Monday, April 21, 2014

Earth Day -- High Holy Day of Paganism ... J. D. Longstreet

Earth Day -- High Holy Day of Paganism
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Let me be clear at the outset of this commentary.  I am not making an attempt to impress you with my piety.  Heck, I’m just another old Pharisee trying to make my way through my remaining days on this confused, baffling, wondrous, puzzling, and often enigmatic little mud ball floating in third place from the sun.

 

I’m as confused as the next guy, but then, occasionally, there’s a spark somewhere deep down in that place that passes for my mind.  It’s an idea that I feel compelled to pass along to my companions on this brief journey we call life.



There’s nothing stellar or exceptional about it. It’s just an idea, a passing thought, that MIGHT be useful to someone.



The following commentary is a product of one of those sparks – or – misfires.  You be the judge.

JDL

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I find it more than a little interesting that within 48 hours we are celebrating the high holy days of two of the world's largest and oldest religions: Christianity and (the oldest) Paganism.

Today, masses of human beings around the globe will celebrate the worship of the earth ... not God ... not the creator -- but the creation.  

Rocks will be worshiped, rivers will be worshiped, trees will be worshiped, the sun will be worshiped, fish, snails, spiders, and all sorts of creeping things will be worshiped today. 

Grown-up, adult, men and women will bow down to "THINGS," to idols, in fealty to a god of their own creation.  They will offer their lives in service to, well, NOTHING.  And these are grown-up people, adults, human beings you would think would have the intelligence to know better.  But you would be mistaken.

Even worse, there will millions among the Pagans who worship the earth, or Gaia (goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology), who claim  to be Christians.  Please notice:  I said "CLAIM" to be Christians.

Let me be as clear as I possible can be here:  You cannot be a Christian and worship Gaia (by celebrating Earth Day) at the same time ... period.  It is impossible. 

Man cannot serve two masters. "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other."  -- SOURCE:  Matthew 6:24 --The New Testament

Then for those of you who are the cafeteria type Christians who pick and choose the parts of the Christian faith you like and just ignore the parts you dislike, please note that you are in violation of the Ten Commandments.  In fact, you are violating the very first commandment:
 "And God spake all these words, saying,

2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."
   Exodus 20: 2 - 4  The Old Testament 

You may find some way to justify your Pagan faith in some way that will settle your conscience, but, as a Christian (at least you claim to be) you are spitting in the face of God with your worship of that which He created.

It is not unusual to see mainline Christian churches taking part in Earth Day celebrations across America.  They have become a stench in the nostrils of the Almighty and are become apostate -- no longer faithful to Providence. 

One must wonder if that explains the great falling away of celebrants from the mainline denominations today.  Their numbers are dwindling as the evangelicals numbers are climbing.  As I said, one must wonder.

Look.  I'm not a preacher, a pastor, an evangelist, a prophet, or anything remotely approaching that -- BUT -- I have eyes to see and ears to hear and I use them and I reason. 

Reason!  Ah!  There lies the rub! 

See.  I observe that which takes place around me.  I listen to that which goes on around me and then I allow my brain to do its God-given task of reasoning -- and discerning. 

Discerning is another of those special gifts that, unfortunately, seems to be reserved for only a few human beings on earth at any given time.  

A person with discernment is blessed with having or revealing keen insight and good judgment.  Usually they are unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic, and usually they are able to make, or detect, effects of great subtlety, meaning they are quite sensitive.

You can quickly see the truth in my statement that there are few of these people around today.

When I see the utter madness that reigns on Earth Day around the globe,  it is extraordinarily easy to understand how evil can so easily warp the minds, the hearts, and, yes -- the soul of man.  For understand, gentle reader, participants in this Pagan worship, this Pagan ritual, endanger their very soul. Those who bow down to this false god -- Gaia, are committing blasphemy against God.

If you, dear reader, are among those committed to the celebration of the Pagan rite of worshiping the earth and the so-called earth mother, Gaia,  then you are standing at a precarious point in your life.  By your life, I mean not just your life span on this planet, but your life from the moment that eternal spark we call the soul was ignited by God until, well, forever.  

