Tomorrow we choose whether this Constitutional Republic - this great experiment in government being subordinate to the People - dies under the heels of tyranny, or we get four more years to retreat from the cliff-edge and turn back to our Founding Principles.
We have done everything that WE can do in preparation. We have put up signs (and replaced them when they have been stolen or torched), prayed, donated to candidates, fasted, posted on Facebook and Twitter, talked to our friends and neighbors and colleagues. Now it is in God's hands.
There is a part of my mind that is terrified; that the extreme leftists will steal the election by fraud; that they will urge their "useful idiots" (to use Vladimir llyich Lenin's term) to riot; that we will be stuck with an anti-US Senate that will stymie all attempts to undo the damage of the last four years... you can fill out this list as well as can I.
There is yet another part of my mind, though, that is at peace and is not frightened at all. Determined, but not frightened. If this election does remove the current administration, our work has just begun.
The Democrat party has been completely subsumed by anti-American Progressives (see books by Pestritto and Shlaes for a history of the Communist-influenced, Communist-idealizing Progressive movement) - but the Republican party is not far behind! Both parties at the national level are too corrupt, too entrenched, too enamored of their own power ever to be trusted. They must eventually be dismantled - or taken over from inside, as FreedomWorks is attempting to do, and reconstructed.
Yet even more fundamental is the need to re-learn who we are as a people -- what our Founding Principles were, WHY those principles were chosen (and they were indeed chosen, and very carefully and thoughtfully), and why those principles are still the very best hope of this country and indeed of humanity.
Those principles are stated in the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution is an attempt to make a working structure out of those principles. It is not a perfect document (nothing written by mankind ever could be) - and yet, it is the BEST document of its kind ever written.
We must, as a People, study those principles once again, and return to them. We can only return to them if we understand why and how they were chosen; why and how they are still pertinent; why and how they are still essential.
Tomorrow -- please vote. Vote for the restoration of the Republic (executive and both legislative houses federal), for the restoration of states' rights (executive and both legislative houses state), for true Hope in this land.
The day after tomorrow -- that is when the REAL, hard, work of restoring our Republic will begin. It must be founded on principle, even as the writers of the Declaration and Constitution worked from principle. Else whatever we build cannot and will not stand.
November 5th: A day to pray and fast for deliverance from the evil which seeks to destroy us.
November 6th: Election Day.
November 7th: First a day to give thanks for all we have; joys and trials, friends, family, work. Then time to roll up our sleeves and start the Restoration.