I remember when I moved to Palm Beach County, Florida back in 1996. I soon started attending REC meetings (Republican Executive Committee of PB County) and got involved in politics later by hosting talk radio.
It didn’t take me a long time to get to know about our popular star Congressman Mark Foley. I soon discovered that his proclivities were widely rumored among Republicans within the party. Despite them knowing about his character flaws and despite his clear support for abortion, he received overwhelming support from the party establishment because “ that seat was too important to risk by replacing a sure thing”.
This was an egregious compromise and a textbook example of what brought down our party. It was this mentality that permeated our party, our willingness to support candidates who directly defied the very principles upon which the Republican Party was founded just so we could “win” a majority that proved to be useless. We ended up with a severely diluted majority that was more concerned with appeasing Democrats and winning the approval of a liberal media that would never be placated in the first place.
These liberal “Republicans” would work tirelessly to subvert any attempt for our so-called majority to implement the slightest morsel of a conservative agenda - often led by Senator John McCain in instances like the infamous “gang of 14” - .
We of course lost our majority in the House and Senate largely due to the very compromise embodied in Mark Foley as his escapades were unveiled before the world two weeks before a national election. We had every chance to replace this guy long before that election but the party establishment in all their sagacity found him to be quite palatable to their strategy.
Did we learn our lesson from Foley?
Even now we are at a place where we have so-called Republicans doing everything they can to undermine our much needed cleansing by opposing a conservative senatorial candidate in Delaware while supporting a liberal “Republican” senatorial candidate instead.
So against all odds she annihilated the establishment candidate in the primary to the chagrin of Karl Rove and other party leaders so what did they do? They initially came out and stated that they were not going to support her in the general election!
This is the problem. These people have little to no faith and if we were to listen to them we would go right back to Egypt (metaphorically speaking) despite the miracles we have thus far seen. We would continue right on with trillion dollar bailouts of banks, autos and unions with or without a Republican majority if we were to win it back with a collection of compromisers like we have heretofore had.
These people are like the man who dogged Moses every step of the way after all of the clear evidence that God was delivering them out of the slavery of the Pharaoh. “At least we had three square meals when we were slaves in Egypt; better to be a slave in Egypt than to die in the wilderness” they would NO DOUBT say.
Despite Arizona’s appalling contribution to the senatorial pool, we CAN take back this country from the America loathing liberals. We must and we WILL if as Abraham Lincoln said we labor to be on God’s side. The party establishment along with the left may mock this very notion of a sovereign God who appoints the kings of the Earth but we the people must humble ourselves, pray and turn from our wicked ways.
Those who think that THEY must win this battle by their own might and their political prowess must not be heeded. They must take a back seat as we ask God to go BEFORE us.
That reminds me of a study in which I have participated that points out that since God is the greatest good, He sets out to work all things for His own glory; if we seek to find freedom for our own glory, we are at cross-purposes with God. He will not share His glory with another (Isaiah 48:11). 11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.
It is not the genius of any “architect” that will win this war for our freedom. Remember, it was under the administration of the “architect” that the bailouts and cries for “amnesty” began.
As the aforementioned study elucidated, the proper motive (seeking God's glory) will ensure our success. God Himself comes to our aid, so that He will be glorified.
“Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us,But to Your name give glory,Because of Your mercy,Because of Your truth.” Psalm 115:1
And the LORD said to Gideon, 'The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, 'My own hand has saved me.'" Judges 7:2
Perhaps THAT is why we have been temporarily given over to the hands of the enemy. For the past decade we were trying to win the battle by our own might. As the latter scripture verse indicates, God actually planned to lead His people to victory but he told Gideon to reduce the size of their army. It was too BIG! He wanted them to KNOW that it was -He- who would go before them and give them the victory.
By compromising our integrity and strategically nominating people who were against our very purposes, we were becoming the very thing we superficially opposed. I thank God for the new leaders whom He is raising up like the venerable Senator from South Carolina, Jim DeMint, who has been working diligently in support of conservative candidates including Christine O’Donnell. I highly recommend supporting his conservative candidates fund in lieu of funding for the RNC.
The RNC may not want to support real conservatives but we do not need them anyway. We have seen their deeds as they have squandered our hard earned dollars on Lear jets and strip clubs for their elite - while not having the funds for candidates like O’Donnell.
We are now seeing the efficiencies at work brought on by the Internet as conservatives around this great nation are funding fellow conservatives in pivotal races outside their own states. This high speed and efficient means of communication is rendering the concept of prodigal organizations like the RNC invalid.
I would rather give my money through the websites of individual candidates or to organizations like Jim DeMint’s than to the RNC thank you very much.
Remember, we have won nothing if we relish our victories but forget the cause to which we are owing. Let us not squander our final chance to set things right. There can be no 3rd chance.