I am sick. Sick of the Extreme Left who have taken over the Democratic Party. Its common place to “meet” with these individuals in cyberspace via Twitter. Its almost a “given” if you identify as a Conservative, especially if you are championing the Social Issues, to end Abortion, defending the Catholic Church’s “Conscience”, or being “pro-Traditional” marriage. Stances and “tweets” that fit into those categories will be responded to with all the Extreme Left “talking points” and at times the “tweets” will denigrate into personal attacks. This is not “breaking news” by any means, when you engage in the realm of “Twitterdome” and are tweeting about the Moral decline and the End of Christendom. There is no need to blather on about attacks from the Extreme Left, those of us on the front lines so to speak, know it, have accepted it, and fight on. What is troublesome is something I discovered in the last few months.
I had to decide if I cared more about being a “Politico” or if I cared more about being a “Catholic”. There are those who identify themselves as “Social Conservatives”, and I am talking about those who are in fact in places of elected public office, there are a number of these individuals who sicken me, and disgust me beyond anything the “Extreme Lefties” have to offer. Why? Those who identify as the “Extreme Left” (which again, is today’s Democratic Party) are expected to champion murder of innocents, they are expected to trample on the Catholic Church’s Conscience, they are expected to paint Christianity as some oppressive system that is so “offensive” they make it their life’s quest to banish all Easter Egg hunts and Nativity scene’s equating them with “weapons of mass destruction”. What is not expected is what I uncovered when something didn’t seem “kosher” with a few identified “Conservative Christians” who have a trail of anything but Conservative or Christian records and behavior.
These individuals happened upon my radar by chance, one in particular happened upon me by actual direct contact. These people hold elected offices, representing “we the people”, yet by their actions and words they engage in petty behavior, that if you connect the dots, they are nothing more than self promote artists, who have no “real” convictions about Conservatism or Christianity, at all. One elected individual, and their spouse (who also holds an elected position) are a case in point. They seem at first blush, to be who they “say” they are, Conservative Christians with Tea Party type ties.
Start uncovering the layers, and you find horrendous facts. Shady business practices which garnered the BBB (Better Business Bureau) to rate them a grade “F”, avoiding to take responsibility for several thousands of dollars of employee “with holding” federal tax liens, and then being disingenuous, making misleading comments to the press to appear as “it was all a mistake made by the government”. When in fact the government was queried and in an official statement said that there was “no mistake” and the only way it was resolved was by the paying of the with holding back taxes. Even at this writing, not all of the employee taxes have been paid back. I am no “fan” of the IRS, my grandfather worked for Al Capone, but one thing my Italian father always told me was you CANNOT and morally shouldn’t EVER “fool around” with the employee with holding. This isn’t personal “income” taxes, this isn’t property taxes, these are employee with holding taxes! Insult to injury are the thousands of dollars of “donations” from the now defunct “business” to their own campaign whilst these taxes were owed and went unpaid!
And the defunct business? Still going, just under a different name!! Same old consumer complaints, not one or two, I am talking “more than 15″, talking about the same old unethical practices. These elected officials seem to think by changing the name of the business to avoid detection in our “google” prone world, would give them a “clean slate”. Too bad they learned nothing from all the shenanigans which landed them in hot water prior. Now, the situation I found out recently– they seem to to think they can also “borrow” another Network’s logo and set up shop!
It came to my attention, that the dynamic corrupt “conservative christian” duo have “copied” an existing well known Conservative Networks logo (color, fonts, artwork so similar its not by accident) including the whole machinations of that Network, and throwing it up on the internet, and promoting it. What must be said, is that competition in business is a good thing, what is deplorable is the intent to manufacture a copycat logo and create a Network that is almost identical in structure and method (down to what they offer, except for an initial fee to join!), especially since the original Network is a Non-Profit helping Conservative Candidates (and you can get the training for free!)
This fake, copycat entity, is purely “for profit”, its allowing the duped “minority” group it targets to believe it is something it is not—and this is where the rubber meets the road. This “copycat” “for profit only” Network is an attempt to pass themselves off as the very Network they have copied “down to its bones”. And this type of thing in the name of Conservatism today, sickens me. It actually gets my blood pressure a rising. Folks, I have just scratched the surface of this situation. Do not mistake good old fashioned, American initiative at starting a business with carbon copying a Non-Profit Network, down to the visuals, and passing it off as some unique idea! If the “non-profit” Network wanted to “franchise” itself that is ONE thing, this is completely unethical, and this coming from elected officials in the REPUBLICAN PARTY, who claim to be CONSERVATIVES, who claim to be CHRISTIANS, and who say they have TEA PARTY ties!
How can we win back this Country to the “founding father’s” principles, how can we say “In God We Trust”, how can we promote “We built that” when there are those in our midst who are tearing us down, how can we look ourselves, our kids and our grandchildren in the eyes, if we are allowing those who identify as “Conservative Christians” to stay as elected “leaders” who are deceptive, immoral and unethical?