If you listen to the liberal politicians controlling Washington or the liberals in the mainstream media, social conservatism is dead. Those of us who consider ourselves to be conservatives are nothing more than relics of the past and modern society has moved on, leaving us in their dust.
But that’s not quite true.
Oh, I’m sure it looks true to them. They surround themselves with other progressive liberals, who all say believe the same things and chant the same mantras.
They cover their ears and shout microagression to any contrary opinion. They complain about anything that might offend them and they tell themselves how they are the elite and are so much smarter than the rest of us. But it’s all a sham.
Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Southern California and a few other hotbeds of liberal utopia are almost like enclaves, where progressive liberals can surround themselves with other like-minded leftists and tell themselves that they represent the consensus opinion of the United States.
But that’s nothing more than a dream in their minds. According to the latest Gallup poll, conservatives still make up 47% of the United States, moderates are 30% and liberals come in last at only 23%. So how does the liberal minority make themselves out to be the majority? Because they are the most vocal part of our society.
When conservatives don’t like something, they generally just say they don’t like it and then go on with their business. When liberals don’t like something, they scream that society has to change it.
They’ll keep screaming it, like a child throwing a temper tantrum, until society does what they want. It doesn’t matter if what they want is right, wrong or indifferent, their opinion reigns supreme… at least in their mind.
Are The Media and Minorities Controlling Our Future?
That’s how the LGBT community, which represents no more than 2 whole percent of our population, has managed to become the tail wagging the dog. We now have this small percentage of people dictating law and the various branches and departments of the government obeying them.
All they had to do was mouth the magic words “racist” and “discriminatory” and they got the rest of the progressive liberal minority chanting their mantras too; making such a din that Washington couldn’t hear anything else. The Muslim community is doing that as well. And Obama is working overtime for them, importing Muslims as fast as his pen can write. He may get his wish, although not as quickly as he’d like.
But all this doesn’t change the fact that the largest chunk of society is still conservative. At 47% it seems that conservatives should be able to control the country, but we rarely are.
All too often, we capitulate to the liberals, not just in Washington, but in voting booths across the land. When the GOP leadership puts forth a RINO candidate, as they are known to do, conservatives don’t vote, handing the victory to the liberals on a silver platter.
That’s what happened in the last two presidential elections. Obama won those elections because the GOP leadership couldn’t back a candidate that reflected the values of their supporters. Or perhaps what they did was put forth a candidate that reflected the value of their financial supporters, rather than the voters.
Either way, the candidates who represented the Republican Party didn’t garner the support of the electorate and Obama won. Republican moderate candidates, otherwise known as RINOs, can’t win.
The Republican Party’s Comeback
But an amazing thing has been happening at all other levels. If we look at the 2012, 2014 and 2015 elections, we see an amazing shift towards the Republican Party in State Legislatures, Governorships and the U.S. Congress. All three times, Republican candidates have won seats, in many cases sweeping away entrenched Democrats.
This happened again here in the 2015 elections. While actually a rather minor election, there were a few important seats up for grabs. Perhaps the most important wins were the Governors of Kentucky and Ohio, both swing states. Kentucky has had Democrat governors for 40 of the last 44 years, but now turned to a Republican candidate to replace the incumbent.
Matt Bevin won the Kentucky race for Governor, based upon his strong conservative stand. Pundits had declared his demise for his support of Kim Davis, the County Clerk who refused to issue marriage license with her name on them. But it was this very support that caused conservatives to get out and vote, supporting Bevin and winning the election.
There’s a false idea that social liberalism is an electoral winner. That’s what’s driving the GOP leadership to back RINO candidates. But the last three elections have proven this wrong. In all three cases, the electorate has gone for strong conservative candidates; not RINOs, not moderates and not liberals. Liberals have been losing seats across the country, at every level, because the silent majority of conservatives is fed up and is finally making their voice be heard.
We’ll never hear from conservatives in the manner we hear from liberals. Conservatives will either change something, fix it or put up with it; they won’t really complain about it. But that’s the beauty of the voting booth. That’s where conservatives can really make their voice heard, and do it in a manner that makes a difference.
With the 2016 Presidential Primaries approaching and the 2016 General Election on the horizon, conservatives have a chance to do what the liberals did when they voted Obama into office the first time, giving his party control of both houses of Congress as well. The question is, will the Republican Party put forth a solid conservative candidate that we can get behind or will the GOP leadership, helped by the mainstream media, succeed in putting another moderate on the ballot, who conservatives can’t get behind?
Those governorships weren’t the only place where the liberals lost out in the November 3rd election. Houston’s liberal, lesbian mayor and city council tried to pass a law creating special privileges for those who are confused about their sexual identity. Specifically, allowing men in women’s bathrooms and women in men’s bathrooms. That resolution was defeated 2 to 1.
But conservatives in Houston wouldn’t stand for that. They raised the signatures necessary to force that to be included on the ballot, rather than voted on by the City Council. When the mayor tried to claim that the signatures were fraudulent, they took her to court on it, ultimately winning in the state’s Supreme Court. That put the resolution on the ballot, where it was defeated.
In fact, we find that in just about every major social issue today, conservative viewpoints are winning out over liberal ones in nationwide polls. So, while the progressive left is touting themselves as representing the people, the polls are telling us otherwise. It is actually the strongly conservative candidates who are truly representing the viewpoint of the majority of the people.
This is important and we need to make our voices heard on our stance. Since we can’t count on the mainstream media (a bunch of liberals) giving fair airtime to our conservative viewpoint, we must find other ways.
Alternative media, especially through the internet is one of those. Conservative talk show hosts, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck do a great job, but that’s not enough. The voices of the average person need to be heard too. Houston showed us the way on this. The resolution wasn’t passed with the help of politicians or the media, but rather by a grass roots movement of conservatives who stood up and said, “Enough!” When we do that, we win.
In the last presidential election, Romney stated that 47% of the people were going to vote for Obama, simply because they were receiving government handouts and the Democrats where constantly telling them that Republicans wanted to take those away from them.
But let me put that in perspective. That 47% is matched by the 47% of the population which is conservative. We match them, vote for vote. They can only win, when we let them.
It’s time for conservatives to stop giving elections to the liberals. If we don’t stand up for what we believe in, nobody else is going to do it for us. That means voting in candidates who stand for our values, not some wishy-washy candidate who is going to back Wall Street, more than Main Street, or stand with Democrats, rather than with our values.
Former CEO of IBM, Lou Gerstner is famous for saying, “People only do what you inspect, not what you expect.” We have got to remember that our elected representatives are our employees, not our masters. So, we need to inspect what they do and let them know that we are doing so.
Yes, I know that it’s not in our nature to complain, but we have to. Actually, we don’t need to complain, we need to tell them how we expect them to vote and then check to see that they vote that way. It wouldn’t hurt to tell them that we see what they did, on those occasions when they don’t do what we say.
Then, and only then, can we be sure that we will receive fair representation in Washington and our state’s capitals.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.