November 8, 2015
What exactly is a conservative, in the historical American sense of that word?
A conservative is someone who understands the self-evident truth that our rights come from God, not from any man.
A conservative is someone who understands that, before anything else, legitimate human government exists to equally protect and defend our God-given, unalienable, individual rights, including the rights of those who are as yet unborn.
A conservative is someone who understands the simple difference between right and wrong.
A conservative is someone who understands the fundamental, crucial nature of the God-created, God-defined, God-instituted marital union of one man and one woman, and the natural family and posterity that can only spring from that union.
A conservative is someone who understands that the first part of the laws of nature and nature's God is the right of self-preservation, in other words, the right to possess and use whatever physical means are necessary to defend our lives, our liberty, and our property.
A conservative is someone who understands the absolute necessity of having a government which will defend our national sovereignty, our national borders, and our national security.
A conservative is someone who understands the necessity of preserving our republican form of constitutional self-government.
A conservative is someone who demands that our representatives in government understand and fulfill the sacred oath of office which they are constitutionally required to swear. It's fairly simple really.
But let me leave you with a question: How may of those who are in public office today, or who are running for public office, are actual conservatives?
I would assert that there are few. And until we change that, hope for America ebbs away.
I don't have anything against Matthew Whitaker personally. He has always been very decent to me whenever I've encountered him over the years. He's a nice enough guy. But I have an obligation to inform my friends and readers of my opinion, now that he has taken such a high-level, important position in our government.
The way I see it, Trump did not pick him to be the interim Attorney General of the United States for his great legal mind, or for his vast experience in the highest levels of government. He picked him for his extreme loyalty to Donald Trump. He will follow the president's orders, period.
This is not likely to end well, for Matt Whitaker, or for the country. Maybe I'm wrong, but we shall soon see, I guess.
I sincerely pray that Matt is not in over his head, and that the powers-that-be in DC don't quickly chew him up and spit him out.
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