“But no! I said this would be prudent. I do not counsel prudence. I said victory could not be achieved by arms. I still hope for victory, but not by arms. For into the midst of all these policies comes the Ring of Power, the foundation of Barad-dur, and the hope of Sauron. Concerning this thing, my lords, you now all know enough for the understanding of our plight, and of Sauron’s. If he regains it, your valor is vain, and his victory will be swift and complete: so complete that none can foresee the end of it while this world lasts. If it is destroyed, then he will fall; and his fall will be so low that none can foresee his arising ever again. For he will lose the best part of the strength that was native to him in his beginning, and all that was made or begun with that power will crumble, and he will be maimed for ever, becoming a mere spirit of malice that gnaws itself in the shadows, but cannot grow or take shape. And so a great evil of this world will be removed.” – Gandalf, The Return of the King
With that stirring flourish, Gandalf implores Aragorn and the other leaders to strike out against Sauron and give Frodo whatever slim chance he had to destroy the ring, and bring about Sauron’s ultimate ruin.
I caught an article the other day by Ann Coulter in which she reluctantly contends that Mitt Romney should and will be the Republican nominee for president, and that the two most important issues facing the country are repealing Obamacare, and halting illegal immigration. I disagree.
Of course I disagree on Romney being the right choice – I’ve said in the past I will not vote for Mitt Romney. But I also disagree on the two most important issues facing our country. Coulter has pointed to issues that are prudent – but I do not counsel prudence.
Rather I counsel that the only path forward is to deal with the real issues facing this country, to destroy the Ring of Power, and to watch all of their attendant evils crumble in the aftermath. And what are those two most important issues? I’ll give you my list … and I have to say, I don’t find any other issue coming even close to these two.
Issue #1: Abortion
If the purpose of government is the collective defense of individual liberties, then the right to life must be first and foremost. We are killing on the order of a million babies in this country every year. It is an unremitting evil that must be overthrown.
Is there room for debate here? Sure. But the debate must be in regards to when life begins, not medical choices. The debate must concede at its beginning, that once life begins it must be defended, and if it begins at conception, then it must be defended thereafter. (And if life begins at age 7 then it only must be defended after that.)
I hold that life does begin at conception. That at conception the blueprint of your fabric is made. You are you, and your life has begun.
Issue #2: Fiat Currency
The Federal Reserve and the fiat currency system are the greatest instantiation of “false standards” in the history of humankind. By this system, the stored value of excess production is continually changed – and the wealth is transferred from the poor to the wealthy. This is a massive theft, and oppression of the defenseless. This too must be overthrown.
Are there other issues? Sure. But these two are the biggest on the docket. If we overturned these two, then America could more easily return to freedom and hope – because the tools of murder and oppression will have been thrown to the ground.
Of course, on these two issues, Mitt Romney is no different that Barrack Obama – supporting “pro-choice” policies and the status quo at the Federal Reserve. And he will not be getting my vote.