Recently a business acquaintance of mine achieved what millions of people are striving for – his U.S. Citizenship. One thing he has in common with this massive potential voting block of both legal and illegal immigrants is that he will be voting Democrat this election. Coming from Great Britain, he has a very Euro-centric viewpoint about the role the United States government should play in society. While he labels himself a fiscal conservative and social liberal, he fails to see how tightly fiscal and social policies are intertwined. Nor does he have a historical perspective to understand the vision of the Founding Fathers, and how much liberal social engineering has perverted that vision since FDR’s Great Society was inaugurated. He bemoans the growing disparity between the haves and the have-not’s, but looks to government to right the problems they created in the first place.
Mona Charen, in her article Top Ten Reasons to Vote for McCain/Palin, summarizes some of the negative consequences of an Obama presidency:
If Barack Obama is elected president and Democrats control large majorities in the House and Senate, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid triumvirate will move the country decisively in the direction of dying Europe — low productivity, high joblessness, low birth rates, high taxes, and limp foreign policies. The triumvirate will do this at a time when a vibrant America is more necessary than ever — with Iran seeking nuclear weapons, Pakistan teetering, al-Qaeda regrouping, China and Russia telegraphing hostility, and Iraq just barely emerging into the sunshine. This election has become about far more than John McCain versus Barack Obama; it has become about whether the United States will remain the champion of freedom — economic and political — or whether we will join the queue of formerly great nations now struggling to pay for all the social welfare “benefits” their aging and lazy populations demand.
Indeed, the benefits realized by my Euro-centric acquaintance in desiring to obtain his citizenship are readily apparent when compared with what he left behind in the UK. What he, and those “huddled masses” of potential voters don’t realize, is that when they seek to establish their failing foreign cultures here in the U.S., they unwittingly undermine the very structure that drew them here in the first place.