What I would like to see, though, is a system of universal service where all able bodied persons 18-22 have to serve in a national service, get basic military and firearm training, and become citizen soldiers, just like the Swiss or Swedes. At least then we know that we have all had basic training, and god forbid another large shooting war, we have a huge reserve to call up on short notice. We let the children of the rich and privileged (can you spell Romney) avoid service and the rest of the fighting is carried by a very small percentage of the population. Just look, for instance, how many children of Congressman served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ya.... How many kids of the top 500 CEOs served? Aha.... Bring back universal service and see how fast these wars come to a conclusion.
Compulsory service will not fly in this country since the the Korean and Vietnam conflicts left such horrible taste in people's mouths. This country does not need a large standing military like nations like China, and to a lesser extent Russia, it's former Soviet satellite states, and many European nations. Those nations have large militarys for different reasons such as proximity to other nations, populace suppression, local/political power projection, and lack of/insufficient technology just to name a few. We have a large military mostly to appease the single largest government employer, the arms manufacturing industry, as well as political pawn. I'd like to see the Marines turned back into an amphibious force (which they are talking about doing now), reduce in number, yet deploy our army along the southern border to defend and protect it against the war in Mexico, and increase investment in Air Force and Naval units which are MOST essential to national defense.
All in all, there's a reason why people voted in governors and legislators such as Snyder and Walker to name a few, and that's because they're tired of the same old crap where everything has been run to hell, and reality shows that mostly it's been democrats/liberals that have destroyed states. And now people and special interest groups are pissed off because things aren't the way they used to be anymore.
Heaven forbid a budget be balanced.
Heaven forbid public workers contribute like private workers do.
Heaven forbid we attract business (job creators) to a state that businesses would in old times be afraid to do business in.
Heaven forbid we put limits on welfare/unemployment benefits. (accused of being racist)
Heaven forbid we drug test for said benefits. (accused of being racist/profiling)
Heaven forbid we put more power/freedom back into the hands of the people.
Heaven forbid we encourage individualism and not generational poverty. (accused of being racist)
Heaven forbid we discourage the elevation to 'protected status' of people like gays, Muslims, etc.
I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture. A blind man can see the reality here.
Liberals prefer grandiose magic wand style policies that they think they can whip up out of thin air and will magically happen overnight, and then everybody could hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Obama, the man born from the corrupt, powerful, ultra-left Chicago political machine, is the king of all this. Obama will probably win this election because he's like the pied piper tooting his flute while most of the people that will vote for him are skipping along after him all happy and gay, and clueless, just because they are a minority (most blacks are going to vote for him just because he's black, let's face it) or they want to be on the dole forever or something, I don't know.
Sadly enough, neo-conservatives have poisoned the very heart of what true republo-conservatism stands for and am thoroughly against it. I take pride in the fact that I am to the right because I believe in getting ahead through hard work, having nothing outright handed to me, individuality, self-worth, self-merit, and being able to for the most part choose my own path in life among many other reasons. The leftists want to choose everything for you whether you like it or not, and it's not rhetoric. It's true reality.
Obama is the most radical president since Carter, and gives him a run for his money.
Take a look around the government for a moment. Now I'm not saying everybody on the right is perfect because they most certainly aren't and there's several I'd like to see go, but that's a different discussion. Take a look at the people we have in government (or aspiring to office) that are just completely out of touch with and/or against everything that this country stands for.:
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Claire McCaskill, Henry Waxman, Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, etc. These people would like nothing more than for Capitalism to be abolished so that they could exercise their neo-socialistic agendas. As long as the clueless, short sighted, narrow minded, close minded drones keep voting people like this into office, this nation will always be struggling. Always. The only solution is to give power back to the people and allow them to *gasp* make decisions in their own lives that will affect where they go, instead of telling them what they want such as what cars to buy, what they should learn in school, to purchase healthcare or else, what they should eat, blah blah blah....this is the Roman Empire all over again unless we get back to the basics and ideals of what this country was founded upon and prospered under. Wilson started it, Roosevelt enhanced it, and Carter and Obama have perfected it. Two of the most damaging presidents in American history are in the past 35 years and it's not Reagan, Bush, Clinton, or Dubya. The decline and erosion of traditional US morals and values started sharply with Carter, again with Clinton although he was a far better president than Carter, Obama, or Bush for that matter, and the bottom has fallen out with Obama.
Obama has made us a joke, bowing to kings, apologizing for everything in the past, appointing people like Kagan to the high court who have no business being there, and so on and so forth.
I hope Romney wins, as much as I personally don't care for him, just to get this bum and absolutely devastating administration out of office for the good of this nation and the world.