Last night Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were nominated as the GOP presidential and vice-presidential candidates. Consequently, a truly epochal political campaign begins. This will be an election of seismic significance. We can continue down the road to economic serfdom and governmental dependency which Barack Obama and Joe Biden offer and sought to deliver, or we can rededicate ourselves to a free market opportunity society that seeks to empower individuals instead of enslaving them to government. We need to restore national fiscal solvency or we will drown in debt and become vulnerable to foreign exploitation.
Socially and morally this election also represents a Kulturkampf. By this, I don't mean Bismarckian Germany's ill-advised struggle against the Roman Catholic church. I mean a moral struggle for the soul of our country and its future direction. As a general rule, Mitt Romney and the 2012 GOP stand for traditional moral values such as defending unborn children, promoting traditional marriage and sexual mores, and pursuing policies to bolster two-parent families. Barack Obama and the Democrats favor increasing secularization and outright hostility to traditional religious beliefs and moral values. We see this in their advocacy of unrestricted abortion, same-sex marriage, and the efforts of allied groups such as Freedom from Religion to remove all traces of Judeo-Christian belief from the public square. Democrat advocacy of moral licentiousness is also reflected in their giving a national convention speaking platform to subsidized promiscuity apologist Sandra Fluke. I suspect she and "Lady" Gaga will write the family policy planks of the Democrats platform.
This election will also have tectonic foreign policy and national security consequences. If we continue with Obama, we will experience ongoing political and military decline. Iran will acquire nuclear weapons and will not hesitate to use them against Israel, the U.S., or other pro-western governments. China will continue increasing its power in the South China Sea, may attempt to conquer Taiwan, and will develop a blue water navy to extend its reach to the Indian Ocean in order to gain dependable access to Middle East and African fossil fuels. The Mexican border will become increasingly unstable due to our nonexistent immigration enforcement policies, Russia will seek to increase its coercive energy influence over Eastern and Central Europe, and countries as diverse as Poland and Israel will find that the U.S. cannot be relied upon.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will restore fiscal solvency with much hard work against strenuous opposition from the Democrats parasitic constituencies, defend traditional social values against secularist onslaughts in areas such as sexual morality, and restore America's sense of foreign policy direction and national security assertiveness and coherence. Barack Obama and Joe Biden have no positive alternatives or accomplishments to present and will rely on lies, distortion, and class hatred to retain political power. Fortunately, Mitt and Paul have proven adept in rapidly responding to Democratic demagoguery and this will need to continue as the campaign progresses.
Last night's GOP convention in Tampa was a good start at presenting the credible and essential alternative the GOP presents. I was inspired by the numerous small business entrepreneurs who presented their story including a Japanese-American farmer from Colorado. I enjoyed many speeches including Ann Romney's (what a great first lady she'll be), Gov. Chris Christie's eloquent and forceful description of real leadership, Utah congressional candidate Mia Love, and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's description of her battles with Obama's National Labor Relations Board over trying to get Boeing to locate in South Carolina. (By the way, Gov. Haley is the most beautiful governor in American History and tonight we get to hear from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi who is the most beautiful Attorney General in American History!)
It will be nice to hear Condoleezza Rice's speech tonight plus the speech by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez. Both of these speeches will demonstrate that it's in the best interest of all Americans, regardless of their ethnicity, to support the Romney-Ryan ticket because it enables them to reach their God-given potential instead of adhering to the Democrats tired mantra of victimization and governmental dependency. Finally, we get to hear Paul Ryan present his vision of how to restore the American dream of unlimited personal and national economic opportunity. I can't wait to see Ryan demolish bombastic Joe Biden in their debate in a few weeks.