Skip to comments.In the Name of Principle, Letís Commit National Suicide
Posted on 11/05/2012 11:21:44 PM PST by Bratch
Ah America. It was a good run, no?
But alas, for some at least, the time has come to move on to other things.
You see, we didnt end up with a Conservative GOP nominee like so many had hoped for. We didnt get someone along the lines of Governor Sarah Palin or Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to represent our party and our interests.
Thus, some have decided that the destruction of our Republic is a much more tolerable course than setting aside what truly are at this juncture irrelevant animosities. No, its more important to nurse those wounds and to stay bitter to fiddle with various and sundry grievances and work ourselves into such a lather that we feel justified
in sitting on the sidelines during the most crucial battle of our times.
Please understand Im not calling anyone out here since, indeed, Ive read similar comments elsewhere that led to this OpEd.
And regardless of the somewhat snarky tone in which the preceding was written, I hold no anger toward those who are struggling with this issue.
In truth, I too struggled. I even outlined my struggle on this site and in fact even on the post I wrote on what happened to be my birthday, my support for the ticket was somewhat qualified. Ive even joked on this site and elsewhere that Obama has to go more than Romney sucks and for my way of thinking, thats the truth of it.
And so, I hold no animus for those who are working out and make the kind of deliberations that I too was forced to make.
I only suggest that you have an extremely limited amount of time to get to where America needs you to be.
Everyone here knows how damaging Obama is for America and what hed do with the chance to put two or more judges on the Supreme Court.
Or how hed treat our military, those currently in service as well as those retired from the field.
Or how hed handle issues regarding energy independence, intrusive federal regulations, expansion of the dependent class, race relations and the destruction of the private sector.
My only point to those with qualms about Romney, legitimate as many may be, is this
This election is a referendum on Barack Obama and his disastrous policies. This election is not about Mitt Romney.
Once the primary cycle ended, any discussion regarding the items in Romneys con column or Romneys conservatism or lack thereof was necessarily tabled. Not because we believe the hype or because weve been bought off or cowed or because we no longer believe in the reform measures Governor Palin has fastidiously outlined over the last few years
but because WE DO.
And the first and most vitally important step that we absolutely must take on the path to reform is to remove Barack Obama from office. Period.
Consider this. We believe so much in relentless reform that were willing to vote for a less than perfect candidate in order to get there, or rather in the terminology President Obama used to refer to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, a less than optimal candidate.
Past is prologue as Governor Palin reminded us last night when she called us all to do our duty; and so we know how Obama would carry on should he be re-elected. We know what hell do we know what the cost will be.
And the cost is too high.
So, once we had a nominee, everything else was necessarily put to the side in order to deal with the primary issue at hand. Not ignored or forgotten merely set temporarily apart in the name of a strategic détente.
Pulling the lever for Mitt tomorrow doesnt mean you abide by his record nor does it mean that youre wildly impressed by his tactics or his rhetoric.
It means only that you recognize the wholly unique value he holds as the single means to remove Obama. You recognize that he is the current standard bearer, imperfect though he may be, for the conservative agenda against a political adversary that despises the core principles that make America great and seems hell bent on tearing America down.
I know folks bristle at what Im about to say and please understand, Im not saying this to incite or anger; but it is a statement of fact. Perhaps the anger and push back stem from perhaps a subconscious recognition of this reality:
If you do not vote for Romney tomorrow, you are operationally supporting the re-election efforts of Barack Obama. Passively supporting Obama, but supporting him nonetheless.
For any conservatives out there who are worth their salt who are considering this course of action, thats got to be enough to give them pause.
And so I ask, rather than lashing out in an instinctive need to react to the truth presented, please mull that thought over in your minds and understand what it means to you and to the rest of the country.
Now is not the time for summer soldiers and sunshine patriots who only fight when the battle is to their liking and is on their terms.
Now is the time for all patriots to take up our metaphorical arms and defend our beloved Republic and the principles of our founding.
