by Gunnery Sergeant John McClain, USMC, Retired
Recently, another columnist wrote regarding the fact the party leadership seems bent on concluding the nomination process last week or month, while there is substantial time and events left before the actual nomination process is completed. His column reverberated with the charge of divisive and dismissive invective, as he stated his perspective of why this is, and why the party leadership pick is not, in his opinion, the right one.
The attack was over his description of the Mormon issue, and the fact he was assumed as attacking on that, and not on substance when his statements were clearly regarding the issue of whether the “presumptive nominee” is conservative in fact, or not. My take is lots of people don't want to hear the truth, it requires one to look more closely at one's self if unaccustomed, and this is one of a long set of generations taught not to look inside.
My own generation is as bad as any and I am thankful I got a face full of reality very young. Knowing life is a deadly experience no matter what is important to keep other things in perspective, and few even consider such things. As example, how many people actually consider we have consigned a dozen generations to debt, because we and so many other generations have refused to confront those we elect with the fact they simply aren't doing anything like what their job is, and I won't even venture into the realm of honor, because with a few select exceptions, there is no simple honor code in politics anymore.
We all know honor among politicians has always been a hit or miss proposition anyway but I think some people really want to make an issue out of something, and do so specifically because they don’t want to deal with the issue at hand, the issue of what this man believes, politically. I don't disrespect any man for his beliefs if they are real, heart felt, and not lethal, but I don't believe Mormonism is or should be an issue for debate, it is open for anyone to research, and the only cogent issue is whether this man can represent the conservatives of our Nation, or if his ideology is not conservative, as some of us believe.
I think we must shake off the foolish perspectives and keep on topic with the issue of importance, who we want to serve us as president. We must pass judgment constantly, or we are fools and stating a perspective is not calling anyone to account, and it is that judgment we are constrained from, morally. I am sure there are some who would question my own faith, because I have a long and deep grounding in science, and believe it a good tool to learn how God made things work. I find the intricacies and constantly repeated patterns through life to show me the hand of God, and by no means to suggest His absence, yet so many believe those solidly founded in science simply can’t be true believers.
I get amused by this in part because I was raised atheist and remained one till I was confronted with facts I had to deal with, and it has been in large part because of what I've learned through science I am so utterly convicted in my faith. We have the mere remnants of the Republic which was truly established, we have a government that simply refuses to be answerable to The People, to “The Rule of Law”, and completely at odds with every aspect of our principled form. We have the most aggressively communist president since FDR, and the greatest loss of personal income deliberately caused, in my lifetime, and we can pin all of it on the failure to maintain our founding principles.
We either work together as The People who are The Nation, and agree we must restore our once firm foundation. We must return to the moral standards which provided the means of our enormous success and longevity. But most of all, we must accept the reality, central planning no more works today than it did for Rome, or Our Nation is gone. Can it really be that hard to see and understand it is this or nothing?
Copyright April 2012 by Gulf1