See, I am convinced there is much more to life than our brief time here on earth.  A soul, like energy, can be created, and even changed, but it cannot be destroyed.  So after seventy or eighty years here, I believe it moves on to so much more.

It seems to me it would behoove us all to pay more attention to the way we use our limited time on planet earth and avoid such stupid, idiotic, blasphemous, apostate activities as the Pagan worship of a non-entity represented by a tree, a rock, a lizard, a snail, or whatever.

One of the laws of nature is this:  For every action, there is an equal, and opposite, reaction.  The point is:  There will be retribution -- divine retribution.   

As I observe the mindless celebrations on Earth Day I am reminded of the Israelites making -- and then worshiping -- a golden calf while Moses was up on the mountain receiving the Ten Commandments from God.

To be sure, the Israelites thought their Pagan festival was, well, logical, just as we excuse our own foray into Paganism today.  It cost them ... dearly.  Three thousand men were killed in a single day and that entire generation of Israelites were barred from ever entering the Promised Land.  They were forced to wander in the desert until all had died.  Their children then claimed the prize.

Earth Day is an abomination. It is disgusting and abhorrent.  America and, indeed, the world will pay for this affront to the Divine.

The choice for Christians, dear reader, is clear.  No one, NO ONE, can serve two masters.

Consider the clear and concise words of Joshua echoing down the ages:  "Choose ye this day whom ye will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."  -- SOURCE:  Joshua 24:15 -- The Old Testament

Earth Day is the catalyst for decisive action on all our parts, especially those who claim to be Christians. 

Today we must make a choice between eternal separation from God or disavowing all association with the evil entity sponsoring Earth Day.

So, there it is:  My opinion, my view, on Earth Day and Christians participating in it's festivities.  Simply put:  True Christians don't participate in Earth Day.


J. D. Longstreet
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Public Hangings? Bring 'Em Back! ... J. D. Longstreet

Public Hangings?  Bring 'Em Back!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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I studiously watched Saddam Hussein's hanging ... four times!  (The tape made it to the Internet almost immediately due to a  cell phone which had been smuggled into the room where the hanging took place.  At least, that was the pubic explanation for how it happened.)

"The last legal public hanging in America took place in 1936 in Owensboro, Kentucky. The “event” attracted 20,000 people and turned into such a sickening spectacle that many credit it with ending the practice in the U.S."  -- SOURCE:  http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/01/27/413611/north-carolina-gop-lawmaker-calls-for-bringing-back-public-hangings-starting-with-abortion-providers/

I must tell you that I admire the state of Texas for continuing to exercise the death penalty just as prescribed by that state's law.  The recidivism rate, at least for the convicted/executed prisoner is absolutely -- ZERO!

Here in North Carolina we have had over the past two decades, at least, a high influx of liberals from out of state who go weak in the knees when they come face to face with the fact that Tar Heels really DO support the death penalty.  As a result there has been a steady attack on our judicial system in a leftist effort to end capital punishment in North Carolina. 

We've had moratoriums on executions. We've had the Racial Justice Act, which was mercifully repealed by the Republican Legislature as one of their first acts after taking over the NC State legislature.

Still, cases begun under the old RJA are still winding their way through the high court system in the state.

Eventually the cases will all be heard and verdicts rendered and we can move on, one way or the other.

But there are some Tar Heels who'd like to see justice administered quickly, efficiently -- and in public.

In other words -- bring back public hangings.

Look.  I have no problem with a permanent gallows erected  on the court house grounds of every court house across the state.

Ghoulish, right?  Nah!  Just practical.

Back in 2012 NC House Republican (You just KNEW it would be a Republican, didn't you?) Rep. Larry Pittman, expressed his views in an email sent to every member of the NC General Assembly.

