Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Power, Prestige or the Constitution?

For far too long the political leaders in both parties have only paid attention to those who have their own interests, the most money, and have ignored the will of the people.   For far too long, money has been the mover and shaker in Washington and whoever toes the party line keeps the power in Washington.  It does not seem to matter how good a particular candidate is, if he or she has ideas of true conservatism and a love and respect for the Constitution, that person has been subject to derailment by the powers-that-be.

Have Constitutional Conservatives done well in promoting major challengers to the good ol' boys of the two parties?  Somewhat in the Senate, a few in Congress, but on a whole, there just haven’t been enough victories to make serious change happen.  We must change this.  We must reclaim our political system to the way it was meant to be. Money talks and so does power, but there must be change in the ways of politics or we the people will lose our nation.

For true change to happen, it will be up to we the people- by sending serious Constitutional Conservatives as our representatives to Washington and demanding term limits.   We must take the name Constitutional Conservative because the word “conservative” has been used too much as another name for the GOP and most of us know that for the past few decades there has been very little true conservatism in the Republican party.  Few also seem to care little about the Constitution and there seems to be many conservative groups who align themselves too much with the Republican Party because it has meant money donations and a chance to sit at the table with big political ties.  Constitutional Conservatives must be discerning when it comes to supporting small “c” conservatives who speak the right words, yet are backed by the GOP.  We must promote organizations and candidates who actually stand on principal when the political winds are blowing another way or when the powers in Washington claim that we need a bigger tent.

We will not have support from the Republican Party.  They have proven that for at least the last 8 years when they have fought against or refused to help with funding campaigns of real candidates.  When they have done redistricting as in the case of Allen West,  withheld funding to Michele Bachmann who was up against serious money from the opposition,  and the same with Sharron Angle who had no GOP support in her serious race against career politician Harry Reid.   We saw decent conservative voices shut down during the past election cycle until the GOP party pick Mitt who won the Republican Primaries.  We saw the same the previous election cycle with McCain. 

Now Karl Rove has declared, "war" on the Tea Party and in effect, any party which holds Constitutionally minded Conservative ideals.  It looks like Rove along with big time donors of the Republican Party have created the 'Conservative Victory Project'.  Sounds like a nice name right?  Got the word 'Conservative' in it, so it must be good, right?

It appears that the group will, in the words of the New York Times, “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s effort to win control of the Senate.”    Interesting, but isn't that what the GOP has been doing for at least the past 10 years?  Not only with Senate races but Congressional seats and the Presidential campaigns as well.  The establishment crowd like Rove have poured millions upon millions of dollars- much of it donated by people believing the Republican Party was worth donating to, to spend on and train candidates who have been "severely" conservative in their rhetoric but not in their actions.

Rove and others would do well to remember that it was the Tea Party movement, made up of sick and tired every day folks, which brought a victory to the Republican Party in the 2010 Congressional races.  Remember or not, it doesn't seem to matter to the GOP big boys.  What matters is the lukewarm smooth politicians who keep the power for the party and the money flowing.  This is evident with past party picks and with Rove and his new group plans to challenge sitting Conservative Congressmen and Senators. 

They do this under the guise as supporting the most conservative person who "can win".   This, pardon the bluntness, is pure malarkey.  Their historic lack of supporting true Conservative individuals informs us that they wouldn't know if one could win or not.  Thank God, that Michele Bachmann won her seat, no thanks to the GOP.  Who knows how things would have gone if the party had had fully backed and supported Allen West or Mia Love, the newcomer from Utah?  If they had have backed Sharron Angle in 2008, who was within a few thousand votes of getting rid of Harry Reid.  The same Reid, who has done everything in his power as Senate Majority Leader to keep from passing a budget for over three years, and who would never allow impeachment hearings against the Obama administration for Fast and Furious or Benghazi and numerous other dangerous and nefarious actions.

Rove and others like him could care less about a Constitutional Conservative government.  All they are concerned with is preserving their own power and prestige.  It will be truly up to the common people of this nation to seek, support and work towards nominating and electing serious, hardworking everyday people who love the Constitution and real Conservatism for political office- locally, State level and national governance.  We must do a lot of work to show that the people are serious about changing things in both parties and in Washington. 

Right now, too many people with opportunities to spread the Constitutional conservative message are still hoping for change within the GOP.  Those who love the Constitution, yet are still hoping to fight within the GOP are not paying any mind to third party ideas, tells us that we are in this ourselves.  Until we change things enough that folks like Limbaugh, Levin, Palin and others will finally start to pay attention, because we will someday be too big to ignore.

“Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.”Thomas Jefferson

“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with the power to endanger the public liberty.”John Adams

C.C.E , S.D 2013