You have the chance to do that tomorrow to lob deadly, targeted ordnance at Obamas re-election prospects. That ordnance, your vote, will do untold damage. If enough of us do it, we live to fight another day. If not well, Ill leave you to fill in that blank as you consider what a second Obama term would mean to you and to our nation.
So what say you? Will you stand and fight? Will you be the Paul and Paulette Reveres of our time?
Or will you sit on the sidelines and do nothing when your Republic needs you most?
Your decision will have national and international repercussions so for the sake of this and future generations please choose wisely.
If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless citizens perform their duties there, such a system of government is doomed to failure. President Calvin Coolidge
Had much to drink tonight, Bratch?
Sarah didn’t run.
So there was no way to end up with Sarah.
She was waiting to be carried on shoulders into the RNC.
Keep waiting hon.
It’s allright we know that !
It’s NO bama first obviously
Agree, NO BAMA, no matter what!
Is it a joke or the truth?
Do you think Governor Mitt Romney hates this country? Barack Obama does! Do you think Mitt Romney detests capitalism, the same capitalism that earned him $300 Million or more? Barack Obama does! Do you believe that Mitt Romney would stop Israel from defending itself or stand aside while Israel is destroyed? Barack Hussein Obama would! Do you think that Mitt Romney would raise taxes and impose more red tape and restrictions on job creators, thus stalling the economy? Barack Obama already has. Do you feel that Mitt Romney wants to destroy the oil, coal, shale and gas industries in the USA, thus putting us in the thrall of Islamic potentates who wish us to become Muslims or dhimmis? Barack Hussein Obama is well on the way to doing so. I could go on for hours. Ive never had any love for Governor Romney, but when the choice comes down to either him or Barack Hussein Obama, a man dead-set on destroying my country, the country of my birth and whose uniform I proudly wore, there is no contest. And that is the choice. No third party or write-in candidate is going to be sworn in next January. As a disabled veteran, I humbly request that you prayerfully consider your position vis a vis the coming election and do what reason and faith tells you is the right thing for the United States of America. Thank you.
You can count me in...I have my idiosyncrasies but, I still know how to stand up against true evil and tyranny.
You are right about Romney, this isn’t about him. This is a vote for our liberty and what is left of this country.
I am with you and the folks who stand against this regime.
In addition and above all , SUICIDE, bitterness/hoplessness,are NOT AN OPTION for christian conservatives !
Aah, the sundry lather...
So Plan A is once again to hold our collective noses, put our Conservative values in a box and vote for a flawed Candidate. Our vote is supposed to go to UNELECT the incumbent, not to ELECT a President.
Every election cycle, it is the same old story. Vote AGAINST the other guy and overlook our candidates warts. In those cases where a true Conservative runs, the RINOs won’t hold THEIR noses. They vote for the opponent.
Plan A is to get 9bambi out; I get it. So what is Plan B? Plan C?
The time for this discussion was a year ago.
Plan B and plan C is to continue to do plan A until we’ve reached the point that we’re presented with a choice between voting for a Nancy Pelosi (D) or a Wasshername Schultz (R), in which case - synergy has been reached and it doesn’t matter who you vote for - it’s all the same.
I contend we’re already there this election.
I’m thinking past today, after I vote for every staunch Conservative on the ballot, or writing one in.
“When you put your hand in a pile of goo that four years ago was your country’s Constitution, you’ll know what to do.
Thank you for posting!
I’m writing in Ronald McDonald and I damn well expect him to win.
That’s it NTHockey !
You got it ! Heaven is NOT on earth and the ONLY savior is Jesus Christ....
Hope that’s clear for you or are you dreaming of theocracy ?
No theocracy for me; that would be as bad as any other dictatorship. Governments are necessarily run by people; people are flawed and prone to abuse. Ergo, any government is flawed and can be abusive.
