Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In Politics the Pendulum Doesn't Swing Back

“I told a friend that I couldn’t stand eight years of George H.W. Bush. He said that if he could take eight years of Clinton I should take eight years of Bush. The pendulum always swings back.”

In politics the pendulum doesn’t swing back. It moves more in a continuum rather than a pendulum. To illustrate this point please tell me which of the following programs were revoked when the pendulum swung back in the opposite direction; Medicare, Welfare, Social Security, Head Start, National Endowment for the Arts, Public Television and the Clear Air, Water Quality and Clean Water Restoration Acts and Amendments. These were all programs begun under Lyndon Johnson.

The president has already instituted Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). In all likelihood we have lost that battle.

“The president will spend a ton of money we don't have, destroy a bunch of weapons and capabilities we do, and issue a near constant stream of job-killing executive orders. The GOP and conservative media will be obliged to point this out every day, and the courts to strike down the unconstitutional excesses, such as the HHS regs on employers with religious scruples about providing the morning-after pill.”
 The battles will come in the areas of religious freedom and personal freedoms which will pit The State against the individual.

Under this administration or any administration we can not rest or give up believing that “the pendulum always swings back.” The skirmishes determine the advance of an agenda.  If that agenda is anti-God and anti-liberty then must hold the line. Perhaps with a push the pendulum will swing back but it will not do so on it’s own.

“The good news is that every eighth grader you know will go to college under a president not named Obama.”

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