Help Wanted: Courageous GOP Leaders
If I could put a help wanted ad in the paper for a future political candidate that could change the disastrous direction of this country, what would it say? I know it would list words like Constitutional, Patriotic, Godly, Courageous, and Fearless. The question is whom would apply and who is worthy of the job?
A friend asked me who I thought was a top political candidate for the GOP. Truthfully, I didn’t answer the question. There are names floating in my head but I am fearful of answering that question because every time there is a candidate who stands out as a frontrunner, he or she somehow abandons the core principles I hold high on my imaginary “wanted” poster. So many have disappointed that I have abandoned the word Republican to describe my political position and maintain the sole word of Conservative under my political views.
Recently, while on vacation, my family and I were exiting an amusement park and were in a crowd of people in line for transportation to take us back to our car. While in line a man and some members of his party decided that they were going to push their way ahead to the front of the line. A security worker caught up with them and directed them back to the end of the line and kindly reminded them that they had to wait in line like everyone else. Not even a minute passed and the man again, with the others following, started passing people in line and were quickly pushing their way to the front. I was surprised that those in line were letting them by but more amazed that several of the other park workers were just letting them get away with it. Then the first security worker quickly took action. He raced to the front entrance, asked the help of some other employees and they barricaded themselves so that the cheaters couldn’t get through. He stood his ground and called for more security and my family and I were able to peacefully go on our way.
So what does this scenario have to do with this post? That security worker showed courage and was fearless in stopping those who decided they could push their way ahead of us. That is what I am looking for in a GOP frontrunner. I want a politician whose primary concern is the will of the People and who will fearlessly fight for our freedom and our Constitution. I am tired of the word bi-partisan when it gives excuses for politicians to look the other way and allow leaders of this country to trample our Constitution. Barrack Obama and this current administration have not made one single bi-partisan effort to work with the Republicans. They have pushed their way ahead of the people and somehow twisted it that the Republicans are a barrier. What barrier?
We now have nationalized health care with the mandated Obamacare that will likely cost taxpayers 7 billion dollars by 2016. Common Core (nationalized education) managed to slip in to 45 states unchallenged by the Republican Party and yet unconstitutional. There is no plan to secure our border and amnesty will likely get pushed through costing taxpayers an estimated 6.3 trillion dollars. Our President has been in power for nearly five years and has yet to balance the budget and is now refusing to negotiate with Republicans over the debt-limit increase. Again, what barrier?
I was proud of that park worker who stood his ground. He took his job serious and didn’t weigh the ramifications of his position but he took a bold stand. That is courage and that is what I am looking for in a political candidate; a lawmaker who will uphold the Constitution and will not use the tired excuse of bi-partisanship for personal votes and favors. The mid-term election is just around the corner and political candidates will be stepping up to podiums looking to apply to political party “help wanted” signs. The question is who has the qualifications and who will take the courageous stand to fight for those in line who are trampled by those who push against the will of the people?