Where are the conservatives, those true constitutionalists who believe in this country? Where are the smaller government leaders that will make the greatest impact? I ask these questions because the GOP has been handing us another line of bull about moderate candidates; they’ve laid out their smorgasbord of Christie, Bush and Ryan. Even Romney’s name is being rolled out again.
And then comes Rubio, saying during an interview which aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” while in New Hampshire, “I do” think I have the political experience to become president.” Well, that’s good for him. Although he was a rising star in the GOP for a while, he failed to impress with his stand on immigration and lost the momentum.
So I ask again, where are the Conservative Constitutionalists? Like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and others who not only vote with their beliefs, but stand proudly every day and speak out against Big Government, progressive ideals, higher taxes and the overall destruction of this country. The GOP and Republican National Committee (RNC) are virtually ignoring them.
The talking heads are already saying we have to move closer to the middle to pick up the independent voters, but isn’t that what we did in the last two elections? Candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney are NOT what Conservatives are looking for. AWR Hawkins of Brietbart.com talked about a Washington Post/ABC News poll that was released on May 1, where Independents spoke pretty clearly regarding the 2nd Amendment… When asked “Which political party is closer to your own opinion on the issue of gun control, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans)?” 49% chose Republicans, while only 29% chose Democrats. The same polls showed that “registered voters” in general chose Republicans over Democrats by a margin of 46% to 39%, even with Democrat voters included. So maybe the GOP talking heads and RNC are wrong? Maybe, just maybe, the voters want, and even need, a good conservative candidate to bring back that “…loving feeling…” at the polls.
These polls are just a reflection of the overall landscape. Remember who the Independent voters are. They are me and you and many others like us that believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, this country, smaller government, the Rule of Law, less taxation (flat taxes), stronger borders and everything intrinsically American.
We believe in offering incentives to bring back manufacturing jobs, repatriate the billions of American dollars overseas, and become energy independent. If we choose to go down the path of mediocrity and select another losing moderate candidate, we get what we deserve with Hillary Clinton and her Benghazi comment: “What difference does it make…” and then on guns: “We have to rein in what has become [an] almost article of faith, that anybody can own a gun anywhere, anytime. And I don’t believe that…” Are we strong enough to defeat that? I certainly hope so. It starts with this year, this midterm, and your belief that your vote still counts.
Independent voters are more than ready for conservatism to rise to the surface. America is more than ready for government to remember its place and Americans are MORE than ready to get back to being proud Americans without having to watch their backs for the knife their government is more than willing to stick in it.
We must encourage, support, campaign for and vote with our conservative conscience. We must start now, in this midterm year and carry the momentum into 2016. If we fail to stop this mass destruction of America then we will be the last generation to ever know of its greatness. Remember the words of Ronald Reagan: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”