My Romney Wish List
By Alan Caruba
September 10, 2012
Let the campaigns begin! Let the battle be joined! Let’s hope enough dispirited and unhappy Americans will even show up to vote!
The horror of a second term for Barack Obama may just be enough to push the undecided, independent and even some Democrat voters into pulling the lever for Mitt Romney on Election Day.
With that in mind, I have been thinking about Romney’s priorities when he becomes President. His website offers “A plan for more jobs and more take-home pay.” I didn’t bother going over to Obama’s campaign site because he has already demonstrated he has no clue how to “stimulate” more jobs other than those in state and federal government.
I am not one of the vast army of “experts” that make a living telling candidates or office-holders what to do. It seems to me that, if Congress is any example, everything they have been doing during Obama’s first term isn’t working. Instead, in 2010 Americans voted for, if anything, gridlock to protect themselves against the Obama administration.
Surely, a bigger government, as Ronald Reagan famously said, is the problem, not the solution.
Romney will be offered a lot of advice in the weeks ahead about priorities. Here’s mine:
There is one more priority and that is the U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations. Its efforts to control every square inch of the nation and the world through treaties that would render he Constitution useless to Americans must end. It is home to nations that tyrannize their own citizens and act against America’s interests. When we stop financing this horror show, it will collapse.
The rise of the Tea Party movement was a response to the fact that there is a lot of rot at the core of our federal government and of values that have sustained our nation since 1776. It’s not just jobs that are needed, but a renewal of our belief in the sanctity of private property, of self-reliance, the power of entrepreneurship and capitalism, the individual sovereignty of the States, and the renewed understanding that our freedoms come from God, not the federal government,.
I am not so naïve to believe President Romney can accomplish this in his first term, but I do believe he can make significant strides toward achieving these goals. Ronald Reagan made great strides to turn around the recession he inherited and Romney can do the same.
If we have four more years of President Obama, the nation’s economy will collapse and its citizens impoverished.
Alan Caruba is an American public relations counselor and freelance writer who is a frequent critic of environmentalism, Islam and research on global warming. In the late 1970s Caruba founded the PR firm The Caruba Organization, and in 1990, the National Anxiety Center, which identifies itself as "a clearinghouse for information about 'scare campaigns' designed to influence public policy and opinion" on such subjects as global warming, ozone depletion and DDT.