… Why We Do Not Need One, …And What We Really Need
In this age of crisis, where our, security, our solvency and our very freedom are at stake, one is tempted to look for the perfect presidential candidate; however, we should not get into “the man on a white horse” syndrome. When we do that, we put too much focus on the candidate and not enough on ourselves. When we do that we are more subject to falling prey to manipulation and to a spirit of dependency. Each of the four Republican Presidential candidates has some strengths and some weaknesses. One does not have to be a Mitt Romney fan to know that the Constitution and religious freedom is safer in his hands than in Obama’s. One does not have to be a Rick Santorum fan to know that unborn children will have better prospects under his leadership than under Obama’s and that the military will be better supported. One does not have to be a Newt Gingrich fan to know that we have a profoundly better chance of addressing the debt in his hands than in Obama’s. And, one does not have to be a Ron Paul fan to know that our currency has a better chance of having a real and stable value (profoundly affecting our security) under his leadership than under Obama’s.
Of course we must do our best to promote the person we believe most likely to lead us in an effective manner (and who must be able to win the General Election); but, as Constitutional Conservatives, it is vital that we unite behind the eventual nominee whomever he is. Four more years of an Obama Presidency would embolden the far left and it would provide more opportunity to bend the Constitution through executive actions and the granting of new powers to the non-transparent Czars. It could also lead to untold damage to our Constitution through the appointment of federal and federal Supreme Court judges who believe that a federal court may update the Constitution without benefit of the Constitutional Amendment process when deemed desirable by that court. The overall result would be a continuation in the direction of socialism, government intrusion and control of all aspects of our lives, and bankruptcy.
While Texans have a limited say in the Presidential nomination process, we have more say in the election of our Congressional Representatives. By sending good Constitutional Conservatives to the House and Senate, we can actually influence the Presidency itself. We need to elect “game changers” in the House and Senate. Rather than the perfect presidential candidate, what we really need is for the citizens of this country to become much more involved in the process of choosing all of their candidates for local, State and National office. Any of the four Republican candidates will be a better president if we elect good House Representatives and Senators. It is essential that all concerned citizens talk to their neighbors and friends who share at least some of their conservative values and help get out the vote!