Folks, listen up. The ground is shifting beneath the feet of conservatives. Outside and inside forces are threatening, like an earthquake, to crumble the foundation of our political landscape. I have watched the discussions go on here at times concerning who to vote for in November. As you know, I have my own strongly held opinion on this score. Emotions run high and this is just as the liberals would have it. By foisting John McCain on us, they knew that stubborn conservatives would further fracture into entrenched camps of opinion. So we ask ourselves, what is most important, finding points of agreement to unify our party in preserving the Constitution? Or is defeating Senator McCain the first priority of the conservative movement?
I feel that if we don’t send a message to the Republic National Committee, then they will pull this trick again. The great psychologist, Pavlov, showed you can train dogs to salivate when a bell rings. The RNC knew full well that we could be trained to jump on board any band wagon they point to. They say jump and they don’t care if we grumble loudly as long as we end up jumping. I could go on ad naseum about all the reasons I cannot personally vote for McCain. BUT…I can also understand why someone else could feel they should vote for him. I don’t have to agree to at least see they have reasoning that tips the scale for them.
If we allow ourselves to be manipulated, if we underestimate the brilliance of the think tanks promoting leftist agendas, we will kick ourselves later with our Monday morning quarterbacking. THEY WANT TO DIVIDE US! We specifically have tried to promote the message of acceptance of all who love the Constitution, despite various differences in dogmas including who to vote for.
To those who support McCain and feel that unity of the party can only come through backing him, I would suggest reading the Introduction for this site. We do not unify around a man, we unify around principles as the hub of our political wheel. When we vote, we should be voting for someone who represents those principles. For some, McCain embodies enough of those principles to justify their vote. Fine, allow them that choice.
Can we get past our own stubbornness enough to accomplish this? If not here where we have focused on this cause, then where? If not now when it is hard, then when? Will it get easier? And how do we do this when we feel so intensely? Passionate logic over blind emotionalism. Nothing else will work. Pride is the enemy, not each other.
If we don’t hold together enough of a foundation on our political landscape, the vehicle of conservatism cannot roll forward but will fall into the cracks of disunity.