In his e-mail Rep. Pittman said:  “We need to make the death penalty a real deterrent again by actually carrying it out. Every appeal that can be made should have to be made at one time, not in a serial manner,” Pittman wrote in the email. “If murderers (and I would include abortionists, rapists, and kidnapers, as well) are actually executed, it will at least have the deterrent effect upon them. For my money, we should go back to public hangings, which would be more of a deterrent to others, as well.” -- SOURCE:  http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/01/27/413611/north-carolina-gop-lawmaker-calls-for-bringing-back-public-hangings-starting-with-abortion-providers/

" ... last year Republicans in South Carolina, Nebraska, and Iowa pushed legislation that would essentially legalize the murder of abortion providers. Such radical sentiments have been echoed by prominent conservatives like Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), who said during his 2004 campaign, “I favor the death penalty for abortionists.” --- SOURCE: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/01/27/413611/north-carolina-gop-lawmaker-calls-for-bringing-back-public-hangings-starting-with-abortion-providers/

According to Zachary R. Shemtob, assistant professor of criminal justice at Connecticut State University, and David Lat, a former federal prosecutor, "There is a dramatic difference between reading or hearing of such an event and observing it through image and sound. (This is obvious to those who saw the footage of Saddam Hussein’s hanging in 2006 or the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during the protests in Iran in 2009.) We are not calling  for opening executions completely to the public — conducting them before a live crowd — but rather for broadcasting them live or recording them for future release, on the Web or TV."  -- SOURCE:  http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4e4_1312269466#1GyuTP3SmrUjBAry.99

There is some discussion that pubic executions would turn the public against the death penalty.  I happen NOT to think so.  In fact, once the pubic is reminded of the heinous crime that brought the convict to the death chamber, I believe watching the perpetrator receive his/her just deserts would bring some closure and some finality to the chain of events initiated by the original crime.  It might also result in more respect for the law and restore, at least to some degree, people's faith in the system.

"There have been a total of 1320 executions from January 1977 to the end of 2012. Lethal injection is now almost universal in the USA, being either the sole method or an option in all of the states that retain the death penalty. Electrocution, hanging, shooting and the gas chamber are still legal alternatives in some states although very rarely used. There was one electrocution in 2010 and one shooting and another electrocution in 2013, in all cases the inmate elected this method.  The majority of executions take place in the southern states, 930 out of 1136 to the end of 2008, with Texas having carried out 422."  -- SOURCE:  http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/thoughtsUS.html

OK.  Do we southerners have a different take on the value of human life than other Americans?  I don't THINK so.  See, we equate a human life for/with a human life.  No life is more valuable than another and no life is less valuable than another.  Stated frankly, and flatly, -- southerners feel that of you take a human life, for any reason other than self defense or the defense of others, you forfeit your own life.  It's very simple and very straight forward.  So far as we are concerned you are a dead man walking from the very moment of the murder.  So, to us, an execution is no big deal. It just seals the deal with southern society.

With crime rates spiraling upwards in our cities and even out in the rural parts of America, it sometimes seems we are producing, and raising, young ANIMALS rather than young PEOPLE.  Since nothing much seems to make an impression on theses young psychopaths maybe seeing a few of their friends and associates tried, convicted, and hanged -- right in front of them, might have SOME effect.

It's worth a try.

J. D. Longstreet
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

WAR IS COMING! ... J. D. Longstreet

WAR IS COMING!  
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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An old admonition continues to tug at my consciousness. Its cautionary advice about something imminently dangerous approaching — just over the horizon — is more than a little compelling. You know — the admonishment that warns: “Eat, drink, and make merry, for tomorrow we die!” (You may recall several different versions found in the Bible.)

We are headed as straight to a third world war as a Martin flies to its gourd.

That fact, and I do believe it is a fact, is an unwelcome one.  Nevertheless, tis true.

Look, dear reader, our President is a humiliation to, not just the US, but to the free world!  He has proven to be a weakling, a pushover, a wimp, an international embarrassment.  And he is going to start a world war.

The folks in Eastern Europe know it.  The folks in Western Europe know it, the folks in Israel know it, heck, the entire Middle East knows it!

The Ukraine is gone -- at least the eastern region and, most likely, the entire country.  Just as the Crimea fell to Russian might, so will the Ukraine. It has already begun.  Next up -- the Baltic States Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. 

Look.  A complete blithering idiot can deduce that Czar Putin is recreating the old Soviet Union -- right before our eyes -- while our boy/man "fearless leader" sits in the Oval Office sucking his thumb.

I must tell you, it has been an extremely long time since I have been as humiliated by a president as I am today with Obama.  Honestly, I didn't think it could ever get as bad as it did with Jimmy Carter,  but, gentle reader, Obama makes Carter look like a LION!

