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Teeing it up: A Round at the LINKs

Last week I had a few great discussions with some friends about the state of conservatism in the Republican Party, the constitution, our founders, and the way forward.  I have posted a few articles this past week slamming Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.  This is where my mind has been ever since Mr. Gingrich shot up in the polls.  I have had a very difficult time wrapping my mind around why so many conservatives are so eager to support big government Republicans.  It has been deeply troubling for me and forced me to question where the party is taking us.  In in my opinion there are really only three reasons why conservatives would support Romney or Gingrich.  The first is the obvious; people are looking for the most electable candidate to beat Obama and they see Gingrich and Romney as the two who have the most crossover appeal.  The second is that many conservatives simply don’t understand what true conservatism is about and believe that candidates like Romney and Gingrich are what represents true conservatism.  And the third reason I believe many conservatives have thrown their support behind Romney or Gingrich is because they’re comfortable with the big government framework we have in place.  Being a big government Republican is not a deal breaker for these folks.  If I’m close to the mark with any of these conclusion I’ve reached, this should give pause to many small government, constitutionally minded conservatives.  It tells me we have a problem and we’re on the verge of of repeating the mistakes of the past.

The enthusiasm the tea party movement brought to the national debate in 2010 has all but faded and many are now searching for the next step in the process.  My suggestion is the same as it always has been; we need to become an informed citizenry again.  We need to learn about the core principles that are the cornerstone our nation was built on.  We need to learn about liberty and be selfish with it.  We need to learn about our constitution so that we have the knowledge to reestablish it as the law of the land.  And lastly we need to reacquaint ourselves with the men who founded our great country. I truly believe these are the things we must do to regain an appreciation for the institutions and traditions that have made America one of the greatest nations in history.  An informed citizenry is dangerous to the status quo…and the status quo is what we desire to change.

Below is our weekly listing of some outstanding articles from great conservative blogs.  Please take the time to tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs.

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A Conservative Teacher: Obama Said ‘No’ to Destruction of Iran-captured Sentinel?   

Ace of Spades: Is Obama’s Intellect Stunted by Epistemic Closure? 

Adrienne’s Corner: A Crisis of Truth… 

American Glob: The Liberal Playbook Shows It’s 2008 All Over Again   

American Perspective:  A Plot to Undermine the Right to Bear Arms – Fast and Furious

America’s Watchtower: Gunrunner: “Justice” Department violated federal law…

ARRA News ServiceGovernment Radical Social Engineering  

Atlas Shrugs: Impeach Holder and DOJ Officials for DOJ Lies  

Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: News Of The Weak   

Big Journalism: Credit Where It’s Due: New Media’s Newest Scalp  

Bread upon the Waters: Global Warming Scare Dying Death of 1,000 Cuts   

BUNKERVILLE: Osawatomie Kansas, Obama and the Weather Underground  

Capitol Commentary: ObamaNation: Fast and Furious Edition 

Catholibertarian: Evolving Immigration Beliefs  

COMMON CENTS: Newt Gingrich interview “Palestianians are an ‘Invented’ People”

Conservative Hideout 2.0: It’s the Atheists vs. the Christians in Ellwood City 

Conservative Outpost: Obama’s need for class warfare  

Don’t Tread On Us: Trestin vs. Trestin 

Doug Ross@Journal: Kagan Busted: Must Recuse Herself or Face Impeachment  

Elephants in the Bluegrass: Trump Card 

EYE OF POLYPHEMUS: Formspring Question #314–Red State/Blue State Rehash Edition 

Freedom’s Lighthouse: Assessing Winners and Losers from the ABC News GOP Presidential Debate

J O S H U A P U N D I T: What Happens When You Smoke Too Much Dope   

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Let’s take a hunk out of Elizabeth Warren 

Liberty At Stake: Sounds Like a Threat To Me 

Maggie’s Notebook: ABC Debate Analysis: High Points Low Points – My Thoughts

Manhattan Infidel: Working Class Stiff Annoys Liberal Icon 

Moonbattery: Where Was the Media Then?  

Motorcitytimes: Why The Culture Matters: The Snooki Effect  

NoOneOfAnyImport: Who’s Running the Asylum?

Nuke’s: The Promise of America

Pirate’s Cove: Majority Think Economic Nitwit Should Not Be Re-elected 

Political Clown Parade: The “Newt Romney” Zingerfest

Political Realities: The Rise of Newt Gingrich     

Proof Positive: Darrell Issa Grills Attorney General Eric Holder  

Randy’s Roundtable: Recuse Or Impeach?

Right Klik: Ron Paul: 9/11 Prompted “Glee” in Bush Admin… Update: “There was a lot of pleasure…”  

Right Truth: Rubin backhands Israelis   

rjjrdq’s America II: Gingrich Wants John Bolton In His Cabinet 

Robbing America: Obama Is a Great President; We’re Just a Lousy Country   

SayAnything Blog: Ron Paul- Pandering to Kooks? Or Merely Careless in His Speech?     

Spellchek: Conservatives on Fire has some great news for you!  

teresamerica: Occupy Boston Protesters Ready for Clash with Police

THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today     

The Camp Of The Saints: Newt Destructa Est!     

The Classic Liberal: Newt Gingrich: Progressive “Tea Party” Candidate  

The Country Thinker: Economic Liberty Litigation: Something Liberals, Conservatives…

The Daley Gator: Be very afraid indeed  

The Libertarian Patriot: Response To A Jewish Opponent Of Ron Paul by Walter Block       

The Lonely Conservative: Occupy Law and Order SVU   

THE OTHER McCAIN: So Elena Kagan Has About The Same Notion Of Integrity As Eric Holder  

The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies   

The TexasFred Blog: Terrorists said to be infiltrating military

Thomas Jefferson Club: Unrealistic Climate Summit

To Be Right: Open Letter to Occupy Crybabies

TOTUS: OWS and The Tea Party

Virgina Right: Layla the BlogDog Speaks: Rabies and Progressives    

WARD WORLD: Allegations Of Fraud Emerge In WI Recall Effort

WESTERN HERO: It’s Not a Free Marketplace…    

What Would The Founders Think: The Founders on Limited Government 

WyBlog: Inadvertent irony from #Occupy Newark 

Time to get back to the basics

Once again, thank you for all the outstanding articles.  Have a great week!

Liberty forever, freedom for all.

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