for Compassionate Conservatism!
Bush has Appeased His Enemies Too Long
Written by JB Williams
The title compassionate
conservative might have helped Bush get elected, but trying to live up to that
title has him spending like a drunken Kennedy and appeasing enemies like a
hang-nail Purple Heart Kerry having a morning latte with the Viet Cong in
When it comes to fighting
our nation’s foreign enemies, Bush has proven to be a formidable foe
capable of far more than just tough talk. But in the face of relentless attacks
from his enemies here within, he has proven to be about as tough as Jimmy
Carter, (no graphic expletive needed).
within have been gunning for him since the moment Florida
voters sent Al Gore packing in 2000. They have called him a “liar”,
an “idiot”, a “fascist”, a “war-monger”, a
“crook” and so many other things, I can’t begin to remember
them all. Hell - - even hardened liberals accuse him of over-spending, ignoring
border security and going too easy on Al Qaeda.
conservatism might be a great election cycle marketing term, but it turns out
that it is a horrible means of leading a nation that seems to be not so
compassionate in its conservatism.
The writing is on the
wall, in case any Republicans care to take a gaze into their crystal ball for a
glimpse at their political future. American voters went to the polls in the
last four election cycles in record numbers for the sole purpose of removing
socialist liberals from power. They handed the keys to Washington
over to people they thought were conservative, like them.
These voters put
Republicans in power not for the purpose of negotiating away that power,
compromising away the conservative agenda or appeasing the left-wingnuts across
the aisle who we just removed from power. They put them in power to reverse the
trends of the last 40 years towards a socialist – secular –
un-American – immoral left-wingnut society.
As we removed socialist
liberals from power, some Republicans decided they needed to become more
compassionate and tolerant of those things we sent them there to fix.
Consequently, nothing is getting fixed, even with people who claimed to be
conservatives in complete command of the ship.
Liberals told Republicans
that they had no mandate, a great choice of words from a group systematically
removed from power by American voters over four consecutive election cycles.
Apparently, Washington Republicans believed them…
Bush wanted to be a
“uniter”, but he is having great trouble uniting his own Party,
much less a country. The fact is - he has squandered Party unity in search of an
unachievable social unity. Contrary to the claims of his enemies, domestically,
he has attempted to lead by following. He has forgotten the most important elements
of real leadership.
Rule # 1
- "The will of the people is the only
legitimate foundation of any government." (Thomas Jefferson)
The will of the people is decided in election cycles, the last four of which willed
Republicans into complete power.
Rule # 2
- "In politics the middle way is none
at all." (John Adams) There is another word for
“moderate”…. It’s “uncommitted”.
Rule # 3
- "Never confuse motion with action."
(Benjamin Franklin) Washington is
all about motion, these days even more about commotion. It seldom results in
action and when it does, it’s seldom in the interest of the people.
Rule # 4
- "One man with courage makes a
majority." (Andrew Jackson) This idea was the essence of Ronald
Reagan’s leadership and it is the core characteristic of every great
leader. Once given the authority via the will of the people, one must have the
courage to do what the people sent him to do, without concern for his critics.
Rule # 5
- "It is as useless to argue with those
who have renounced the use of reason as to administer medication to the dead"
(Thomas Jefferson) Liberal socialists have been morally bankrupt and at least brain-dead
for years. That’s why American voters removed them from power.
Negotiating, compromising, tolerating or appeasing them makes no sense at all.
True conservatives still
exist in Washington.
That’s who rejected Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers in favor of the better
known conservative Judge Alito. Clearly, there are still a few willing to fight
for what is right, still willing to do the job they were sent to do. As Jefferson
put it, “Nobody can acquire honor by
doing what is wrong."
You don’t have to
be a scientist or a doctor or an evangelical preacher to know that a mother
taking the innocent life of her offspring is wrong. You just need a very basic
respect for human life. Rights of privacy have never included the right to end
the life of another innocent human being and it never should. Yet we let it
You don’t have to
be Winston Churchill or George Patton to know that you can’t secure a
nation without securing its borders. Yet our borders remain wide open and no
action has been taken to close them or to find and deport those already here
You don’t have to
be Alan Greenspan to know the economic future of a nation that has become a
slave to its lenders, spending an ever increasing sum of its future
productivity on an endless list of socialist welfare programs designed to
empower the federal government, not its dependents. Yet we keep on spending like
there’s no tomorrow and soon, there won’t be.
We do these things and
worse in the name of compromise, tolerance and compassion. But there is nothing
compassionate about killing the unborn, nothing secure in tolerating an
increasing illegal immigration problem and nothing right about compromising our
children’s future freedom for a few pennies from the national treasury.
It’s wrong, all of it!
The people worked hard to
remove socialist liberals from power and it was a step in the right direction.
But the people’s work is clearly not done.
We must not only continue
to remove remaining socialist Democrats from power at every opportunity, we
must also begin to replace moderate “uncommitted” Republicans with
true conservatives. We need people who will take real action to secure this
nation including at our own borders, people who will no longer tolerate the
taking of innocent life in the name of convenience or compromise our
children’s future freedom for a few pennies from the treasury today.
The conservative movement
to reinstate real American values is alive and well at American kitchen tables
across this great land. If the title neocon bothers you, just remember that
this term is coined and used only by neo-socialists. People who never liked
anything about America
and never will. Accept the title as a compliment…
While in power, Republicans
need to lead this country on the basis of true conservative values, or they
need to be replaced at election time by real conservatives who will. Our job
began with stopping liberal Democrats from driving this nation further into a
secular immoral abyss and fiscal bankruptcy. It needs to be finished by
stopping uncommitted Republicans from doing the same by negotiating away the
power we gave them.
Freedom was never easy.
If you thought you could just go to the polls a couple times and then return to
life as though all would be well, you have not studied American history much.
It is an ongoing struggle, a never ending fight for freedom and it is a war
that needs to be re-won every day. It can only be fought by the people who
elect politicians. Then, politicians can never be trust to get it right on
their own, no matter how they title themselves.
We are in fact on the
right road, but we have to keep hold on the wheel. We can’t set our
country on cruise control… But then, we never could. True conservatism is
compassionate, it’s just not wasteful.
We are the land of the
free… but only because we are the home of the brave and the tireless.