WANTED: A Real Leader for America
WANTED: A Real Leader for America.
By: J. D. Longstreet
There are lots of different kinds of conservatives in the US. Social conservatives, fiscal conservatives, political conservatives, religious conservatives, and the list goes on. That is why it is so difficult to define exactly what a conservative is and who is a true conservative. Me? Well, I am a conservative who can identify with everyone of the categories above… and then some.
As a conservative conservative… I am looking for a leader for America. I don’t mean another limp-wristed suck-up who’ll go, hat in hand, to our fair-weather friends in Europe, and the UN, seeking permission to take care of America’s business, no matter what that business for America happens to be. No! I want a leader who will act and act without worry or more than passing consideration for what the remainder of the world thinks. See, I don’t care what the rest of the world thinks!
I want a leader who will NOT cross the aisle and “group hug” the democrats and socialists! I want a leader who will run the government in spite of their protestations of gloom and doom and certain apocalypse. I want a leader who will put America first, above all else, and everyone else, and not try to save the planet as some in our government hallucinate about.
For instance, I want a leader that will go bomb the hell out of Iran and be done with it, and, when they recover, and begin, again, to build that A-bomb they are hell bent on constructing, bomb them again, and again, until they give up the idea… or die in the rubble of what used to be their country.
As a conservative I am sick to death of the namby-pamby “leaders” who wet themselves when a florescent light bulb pops in the capitol building. I have had it with leaders who want to run to the nearest negotiating table when an enemy of this country makes threats against my fellow citizens and me. I am nearly overcome with loathing for the appeasers and the talkers and the whiners and all the bitching and moaning, and hand wringing, and tree hugging, and pagan earth worship, and saving the planet by not using the resources God gave us to use.
I am nearly overcome by the total disconnect between the American governing families from the America Aristocracy who have no idea what the people they purportedly represent want. Since our founding, we have actually created an American nobility to rule America, and we must disassemble that artificial nobility and get them out of the seat of our government and return it to the common man where it should have been all along.
My kind of conservative does not want someone in charge (notice I did not say leader!) who must seek a consensus. Consensus is not leading! Leading is, well, LEADING. It means getting the hell out front and staying there while compelling others to follow. Leading is NOT bipartisanship! America was not built by bipartisanship. My kind of conservative wants a leader who knows, instinctively, that we are at war with the political left in this country… and… if we are to remain a free country and not a mirror image of the European socialist states we must continue to combat the left at every turn. It must be a “no quarter” conflict.
And THAT is why Sarah Palin has brought life back to the conservative movement in America. She seems to us the very person who will lead… and lead from the front. She seems to us to be ready to move into the Oval Office as a true leader, at a moment’s notice, and spit in the eye of the left wing naysayers while doing it. Of the four persons running for the two highest offices in the land Mrs. Palin seems to have the most testosterone of any of them. And we LIKE that!
My kind of conservative wants a true leader and not an apologist for Lenin and Marx and all the left wing socialists already in our government.
So, don’t try to convince me that America’s continued greatness depends on how many pip-squeak nations we bribe with foreign aid to love us! Don’t try to convince me that we have to be part of the United Nations, quite likely the most corrupt organization on the face of the earth, to guarantee peace on earth. Don’t try to convince me that duplicating the socialist statism of Europe is the road to greatness. Because you will fail!
I have lived through America’s climb to greatness beginning with the Second World War. I have seen the struggles, taken part in the struggles, and I know what it has cost us. And I, as a conservative, will not go quietly, silently, into the night while observing this country commit itself to mediocrity and, eventually, the ash heap of history, as another “has-been” nation which died by it’s own hand.
America was not built by our American ancestors to be a “second best” nation, an “also ran” nation. The people who built America built her from the ground up to lead the world. Our recent presidents have lost sight of that navigational point, a reference point left for them by those great American leaders who went before them. As American citizens we must refocus our government toward understanding America’s role in the world as “The Leader”. Nothing else is acceptable.
J. D. Longstreet