I’m not looking forward to the next 4 years. As mediocre as Bush was in his second term, there is probably a lot that we took for granted. Freedom of speech for one thing. With democrats getting free reign over government, we can expect all sorts of things we never thought possible (ie. drivers licenses for illegal aliens). More than likely they will revive the “fairness doctrine.” They will try to water down talk radio and suppress internet sites…possibly even this one. They will deem traditional conservative views as “hate speech” and attempt to restrict them through laws. They will regulate everything. Be prepared for new internet sales taxes, and more federal intrusion into your internet goings ons. As businesses continue to escape to the deep south or leave the country entirely, the jobs lost will be replaced by new “public works” type jobs “green jobs” and the like. Worst of all, get ready to say goodbye to the supreme court.
The only hope is that they will do what Bush and Clinton did, and shrewdly govern to the opposite of what their party stands for thus disappointing their own people, and leaving us largely unscathed.
“As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase…
All things considered it looks as though Utopia were far closer to us than anyone, only fifteen years ago, could have imagined. Then, I projected it six hundred years into the future. Today it seems quite possible that the horror may be upon us within a single century. That is, if we refrain from blowing ourselves to smithereens in the interval. Indeed, unless we choose to decentralize and to use applied science, not as the end to which human beings are to be made the means, but as the means to producing a race of free individuals, we have only two alternatives to choose from: either a number of national, militarized totalitarianisms, having as their root the terror of the atomic bomb and as their consequence the destruction of civilization (or, if the warfare is limited, the perpetuation of militarism); or else one supra-national totalitarianism, called into existence by the social chaos resulting from rapid technological progress in general and the atomic revolution in particular, and developing, under the need for efficiency and stability, into the welfare-tyranny of Utopia. You pays your money and you takes your choice.” -Aldous Huxley foreword to Brave New World 1946