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True Conservatism =The Heartbeat of America
by ©SB October 26, 2010 All Rights Reserved
Just thoughts, opinions, musings from the heartland…………
“Political parties must stand for something. When Republicans were in the wilderness in the late 1970s, Ronald Reagan knew that the doctrine of "blurring the lines" between parties was not an appropriate way to win elections.”….Sarah Palin
There seems to be a great deal of disappointment within both the Republican and Democratic parties as well as with our elected officials/employees and our government. Disillusionment within our parties is because we trusted that our employees were upholding the values and principles which is seems most Americans adhere to regardless of their party. All is not lost and a third party is not the answer. Conservatives across the board lose every time with a third party.
Ronald Reagan was the optimist. He always believed “there was a pony in every dung hill”. (His joke, his words, his staffs fighting call- There must be a pony in here somewhere. Let’s find the pony.)
We, the people feel betrayed by some who took an oath to uphold our constitution and protect our rights, freedoms and now appear to be violating that oath. We can right those wrongs. It isn’t going to be easy and it isn’t for the faint hearted or negative minded person. It is going to take determination, consistency, fortitude, cohesiveness and perseverance. By taking one step at a time, progress will be made, because it is quite clear that we have that pony, the constitution, which empowers we, the people, not our government.
Sarah Palin woke up many people with her values and principles she represented during this past election process. As conservatives, we need to send a clear message that we believe in values and principles, as well as our constitution, our traditions, our inalienable rights and individual freedoms and that we are not going to allow it to be taken away. Our foundations have worked for 230+ years and proves that the constitution is not a “hypocrisy” as the left, elitists would like to have you to believe. Although, people come from all walks of life, they all have the same problems, issues, even though the scope or range of them are different levels at times. But, the political issues will always affect everyone in the same way.
Conservatives must educate that they are not against change, but that they are for limited government, a strong national defense, lower taxes, choice in matters of our medical care, schools, and more. We do not need the government to make those choices for us as individuals. Conservatives must be clear and continue to promote just as Sarah Palin stated and “reach out to every part of our country, and every background in every political party or no party at all.”
It will take hard work to find the best and most effective way to counter the wrongs, the corruption and those who used their self interests for their own gain. It will take perseverance to restore and repair and then continue to preserve our constitution and traditions. It is those whose self interests, greed and corruptive activities that have failed us. It is those who have breached their fiduciary duty and not upheld the constitution that have failed us. They have failed their own families, future generations, the citizenry and lost our trust. Those that have failed us, have diminished their value and worth as our representatives. Our constitution has not failed us.
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.".....Thomas Jefferson. What happens when our rights and freedoms are lessened and curtailed? It makes it easier for the liberal elitists to amass power and achieve their socialist agenda. It appears that what needs to be addressed is an apparent lack of understanding of the history of our country by so many Americans. The more they are educated with facts, the more they will object to flagrant constitutional violations the left continually promotes, such as campaign finance reform, gun control, abortion, speech, and much more. Those on the left continue to talk about their visions for change for America. It isn't new, it is just repackaged socialism. History proves that socialism, communism, Marxism, has never worked and they have failed every time.
Former British Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, "first win the argument, then the vote." In order for conservative Republicans to secure and maintain a perpetual majority at every level of state and federal government, they must win with strong practical ideas and factual information. We can make sure we protect and preserve our constitution, traditions, our individual freedoms and inalienable rights as well as our principles and values that are under attack from the left, by refuting the claims and assertions of the left by communicating effectively with factual information.
The voters in America must be made aware that the liberals use class warfare, race baiting, personal attacks, and threats, intimidation, scare tactics and more to mask and misrepresent the truth for the purpose and goal to gain political power and to advance their far left and socialist agendas. It is essential that they are informed with facts and for all to realize that a party, such as the democrats, liberals, socialists, the far left, can become more dangerous and use the aforementioned tactics, when they realize they can be defeated and that the citizens realize what their agenda is for our country. Remember, all they can do is be the bullies on the playground, the spoiled brats throwing temper tantrums, nothing more as 'we the people' have the power endowed to us by the constitution and 'we the people' are their bosses, not the other way around.
Dr Adrian Rogers(1931-2005), stated: "You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Americans need to understand how liberals and the left use people in order to achieve their goals and to amass power. In the long run, it is not beneficial to those they use nor is it good for the country. The elitists, liberals, the left work hard to make sure that as many people as possible are dependent upon the government. It appears that basically the liberal base consists of non-taxpaying citizens, those on welfare, and the lower half of the working people. Those groups, are being encouraged by rich liberals, the elitists, the left, the democrats and those who have the most to gain by keeping the large majority of those Americans uninformed and uneducated. It is all about their power and control. The problem with this scenario, is that sooner or later, along with the human factor coming in to play, the money runs out and the system fails. It has failed everywhere, every time it has been tried. Everyone then loses.
For conservatives to survive and thrive and to be effective in their endeavors they need to educate, speak out, stay knowledgeable, search for the truth and make their case by communicating confidently and effectively a clear and cohesive message promoting and defending our conservative positions, not only to our traditional constituencies, but also to our minorities, centrist democrats and independents. In other words to people from all avenues of life. We cannot dilute our message to garner favor to pacify anyone, but that we believe that change and progress can either be good or bad and as a society we should progress in such a way as to maximize both freedom and virtue. When conservative Republicans diffuse conservative principles and values to appease moderates or to court favor with the media they are apt to lose the impact of the message which only dismays their supporters and indirectly gives assistance to their opponents. Conservative Republicans vote more frequently and with strength when they have a good solid conservative candidate. They are less likely get out and vote for a RINO.
It is quite clear that conservatives will not support centrists or moderates, or anyone who believes in the liberal ideology, which as failed every where it has been tried. Ideology, theory, philosophical ideas do not work at any level no matter how you spin it. Never has, never will. Liberals, the leftists, socialists ideology includes public housing, forced busing, high taxation, managed health care, welfare, rehabilitative justice, government education. Remember, just because the terminology changes over a time, does not mean that the liberal goals are now different.
The Republican party and leaders must understand that we will accept nothing less than strong conservatives who believe that we need to get out of the UN, in a strong national defense, lower taxes, limited government, strengthening the family, balancing the budget, free markets, choice in matters of schools, welfare reform, will protect our borders, our language and our traditions and culture, one who will not breach his fiduciary duty, will uphold the oath of office and who is dedicated to upholding the constitution, our traditions, and protecting our inalienable rights, and individual freedoms.
Conservatives are standing side by side and are not wavering as we take our message to all that we will accept nothing less.
Barry Goldwater, the father of modern conservatism, shrewdly asks in the footnotes of The Conscience of a Conservative, "Have we forgotten that America made its greatest progress when Conservative principles were honored and preserved.”
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories." .....Thomas Jefferson