History teaches that every time a president cowers in the White House, we end up at war somewhere, with someone.  Remember how the White House declared we would not get involved in what turned out to be World War One?  Remember how the White House promised we would not become involved in World War Two?  Uh-huh.  Get the picture?

So here we are, staring down the barrel of World War Three, and the White House is doing everything it can to avoid involvement.

Every have a boil on your body?  Remember the continual pain from that boil?  What to do?  Lance it.  The instant the blade touches the boil the pain is excruciating. The next instant, there is copious relief as the pressure is relieved and the corruption is drained.

Putin is that boil on the derriere of the free world today.  He needs to be lanced.  But the man who holds the scalpel is no where to be found.   It is shameful.

To our friends in Europe we'd like to remind you that THIS is why so many of us conservatives in the US voted against Obama.  We warned of his empty suit, of his inexperience, of his Marxist agenda.  We would have warned of his cowardice had we known at the time.

But, as I recall, much of Europe supported Obama for the US Presidency.

Some of you learned of your folly early on as evidenced by the following: 
“So Europe got the American president it wanted – the one who would present no threat to its own delusions. The United States is now officially one of us: an Old World country complete with class hatred, ethnic Balkanization, bourgeois guilt and a paternalist ruling elite. And it is locked into the same death spiral of high public spending and self-defeating wealth redistribution as we are. Welcome to the future, and the beginning of what may turn out to be the terminal decline of the West.” … Janet Daley, The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9668774/America-has-become-an-Old-World-country.html

Ms. Daley figured it out.

I say ALL this to say simply this:  Europe, you're on your own!  The hungry Russian bear is at your door -- and there is no one, no big brother across the Atlantic, to come to your rescue -- again!

Oh.  Don't misunderstand, Europe.  We're here, its just that have no leader -- and we won't have for at least ten more years!

You have to understand Mr. Obama.  See, he's a bully -- in the classic sense.  If you allow him, he will run roughshod right over the top of you.  However, if you stand up to him, he wilts much like a shrinking violet.  THAT is what Czar Putin has discovered about Obama -- and that's what the Russians are exploiting.  And it's working brilliantly.

The US needs to put that missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic -- for starters. Put some American boots on the ground in the Baltic States.  I don't mean troops to act as a speed bump, I mean combat tested, hardened, veterans along with the artillery and tank killing munitions and whatever else it will take to make a heck of a lot of noise  and do a tremendous amount of damage should the Russkies let slip the dogs of war in the Baltic States. 

Heck, the Brits are already bolstering their forces there now.  Other NATO countries will follow suit, but, let's face it, the backbone of NATO is the US.   Unfortunately, Precious Flower, Obama, is leading from behind (as far behind as he can manage) once again.

It is depressing as heck to watch the people of that region cast beneath the shadow of the Russian bear.

"Fifteen independent countries, including Russia, emerged from the Soviet Union's disintegration. Six of them—Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—are in Europe, and all of them have a complicated relationship with modern Russia. Seven other countries once belonged to the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet Union's military alliance in Eastern Europe. With the Cold War's end, none of them had faced the threat of military intervention by the communist superpower's successor state—until now." -- SOURCE:  http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/03/russias-seizure-of-crimea-is-making-former-soviet-states-nervous/284156/

Can there be any question that Putin will make a grab for all those former members of the Warsaw Pact?

Putin must be stopped.  Words won't do it.  It is obvious he doesn't respect the US.  I propose we make him FEAR the US.  STOP TALKING TO HIM ... PERIOD!   Put our SOG troops to use.  Turn them loose on Putin's forces within Ukraine and where ever else they may have stepped over their border.  Aggravate the living daylights out of them.   Get their attention.  Put them on the defensive.   But DON'T TALK TO THEM. Keep 'em guessing. 

The experts at all this are less than an hour from where I sit as I write.  They're the best in the world.  If ANYONE can put fear into the hearts of the Russkies, these guys can do it.

We have all those drones with missiles aboard.  Surely they are not ALL occupied with searching out and killing terrorists.  Why not begin knocking out bridges all the way from Estonia south at least to the Moldavia/Romania border. 

Of course, aircraft don't use bridges, but tanks do -- and the Russkies love their tanks.

