Warning to Republicans: Obey the Constitution!

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Robert Ringer

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Notwithstanding Ronald Reagan’s economic accomplishments, his successor, George H.W. Bush, immediately started blathering about a “kinder, gentler nation.”  When I say immediately, I’m talking about Bush’s inaugural address.  To those who were half asleep, it sounded like a harmless bit of gibberish.

Those who were awake, however, surely realized that a nation can be neither kind nor gentle.  Technically speaking, a nation is just a geographical area with (hopefully) well-defined borders.  Only human beings can be kind and gentle.  Fortunately, people of goodwill are kind and gentle without having to think about it, so they don’t need self-righteous, capricious politicians to urge them to improve in either of these areas.

Nevertheless, words have consequences, and when President Bush made his infamous, innocuous statement, lying in wait for any signs of weakness were the fascist progressives who, for centuries, had aspired to dictatorial rule and the power to remake society in their own image.  Of course, they never came right out and stated that that was their goal.  Instead, they used words like “liberalism” and “progressivism,” because they realized that the only way they could attain and hold power was to camouflage their true objective.

That, however, changed in 2009 when they gained full control of the presidency and both houses of Congress.  Not only did they begin to talk openly about their collectivist goals, they boldly began using the dreaded “S” word.  Even though Barack Obama was an inept and lazy simpleton, he did succeed in bringing talk about socialism into the open.  It was the very foundation of his goal to fundamentally transform the United States of America into a Marxist country.

Of course, to this day leftists still try to downplay the harsh realities of socialism by dressing it up with euphemistic names like “democratic socialism.”  No question about it, it sounds warm and fuzzy, but history teaches us that once you open the door to iniquity — even a crack — evildoers will try to push it all the way open.

Clearly, the long-term goal of America’s Radical Left is not socialism any more than it was for the Russian Bolsheviks in the early part of the 20th century.  As Vladimir Lenin put it during the Russian Revolution, “The goal of socialism is communism.”  Give the man credit for one thing, he was straightforward.

So how is it that a system that has failed everywhere it has been tried is now viewed favorably by so many Americans?  One answer is because far too many Republicans are afflicted with a paralyzing condition known as cowardice and, as a result, do not have the courage to stand up to the Radical Left.  Notwithstanding mountains of evidence to the contrary, they believe that the only way to get elected and reelected is to fall all over themselves trying to prove they are just as compassionate as the Dirty Dems.

In other words, their greatest fear is that if Republicans try to please their core constituents — namely, the very voters who gave them the presidency, the House, and the Senate in 2016 — they will end up losing everything this time around.  A rational person has difficulty understanding why they would believe that the only way to attain and maintain power is to do the exact opposite of what worked for them in 2016.

The reason the United States is now $22 trillion in debt is because Republicans still believe that the path to power is to convince voters that, if elected, they will throw them more bones than the Democrats.  Make no mistake about it, bone-throwing is a great vote getter.  The problem, however, is that every bone that is thrown only succeeds in bringing cries for still more bones, until, as Margaret Thatcher warned us, there are no more bones to throw.

It’s important to remember that the far left never retreats.  It is patient.  It has been trudging forward in America for more than a hundred years, at least since the heyday of anarchist lovers Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, which was followed by the founding of the Progressive Party by Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.

By contrast, too many professed conservatives retreat at the drop of a moral accusation.  For some strange reason, being accused of callousness by the enemies of liberty is more than they can bear.  As a result, radical Democrats become more emboldened every day and talk openly about such atrocities as infanticide, sanctuary cities, and reparations, all while accusing those who disagree with their agenda of racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and worse.

The harsh reality is that if Republicans continue to distance themselves from conservative principles while doing back flips to assure their “colleagues on the other side of the aisle” that they would like to work together on projects that take evermore freedom and money away from citizens, they run the risk of losing everything in 2020.  All the Donald Trumps in the world cannot save America if the enemies from within — for simplicity, call it “the Romney crowd” — are not kept in check.

Fortunately, mainstream Americans are still mad as hell — more so than in 2010 and 2016 — but there’s nothing they can do about it if Republicans are not willing to step up to the plate and help Donald Trump fundamentally transform America back into the country it was when Radical Leftists did not dare talk openly about their Marxist vision.

