As Ronald Reagan stated:
Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness. I don’t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, ‘We must broaden the base of our party’ – when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves [Republicans] and our opponents.
Indeed, Reagan and Paul’s examples were not heeded. In the recent CPAC, several speakers spoke out against those within their own party who have become RINOs thinking they can ride the political fence and perform what they are sent to Congress for. The GOP has achieved majority status in Congress several times, throwing it away by not doing what they had agreed even in their political platform of the RNC. Constitutionalists like Ron Paul were ridiculed by members of his own party and aided the mainstream media in efforts to depict him as a radical maverick and deranged libertarian. A constitutionalist puts the constitutional law above party line rhetoric and doctrine, whether they are Democrats, Republicans or Libertarians. Rather, they are supposed to. They can view issues in different matters or even compromise upon those issues – but above all else, constitutional law must remain intact and those elected must abide by their oaths of office and not view the Constitution as something that interferes with their agenda.
These politicians come from the populace, American society, and it is the latter that is responsible for who operates our government. If the People allow the media and political establishment to determine who campaigns and ultimately wins elections, than We the People lose the government to elites instead of a government For the People and By the People.
With all the serious problems at hand, Washington is still arguing and the media is putting to the forefront matters that concerns individuals and their freedom of choice.
Ryan T. Anderson, Heritage Foundation, wrote:
If marriage has no form and serves no social purpose, how will society protect the needs of children — the prime victim of our non-marital sexual culture — without government growing more intrusive and more expensive? Marriage exists to bring a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children their union produces. Marriage benefits everyone because separating the bearing and rearing of children from marriage burdens innocent bystanders: not just children, but the whole community. … Government recognizes traditional marriage because it benefits society in a way that no other relationship or institution does. Marriage is society’s least restrictive means of ensuring the well-being of children. State recognition of marriage protects children by encouraging men and women to commit to each other and take responsibility for their children. Promoting marriage does not ban any type of relationship: Adults are free to make choices about their relationships, and they do not need government sanction or license to do so. All Americans have the freedom to live as they choose, but no one has a right to redefine marriage for everyone else. The future of this country depends on the future of marriage, and the future of marriage depends on citizens understanding what it is and why it matters and demanding that government policies support, not undermine, true marriage.
The United State is falling behind China, now the second largest economic nation in the world, because politicians refuse to listen to the voices of common sense and the basics of what makes a nation great – the foundation being constitutional law. Jonah Goldberg wrote:
Canada and China have made it clear that if the U.S. doesn’t allow the pipeline to go south, they’ll make one that goes west to the Canadian coast. In other words, the oil is going to be pumped out no matter what. … If the idea is that America is somehow ‘leading by example’ when/if it kills projects like Keystone, or cracks down on oil drilling on federal lands, as Obama has done, then we’re not fooling anyone — not even the Canadians! All around the world, governments are expanding their oil and gas operations. … Meanwhile, thanks to technological advances, the International Energy Agency predicts the U.S. will be the world’s largest oil producer by 2017 and a net exporter by 2030. … Whatever oil we’ve denied ourselves has been made up for by development in other countries. All that we’ve done is make oil prices higher than they needed to be and denied ourselves billions of dollars that would have stayed here rather than go to the Middle East. No country, save the U.S., seems at all interested in denying itself or the world much-needed economic growth by letting oil and gas sit in the ground. In other words, when you’ve lost Canada, you’ve lost the argument.
We should be using our own resources for ourselves and trade agreements to other nations, but we are not. If the Keystone Pipeline issue is not resolved, Canada will be forced to do business elsewhere. Politicians have chased away economic growth and stability, promise “change” and then go on with business as usual. Are we soon to experience what happened to the people of Cyrus?