In the November 2012 presidential election, I believe the people of the United States made a choice to move away from our founding principles and personal liberty and move towards collectivism in a way similar to the European socialist nations. I also believe the voters, unknowingly, moved us closer to globalism, where our leaders are slowly but steadily surrendering bits of our sovereignty to world organizations like the United Nations.
The current political environment will lend to a rapid expansion of government that will increase our debt, raise our taxes and continue to squeeze our free market economy. It is the ever expanding size of government that is the core threat to our way of life. The founders were very careful to give the federal government a limited role because they knew the risks of a government expanding out of control. Such is the case now. How can anyone look at the National debt at 16 trillion and climbing, demand for more revenue in the form of higher taxes and the massive expansion of government programs, and not believe that our federal government is expanding out of control.
The balance that our founders incorporated into our founding documents was the balance between personal liberty and federal power. Now that government is once again rapidly expanding in size, scope and reach, we will need to change our voting behavior or we will find our liberties and our national treasure dwindling away.