Publication:West Bend Daily News; Date:Oct 30, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:A6
By Owen B. Robinson,
It’s time to walk a new path
Romney/Ryan promise pride and prosperity
It sounds trite to say that this presidential election is the most important one we will face in our lifetimes. It is true that whatever the result of the election is, we will continue on. We will live and die. We will love and laugh. We will continue as a people, but the way in which we live our lives will depend on the decisions we make.
This election does present a stark choice for Americans. Fortunately, President Obama has a record by which to evaluate his performance and decide whether or not he deserves another term as the leader of the greatest nation on earth.
The core question of any presidential election was summed up by candidate Ronald Reagan in 1980 when he asked, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” It is a simple question that is layered with complex considerations.
It is a bit disconcerting to think that the results of a presidential election would have such an impact on one’s life. Our founders never envisioned a federal government that was so powerful as to affect an American’s well-being. Yet we have drifted far enough from that vision that our reality lends far too much influence to a distant government in Washington.
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Owen B. Robinson, a West Bend resident, is a blogger who publishes at Boots and Sabers. His column runs Tuesdays in the Daily News.