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Joseph Farah’s New Year’s Message is one of the most optimistic I have seen:

Unlike many of you reading this column today, I am not fearful about the attacks on freedom that are surely coming this year and next, I see them as a necessary evil for a reawakening of the American public. Nothing short of what is coming could possibly get us back on track.

I’m not telling you to sit back and relax. I’m advising you to hunker down for battle. It’s not going to be easy. But there is an end in sight.

Here’s what I see coming in 2009:

  • attacks on our most fundamental right to bear arms;
  • attacks on our most fundamental right to free expression;
  • attacks on our most fundamental property rights;
  • attacks on our most fundamental system of free enterprise.

Socialism is coming to America – and it is coming like a speeding freight train.

But, if we play our cards right, none of the damage will be permanent – and it will soon be obvious to nearly all who was responsible for the misery it created.

We may be mourning for America for the next two years. But morning in America can be right around the corner.

As I have pointed out many times, we had to live through the Jimmy Carter years to get the Ronald Reagan years. There is no conceivable way Ronald Reagan gets elected president in 1980 without America experiencing the misery of the Carter years. It’s just that simple.

Likewise, the short-lived but memorable victory of Republicans in 1994 would not have been possible without the overreaching of Bill and Hillary Clinton in 1993 and 1994. The Republicans squandered that opportunity, but no one can deny the opportunity presented itself because of Clinton and the Democrats’ control of both houses of Congress.

He may be right; but that list of attacks on our “most fundamental…” is ominous and I think accurate. I’d say the tricky part of his optimism is the little qualifier, “…if we play our cards right…” That is a huge “if.” First, all available evidence suggests that once our government usurps a power that was not within it’s Constitutional purview, it is nigh on impossible to take it back. Time is not on our side, as the public schools are churning out more little socialists every year, and we capitalists are dying off at an equal rate.

Meanwhile, if we don’t somehow recapture the Republican Party from the twin altruistic forces of “neoconservative” Progressives on its Left, and Christian Fundamentalists on its Right, it is not going to be championing Reagan-like Individual Liberty when its turn in the sandbox comes again in 2012 or 2016. I don’t think Washingtonians are even capable of understanding why Sarah Palin was so popular. Left alone, they will just keep trying to pander to the domesticated minorities at their trough, and ignore the feral Patriots who increasingly won’t even bother to come out of the woods, to choose only between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. ◄Dave►

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