What is the mood of America at this point in time?
If one were to take the collective pulse of the country as a whole one would find a combination of anger, despair, weariness, and hope. Very few, if any, are content. Nor are they happy with the direction of the nation. This would seem to indicate major changes ahead in the 2014 midterm elections.
In overwhelming numbers Americans oppose Barack Obama's proposed plan for a military strike against Syria. This opposition is across the board. It includes Democrats as well as Republicans and Libertarians.
But a look a bit deeper into the political state of the country will reveal an overall dissatisfaction with the Obama administration in general. It appears most Americans have decided that they can no longer trust Barack Obama.
Such a conclusion sure did take long enough for most Americans when many of us knew at the very outset that he could not be trusted, and said so. At least a majority now see it. Better late than never.
The reaction to the current state of affairs is a mixed bag. The permanent underclass of government dependents are quite content. But there is every reason to think they are the only ones.
Americans are angry. Angry enough to demand a recall election in Colorado for the first time in the state's history. What got them so angry? Politicians in the statehouse who voted for gun control. Thus, in this case, that anger was positive. It led to positive action. And the no good liberty robbers who got themselves elected to public office were ousted by the people.
Others, for various reasons, have fallen into despair. In spite of a momentous and historic midterm election in 2010, very little changed. And Americans wanted change. Not the change that Obama wants, but a change that reveres and adheres to our founding principles as delineated in the Constitution.
But when the same old "soft tyranny" as the Founders put it proceeds from the White House, the Congress, and the Supreme Court, and it appears that there is no recourse left, many conclude there is no hope and fall into despair, even to the point of giving up.
Weariness is also a problem but an understandable one. Patriots who work hard to change minds and make a difference get weary when there is little to show for their efforts. We all have been there.
But there is also some hope out there. Colorado gives us some reason to hope. Mark Levin's new book The Liberty Amendments is another reason for hope. At least people are talking about how to take the country back from individuals they believe are antithetical to everything America stands for.
The 2014 midterm elections are just around the corner. This time, even more can be done to make a statement about the direction of the country. This could even be much bigger than 2010, and it will have to be if any change is going to be accomplished.
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