I am reminded of the Roman Empire when I think of the America and its troubles: At the end of the Roman Empire, inflation was so high, and poverty was so predominate, that the government took a larger role in day to day life (Big Government).They called this new relationship between government (Caesar) and the people as “patron & client”. As the “client”, the people of Rome were dependent on the “patron” (Caesar) to provide them with free food & gladiatorial games, but like that old saying,” nothing in life is free!” Caesar taxed their brain’s-out! When I was studying the down-fall-of-Rome, I thought of this old saying, “give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.”(Lao Tzu)
That government is best which governs least.
Henry David Thoreau
Gerald R. Ford said, “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have,” in an address to a joint session of Congress on August 12, 1974
I think government sometimes tries to temporarily resolve a problem without giving a long term solution. I liken it to my family and duct tape. They think duct tape is a fix-all, but it only is a temporary solution. In the 80’s, Pres. Ronald W. Reagan with the bipartisanship of Congress gave full amnesty. That was cool if you needed citizenship in the 80’s; it was a temporary solution to this huge problem. The preceding presidents tried to solve the immigration issue, but without the cooperation of congress, nothing could be accomplished. In 2008 candidate Obama, promised to reform immigration laws (he knew this would help w/the Latin vote); even with a Democratic majority in both the House & the Senate for two years, Obama failed to make right on his promise (http://youtu.be/2grvu60wifM ). The bottom line is a strong President (a la Ronald W. Reagan) will compromise to bring Americans together!
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
As for Gov. Romney being a Mormon, I don’t know enough about Mormonism to judge. I am pleased on his stance on social issues: same sex marriage, abortion, Planned Parenthood, and the freedom of religion. When Obama Care stated that all the Catholic medical institutions had to supply birth control, even though the Catholic Church prohibits them, Gov. Romney said this infringed on their freedom of religion. You might be thinking, “How does this affect me? I like birth control pills!” If the government can infringe on the right of one religion, what will stop them from taking your religious freedom?!
In the end only God can see the future. I recommend to seeking Him when you vote.
“…But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”