I was born into a conservative family and have always thought of myself as a conservative. When I was old enough to vote (after two combat tours in Vietnam), thinking myself to be a conservative, I registered as a Republican and remain registered as a Republican to this day (subject to change without notice).
Although I still consider myself a (Constitutional) Conservative, in all reality I have not considered myself a "Republican" since Ronald Reagan left office. My major turning point was during the 2010 mid-term election when the state chairman of the local Republican Party started doing TV commercials for Harry Reid.
Since then I have accepted the fact that there are truly only two political parties in this nation: The Elitists in Washington and We The People.
This morning there was much talk on all networks to include the lame stream regime propaganda machine (NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, etc), as well as the right leaning Fox News Channel about the potential roster of presidential candidates. There is no surprise on the Dumb-Nuts-Communist (DNC) side of the slate - Her Ladyship Hillary Clinton is the anointed one for this time around.
On the GOP side of the slate, there are the Usual Suspects. Depending on whose numbers you like, there is an endless combination of "front runners" to include guaranteed losers like Jeb Bush. (Do we really need another Bush? I mean REALLY!) What we see at this point is yet another crowded field of possible contenders and guaranteed losers. What that promises us all is yet another prolonged and contentious primary blood bath and possibly the end of our nation as we know it.
I do believe that Jesus Christ could not win a presidential election on the GOP ticket. And why is that? Simple math. Due to the ignorance, arrogance, and general incompetence of the GOP "leadership" the conservative community stays irrevocably fractured. The biggest battle is now as it has been for too many years: We The People vs. the Crony Capitalists => Elitists in Washington; aka: The Washington Hegemony.
Among the Non-Dumb-Nuts-Communists (Non-DNC) potential voters, a full one third might support Jesus Christ as a candidate. Another one third would oppose him because they realize that a theocracy by definition is not a democracy. The remaining one-third simply could not overcome their distrust of any candidate fielded by the GOP "leadership." Then there are the ultra conservatives who could never bring themselves to vote for a long haired sandal wearing hippy.
"America" and "The American Dream" are about FREEDOM; plain and simple: Freedom of the individual; Freedom from the yoke of an oppressive government, God given freedoms of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness as we see it for ourselves; not as an out of touch government perceives our happiness to be.
We have become embroiled in petty bickering and even more petty politics devoid of true leaders who fully understand what this nation once stood for and the price our citizen soldiers, from Betsy Ross to George Patton and Dr. Martin Luther King, were willing to pay in order to achieve that dream.
I have long advocated that We The People focus on the foundation and framework of our Constitution, and have written about "The Four Pillars of Freedom" in our current society. I refuse to debate "social issues" because "social issues" pertain to a cohesive society which we no longer have. A society cannot exist without a solid framework and for the soon to be deceased "America," that framework has always been our Constitution.
The upcoming mid-term election may be the most critical election ever held or ever to be held in what is left of this nation. It is the responsibility of We The People to identify, promote, support, and elect patriots - NOT politicians.
If we cannot get beyond "who is the most conservative" and other non-constitutional related issues then this nation is lost and we can thank those who sat on the sidelines and did not actively participate in the War of Liberty to which we are committed.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.