulnerable. My freedom to educate my offspring in the way I determine is fragile. A few years ago, they voted in California to end the home education option, and made home schooling illegal. Imagine that! In free-floating CA, home education was determined to be too dangerous!
Luckily for me, an entire coalition of both legal and lay people turned out to support the repeal, and the thing was overturned in court. So we home schoolers were safe, for another while, at least.
But I saw this election as a referendum on freedom in the broader sense, and therefore, having experienced what the law could do, and knowing from history the broad reaches of socialism in the name of “fairness”, I was concerned – maybe more than I have been in the past. Obamacare is a tremendous infringement on our personal freedoms, after all. I just read that in San Francisco, tax payers now will foot the bill for gender transformation procedures, which, in my book, constitute an example only of “elective” surgery. Nonetheless, we are giving up our freedoms to support other people’s desires, and that is truly an insult to our constitution and our founding fathers’ vision.
Well, the election is over and the people have been spoken for. Wait, I meant the voting machines have spoken, because, with more than a ten percent drop in voter turn out, I’m suspicious of the results we experienced. First, let me preface this with the idea that we definitely have voter fraud. Everyone has heard the stories of people showing up to vote with no ID and none necessary. Voters in New York and New Jersey could literally go to any polling place and cast votes, meaning they could do a day-tour of voting at all the voter stations they could find, casting any number of votes. We have the stories of four years ago, when a young man testified that Acorn registered him 72 times to vote. So voter fraud is a fact.
Now we must ask how MUCH fraud exists, and I wonder if it isn’t a great deal more that we ever thought possible? With a foreign company, suspected of rigging Hugo Chavez’s election in Venezuela, having purchased our voter machine provider in the recent past, and no way to track the votes except electronically from the machines, and all the stories we’ve heard about how easy it is to co-opt a machine – in under a minute (two kids from Princeton showed CNN how after they figured it out themselves!), well, that shoves all my normal low-key reason-based assumptions aside. Why?
What’s at stake? Only our freedom and the freedom of the world. Without the USA as the great peace-keeping super power – peace through strength – the nations of the world will be as rudderless boats, many of them captained by pirates. To avoid the unpleasant thought that our election may have been hijacked, we must believe that Obama got ten million fewer votes. Sure, okay, we could see that, if only because the economy is still tanking and we are on a path of self-destruction. But must we also simply accept that three and a half million fewer voters showed up for Romney than did for McCain? Now, I don’t mean any disrespect for McCain, but really? Nobody switched their vote to Romney from Obama AND fewer republicans went to the polls than in 2008? How can that be possible? With the heat of this election cycle, and the six or so billion dollars spent on the campaigns, this makes it look like Madison Avenue should just pack up and quit the game entirely. Less than 90% of voters as compared with 2008?
Okay, sour milk, maybe, but then again, logic must apply, and it isn’t quite fitting right now. There are two things at work here. Obama simply wasn’t as compelling a political figure to bring out the votes this year, but also, conservative Americans were more apathetic than four years ago. Is the conservative right, and the moderates, and the moderate liberals who voted for Obama last cycle, all losing interest in the future of America? Is America really so far gone, or does the controlling left just like us all to think that?
Because if America really wants socialism, then all our rights as home educators are now more at risk than ever before.