Simplistic Notion?

I thought the campaign results for Missouri were interesting:

campaign results

I don’t think we could have cut it any closer if we tried. 🙂

Congratulations to President-Elect Obama! I pray he does a good job. And how cool is it that we have an African-American President?? Wow, we’ve come a long way, haven’t we? Now we just need to get a woman in office. (Not Palin, please. I’m just saying).

I didn’t get much sleep last night. In fact, it’s safe to say I didn’t sleep worth a crap. My brain simply wouldn’t shut off. I kept thinking about how a government dominated by Democrats would change our country.

In fact, I can’t seem to shake the whole “share the wealth” thing from my head. Or even wrap my thoughts around a possible socialist society. I’m not implying that that is what Obama stands for, or that that’s what the Democrats stand for, overall, but when I see videos like this one, I can’t help but be worried.

Really, really worried.

Now granted, this is only 47 seconds. Perhaps what he says in this video was taken out of context. If that’s the case, then please, send me the link to the full transcript, or even a longer video.

But if it was not, think about the implications of what he’s saying.

When someone says America, what do you think: freedoms, rights, opportunities, the whole rags to riches story, right?

America prides itself on giving it’s citizens opportunities to excel, to prosper, to accomplish great things, right? After all, we’re a nation of people who work 60 + hours a week, who routinely miss family functions and exist on minimal sleep all for the opportunity to make, and save, money to take care of our families and to hopefully have enough to retire comfortably on. Our motivation is making sure that happens, right?

Now, take that same scenario, the working 60 + hours a week, the missing family functions thing, the zombie-like state because we’re exhausted and then picture giving all of our hard-earned cash away, redistributing it, to people who have never, nor will ever care to, work as hard as you. All of your motivation to do well in life, to provide for your family, will likely die. Why wouldn’t it?

That’s what a socialist society is all about. And unless I’m mistaken, that’s what Mr. Jim Moran, congressman from Virginia, is saying.

Here is a notable quote from this video:

We have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion (emphasis added) that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it and they have an antipathy towards means of redistributing wealth (emphasis added). And they may be able to sustain that for a while, but it doesn’t work in the long run.

You thought you could keep everything you’ve worked to the bone to earn? Silly you.

Again, if this is taken out of context, then please, set me straight. Because if this is truly the route our country is taking, then we’re in real trouble.

And I predict lots of sleepless nights in my future. Oh joy.

And just a side note:

I will be posting password-protected posts from time-to-time. This has nothing to do with any of you that visit me. It has everything to do with my family and my desire to write directly to them. I use real names, I talk about things that are happening in my family and none of these things are suitable for public consumption. They are my own private notes to my family because after all, this is my journal and the reason I blog is to leave a bit of me behind for my family and to provide a creative outlet for my writing. Nothing more, nothing less. So, just ignore those posts, they won’t show up very often. Thank you for understanding.

And now? I’m sick to death of politic talk. No more political posts. In fact, I’m so upset about this video and this emerging attitude, that I’m going to walk away from the ‘net now and go do something productive offline.