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Someone please shut her up!

Someone please shut her up!

Once again, Meghan McCain, political überditz, is unilaterally trying to reform the Republican Party. In a radio interview with CNN affiliate KTAR’s Mac & Gaydos show, Meghan told the audience that the GOP needs to become “an umbrella party.”

I just wish that moderates like myself – more moderate Republicans andmore socially liberal Republicans – weren’t looked at as, ‘Get rid of the dirty moderates. Get rid of them.’

We need to be an inclusive party. We need to be an umbrella party. We need to inspire 20-somethings,which is something the Obama campaign did very well.”

No, what you need to do Meghan is teach the no-nothing 20-somethings about our heritage, about the rule of law, about freedom and independence. Teach them about fiscal responsibility. Teach them that the government belongs to the people, not the people (and our property) to the government. Perhaps if you tell them that, they may believe you, and begin the path to recovery.

We are in a war for the Republic. The current crop of Obama-zombies have no idea what the government’s proper role is. They believe the government can give them health care on the backs of the rich. They believe our planet is in jeopardy and that using gasoline is the cause. They believe these lies because you are too busy adjusting your make-up to correct them.

Being ‘inclusive’ will only stop the MSM from beating up on you, while they snicker at you behind your back. They have been using this ploy for decades to lull gullible Republicans into assisting them in their plans to vacate our Constitution. AND YOU’RE HELPING THEM DESTROY MY COUNTRY!

For the love of God, please read something other than Vogue magazine for a change. Lean your history. You have enough street cred with 20-somethings to actually make a difference to our way of life. So either help out, or shut up. If you continue down this path, you will end up a Democrat…like Specter.

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Normally, I would ignore a pseudo-Conservative whose fifteen minutes of fame ran out a long time ago, but whoever was supposed to be watching Meghan McCain dropped the ball. Her latest post in The Daily Beast titled, Memo to the GOP, Go Gay is just more proof that she continues to suffer from her delusions that she is an aid to the Republican Party, and also understands Conservatism.

She is speaking out, “in support of the gay community and its role in the future of the Republican Party.”

Of all the causes I believe in and speak publicly about, this is one of the ones closest to my heart.

Most Conservatives would disagree that supporting the gay community is a top priority. With spending out of control, government growth likewise out of control, our Constitution in shreds, an activist Judicial branch writing new laws willy-nilly, and Liberty dying for the imaginary cause of Global Warming, there are far more important “causes” that should be closest to her heart.

Then there is the whole point of labeling and segregating people into groups – such as the Gay Community. Identity Politics (that is what we call it Meghan), is the practice of ignoring the individual, and instead focusing on a group – either by race, gender, religious affiliation, or what have you. The Democratic party is a master at Identity Politics, as has every totalitarian regime throughout world history. People are simply easier to control when they can be broken into groups. They are easier to manipulate, as well as re-educate. Pandering to this group, or that group, is a mainstay of the Libs in their bid to enhance and grow their power base. The Republican Party should have none of it.

To the Conservative, The Individual is the most important concept. Freeing The Individual from the constraints of government control is what unleashes the beneficial aspects of their capabilities and personality. Creativity, talent, drive, and potential are best when unfettered by a tangle of rules, regulations, and taxes. One more Federal Law allowing homosexuals to marry misses the point.

Our government was created to allow the most freedom to choose our own respective destinies. Since the power to marry a couple resides with each state, each state must choose for itself to allow homosexuals to marry or not. Marriage is not actually a Right of the individual, as evidenced by the state Marriage License for which every couple must apply. As with anything the state licenses (i.e. driving, fishing, hunting, etc.), the rules that must be followed are written by the state legislature, and codified into either it’s constitution or body of law.

Denying homosexuals the ability to marry is not denying them a civil right, and therefore is not on equal footing with women’s suffrage, slavery, gun control, or the internment of Americans of Japanese descent during WWII. If Vermont citizens vote to allow homosexual marriage, that is their Right. If California voters, on the other hand, deny homosexuals the ability to marry, that is also their Right. A Federal Law or court decision blocking state’s enforcement of laws their own citizens voted for is therefore denying that right.

The key to Federalism is mobility. Every American is able to move to a state that is more in line with his own desires and beliefs. So if several states allow homosexual marriage, the Gay and Lesbian community should be free to move to those states. It is the same freedom that is afforded to any American who would like to escape higher taxes, or be allowed to hunt on his own land, or see that his children are educated in Creationism. When the Federal Government steps in, rights are diminished or eliminated for everyone if new “rights” are created out of thin air and granted to a particular group.

And if new rights can be created without amending our Constitution in the prescribed manner, then our Constitution becomes meaningless. Law becomes whatever the current ruling party says it is, and that is the equivalent of Tyranny. Conservatives understand this, Megan McCain – you would be wise to learn it.

