24 January 2011

Oh, Jim...really?

I've admired Senator DeMint since he took up the reins of true conservatism in the Senate.  But his recent decision to boycott CPAC because GOProud will be attending, shows me he doesn't quite get the point of this 'Conservative' thing yet.

Ronald Reagan put it right out on the table:  “Someone who agrees with you 80% of the time is an 80% friend, not a 20% enemy.”  GOProud holds to Conservative principles right down the line:  Small, Constitutional government; fiscal and personal responsiblity; free markets...what's so 'radical' and 'extreme' about that?

The Oppressives have been able to make such inroads into America in part because they are pragmatic.  If they have to field a candidate who's a radical socialist in every way except that s/he's pro-life...they'll take it.  They can get White misandrist lesbians to march along with Black Power misogynist males, and bicycle-riding vegan hippies to 'stand in solidarity' with pickup-driving carnivore union members, because they're not concerned with ideological purity as much as they are focused on their eventual goal:  tyranny.

We must focus on our eventual goal:  liberty.  And, since part of the whole concept of liberty revolves around leaving people the hell alone and not controlling their lives, why should we shun Queer Conservatives?  Or atheist Conservatives?  We don't have to agree on everything, but when push comes to shove, it comes down to what's others' business and what isn't.  You want to steal my money and give it to the nonproductive?  My business.  What consenting adults you have sex with?  Not my business.  You want to violate my Constitutionally-guaranteed human rights?  My business.  What faith, if any, you observe?  Not my business.

To quote a very wise man, 'We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang seperately.'  Senator DeMint, and the rest, you might want to ask yourself whether it's more important to hate Queers or save the Republic.  In the meantime, read the thoughts of this insightful commenter:

Sounds to me like too many of these organizations are becoming entirely too like their Left-wing opponents in their shrillness and lack of “big-tent” mentality. They are becoming single-issue, no compromise groups and have lost focus on the over-arching conservative values. I agree with the Lyn Nofziger quote, and I think Reagan, supposedly the Patron Saint of modern conservativism, would as well. So why are these groups making such a stupid big deal? By including a group like GOProud, we (conservatives) are putting a huge dent in the supposedly monolithic support for Left-wing Democrats. This is very much a case of “cutting your nose to spite your face.”

(Please excuse any overuse of cliches. Thanks.)
Yep...we're learning all the evil and none of the good from our opponents.  This bodes not well.

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