My fellow Conservatives,
As we all know, conservatism is under attack. Just since the beginning of the new millennium our enemies have produced a constant bombardment aimed at
the conservative ideology and even our way of life. We have a deep connection to the founders of this great nation and the document that upholds or
freedoms and rights as individuals, the Constitution. But even today we see the constitution being disgraced by those who seek to take away our rights
As a conservative, can you tell me who our enemies are….Democrats, liberals, socialists, communists, anti-constitutionalists, terrorists,
Muslims/Islam, homosexuals and non-Christian? This list may not cover the entire scope of the situation, but I think it's fair to say that it covers
the major players. No what if I told you that not one of the aforementioned groups have anything to do with the fight against conservatism? It's not
the political Left, or commies, or gays or terrorists.
Conservatism's greatest threat is conservatism itself! The hypocrisy within the conservative movement is at an all-time high.
From the inception of the conservative movement, the entire ideology was one of structure and control. One of the big players in the English
Conservative movement was a man named Robert Eccleshall. He had this to say about conservatism:
It is the persistent image of society as a command structure in which the responsibilities of leadership can be exercised within the framework of a
strong state manifested in divine-right royalism ... that distinguishes English conservatism from rival ideologies."
"Wikipedia defines conservatism as this;
"a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and opposes rapid change in society. Some conservatives
seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things
Both these statements hold true today in the modern conservative movement. Conservatives tend to find themselves unable or unwilling to roll with the
ever-flowing, ever-changing world around us. Conservatism is the definition of status quo, compounded by its inability to stand on its own without a
"state-manifested command structure". The largest "command structure" being the Judeo/Christian faiths. Just by looking at a few websites, one can
discern that conservatism, in its current form, is an ideology that frowns upon the new or unknown. In this area I believe we have met our worst
The constitution makes no reference to the legality of homosexual marriage. The conservative viewpoint is (usually) based on faith when it comes to
this issue. Since the first amendment says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof…", we cannot use faith as a reason to prohibit gay marriage. It is hypocritical to claim to uphold the constitution, yet limit one's
ability to do as they please because of personal religious beliefs.
The same argument can be made regarding Islam and the ground zero mosque. The constitution allows for any religion to thrive in America without the
intervention of others. Do we really want to set the precedent that allows a political party or faith to dictate what people of another faith can do
with their personal property, and where they can do it? A popular argument that conservatives use against the mosque is that it is insensitive to the
memory of those lost on 9/11. That is nothing more than a purely emotional response, something that conservatives ridicule liberals for doing all the
time and hypocritical to say the least.
Next we come to the war in the Middle East. This is an issue where I believe conservatives need to make up their minds. Do we believe in the right of
the people to live and govern as they wish, just as we fought for in the US, or are we in the business of forcing democracy to the entire world? Some
of you may say that people in places like Iraq had no choice, but I disagree. When Iraqis had enough, they would have risen and revolted on their own
or they would have died. In doing so, they had a much bigger stake in the outcome which would have made them much more proactive as citizens in the
overthrow and reformation of their country. Sounds exactly how the US revolted against England. A true conservative realizes that we must stay out of
other people's business. If they ask for help, we provide all we can to assist, but we cannot take it upon ourselves to uproot people and its
government just because "we feel" that it's the right thing to do.
So in closing let me say this: Liberals, Democrats, homosexuals and Muslims are not our enemies, we are our own enemy. Conservatives must redefine
themselves. Conservatives must be willing to part from the status quo. The tea party was an attempt to do just that but was pulled right back into the
Republican Party by its leaders and MSM pawns such as Sean Hannity and Beck. Conservatives must define their ideology and stick to it. Do they believe
in the supremacy of the constitution, or the need to change the constitution to mirror the Judeo/Christian faith? We must choose. The freedom of
others and our own is at stake in this fight. We must realize that freedom for all is more important than faith, because without freedom, you have no
right to faith. Without freedom, we have nothing.