Socialists Will Never Advance Conservatism
Freedom and Liberty loving Americans all across our country know full well the dangers of Socialism. It is, quite simply, the antithesis of all we believe in. Not just what we as individuals believe in, but what our country was founded on. Again and again, our country has rejected Socialists and their collectivist agenda, in order to promote freedom and liberty for all of our citizens.
Across our country, and yes, even here in New Jersey; citizens have come together and formed all kinds of patriotic groups as a result of what many see as our government infringing on, and the taking of our freedoms and liberties. In short, these citizens see the United States creeping, or in some cases moving rapidly, toward socialism.
The groups these citizens have formed have many different names, 9-12, Sons of Liberty, Patriots, and Tea Party. All were initially formed in an effort to combat the erosion of our freedoms and liberties, to reign in our government, and to promote individual responsibility over cradle to grave servitude to the government’s wishes and whims. All were promoting conservative principles and beliefs in their communities. Some have been more successful than others, but most can claim success at some level in helping to shape the direction our governments’ at all levels, are taking.
It came as a complete and utter shock for conservatives across the country when they learned that a Tea Party group here in New Jersey invited a Socialist candidate for public office to speak to them, and give him and his collectivist agenda a platform.
While that is mind boggling in and of itself, the reaction since it was made public has been nothing short of astonishing.
Taking the politically-correct line, some purported “conservatives” lamented that we should give everyone’s views a proper airing. These purported “conservatives” went on to attack anyone who expressed dismay at the idea of having Socialist candidates prospect for votes at tea party meetings. What’s next?
Will Bill Ayers be the next keynote speaker at a conservative gathering? Will Barack Obama join Sarah Palin at national tea party gatherings? Why are these purported “conservatives” suddenly propping up the Socialist Party USA?
Over the course of the next several days I will be contacting many of the conservative groups in New Jersey to ask a couple of simple questions:
1) Is your group conservative and advocating for conservative principles and beliefs to your elected officials?
2) Would you ever invite a Socialist to one of your meetings?
3) Is socialism something your group advocates, supports, and wants to work towards?
Knowing grassroots conservatives throughout New Jersey as I do, I am pretty confident in the answers I will get, but I will write about them either way. Unfortunately, the antics of some purported “conservatives” have made this reaffirmation process necessary.
By the way, how many conservatives have ever been invited to address the Socialist Party USA? None, of course. The idea of it would be ridiculous.
As conservatives, aren’t we trying to defeat socialism? Why would conservatives want to promote it and give it’s believers a platform to spew their vile contempt for freedom and liberty? Why would a purported “conservative” seek to defend giving a Socialist candidate a platform?
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, Socialism should be relegated to the ash heap of history. The sooner the better is what real conservatives believe.
Giving Socialists a platform, or defending those that do, is not ever going to advance conservative principles and beliefs.