Thursday, November 15, 2012

What Happened to Our Values?

As I've been listening to the radio, watching TV and surfing the internet lately, the same nagging question keeps popping into my head: What has happened to our values in this country?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

When Conservatism is a second language

I found this article today.... When Conservatism is a second language.  Written by a former political director for Ronald Reagan, it is a very well written piece that makes an incredibly important point - if Conservatism is going to beat back the onslaught of liberal ideology in the political realm, we must stop nominating and electing Republicans for whom Conservatism is only their second language.  There are incredibly bright, qualified and eager Conservatives out there of every race and gender who we need to be cultivating and raising up through our ranks to take the mantle of leadership.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The issue of Centralization

Centralization of the government should be one of the greatest concerns for Conservatives.  After last night's election, I ran across a great piece dealing with just that....

The Central Issue - John Hayward

What to expect over the next four years

Here are my predictions of what we can expect from the Executive Branch over the next four years.  Please understand that I do not expect that all of this will be implemented or be successful because we do still have the Legislative and Judicial branches to counteract some of this, but this is what I predict we will see....

Where do we go from here?

The polls are closed.  The speeches are all given and the balloons and confetti have all fallen.  The people have spoken, and amazingly they have chosen to give President Obama another four years in office.

Conservatives around the country are waking up in disbelief and (in some cases) despair this morning realizing that one of the most liberal Presidents in our nation's history has just won re-election.  Many of us are wondering, "What do we do now?"

The answer is simple - DO NOT GIVE UP!  I don't mean fight the election results or complain about the legitimacy of the election or point fingers at whose fault this is.  I mean put on your big boy (or girl) pants, suck it up and keep fighting the good fight!  Yes, we suffered a major loss with this election, but the reality is that if we sink into quiet despair or worse yet finger pointing at each other or the blame game, then not only have we lost the fight, we WILL lose the war!

One of the underlying themes of Ayn Rand's book, "Atlas Shrugged" is that society fundamentally changed to accept government control over all aspects of life because people just kept quiet, went about their business and passively allowed the transformation of society into one where everyone was dependent on the government.  If Conservatives don't suck it up and battle on, then that is exactly what will happen and this election will be looked back on as the beginning of the end of freedom and capitalism in the United States.

I for one absolutely refuse the let that happen.