The point is the US should at the very least, set Putin's forces back on their heels a bit.  As it is, they have an open field and nothing stands between them and the end zone.

That's wrong -- on so many levels. 

Look, I don't want war, either.  But the nub of it is -- we're going to have a war whether we want it or not.  Plus -- the plain truth is that when Americans and Russians begin exchanging gunfire it will instantly become a world war. 

As we said above, the Ukraine is effectively gone.  The moment Russian forces set foot in the Baltic States they will face resistance from NATO troops.  The US will be committed -- as an attack on ANY NATO member is considered an attack upon all NATO members.

THIS is what timidity in a US leader will bring.  War.

J. D. Longstreet
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Republicans Wimping-Out On Repeal Of Obamacare? ... J. D. Longstreet

Republicans Wimping-Out On Repeal Of Obamacare?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Allow me to be as clear as possible right here at the beginning of this commentary.  I don't like Obamacare at all, not in the slightest, in any way -- shape or form.  Period!  Got it?

Obamacare is a Marxist/socialist/statist policy and I hate it. 

Vladimir Lenin, himself, said:  "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State."

Ole Vlad knew exactly what he was talking about. Obamacare warms the cockles of the hearts of all the Marxists in the Democratic Party and believe me, there are a host of them!

There is NOTHING good about Obamacare.  It is a cancerous assault on the freedom of Americans and it needs to be gone and, frankly, all those who supported it and voted it through the Congress need to be gone along with it.

Here in North Carolina, we're doing our dead level best to rid ourselves of every Democrat who supported Obamacare and/or Obama.  At the moment, our chances for success look very promising.

" ObamaCare is a curse! Take your lives and your homes back. Do it now, before it is to late. Take action now. Save yourselves, and your loved ones. Get unstuck, be informed, get peace of mind, stop the depression and anxiety, take charge of your lives for once. Do it now! -- SOURCE:  http://www.eminentculture.com/obamacare-blessing-curse/  

Look.  Obamacare has not even begun to affect your life yet.  The law is so large, so intrusive in your private life that you are just not going to believe the depth of government meddling that attends Obamacare.  It has yet begun -- but it's coming, I assure you.

And now the GOP is backing away from a total repeal of Obamacare.  Especially the establishment Republicans.  Now their battle cry is "Repeal and Replace!" 

WHAT?  Repeal and Replace?  Are they completely nuts!?

Recently, Rush Limbaugh said:  "The Republican establishment obviously has a campaign game plan involving Obamacare, and it does not include repealing it, folks.  The Republican establishment apparently doesn't want to campaign on repealing it.  They want to campaign on fixing it." -- SOURCE:  http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2014/03/14/the_gop_establishment_wants_to_run_on_fixing_not_repealing_obamacare

The establishment Republicans are trying their dead level best to turn the November election over to the Democrats.   I have concluded that is what all the "fix" Obamacare Bovine Scatology coming from the GOP is all about.  I have come to believe the establishment Republicans do not want to win in November.  

Two things:  If the GOP wins in November that will mean they'll have to get off their collective derrieres and actually DO something.  I think they are loathe to do that.

And two:  The democrats are just waiting for a chance to replace Obamacare with another of their Marxocratic socialized medicine schemes.  It's called a single payer plan. 
To see just how bad a single payer type of healthcare system really is,  just check out the British system.  It's bad, folks, REALLY bad.   There were published report a few months ago of British citizens having to resort to extracting their own teeth with pliers due to such long waits for dental care.

Look.  The Democrats are counting on Republicans wimping out.   By offering to "fix" Obamacare, or repeal and replace Obamacare, the GOP is playing right into the Democrat's hands.

See, the Democrats believe that they will not be beaten so severely about the head and shoulders over their support of Obamacare IF they offer to "fix" it.   That's what they are doing.  That's the ongoing campaign.   And the Republicans are giving them aid and comfort every time they mention their desire to fix Obamacare, too.   The GOP's actions here are what I like to call: DUMB!

I cannot see that there is any argument  against my prognostication that the Republican Party is headed for extinction.   Just observe their senseless machinations -- not just on Obamacare but on so much else.  Is the GOP leadership brain dead?

