Conservatives are standing at the threshold of a golden opportunity to usher in a new era of leadership for the Republican Party in the United States.
A wide spectrum of voters make up what is the conservative cause and these Americans have a deep concern for the basic core issues facing the US today. These issues are bringing the US together right of center. A strong unity is coalescing in the ranks of conservatives.
If the conservative’s spectrum continues mending its old factions, they will take the reins of the Republican Party in 2010.
However, if these old fractures do remain and deepen, conservatives will splinter again forfeiting the greatest opportunity in decades for real change for the Republican Party and for the US.
The effects of the economic crisis, the radically liberal policies of the Obama Administration, and the disenfranchising Democratic Congress have left US citizens, the majority of which are already right of center, feeling they have no true representation in Washington.
US citizens are angry-fearful-disgruntled-disillusioned with both our government leaders and the political process. The US as a whole is ripe for real change from a conservative revolution.
There are no other party options in a two-party country; at this time the only viable option is to elect proven conservative candidates to the Republican Party. Conservative candidates who will bring real change, a morality back to Washington, stability to the economy, and defense for our nation at home and abroad.
There are serious concerns in the conservative camp to be addressed, due to the broad spectrum of conservative voters and they must necessarily lay aside their particular agendas to unite on one conservative platform, the Republican Party platform. Or, there will be no Republican Party with any real influence for the foreseeable future.
For too long the definite differences in the conservative camps have fractured the conservative cause into wrangling factions with little influence in Washington. These continual factions have completely weakened conservative influence to the point they are relegated into a minority and near obscurity in Washington. The ‘Almost Majority’ has been the reoccurring theme in a conservative political nightmare.
There is a tremendous danger looming for conservatives, if the these factions remain or deepen, therefore history will again repeat itself only this time with far more liberal elements taking control of the Republican Party.
The raw power and energy of conservatives being seen in the US is sending a dread into the left. The left have watched in bewilderment the conservative influence far and wide from the townhall meetings across the nation to the demonstrations at the Capital.
As when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill saw the US being drawn into WWII with the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, Churchill celebrated and declared we have just one the war! His advisors were puzzled at this, he explained to them, that the sleeping giant which was the US at that time had been awakened and it would be fatal for the enemies of the Allied armies.
Just as then, now the US is waking to a giant conservative majority!
Conservatives must unite on the Republican Party platform, family values, anti-abortion, fiscal responsibility, limited government, strong defense, and tax cuts.
Call it a coalition or call it what you will, conservatives must support conservative candidates who are proven in practice and not just propped up with rhetoric. It is critical that conservatives step forward, not backward to some idealized glory days of the Republican Party. Conservatives across the US need to step into their future, the future of the Republican Party. This future can only be captured with a unified conservative spectrum moving forward to deal decisively with the issues facing the US currently.
Some independence is needed on the part of conservatives, they must run their own conservative candidates who will be beholden to none other than the conservative cause and they must support them at every level of government with volunteers to dollars in an unprecedented involvement.
The conservative candidates must focus only on the Republican Party platform and core issues that will continue to unify the conservative cause by 2010 and 2012. Now is the conservative’s time. Now is the time for real conservative leadership for the Republican Party and real change for the American people.
Conservatives have a door to a golden opportunity before them, for the sake of the freedom of the future generations of Americans they must step over that threshold in unity.
Randy Driver – Driver Post