This upcoming election is of the utmost importance to the direction of this country, and we don’t seem to have much of a choice; or so it seems if we just look at the Republican front-runners. We have the Obama administration that has taken us into an unprecedented socialist direction, we have crony capitalism, which is actually elitist socialism and not capitalism at all, or we can vote for a true constitutional conservative.
Not since FDR have we faced the dangers of such a far left turn; unless the utterly failed Carter administration is taken into account.
Those of us on the right have a very important choice to make. Are we going to allow our representation to be hijacked by a slightly less oppressive faction, or are we going to actually stand by our true convictions and nominate somebody who will truly take us in the better direction? We are faced with the ultimate crossroad decision; we can look at the poll numbers and nominate somebody who we think will beat President Obama, or we can nominate a true conservative who will redirect this country onto its constitutionally intended track. We can decide that a slightly smaller big government is better than a massively big government or we can choose less destructive government intervention, altogether.
There are so many people who have said something to the effect of, “I really like Rick Santorum, or Michele Bachmann, but they can’t win.” Of course not, with asinine thinking like that. It has been proven, time after time, that true conservatives win elections. The establishment was scared to death of Ronald Reagan; yet he eventually won in a landslide. John McCain was nominated because it was assumed that he would appeal to the “middle-of-the-roaders”, and he was definitively defeated. He was defeated because the center left that he thought he was targeting still voted Democrat and the conservative core was so incredibly uninspired by this candidate. Many people try to claim that Sarah Palin cost him the election, but the truth is that he would have lost more decisively without her. John McCain lost because he is a wishy-washy, leftist, big government republican who didn’t inspire conservative confidence. John McCain is not a true conservative.
We really only have one more chance to get it right. Are we going to nominate Mitt Romney because of his poll numbers? Mitt Romney gave us the predecessor to “Obamacare” in Massachusetts. Mitt Romney felt that the government could do a better job than the individual. It doesn’t matter if that is a state-level policy of a federal-level policy, a true conservative would not mandate that the government take over our health care. Mitt Romney not an answer to the Obama administration; he’s a continuation of it.
Are we going to nominate Newt Gingrich because of his poll numbers? Listen to him, we will get more of the same; more collusion between Wall Street and Washington DC, more government involvement for the betterment of government officials. That doesn’t make us stronger individuals, it puts more of the control in the hands of those on the inside.
Ron Paul has a great approach to our fiscal and constitutional problems, but his foreign policy has some seriously disastrous potential.
If we really believe that Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann speak for our position then we need to stop settling for what those in the know tell us to believe! Vote for YOUR candidate, not somebody else’s. If we get a true conservative candidate who believes that the solution lies with us, we will win this country back from those who want to control us. If we vote for more of the same, thinking we’ll get something different, we’ll be absolutely stuck with more of the same.