You may be wondering why the previous post discussed events that occurred over two centuries ago. What I’m attempting to illuminate is the permanence of an ideological struggle that is now reaching a decision point in the United States. This decision isn’t about a single Presidential or Congressional election. Nor is it ultimately about specific people running for office.
It is about the recognition by a sustainable majority of Americans that their liberty as conceived at our nation’s founding is under explicit assault by the Progressive Left and the Democrat Party. It is also about the myopic ignorance and cowardice of the establishment wing of the Republican Party. They have proven themselves to be worthless allies in the fight to maintain our liberty. It’s actually worse than that. They have provided political and moral cover to the Progressive Left by pretending to oppose them at election time only to “reach across the aisle” by surrendering their supposed principles once in office.
Thus regardless of if President Trump is reelected or the Republicans control houses in Congress, regardless of how many Governorships or state legislatures Republicans hold, the Progressive Left and its fellow travelers will continue the fight to destroy the United States as founded. Our purpose must be to defeat this proto-totalitarian assault regardless of how long it takes or how high the cost.
The Republican Party can only become a reliable, effective vehicle for our fight if we demand that this be so. Yes, the variability of region and culture will enable some politicians to be more unequivocal than others in this fight. However, if they wish to maintain our support they must demonstrate that, within the practical bounds of their particular constituency, they are in the fight on the side of liberty as conceived by classical liberalism.
We also as individuals and organizations must find the courage of our convictions. We must lift our heads and boldly challenge the Progressive Left’s ideology and program. We must end their dominance in our institutions of education, media, religion and government agencies. We must organize to defend individuals and groups who find themselves besieged by the Progressive mobs who seek to win by intimidation and destruction. We must take the time to understand the ideas of our nation’s founding and to communicate these ideas to our children, friends, communities and opponents. And, we must never succumb to the temptation to use the vile tactics of the Progressive Left. Our victory will be tragically pyrrhic if we become those whom we claim to oppose.
This struggle’s timeframe must be measured in generations. For so embedded has the Progressive Left become in our nation’s institutions that it will take generations of unremitting work to turn the tide. Thus the struggle will exceed my lifetime and that of many others. But in God’s providential purposes we are called to seek justice and do mercy even when the goal remains hidden in the unforeseeable and inexplicable. Protecting our nation from the catastrophe of Paganism and Socialism is a goal worthy of our lives as a free and proud people. By so doing we will also ensure that the United States remains a beacon of hope and a source of support to those throughout the world who live under tyranny.
39These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 11:39 – 12:3 (NIV)