Thursday, November 8, 2012

Not through yet

Today, amidst all the feet-stomping and hair-pulling from my friends on the Right and the insufferable gloating from the Left, I've been pondering what challenges the Country's decision has given us. I don't feel the focus of our struggle has changed.

The shift to seeming unaccountability for our President's second term has given our enemies a certain frenzied energy to move us quickly to do their bidding before our conservative heart has had a chance to raise her head, let alone recover from her recent beating. I won't site examples, you all read the blogs and know what's happening.

I feel a strong need to reaffirm our conviction to our nation's central idea. I think the majority voters swung for their feelings over their understanding in this election. This is a first, perhaps. They used to call President Ronald Reagan the great educator because he taught us what every American should have known. He did it without lecturing.  

He taught us that standing up for America also means standing up for the God who blesses our land. We still look for a spiritual revival, wherein traditional values are reflected in public policy. In order to see victories in our future, we need to start by defending our right to worship God as we see fit.

President Reagan said, "To those who cite the first amendment as reason for excluding God from more and more of our institutions and everyday life, may I just say: The first amendment of the Constitution was not written to protect the people of this country from religious values; it was written to protect religious values from government tyranny.”

“You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream — the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, "The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits." 

This skirmish was lost, but we aren't through. There's no time for wound-licking. You have power in every letter you write, every stand you take, every prayer voiced or unvoiced. As Clint Eastwood recently reminded us, "This is our Country". Its worth fighting for.


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very inspiring! Thank you! I always love to hear Reagan's common sense wisdom. Boy, does Washington miss that.

-Katrina

Anonymous said...

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A read on Russian psychopolitics and what's happened to this country. You can get a free download towards the bottom.

kelly said...

What a great article. Thank You Wrenn.

Ohio JOE said...

Good article.

Lionhead said...

Wrenn, Bravo! Yes, the USA is worth fighting for. The slogan of the left appears to be, "my country for a condom."

Mitt Romney in his concession speech encapsulated the principles you & Ronald Reagan wrote about.

"The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work, and we citizens also have to rise to occasion. We look to our teachers and professors. We count on you not just to teach, but to inspire our children with a passion for learning and discovery. We look to our pastors and priests and rabbis and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: Honesty, charity, integrity, and family. We look to our parents. Fromm the final analysis, everything depends o0n the success of our homes. We look to job-creators of all kinds. We're counting on you to invest, to hire, to step forward, and we look to Democrats and Republicans in government at all levels to put the people before the politics.

I believe in America. I believe in the people of America. And I ran for office because I''m concerned about America. This election is over, but our principles endure. I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to a renewed greatness. Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign. I so wish ... I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader, and so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. Thank you and God bless America... "

Wrenn, we will press on to enact these principles.

BOSMAN said...

Welcome to RS Wren.

You're one heck of a writer!