Maybe after another defeat at the polls in November the real conservative republicans will screw up enough courage to leave the GOP and begin another completely separate conservative party that will have as its goal saving America and returning her to the constitutional representative republic the Founding Fathers designed.

I am quickly coming to believe it is the only chance America has of survival.

J. D. Longstreet
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Once Upon A Time ... ... J. D. Longstreet

Once Upon A Time ...
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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How is it possible for a great American political party to be so out of touch with its constituents, so completely tone deaf to their wants and desires,  so separated from the reality of the world around them? 

With citizens looped together into one vast globe encircling network of information and communication, how is it possible for the GOP to be so ill informed? 

The Republicans are, today, set to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory -- again.

From where I sit, I can feel victory slipping away in the election scheduled for this coming November.   A loss of the 2016 presidential election is already a given.  We WILL have another democrat for President beginning January 20th, 2017.   

How is this possible?   Americans, at least those who are politically aware, understand that America wants to be  --  YEARNS to be -- rescued from the Marxist agenda being so forcefully pushed through Congress by our Marxist President and a Democratic Party that is indistinguishable from the Communist Party.

The Communist Party has announced publicly that they will be throwing their considerable assistance to the Democratic Party over the next several months to aid the Democrats  in maintaining their hold on the US Senate in November.  Does that not tell you where the sympathies of the Democratic Party lies?  Of course it does! 

Democrats are, in fact, Communists.  If you are a registered Democrat and you don't hold with the Communist agenda, the Communist Manifesto, then you'd better get thee hence, because you are consorting with communists!

The sickening thing is this:  The GOP has attempted, with great success so far, to adopt the old Democratic Party platform.  In doing so, they have managed to set themselves on the same course toward communism as the Democrats did, and they have managed to drive a wedge -- deeply -- between the moderate, liberal, and conservative branches of the GOP.  The wounds from this gouging seem to be fatal.

Let's face it , dear reader.  The Republican Party is as dead as a door-nail.  Those twinges of life we detect from time to time are coming from the conservatives in the Tea Party Movement who refuse to lie down and die.  In point of fact, THEY are the ONLY reason the Republican Party still draws a little breath today.

America desperately needs a conservative political party, and we need it yesterday.

When I say "Conservative" Party, I don't mean a conservative in the mold of Jeb Bush or George, or even George H.W. Bush.  They are are fine people, a lovely family, but they a are liberals to moderates on their best days.  THEY ARE NOT CONSERVATIVES, no matter what the hierarchy of the GOP would have you believe.

The GOP is unsalvageable.  It cannot be saved.  The establishment Republicans will not allow the party to be saved.  They don't want it saved because they either don't see a problem -- or -- they like what they see.

In any event, the GOP is no place for conservative Americans.  Conservatives need their own political party, a viable political entity.  Conservatives will never get it from the GOP.  Even now, conservatives within the GOP must do battle with the Democrats AND the Republicans.  As a result, conservative initiatives are smothered to death in both the US House and the US Senate and nothing of real value to the country gets done.

GK Chesterton once said that only dead bodies go with the current.  It takes live ones to swim against it. Many conservatives, like this scribe, have withdrawn from the GOP and are now enjoying status as Independent voters.  Many of us would gladly align ourselves with a new and viable conservative party that would take the battle to the Democrats -- and the Republicans -- while asking, and giving, no quarter.

NO wonder the story of the current GOP reads like a fairy tale. 

For once upon a time in a kingdom far, far, away, there really was a political party that was different from the Democratic Party.   But in order to curry favor with the Mainstream Media,  and in order to be on the "A" list, invited to the best cocktail and dinner parties in Washington, they felt they had to lower their standards, compromise their beliefs -- and -- for all intents and purposes, sell-out their constituents.

They did all of that. 

It turned out to be a Faustian Deal.

Like Faust, the Devil won't let the GOP out of its contract with him (not that they're making any real effort at  breaching that contract) -- and the immediate consequence is -- the death of the Republican Party.

So. We'll watch as conservatives fight like crazy to hold onto to whatever gains have been made between now and November and pray, pray hard, that the establishment "knot heads" at the helm of the GOP don't blow the whole deal by November -- as they are wont to do.

J. D. Longstreet
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