I saw hope when the House of Representatives finally took a strong stand against the Affordable Care Act since this one act is terribly dividing our country while also destroying our medical system and a big part of our freedom. But then the Senate got into action, and when I watched the likes of McCain, the mainstream media, and even Congressman Peter King get ugly simple because Senator Ted Cruz spoke what we know is the truth, my hopes again faltered.
So now the issue is back in the House and in the hands of John Boehner, a Speaker of dubious conservative credentials and a man known for wanting to cut any kind of deal, no matter what it does. I guess we'll just have to wait a day or two to see what he tries to do and with it, to find out how the conservative majority in that body responds. I fear that they will cave under Boehner's pressure from the Republican Establishment and do what the D.C. elites want: give the Democrats what they want. And if they do, we will witness over the next few years the total destruction of private healthcare, which is just what Harry Reid openly says is the ultimate goal.
Now having said all of that, history provides some evidence that in the end it can still turn out differently. Those of you who are younger may not remember, but America found itself in a similar position in the 60s. After John Kennedy was assassinated, and Americans felt hopeless, a very tyrannical and obstinate man, Lyndon Johnson, assumed the Presidency. And Johnson decided that while America was in "mourning", he would be able to put through all of Kennedy's dream legislation in one big push. With big majorities in both Houses and his ability to arm twist both parties (after all, he had been Senate Majority Leader and was a master of hard ball politics), he set out to do just that. He cajoled, he threatened, he promised, and he did anything and everything to bring about the Great Society, that pie in the sky liberal program which has cost us trillions, has given us dubious results at best, and is still with us today.
The Great Society was FDR's socialism on steroids and it was the dream of the liberals. They had other great plans at the time and it looked like nothing could stop them until...........Vietnam. Johnson pushed heavily for our major involvement, upped the ante for America with the Tonkin Gulf Resolution (many still think that was contrived) and, voila, his influence and power rapidly waned. With it came the growth of a new conservatism, which had been revived by the failed 1964 candidacy of Barry Goldwater with its primary spokesman being Ronald Reagan, and twelve years later Ronnie became President.
Over eight years, Ronald Reagan embarked on a mission to show America that conservative principles were the basis of the American dream and were what brought us to greatness. But, alas, after his two terms were up, the RINO element of the party, a jealous group who never liked Reagan in the first place, came back to predominance in Republican circles and through the two Bushes, with Bill Clinton in the middle, we drifted back in the direction of government as our savior.
Then along came a man with no background, no substance, and really no talent (save his ability to read a teleprompter), and the American masses swooned toward him, blaming George W. Bush for everything wrong in their life. It wasn't true, but the media reported it over and over again and remember, if you tell a lie long enough people begin to believe it. Now W made some major mistakes with his support for big government, but at least his heart was in the right place. But with Obama, well, it's all about him. America doesn't really matter so much.
So now the RINOs have once again surfaced to use a two by four on the faces of the American people. And with it, much of the hope for our future is in question, because as surely as I am writing this, Obamacare can only further our destruction as a free people. And if the other things that they want to be complicit in, notably immigration and don't even count out Obama's tireless quest for gun control and destruction of Christian freedom, the deed will be done.
But this week also brought some renewed hope, for a bunch of young Patriots are rising, and the voice of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and some of our older stalwarts like Jeff Sessions and James Inhofe have relit the flame. And now it's up to us to stop electing and reelecting RINOs and elect true conservatives who will represent what America is all about, not what the Beltway wants. It's time to say goodbye to the McCains, the McConnells, the Corkers and the Alexanders, men who have been infected with their own selfish desire and self-importance and who have used you for their own personal advantage. If you live in a red state, there is never a good reason to elect a RINO or a Democrat because, in the end, they will betray you in Washington. You have to, in Reagan's words, trust but verify. If we do that, a new and revised version of Reaganism can capture the hearts and imaginations of America again and we can put people back to work in a truly free society.
That's my hope and dream America and I hope you will join me. So don't despair and don't get angry, just harness your energy to getting the job done. God bless you and God bless America. Let's return her to greatness and with it our prosperity.