Every day I get letters or emails from several self-avowed ‘conservative’ organizations. There are dozens and dozens out there all claiming to represent the ‘Christian-conservative-Constitutional’ cause. Most of them are doing something good, or standing against something bad, yet over and over I find myself disappointed and feeling betrayed.
Take for instance an organization that I recently found myself compelled to confront for putting a false standard in front of their conservative followers. Many of you would recognize the name of the organization, but I won’t be including it here because this is not about that one organization, but the many who time and again have followed the same pattern. This organization has often contacted me to join them in sending letters and emails to businesses that are supporting the homosexual agenda or that are removing the term ‘Christmas’ from their advertising. I have often times joined them in sending an email to such businesses or in pledging to boycott the business in question. I believe this organization is made up of basically honest, well-intentioned, Christian, conservative-minded people. Unfortunately, like most of Christianity and conservatism in America today, they appear to be enamored with power more than they are in love with principle and are willing to lower the conservative standard in order to run in the circles where the power is perceived to lie. To be quite frank, I don’t believe they are even aware that they are lowering the standard. I believe it has happened so slowly and that they have been in the middle of the political fray for so long, that they have lost their perspective and need to again relearn the first principles of Constitutionalism.
This well meaning ‘conservative’ organization recently sent me an email announcing a big shindig coming up in Washington D.C. later this year that is expected to draw “the cream of the conservative crop.” A highlight of the event is a “2012 Presidential Straw Poll” where we presumably will discover who conservatives want for a Presidential candidate that represents their values. There is also a rather lengthy list of confirmed and invited speakers who one can presume to be the ‘conservative leaders’ who attendees are expected to pick from for their straw poll, or at least be influenced by in making their choice.
So who is this organization putting before conservatives as examples of conservatism that will help guide Christian Americans to selecting a Presidential candidate who represents them? Right away I noticed Sarah Palin. Then I looked a little farther and began to see the faces of the tried and true neo-cons and water boys for the Republican establishment – Sean Hannity, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh . . . . Then, to my shock and horror, right there in the middle of the line up was Newt ‘new world order’ Gingrich.
Now I know that a lot of conservatives tend to be enamored with the Newtster, but please, look under the hood before you buy this one. They say “if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck.” Well I’ll be the first to admit that Mr. Gingrich is good at quacking like a conservative, but he tends to waddle off in the direction of the new world order.
If you are not already up on the real Newt Gingrich, please check out the following:
- The Grinch Who Stole Conservatism – by Chuck Baldwin
- Newt World Order Gingrich supported GATT, NAFTA and WTO while in Congress – by John Kabitzke
- The Real Newt Gingrich – A video documentary that can be viewed online at http://vimeo.com/6445068 or the DVD can be ordered at shopjbs.org/index.php/the-real-newt-gingrich.html
After a moment or two of frustration with the list of speakers presented by this organization, I realized that what grieved me most – the thing most notable about the list of speakers – was the absence of committed, no compromise Constitutionalists. I soon found myself writing to this organization asking them ‘where are the men like Chuck Baldwin, Alan Keyes, former Congressman Virgil Goode, Sheriff Richard Mack, Congressman Ron Paul, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, World Net Daily reporter Jerome Corsi, John McManus of the John Birch Society, and the many more like them who are willing to declare a strictly Constitutional standard; men who have been proven not to compromise that standard; men who will tell Christians and conservatives the truth even when it hurts – even when it goes against their favorite political party?’
Unfortunately, I suppose that in my last question I find my own answer, as I perceive that the truth of the matter is that most of these organizations prefer the political power residing in their favorite party over the uncompromisingly righteous Biblical and Constitutional standards once held to by our nation’s founders. While admittedly pulling in a more ‘conservative’ direction than their party’s general leadership, they are not willing to go outside the boundaries, raise a truly Constitutional standard, declare the uncompromised truth, expose the traitors to our Constitutional republic who hide within their own party’s ranks and thereby risk complete castigation by those who hold the reins of power.
I would encourage Christians, conservatives and Constitutionalists to write to the various ‘conservative’ organizations that you receive communications from whenever you catch them in such an act of compromise and hold their feet to the fire. Let’s not let organizations get away with claiming to represent us when they don’t. Write them and let them know that if they want your support, they are going to have to follow the admonition of the Father of our country, George Washington, who said:
“If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair; the event is in the Hand of God!”