Will you settle for a government of tyrants and wimps? Or fight?
The most offensive political type is the moderate. If you recall when Nancy
Pelosi ruled as the tyrant of Congress, she said to the opposing Party,
We won. Get over it.
This attitude horrified many. But I give her kudos. At least the lady
was passionate about the things she believed and met her opposition
head on. Nancy Pelosi may be a tyrant, but she is no wimp.
Contrast Pelosi’s rule to the time when the “compassionate
conservatives” controlled Congress. Everything was “let’s make a deal”
and “we don’t want to look like tyrants.” So they became wimps –
kowtowing to their opponents (the tyrants) to make friends, instead of
doing what was right by the American people. No wonder the American
people threw the wimps out.
I am a conservative with strong libertarian leanings. I can better
understand liberals who are at least passionate about the things they
believe, than moderates who are mediocre at best. I disagree
philosophically with the viewpoint of liberals. But I also appreciate
that their objective is noble – although in my opinion, unrealistic and
dangerous. That’s what makes them tyrants.
Christ to wimps: “You make Me sick!”
I am not the only one to find the play-along-to-get-along philosophy
of the mediocre moderates distasteful. So did Christ. In the Book of
Revelation, chapter 3 verses 14-18, Christ writes to the church of
Laodicea, which He calls “lukewarm.” He says clearly that He wishes they
were hot or cold. Because they are not, He spits them out of his mouth.
Strangely enough, that is not where the similarity ends. In verse 17 He
goes on to say that they believe they are rich and have need of
nothing, when in fact they are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and
naked. Unfortunately, this sounds like many modern-day political
moderates who have taken control of the once noble Republican Party.
They seem more concerned about preserving their power base through the
fine art of deal making (in which they have proved woefully inadequate)
than doing what is right. To them, making deals is right. To those who
think like me, doing what is right is right. As a result, they achieve
little and what they do achieve is watered down and practically
The wimps score a coup, and tyrants stay in place
The wimps we now call moderates have managed one coup. They have
convinced the conservatives in this country that we must vote for them
or have another liberal keep control. What do we do? We keep a
clothespin handy to clip on our noses when we go to the polls on
Election Day and vote for the person they tell us can beat the liberal. Like them or not, we have swallowed the argument that it’s a necessary evil.
We do have a better choice. We just have to stop believing the hype. Josef Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda, once said:
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
Those now in control of the Republican Party have told us often
enough and loud enough that these moderate wimps are our best choices,
and we have believed them. When we have a better candidate, we must rise
up, support that candidate to the absolute best of our ability, and do
our best to convince others to do the same. Plato once said,
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics, is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
History has shown that both Goebbels and Plato knew what they were talking about.
Are you lukewarm?
How do you know if you are lukewarm? Do you know about a candidate
that you believe is better than the one the establishment backs? And if
so, do you either not vote or vote for the establishment candidate, who
they tell you has a better chance of winning? Then, my friend, you are
lukewarm. You have accepted mediocrity when you had a better choice. You
have become part of the problem instead of part of the solution. You
have believed the self-fulfilling prophecy that your candidate cannot
win. Because you have believed it you have made it real.
Yes, we do get the representation we deserve. The mediocre wimps that
represent us, came to power with the votes of the mediocre wimps that
go to the polls on Election Day. Actually, the truth is worse – they got
the “votes” of the mediocre wimps that stay home on Election Day and
don’t vote for the better candidate. Another truth – conservatives cannot win unless conservatives vote.
More than that, conservatives must vote for true conservatives and not
mediocre wimps. Often enough we have a better choice but are too afraid
to stand by it. As long as this prevails, we are doomed to get what we
deserve. Have I offended you? Then stand up and be counted. If you don’t
have a good candidate to stand behind, go out and recruit one. And if
you do have a good candidate to stand behind, then do stand behind them.
Where we stand and how to win
Right now we have tyrants and wimps representing us. That will not
change until we have passionate conservatives seeking out and voting for
passionate conservatives. I will end with another concept from the Book
of Revelation – “he who overcomes.” Never mind looking to your neighbor
to overcome the crisis this country is facing. It is up to you to stand
up, be counted, and overcome. The real choice is not voting for the
evils of two lesser; the real choice is either to submit to tyrants and
wimps, or overcome. I pray for my country that you will choose the
An example of standing up to be counted:
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