I want you to win the election.
I want you to win because I think that the present administration is taking the United States of America down a path which Alexis de Tocqueville so eloquently described 200 years ago.
He said, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
You must remind the American people that we are not a democracy, we are a republic.
We are not 300 million people ruled by a single government in Washington D.C.; we are fifty sovereign republics united under a constitution which gives only limited, necessary powers to those who conduct the affairs of our national union.
You were the Governor of Massachusetts. Remind the American people that every state has its own history, its own economy, its own weather, its own people and its own politics.
De Tocqueville told us that there are two things democracies find hard to do: start wars and end them.
Remind us that our constitution was made to provide for the common defense, not to police the world, nor export western style democracy.
Tell it like it is: we can afford to maintain the strongest military force on the planet for our defense, but we cannot afford to underwrite the military occupation of hostile nations all around the world.
Have the courage and integrity to tell the American people that you will bring the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan on your first day in office.
Have the courage to tell the American people that we need to reform our Congress; amend the constitution to prohibit omnibus bills, require that every bill address only one subject, require members to read what they vote for.
Governor, everyone keeps saying that this is the most important election in our lifetime.
It is not so important just because you are a more skilled and experienced executive than your opponent.
This election is important because we are inching down the road to become a one party nation, ruled by a political establishment with a collectivist mindset, abetted by a concupiscent media which coddles its heroes and impales dissenters with ridicule and scorn.
It the name of national security, your opponent assumes the power of life and death, maintains a Presidential kill list, authorizes indefinite detention of suspected troublemakers, and tolerates wholesale violations of the Bill of Rights.
You have to say so.
You have to tell us that when you take the oath of office to support and defend the constitution, you mean the constitution as it was written and ratified by the people, not some unwritten constitution that is supposed to have evolved because nobody objected.
This will be the most important election of our lifetime only if you make it a contest between a Republic and a Democracy.
A contest between freedom and collectivism.
De Tocqueville wrote: “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”
Ronald Reagan fought for Christianity against Godless collectivism.
So should you, Governor, so must you.