Voters don’t need another Democratic Party.  The one they have has nearly bankrupted America, not just financially but morally.  Millions of voters want Republicans to stand up for life and liberty and push back against depraved Democrats.  Better yet, as Steve Hilton said on “The Next Revolution” last Sunday, Democrats need to pay for their dirty deeds.  Punishment is in order.

Most important of all, Republicans need to start openly preaching Barry Goldwater’s unequivocal message that the federal government’s number-one job is to obey the Constitution.  Nothing would do more to make America great again than adhering to his courageous words.

Robert Ringer

+Robert Ringer is an American icon whose unique insights into life have helped millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of two New York Times #1 bestselling books, both of which have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.

11 responses to “Warning to Republicans: Obey the Constitution!”

  1. booklaurie says:

    I still feel nostalgic about the Barry Goldwater bumper sticker: AuH2O

    • JurassicRick says:

      I still have mine I got as a little kid. It is black lettering on red with 64 and an arrow extending out from the 4. I remember Goldwater campaign headquarters in Covington, Kentucky on Scott Street had bumperstickers with Goldwater in Japanese and L'or L'eau, Goldwater in French. They also sold cans of Goldwater drink, very clever.

  2. JurassicRick says:

    The mainstream Republican Party has a big problem. There are way too many John McCains, Mitt Romneys, Jeff Flakes, Paul Ryans and the like who would do better by migrating to the Democratic Party where they would be more at home with others of their political ilk. Personally, I had always been an Independent until Barack Hussein Nobama seized power and began holding this country hostage where I then re-registered as Republican. Actually, here in Kentucky, Independents register as Independent under the name "Non-Partisan". Whatever! I have been Republican ever since and voted for Donald Trump in 2016. However, I did not come out for Trump until two weeks before the 2016 election. The reason was Donald Trump had been a fire-eating Radic-Lib recently and I was wary and skeptical of his true intentions and motivation. The reason Republicans don't like Trump (and Barry Goldwater in 1964) is because he exposes them for what they really are, nothing. The Republican Party is a party of absolutely nothing and has an anti-philosophy of nothingness. All of this needs to change if this country is to survive as a free country and to have a future. The Republican Party needs to take a stand for freedom, liberty, and Constitutional ideals. It needs to become the party of the U.S. Constitution. Else, it will sink deep into a hole and become indistinguishable with the Democratic Party.

  3. Ivan says:

    A good mantra for Republicans: Wer'e mad as hell and wer'e NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!

    • JurassicRick says:

      Sounds like the Twisted Sister song, "We're Not Gonna Take It".

      • Ivan says:

        Rick, It's a movie quote from the movie called "Network" from 1976. Funny that it applies today. RR 's topic reminds me I should see it again.

  4. patg2 says:

    It is not compassionate to point a gun in someone's face, rob him of his money, and then use his money to pay someone else, particularly to buy his vote. You cannot force people to be compassionate. Compassion comes from receiving the blessings of the true God. True compassion spends its OWN money to help others. The sooner a bunch of Republicans figure this out, the better.

    The so-called "kinder, gentler" state violates my First Amendment right to freedom of religion. My religion commands me to help others in person, with love, in the name of Jesus. When government does it, I get to do none of these things, nor do I have a say as to who gets the help. When government does it, government gets the glory. The glory belongs to God alone, Who makes people genuinely compassionate.

    • MacyK25 says:

      Another religious nutcase.

      • patg2 says:

        I have a constitutional right to be a religious nutcase, and if you think otherwise, you do not belong in the United States.

        Incidentally, the Founders recognized the true source of rights: God. These rights are in the Constitution because of this recognition. Guess they must have been religious nutcases, too!

  5. gopcongress says:

    At least the Democratic Party has migrated from Type 3 to Type 1 since Trump took office. Clarity is our biggest, and heretofore unfortunately only option to affect the masses.

  6. kevinbeck2015 says:

    The problem the Republicans, acting on behalf of a Conservative movement, have is that they are always placed on defense. They are always being forced to defend their positions, which includes a political and economic system that has been successful for over 200 years. As such, they don't need to demand change, unless it is the changing back to the way things worked in the past. Too many times, change has resulted in dislocation in the past. And the results have not been pleasant. But there is always a group clamoring for change, because they believe they are stuck at the bottom of the pole. And the Democrat Party has a way of appealing to their demands.