I am a simple person who believes in good and evil: answers are right or wrong: and that there is a God who will judge us when we die. All I ask in life is fairness. That is a lot, I know; maybe wishful thinking on my part.
I don’t want fairness in everything; just contests. I don’t want athletes to cheat; I don’t want my whiskey watered down; and I want elections to be fair.
Fair elections go beyond stuffing ballot boxes or hacking the machines. I want fairness in having a real choice, not two phonies lying to me. My vote today in the People’s Socialist Republic of Delaware today will mean nothing. The outcome is certain in favor of the Communist and the Idiot. But my vote will mean everything to ME, as I write in Sarah Palin for President. Any Conservative in DE should do this also.
IF he goes, we are at least on track to take America Back to it's founding values.
If your state goes OB- then know you helped.
That pile of goo started in the Lincoln Administration.
Agreed. I voted for Romney this morning. Not because I thought he was particularly conservative, but because Obama MUST be evicted this year.
I served under Reagan, I saw the pride & build up in our armed forces and we were respected by our Allies and our enemies. Since I've been out, I have witnessed the steady decline of our nation and our armed forces and our nations defense. I pray (& cry) for our Men & women in harms way and NOT being supported. (by many in government and libs)
PS: I like most of your posts I've read
The problem this election cycles was that ALL the candidates were flawed. NO primary candidate satisfied even the majority of FReepers, much less the majority of Republicans.
Herman Cain? Had a woman in his past.
Rick Santorum? No executive experience, not enough of a fiscal conservative.
Newt Gingrich? Divorce issues.
By default, we got the candidate which nobody was able to find a sex scandal on, and who had executive experience.
Who shall we go for next time? I put in an early vote for Gov Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
As a Southern boy, VMI alumnus, and all that, I couldn’t agree more, although I’ll gladly stand side by side with anyone - North or South - who will fight to defend what’s left of the original intent.
“In the Name of Principle, Lets Commit National Suicide”
This should count as trolling IMHO.
I’ll troll back and inform you that I voted for Virgil Goode because I live in a representative republic and choose to vote for the person who best represents my beliefs.
“Plan A is to get 9bambi out; I get it. So what is Plan B? Plan C?”
Plan B will be to help re-elect Mitt Romney, because he has the “best chance of beating democrat challenger X, who would be a danger to the constitution”
Plan C: (see plan A)
(I decided not to hold my nose and vote for Goode. I didn’t get struck by lightning this morning so I don’t think God’s mad at me)
“Plan B and plan C is to continue to do plan A until weve reached the point that were presented with a choice between voting for a Nancy Pelosi (D) or a Wasshername Schultz (R), in which case - synergy has been reached and it doesnt matter who you vote for - its all the same.
I contend were already there this election.
Im thinking past today, after I vote for every staunch Conservative on the ballot, or writing one in.”
AMEN! The more we hold our nose, the less distinction our candidates of the future will have from their democrat challengers.
>>If your state goes OB- then know you helped. <<
Perhaps you don’t understand what the People’s Republic of DE is like. DE was for 0bambi BEFORE he even announced in 2008. DE has a Democratic Governor, LT. Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, control both Houses of the Legislature plus two US Senators and its lone Representative plus the VP. The RINO Party is a joke, constantly seeking candidates who will lose by high double digits. When a Conservative runs, they vote Democratic.
So my vote for Romney or another candidate means nothing to the total vote. I, therefore, have the luxury of voting principles. Which I did and voted for Sarah Palin.
Thank you. I served as an intelligence analyst under both Presidents Reagan and Carter, at times in the White House helping with briefings and summaries, etc. Very noticeable difference, even to a lowly Spec/5.
I have a buddy in Vermont, he tells me what it is like “behind enemy lines”. I can sympathize. I don't see how you stand it. I live in Kentucky, I moved from Illinois........do you blame me??? Thanks, Good Luck!!!
you are right about GOP. A change needs to be made.
PS I was in Security Police; Europe and stateside