It has taken me a few days to put this post together because I wanted to make sure there was a way I could clearly convey my thoughts without alienating the entire conservative community. You see I’m beginning to question if many conservatives want unconditional liberty with limited government or if they want conditional liberty with government playing a stronger central role in our lives. I watched the debate the other night and it is now becoming abundantly clear that there is movement afoot to steer conservatives in the direction to accept either Mitt Romney or Rick Perry as their nominee to run against Obama. The problem is neither candidate is really a solid conservative. These are the same establishment type Republicans we have all expressed ire towards. They will do little to change the status quo in Washington. Our debt will increase. The economy will continue grow at a snail’s pace, and in the end nothing will change if one of these two candidates wins the nomination for the Republican Party, even if they beat Obama. The reason nothing will change is because we will need a rock solid conservative to dismantle all the little programs we’re not talking about that Obama is implementing. We need someone who is principled with a mile of integrity. You see as polished as Mitt Romney and Rick Perry appear on the surface, they don’t have the strong conservative foundation within them that will be needed to scale back or dare I say dismantle Leviathan. It’s going to be a tough task to do and quite frankly neither Mitt Romney nor Rick Perry is up to the task at hand. They will both compromise on key issues when they should stand firm.
The other day when I was driving home from work I was listening to Mark Levin and he said something that really got me thinking. There was an almost desperate frustration in his tone. He was talking about how the establishment and the MSM were steering us towards either Rick Perry or Mitt Romney while dismissing the other candidates. He even said they we can’t even rely on Fox News to do the right thing and allow the process to unfold. He went on to say that we MUST have a conservative nominee and that even though Ronald Reagan wasn’t perfect he was “solid as hell.” As I continued to listen his tone changed. There was a seriousness and clarity in his voice as he began to speak about our current state.
The following is an excerpt from that segment.
“The country…folks, the country is collapsing. I’m not trying to be controversial; I’ve been explaining this for awhile now…the country is collapsing. We have an absolutely irresponsible man as President who is unconscionable in what he is doing to this country as is his party. The Democrat Party is now controlled by the radical left like the green parties of Europe. That’s what we have here. It’s not a moderate party. It’s not a party that respects the traditions and institutions of this country. It is set on burning down this society and rebuilding it in some image that it can’t even define for us. So we’re going through the burning down part. Obviously not literally but you get my point. And the misery is awful, you can see it. And it’s going to get worse. Because the things that have to be done, the things that we know must be done are not going to be done as long as Obama is President, Harry Reid is the majority leader in the Senate, we don’t have 60 solid Republicans in the Senate and frankly, alright are you ready Mr. Producer here’s the next one…as long as John Boehner is Speaker of the House. The things that need to be done are not going to get done! “
His words were sobering and 100 percent accurate. This is what we’re facing. We’re facing a group of radical leftists dressed up as Democrats pretending to be something they are not and hell-bent on burning down the traditions and institutions that have made America great. It’s time for conservatives to wake up and see this with eyes wide open. It’s time for Conservatives to stop worrying about who looks the most Presidential. It’s time for conservatives to stop losing sleep over which candidate will appeal to independents. It’s time for conservatives to embrace conservatism and nominate a conservative candidate. This shouldn’t be too hard because Obama has already beaten himself with his failed economic policies, ObamaCare, the scandals that surround his administration (which I predict will get worse). He has nothing to stand on and he will not win in 2012. So if this is the current environment, why is it so damn hard for conservatives to embrace and nominate a conservative? Mark Levin said, it’s going to take a rock solid conservative to undo everything Obama has implemented. And here’s a newsflash folks…Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are not rock solid conservatives. One created a massive state healthcare program that was the template for ObamaCare, while the other signed into law his state’s own version of the Dream Act. Now if someone can please tell me which one of these programs promotes sound conservative principles of smaller government and individual choice I will gladly back that candidate. The truth is both Romney and Perry are conservatives of the establishment type. The sooner we come to terms with this, the sooner we will get to work nominating a true conservative. I’m not wasting my time with either of these candidates anymore.
I’m tired of the games we’re playing and I’m tired the media telling us who we should nominate. We’re facing serious problems that if not addressed could have profound consequences for our country. It’s time to stop worrying who is the most likable candidate and get to the business of nominating the most conservative candidate. Can we or our country afford anything less?
Liberty forever, freedom for all.