The problem is this, we are in a war that cannot be resolved solely through the election ballot. The many-layered incursions against our freedoms have not been limited to legislation; much damage has been done through administrative fiat - much like a ukase - an Imperial Russian proclamation issued by the Tsar. Millions of pages of regulations have been rammed down the throats of American taxpayers, without a single vote other than Congress authorizing the creation of another regulatory agency. Instead, hearings are held in places where it is only convenient for lobbyists and bureaucrats to meet and discuss.
On November 2, 2010, the liberals suffered a defeat at the hands of the people over their policies implemented over the last two to four years. As a result, Many Republicans and Tea Party supporters are jubilant in their celebration, and even the often morose Glenn Beck has been heard to be excited about what he calls a turning point. However, the cold, hard reality is that liberalism suffered a defeat but not a crushing one, and the war is far from won. In the past, victories in these minor skirmishes have resulted in people becoming complacent. The battles that are not making the headlines in the war on freedom continue to rage despite the victory.
Mr. Simmons identifies ten distinct hurdles that must be addressed in order for our nation to return to a semblance of self-governance.
10) The aristocracy is still there in Washington.
09) The bureaucracy in Washington has never been more powerful.
08) The Federal Reserve still remains unchecked.
07) The spending obligations are still there, and the economy is still bad.
06) The unions still have control of the government.
05) The Republican Party hasn't become conservative yet.
04) They still are neither reading nor writing their own legislation.
03) It is still impossible to obey the law.
02) There is no animal quite as dangerous as a lame duck.
01) The socialists and Marxists still have your children.
I believe Simmons is right, we have a lot of work ahead of us.