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Dear Ms. McCain,

For the last couple of weeks I have been on the sidelines, listening to you. It is a shame that you decided to pick a fight with two of the most outspoken women in the Conservative Movement. While this has added publicity for you, it has not been good for either the movement, or Republicans in general. What is also a shame was Laura Ingram’s “plus sized ” comment. She should have been more professional. However, politics has never been a clean sport. Even early presidential races were filled with invective and personal slurs, some, would make modern politicians blush. If you intend to play in this sandbox, I recommend you grow a thick skin.

It is not my intent to patronize you, or vent hostility. Quite the contrary, I would like to help you understand a world to which you are obviously new. You, and those like you, might one day be leaders in the Republican party, and I do appreciate your willingness to be a voice for us. However, unless you understand and support Conservatism, most Republicans will reject you out of hand. So far, you have not been a voice for Conservatism, but instead a voice for those who would distort and neglect our principles in an attempt to win elections or “get along” with the other side.

Meghan, this is first and foremost, an ideological battle. The ideals and principles of those on the Left and Right are absolutely incompatible. At one time, they might have been, but that ship sailed well over 80 years ago. I will not try to convince you which one is the correct ideology, that is a decision every American must make for themselves. I will merely frame our ideals, and leave the rest to you.

American Conservatism’s First Principle, if there ever was one, is Liberty for the citizens of this wonderful country. The freedom to make the most of one’s God given talents and abilities. The freedom to be left alone if desired. The freedom to make the best choices for one’s self and family. Everything else hangs on this First Principle. But it is not enough to define this principle, you must realize from where Liberty springs. It comes directly from our Creator. If there is not a God above government, then there is no true Liberty, freedom can be taken away with the stroke of a pen.

Our Constitution was written in a way that acknowledges this fact. It then defines that our freedoms belong to all of us by virtue of our Creation. It further defines the powers of government are only what has been granted to it by the governed, and its chief purpose is to defend the freedoms of the individual, and defend them equally. That said, the first question of any law is therefore “does this make all individuals more free, or less free.” The default position should always be – more free. Everything Conservatives fight for can be broken down into the answers to that question.

‘Fairness’, or achieving equal outcomes, is not an authorized function of our government. The people never gave it that power. However, our government has taken it, by subterfuge in most cases and by force in some. In the over two centuries since our country’s founding, government has grown, chipping away little by little at our freedoms to allow it enough space to expand. And all for the proposed purpose of achieving ‘fairness’. We are all taught from a young age that life is not fair. Believing that fairness can be legislated is simply a fantasy of the politically immature. At no time the long history of our species has this ever been accomplished, though countless regimes have tried. It cannot be done.

The only fairness which can be achieved is through equality of opportunity, and equality of justice. Our country has made countless mistakes on these two points, but slow and sure progress has come. Our economic system is based upon balancing these two ideals. Not everyone will become wealthy. It is either through lack of drive, or lack of talent, that economic fortunes are separated. There are those who became wealthy by cheating their fellow man. It is up to the justice system to punish those responsible. No one should achieve a higher status in this country by trampling upon the rights of others. And if justice never comes in this life, the final judge is God. But there are those who believe that if a person became wealthy, they must have done it by trampling upon the rights of others. This is a mistaken assumption and cannot be tolerated in a free society.

There are those who, for whatever reason, lack the ability to earn a living for themselves. Conservatives believe it is the duty of their community to care for them. If their community cannot, then the larger entity of the city, then county, and so on. The assistance should not come from the federal government except as a last resort. A distant government simply cannot know how to best help the individual who is in need. It is the proverbial cannon being used as a fly-swatter.

It is not the duty of government to educate our youth. It is only the duty of government to ensure that the states, and local education facilities, treat the individual equally. It is not the duty of government to ensure funding for artistic endeavors, that is what philanthropists do with their own money. It is not the duty of government to provide funding for scientific research, except with the possible exception of military use. That is the realm of private investment. It is not the duty of government to control banking, or Wall Street. Only to ensure equal treatment of the individual and protect their rights.

These are but a few examples. Our government has overstepped its intended role for so long, that we, as a people, have forgotten how true freedom tastes. The intention of the Founder’s was to make the Federal Government something that rarely, if ever, entered our daily lives. At this point in time, it is rarely that the Federal Government does not make its presence, and power known. This is our fight, this is our reason for blogging, or protesting, or voting. Conservatives such as Laura Ingram and Ann Coulter, have given their lives to this fight. They are two of our better front line soldiers. Others would include Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, and Mark Levin. If you have ever met soldiers who have fought in a front line position, you know they do not have smooth edges. They are a bit rough and uncouth because of their arduous fight. We should appreciate their rough edges, and thank them – because in the end, they fight for all our freedoms.

If you would like to be a leader in the Conservative Movement, study our history – especially of the Founders, study economics, and study the law. If you agree with and hold fast to our ideals, you will be accepted as a Conservative. If you stand strong and fight for the freedom of all Americans, we will gladly accept you as a leader.

Thank you.
A Red Dot in A Red State

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