By Bill Demastus
I am a good, hard nosed Republican with conservative views on most issues in America. With that said, there is something happening in our country today that is very concerning, at least to me.
I believe many of our good conservatives have drunk the Kool-Aid and truly believe that we have to be, at least, “concerned” about what played out on January 6 at the Capitol.
It is the “we” that disturbs me. It was not good conservatives who stormed the Capitol and brought down the wrath of God on our heads.
We conservatives have nothing to be ashamed of, or to feel responsible for. We were there in January but, when the trouble started, we turned and left the scene. Just look at the facts of who is being arrested almost daily since the occurrence. It isn’t us. Social media and fake news painted everyone who dared to travel to D.C. with the same insurrection brush. That does not change the facts. We are not insurrectionists.
Little by little, it is becoming more and more clear that it was, in fact, a well-rehearsed, well-implemented insurrection by individuals not riled up by our President, Donald Trump; but those riled up by issues in America tracing to the 1960s.
During the last 60 years we have become more and more guided by principles totally outside the framework of a Constitutional federal republic. A system wherein the people elect citizens to represent them, (the people), to uphold Constitutional issues and that which impacts the people. That’s what this country was founded on and that is what we were, with hic-cups along the way, until the ’60s.
We now vacillate between a Socialist state and a Constitutional republic, depending on which party is in power. Much to our chagrin, the Socialist state is expanding, no matter which party is in power.
These newly elected Socialists, and they are so far Left, many Communist admittedly so, might well deliver good news because their overreach improves chances that Republicans will regain the House and Senate in two years. Though not guaranteed, it is a good bet. Why, because, as always, the liberal left now have complete control except for the Supreme Court that refuses, under John Roberts, to engage in “politics.” Even when our elections are subverted.
President Biden’s endeavors from the very first day indicate just how radically they will push an agenda down the throats of Americans. Can we all remember ObamaCare? Seems the Left already has assured tough elections ahead. Still, they cannot help themselves. They are like kids in a candy store…or a better comparison may be a drunk in an ABC store.
Another standard Leftist attitude is their firm belief in “cancel culture”. They are rabid in their belief that everything and everyone that does not follow their agenda need to be taken out.
Under President Trump’s leadership, the Left spent most of its time going after him. Now that he is gone it isn’t a surprise, with the help of social media and fake news, to have them going after individual Americans. That is definitely the case for outspoken Trump supporters in our communities: Capt. Emily Grace Rainey; David Hensley; and Sherry-Lynn Womack. Get ready. Almost anyone who currently supports President Trump’s policies, or him, will find themselves in cross hairs.
So, what do we do? I believe we should do what good conservative Republicans have always done; nominate and elect strong conservatives in municipal elections in 2021, and great Conservatives who emerge to run for state and federal seats in 2022 and 2024. The journey begins now.
Will those who seek and secure these jobs all be people that agree with all of us who work to get them elected? No. And, if they were, they would not be Republicans. We tend to not agree with each other about a lot of things. But one thing we should learn from the leftists is to not fight among ourselves. They stick together to advance their miserable agendas, even at the risk of their own jobs; but it helps them win elections.
We cannot fight the government; we can fight issues and we can fight against candidates and for candidates, but we can do neither as a fractured party. This is exactly what the leftists wish us to be, fractured.
Keeping me awake at night is the fact that I was so sure that President Trump would be re-elected because he was GOD’S CHOICE. I just could not understand how God would permit him to lose to a party that believes in abortion, no God in church, no God in schools; in fact, no God anywhere. Believe me I have asked my Lord that question over and over during the past several weeks.
Yesterday in church, I think God gave me the answer. I listened to a very conservative, God-fearing minister explain that, heart breaking as this election loss may be for us, we should, of course, pray for ourselves and for our country. However, not for what I thought would be the reason, but because of what half of our country believes in and how they live. He says he believes we are just where the Kingdom of Judah found itself. It’s people persisted in their ungodly ways, even after years of God’s prophets warning them to repent. They chose to live otherwise. Not all of them, just half of them. But God didn’t just give Nebuchadnezzar half of Judah; he gave him all of it. Thus, all had to pay.
Our minister said he doesn’t mean that we, the believers, should give up or quit fighting issues and policies but it doesn’t mean we should not expect to suffer with those that caused HIS edict. We have to change the system with prayer and teamwork. We cannot change it with Sig Sauer or a long knife.
Stop the finger pointing. Stop the backbiting. Fight those who caused this mess. God will be on our side.