A Sad Day in America, But
Today, March 16, 2016, is sad day in America. It is a sad day in America because too many Americans did not respond to and embrace a positive and inspirational message of conservatism. It is a sad day because at the polls yesterday and at the previous polls in states all across this country, far too many Americans made the statement with their vote that in order to “make America great again”, we must burn it all down by abandoning the conservative principles that made us the greatest nation on God’s green Earth.
It is not a sad day simply because a certain Presidential candidate lost his home state and dropped out of the race. Our country and it’s future has never been and will never been defined by one great man or a group of great men. The greatness of America is in its people. We the People. But yesterday a large number people in America sent a message. They sent the message that they are willing to move away from the conservative principles that made our country great.
It is a sad day in America because instead of embracing conservatism, far too many Americans have embraced a message of divisiveness, anger, hate, and fear. A message of envy, egotism, and demagoguery. It is a sad day in America because far too many Americans have responded to a message of xenophobia, bigotry, resentment, blame, and meaningless indecency and vulgarity towards our fellow man in the name of abandoning political correctness. It is a sad day in America because far too many Americans have chosen a path of one man rule, isolationism, protectionism, abuse of power, and even bigger government.
These are not the conservative principles that made our country and it’s people great. These are not the messages of conservatism. These are the very same messages that the Left has used for the past 8 years in order to divide Americans by race, by class, and by wealth, while increasing the power of the Executive branch and limiting our freedoms.
We are the freest, wealthiest, most blessed people and nation on Earth. Of course there are many problems that we face as a country and many Americans are suffering greatly, but that does not mean that we should abandon the conservative principles that made us great in the first place. So exactly what are these conservative principles that made our country and it’s people exceptional?
Conservatism is about free enterprise, limited government, low taxes, free trade, personal freedom, limited regulation, and sensible stewardship over the land.
Conservatism is about patriotism, a strong national defense & security, the rule of law, adhering to our Constitution, American exceptionalism, and our Judeo-Christian faith.
Conservatism is about E Pluribus Unum (one out of many), colorblindness, tolerance, civil society, equality under the law, equality of opportunity, pluralism, property rights, human rights, and the right to life.
These are the conservative principles that make America and it’s people exceptional and unique in the World. These are the principles that make America great. Without these conservative principles, America would not be unique in the history of the World. And if we, as Americans, as well as our leaders, do not fight to maintain these conservative principles, America will not be uniquely great in the future.
Yes, today is a sad day in America. BUT our future is bright. Our future is bright because while there are many Americans who have been led astray from their conservative values in the hope that a single man can solve all their woes, they will soon come to realize that the greatness of OUR America has never, and will never come from the actions of one man.
Our future is bright because there are even more conservative Americans all across our great nation who already know this and who have not lost sight of these conservative principles that make our country great. Our future is bright because We the People will not stop fighting to ensure that our country and our leaders stay true to conservatism in America. Our future is bright because We the People will make it so.