This past Saturday I participated in a precinct walk for Sandy Adams. Our Adams “selling point” was that she is the fiscal conservative, and that her opponent John Mica is the tax and spend incumbent who, after 20 years in office, has passed his usefulness and is part of the DC culture that is spending this nation into oblivion. Anyone who sees that the United States is teetering on the edge of out-of-the-closet collectivism and fascist government control immediately understands how important it is that those we put in office be conservative. The folks we talked to had no such understanding.
Rather, they were concerned, among other one issue wonders, about slippery roads, if the conservatives are going to attempt to repeal Roe v Wade, and that they dont like tea party because it has kept this congress from compromising on so-called “jobs” deals that require tax increases.
It occurs to me that these Republicans are perfectly content to see our tax obligation as up for grabs, as long as the funds are allocated to things that they care about. They appeared to have no concern regarding the big picture; loss of liberty, big government dictators, confiscation of property thru taxation. I finally understand why some say there is no difference between the two major political parties.
As conservatives, I believe we are going to need to form our own party. I am willing to work for our success, now, in what most of us see is the most critical election of our lifetime. But it’s time to start thinking and acting upon a strategy for when we want to leave; it will be too late to make a move if we wait until we have to leave.