A Conservative’s Lament

The Day Obama was reelected may be one of the darkest days in American history. I read this won/lost score sheet on the radio on 1310KFKA on Nov. 7. A listener emailed me and requested a copy. He called the list, A Conservative’s Lament. I stole his title. It’s not an essay, it’s a lament to be read, thought about and wept over.

A Conservative’s Lament

By Ron Ross

Wisdom lost / Folly won.

Truth lost / Dishonesty won.

Candor lost / Propaganda won.

Free speech lost / Political correctness won.

Morality lost / Perversion won.

Little babies lost / Abortion won.

Minorities lost / Majorities won

Capitalism lost / Socialism won.

I want a job lost / I want my welfare won.

Limited government lost / Big government won.

Self-control lost / Greed won.  Government greed may be the worst greed of all because it can actually take money out of your bank account or put you in jail. Right now isn’t it clear that Big Government is out of control? Then there’s personal Greed – I want what you have. Greed and covetousness knows no socio-economic boundaries. Poor people can be as greedy and covetous as rich people. To covet is to want what someone else has because you don’t have it. “Thou shalt not covet…”, the 8th Commandment, focuses directly on the human heart.

Individual responsibility lost / Government dependency won.

Equality – A classless society lost / Discrimination – a Stratified society won.

Fiscal sanity lost / Economic madness won. “Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.” Herbert Hoover. “A man in debt is so far a slave.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Someone once defined debt this way: Debt – an ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slavedriver. – Ambrose Bierce

Justice lost / injustice won.

Tolerance lost / Prejudice won.

Fairness lost / Bias won.

Liberty lost / bondage won. Bondage of debt, bondage of regulation, bondage of poverty.

Prosperity lost / poverty won.

 If you have any suggestions for additional won/lost items for my list, please post them below. Thanks! Ron Ross

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