"The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, First Leader of the Soviet Union
It all comes down to this: Mitt Romney vs. Karl Marx. No more. No less.
The US will either drift down the Socialist road and become a Hugo Chavez Banana Republic or Mitt Romney will strengthen and expand Capitalism and economic freedom.
This is the hour of the Republican Party. The nation is at a crossroads. An economic debt abyss of epic proportions. The old Big Government Republicanism of endless government spending in order to buy votes has to end or the nation is doomed.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are imperfect vessels to save America from Big Government. Romney because he is the author of Socialized Medicine in Massachusetts. Ryan because he voted for every big spending and debt increasing program that came before the House.
But we must go to the political wars with the candidates we have, not the candidates we wish we had.
Full Speech from Rep. Paul Ryan at RNC
Mitt Romney gave a good, solid speech. Better than McCain in 2008. But Romney is no Reagan. Then again, who is?
Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan did a bit better when he addressed the Convention. Ryan pledged to take on tough issues, take responsibility and stick to their "founding principles."
Ryan characterized Obama administration big government.
He said: "I was on my own path, a distinct journey, an American journey ... that's what we do in this country - that's the American Dream. And I'll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners," Ryan said.
It was a frontal assault on the president and his policies - the first direct assaults of the convention - and a message to disaffected voters that it doesn't have to be this way.
"If you're feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed, your leaders have failed you," Ryan said.
It was a speech full of vivid images, with some aimed at a young generation. "College graduates should not have to live out their twenties in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life," Ryan said.
So after nearly four years of political fighting the day is almost here. God help America if Marxism wins the day.