No Longer a Conservative (But Still Not a Liberal)

In the recent months,  I have seen my beloved conservatives become nothing but mad-starved liberals. While saying they promote limited government and individual freedom they have chosen a lifetime liberal candidate who values neither of these things. I will say this for Obama, much like Andrew Diamond of my Aviva Center days  who made me value religious liberty, he has mad me value the Constitution. I knew almost nothing about it until he stepped into office. Then I even went to school and learned more about it. I have to hand it to Obama, he more than anyone else has made me the devoted defender of the Constitution and after finding this great love of mine, I am not about to let it go for the likes of Donald Trump.

Constitution imagesA good friend of mine who hated Obama for his defiance of the Constitution, actually said we don’t need the Constitution when Trump started running for President. One of the smartest women I knew was willing to throw the Constitution away for the sake of Trump, at that point I knew we had to go our separate ways, I could no longer be friends with someone willing to trade liberty for security. During the past several months since Trump’s candidacy, I have had several similar experiences. The steadfast conservatives  I trusted all these years have become the Obamabots we all made fun of for years.

ConstitutionSo I f I am not a conservative anymore, what am I? I am constitutionalist. So what is a constitutionalist as opposed to a conservative? A Constitutionalist is a true believer in liberty, defends the Constitution, is God-fearing and seeks to help the poor and less fortunate in ways that will improve their lot and not keep them dependent. A conservative while saying they promote these things does not promote the right to life and will place financial security above the right to life and liberty any time. They will promote fascist tactics against their enemies and while they talk a good game about God are constantly supporting people choosing “the lesser of two evils.” They also lack real understanding or love for the Constitution. As such, it would be dishonest of me to continue calling myself a conservative.

The good news is I am not the only constitutionalist. There are plenty of us out there. Yet we can no longer align ourselves with these faux conservatives and we surely cannot lend our noble name and purpose along with their liberal hijinks, so it is time for us constitutionalists to stand tall and let it be known that while the liberals and conservatives are killing each other in the streets, we will be fast at work restoring our nation to the state of liberty it once enjoyed. While it is easy to be discouraged by the unfolding events, we must not let that dissuade that from achieving our goals of “letting freedom ring.” King didn’t die so we could pander to the moderates. Our Founding Father didn’t stake their fortunes so that tyranny would reign. We deserve more. We deserve America.

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