Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Day One, Part Deux. Pardon my French.

"It is not the critic who counts, or where the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better, the credit belongs with the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with blood and sweat and dust, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
Today is a bitter day for conservatives. We have been dealt a harsh blow by the American populace, as they chose to reject the Republican party for the promise of a fresh, new way for governance. It is ironic, then, that the leader they chose espouses an ideology whose origins stretch as far back as Jean Jacques Rousseau, and possibly further. Intent on the Utopian belief that all people are meant to be the same, as opposed to equal, Barack Obama proposed further empowering the government, allowing it to expand itself into our pockets and confiscate what we have earned for the sole purpose of closing the gap between the classes. Fairness is what he termed it, yet, under the even most basic understanding of property rights, it is called theft. This is a candidate, now set to take the highest office in the land, whose entire platform revolves around the idea that the crafters of our U.S. Constitution were fundamentally wrong when they went about framing the most effective and lasting code of laws that any nation has ever seen. He considers the lack of socialist policies in the Constitution to be a failure, yet he will be sworn in to protect and abide by a strict set of rules he believes are flawed?

This is our leader. The Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces, the international face of the United States.

We have begun this movement to bring conservative ideals, the Reagan manner of governance, back into the American way of life. Liberals would like you to believe conservatism is dead, a relic of the long forgotten past which must be left behind to move toward the future. A future, they say, where everyone is equal, and nobody suffers. A utopia. An intrinsically flawed concept which entirely ignores the human condition and has historically been proven to eliminate prosperity. Presented to us are these ideas for the rise of the proletariat, even when it has been shown repeatedly that they are never lifted. Rather, the bourgoise, the hated aristocracy, the class from which the wealth originates, is pulled down to join in the squalor for the sake of equality, effectively eliminating the possibility of prosperity for everyone.

Misery loves company, after all.

We are at a crossroads as conservatives. If we remain on our current road, forsaking the values we have long held dear and which have allowed this nation to become the strongest and wealthies in the world, we certainly will become relics of the past. If we continue to promote government intervention in the markets, spending increases, and federal expansion, we will lose our system of value to adopt that of the left wing. It is those gross missteps which were protested today, albeit foolishly, by a thin majority of Americans, not the ideals we believe in.

Right now is the time for us to decide what our identity is. Are we truly the war mongering, privacy hating, socially intolerant, fiscally irresponsible monsters the media portends we are? Or are we, in fact, the same people who created the longest period of peacetime prosperity in history?

This is the Conservative Underground. We have decided who we are and what we believe. We believe what the founders did, and we stand ready to fight, especially in the face of insurmountable opposition, to ensure that the true American value system remains alive and stronger than ever.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Are we truly the war mongering, privacy hating, socially intolerant, fiscally irresponsible monsters the media portends we are?"

I think the first step needs to be understanding how this circumstance came about and what feeds it.

Then we need to stop doing it.

We need to understand that they are dictating the message right now. We need to dampen the supply of oxygen that fuels that fire and then find a spark of our own.

Living up to our own values, and demanding our national leaders do the same (ahem, Ted Stevens, Larry Craig) would be good too.