John R. Houk
© November 11, 2012
Are you a Conservative? Are you perhaps the kind of Conservative that believes in fiscal Conservatism, less government, REAL fair taxation, American Exceptionalism of which a strong military is essential AND social conservatism?
Perhaps you are the kind of Conservative that is perceived by Left Wing Democrats as racist bigots as represented by the KKK, various American Nazi groups, violent survivalists preparing to war against the U.S. government and so on.
We real Conservatives view the later group as radical and really not associated with Conservatism. YET Leftists propagandize that Tea Party and Social Conservatives have the same traits as the KKK, Nazis, White Supremacists and aberrant cults that have a militaristic view of Christianity.
After the failure of the Republican Party to convince voters that Barack Hussein Obama is a deceptive Marxist-Socialist on the scale of Gramsci, Alinsky and Cone; I am convinced that the Real Conservatives need to become radicalized. NOT AS THE RACIST-BIGOTS THAT TRY TO CLAIM THE CONSERVATIVE MONIKER!
Have you noticed the political talk now is that Obama needs to seek a compromise-consensus of give and take that both Democrats and Republicans can grudgingly live with? Rep. Boehner as the Chairman of the House has publicly stated that he is ready to get to work on this compromise-consensus of give and take.
Let’s be honest. In the short term compromise-consensus on small details will be essential for government and the rule of law to operate smoothly rather gridlock punishing those in need who lean toward Democrats and lean toward Republicans.
BUT the reality is this nation needs to find the path that ends the polarization in American politics. I am certain Dems and the GOP can both say amen to that. It is the journey of de-polarization that gets Dems and the Conservative GOP steamed. Did you notice I wrote “Conservative GOP”?
There is a reality that Conservatives have lived with for too long after the Reagan Administration. Conservative make up the rank and file of the Republican Party and it is the GOP business as usual elites that make up the leadership of the Republican Party.
It is the GOP elites that willingly push compromise even though the Conservative Base wants to counter Obama transformative change with Christian-Conservative_Values-Limited_Government transformative restoration. In fact I would go so far as to say that the GOP elites are responsible for polarizing America because of the tendency to acquiesce to the desires of Leftist Dems. The Elitist GOP was willing to allow the American Left to chip away at American Values as embodied by Christianity and the Limited Government vision of the Founding Fathers.
This is where a Leftist usually goes hysterical because they want nothing to do with a Christian heritage. Hysterical Leftists take the stand that most of the Founding Fathers had non-Christian Deist religious beliefs and desired to keep the Christian religion out of government.
Of course this is historical revisionism by the Left. American Deism was quite different from the European atheistic Deism particularly of French origins. American Deists had a tremendous respect for the Christian Values that are derived from the Bible. American Deists were simply not big on believing the supernatural acts of Divine miracles.
Even though our Founding Fathers definitely had a penchant for secular government with ideas primarily from John Locke but others of Locke’s contemporaries in establishing an experimental democratic representative republican government, the Founding Fathers also believed Christian Morality was the cornerstone of a good and civil society. Atheism was viewed with disdain leading to an immoral society that ceases to be good and civil.
At least four American presidents have misattributed the following quote to de Tocqueville… “I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there . . . . Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Though a misattribution, it does not make it any less so. It touches the core of whom and what we are as Americans. (The Watchman, by Robert E. Freer, Jr; 12-12-2011; TheCharlestonTeaParty.org. For clarity see The Tocqueville Fraud. Bold Emphasis Mine)
I was taught de Tocqueville said this but it seems President Dwight D. Eisenhower said it in a speech as embellished by a speech writer. It is irrelevant who actually said “… if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
The Republican Elites (aka Republican Establishment) and definitely the controlling interests of the Democratic Party have lost sight on what makes America great.
My fellow Conservative let’s embrace the kind of radicalness that our Founding Fathers embraced. We are not fringe Right Wingers as the Dems paint us. The fringe is reserved for those that place prejudice above Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Let the Left call us radical standing for fiscal conservatism, limited government and social conservatism. Let’s be radical and depart the Republican Party and together as a political party in which Conservative Principles do not yield to business as usual GOP Elites willing to give up more than we can get from Obama’s Left.
I’ve been watching the Fox News pundits. They seem to be blaming Romney’s loss on the Republican failure to court Hispanics and Blacks that have Conservative Values but voted Democrat based on Obama’s deception that he has their backs merely because they are a minority. Obviously there is some truth in that.
I also heard a Fox News pundit say that over 60% of America’s eligible voting youth went with Obama and 36% of said group went with the Republicans. Conservatives need to tap into the Conservative Hispanics and Blacks. AND we need to convert America’s youth to the reality of just what Obama’s transformative change really is. In regard to the youth cross posting at SlantRight 2.0 right of these thoughts on departing the Republican Party.
How do we Conservatives pull off that kind of radicalism? Those thoughts are for another day. Perhaps you can help by sending your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JRH 11/11/12 (Hat Tip: Linked in Exposing Agenda 21)