Divided we fall, united we stand. That is going to be the theme for the 2010 elections. Conservatives face a unified and strong front on the left. After the losses we suffered in 2008, particularly the presidency, we have learned that we must move forward differently in the future and learn to use the tools that the left beat us with. Those tools include the Internet through blogs, social networking via Facebook and Twitter and other sites; community activism and organization; and registering people to vote and ensuring they make it to the polling place. The left used all of these tools effectively. The good news is that conservatives have begun to master all of these weapons and we now rule Twitter and Facebook and the Tea Party Movement has demonstrated that we can protest against the best of liberal community organizing groups.
But the question remains whether conservatives can unite in the way that is required. There is an area of contention within the conservative ranks between backing a third party or working within the Republican Party. Although it leaves a bad taste in the mouth, based on ineptness and a lack of principles in the past, we need to work within the two party system through the Republican Party at this time and there are many reasons why.
Number one, there are many people that just vote the party line and do not pay much attention to politics and consider themselves Republicans because their spouse is a Republican or their family of origin were Republicans. We witnessed this in NY23 with Dede Scozzafava’s name on the ballot.
Number two, we must face reality and the truth is that there is not enough time to garner the money and support needed to support a third party.
Number three, getting behind a third party means choosing a particular third party and which one would we choose? Conservatives are a group that has people who belong to the Constitution Party, Whig Party, Libertarian Party, Conservative Party and Tea Party. Which one do we support when all run on similar platforms? This only serves to split our vote and as pointed out previously, we face a united foe. Observe the left for a moment. They fall on all different sides of various issues whether it is abortion, the War on Terrorism, Gay Marriage, fiscal responsibility, etc. And yet they can all unite as we have observed with the healthcare insurance reform debate and subsequent bills. This is because they are united behind the goal of power. Ultimately, that is complete government control. We know this to be true because we watched “principled” people receive payoffs, bribes and handouts willingly. We have to decide to unite on Constitutional principles and forget about areas of disagreement.
Here is what we must do to begin to build the infrastructure to take back our country. We have to put our focus completely into the primaries. Some states in America have open primaries so it does not matter which party you are affiliated with, but the majority of states limit primary voting to people registered for a particular party. In these states, regardless of what party you believe in with your heart and belong to, you need to register as a Republican. You can throw your voter card out later, but we need to get constitutionally principled candidates on the final ballots.
The Republican National Committee and state Republican Party leadership must stay out of the process until after the primaries unless they provide equal monies to all persons running for a Republican seat. And there are so many individuals in some races that this would be a waste of money. Michael Steele must step down…yesterday. We need true leadership that includes not only someone of principle and not ego, but also someone who will not make statements such as “we won’t take back the House” or “we are not ready to lead”. Even if a leader believes this, it should never be uttered. Could one imagine George Washington turning to his men as they crossed the Potomac and announcing, “You will suffer starvation and frostbite and many will die and we are going to get our butts kicked. We are outnumbered and can’t possibly win. Who wants to come?” We need passionate leadership.
If we do not get the right candidates on the ballots with the primary system, then we must continue our unity behind a particular candidate, regardless of party affiliation. This is where the grassroots organizations and lines of communication that we have built will come into play. We have to be on the same page and this is very doable, as we have watched over the past few months. Many of us never paid attention to races in other states, but now most of us know Scott Brown, Danny Tarkanian, Marco Rubio and Doug Hoffman.
We also know that the left will do whatever it takes to win and that makes for a tough adversary. We watched intimidation at the polls in 2008; we witnessed groups like ACORN register cartoon characters, people more than once, fake names and even dead people; and we have observed fraudulent vote counts. Democrats have conducted legislation in the dead of night and behind closed doors. They have created an environment of opaqueness rather than transparency.
This is the proverbial David versus Goliath, with conservatives playing the role of David. The good news is that David had something in his bag that we also have and it was not the right sized rock. David had God on his side and so do we. Now a bunch of Democrats just cried out that they believe in God and have Him too, but we have to face reality. Is the current Democrat platform something that God would register to support? Would He support abortion on demand even to the point of letting babies die outside the womb? Would He support a free for all when it comes to marriage? Would He back stealing money from others that work hard to give to those that will not work? Would He support His removal from the town square? These are all issues that the Democrats, lead by the progressives within their ranks, champion. This was not always the case for Democrats, but there has been a change.
And so we must not lose hope because there can be no doubt that God would want America to return to the exceptionalism that He instilled in this nation from its beginnings. We were structured as a Constitutional Republic and we need to return to that fabric that has made this nation so great. We can only do that if we unite. We must work together to inform and educate the public and merge our support behind the team of people we choose to represent us in Washington, D.C. in the 2010 Election. This will give us the foundation to move forward towards the year 2012 when we can take back the White House as well and continue the hard work of dismantling the Marxist Utopian structure that has been built up around this country over the past one hundred years. This will not be easy and it will be painful. This is gut check time. What are you willing to sacrifice to save this country for yourself and for future generations and on a grander scale, for the world. America is the last bastion of freedom on Earth and a Republic if “we can keep it.”