“Defeat The Left!”
“Get Obama Out!”
“Support The GOP Nominee At All Costs!”
These appear to be the battle cries of Republicans – and apparently Conservatives – in 2012.
After all, electing whoever ends up being the GOP Nominee is the main goal, right?
If you answered “yes” to that question, then you are a part of the problem.
Correction — you ARE the problem.
I sure did.
Why would I say that, you may be asking?
The answer is because conservatives need a wake-up call. I don’t mean a gentle shaking of the shoulders, either. Conservatives need a sledgehammer on the ankles, a la Kathy Bates.
It wasn’t but a few short years ago, I could actually tell you what the differences between a Republican and a Conservative were:
Smaller government, abiding by the Constitution, and cutting government spending are just a few examples.
These days… not so much.
Those self-professed “Conservatives” are out supporting Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum. These same “Conservatives” were, at one time, begging for Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to jump in the Presidential race.
Yes…. The same Paul Ryan who thinks that running deficits for another 30 years is a good thing for America!
But wait… Michele Bachmann? What’s wrong with her? She’s VERY Conservative!
Sure…. if you call voting for the TSA Authorization Act in 2009 a Conservative vote. You know – that bill which gave the government the authority to use machines that, and I quote: “creates a visual image of the individual’s full body, showing the surface of the skin” In other words, the TSA Nude Body Scanners. Yep, the “conservative” Bachmann voted FOR it.
….WOW…. How is that representative of a Conservative?
I am ‘exposing’ (used very loosely here) the problem with The Right that The Left has known for years: and what they have used to defeat Conservatism in this country.
The problem is that The Right impatiently reverts back to the “any Republican” mentality at the first sign of Leftist advances. On the contrary, The Left is patient. Very patient.
That patience – coupled with the severe disdain of the Bush policies (also NOT conservative) – brought about Barack Obama’s path to the White House. That patience also brought about Republican Leftists like Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney and John McCain. The Left’s methodology moves at a snail’s pace. Slow enough that we didn’t see them come into the Republican Party and weaken it from within.
Weaken from within? How so?
In 2008, it was Left Vs. Left in the Presidential election. Should Mitt Romney become the GOP Nominee in 2012, it will once again be Left Vs. Left.
Regardless of who wins, The Right lost a long time ago.
There has not been a Conservative President since Calvin Coolidge. That’s right, not even Reagan. Amnesty, 11 tax hikes, and near tripling of the National Debt (among other policies) disqualify The Gipper from being Conservative. Sorry folks, Ronnie was just another Republican.
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Before the inevitable, manufactured outrage begins; let’s take a look at what the real difference is between Republicans and Democrats, shall we?
Oh, there aren’t any. Big surprise.
- Both parties have spent taxpayer money like drunken sailors (no offense to sailors), and engaged in inter-generational child abuse by yoking our children with over $50,000 of debt on the day they are born.
- Both parties have started or continued undeclared wars that kill young Americans, and hundreds of thousands of civilians in other countries.
- Both parties have violated the Constitution by passing/reauthorizing Unconstitutional laws such as The Patriot Act, The TSA Authorization Act, and The NDAA. Now, our bipartisan government is pushing bills like SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, and the ACTA Treaty.
- Both parties have expanded the National Debt.
- Both parties have instituted policies that sent American jobs overseas.
(Remember that “Giant sucking sound” Ross Perot warned us of?)
- Both parties have continued the monetary policy which has systematically weakened the US Dollar.
These are just some of the most blatant of the similarities. These do, however, beg one very important question: How can supporting whoever the GOP nominee is advance the cause of Conservatism, Freedom and Liberty?
…and that is a real question – not rhetorical – to which I want answers.
Any REAL Conservative would tell Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum to hit the road, because we have seen that song-and-dance before – and it is completely counter to the Conservative philosophy.
But instead, we have, what I refer to as, Pseudoconservatives – who must get some tingly sensation in the cockles of their heart when referring to themselves as “Conservatives”. There is no other explanation for using this term. These people are liars. These people are Establishment Republicans. These are the real enemies of Conservatism.
Real Conservatives would never surrender their integrity to support “whichever Republican”.
Real Conservatives would not sit back and take whatever candidate is chosen for us – we find our own.
Real Conservatives would not passively watch their nation crumble and still have the audacity to call themselves Patriots.
This Real Conservative spits in the face of Monopartisan tyranny and fights for liberty – even when I’m one man against an entire army. Stand On Principle… Or Stand Aside!
To the pseudoconservatives, I leave you with the words of Samuel Adams:
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
To other real Conservatives, remember the words of George Washington as our battle for Liberty continues:
“Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.” –George Washington–
And finally, to those who will undoubtedly spatter me with hate, anger, and vitriol:
“I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” –James A. Baldwin–