Mychal Massie is the former chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21 – a conservative black think tank located in Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the 2008 Conservative Man of the Year by the Conservative Party of Suffolk County, N.Y. He is a nationally recognized political activist, pundit and columnist. He has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, NBC, Comcast Cable and talk-radio programmingMore ↓Less ↑
The Republican Party, from its inception in 1856, has stood for conservative, pro-family and constitutional values. Those values are what first drew me to the Republican Party, and they are what have led me to be engaged in my unwavering support of same.
I have opposed those Republicans who support abortion, homosexual marriage, expanded government, increased spending and other political positions others and I argue are antithetical to what our party has long stood for.
But the Republican Party we have supported and fought for is no longer the same. We have elected candidates who have behaved – and supported policies – more in line with Democrats than those standards we expect from true conservatives. And, specific to that point, we have paid dearly as a nation for it.
Now, in the aftermath of back-to-back humiliating presidential losses, we would think that the Republican leadership has learned its lesson and is going to turn back to the conservative principles that made the Party of Lincoln the party we once knew. But it appears that isn’t the case.
The concerns and values of the party that gave us President Eisenhower and President Reagan have been abandoned and, despite the evidence that conservative values gave us the greatest off-year election victory in decades in 2010, the Republican hierarchy appears to be committed to doubling down on a shift to embrace those issues conservatives have always opposed.
There are renewed calls for what they view as a more “broad-based and compassionate” party. They appear more determined than ever to embrace amnesty for illegal aliens in an attempt to erode Hispanics support for Democrats. They are increasingly more favorable to the spending programs designed to show they care about blacks.
There is now open contempt for grass-roots activist programs and the tea party in favor of becoming more like the Democrats.
We do not need another Democrat Party. The one that exists has done nothing but set us on the path to the fiscal and social abyss.
The attempted transmogrification of conservative values into the values of the late John Murtha, the late Arlen Specter and former Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware are not the values that made this nation the greatest in the world.
We have a decision to make. As Ronald Reagan famously said, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.” (“A Time For Choosing,” Oct. 27, 1964)
For many of us, that decision is now clear. Capitulating to increased taxes, debauchery, the murder of the unborn, big government and increased spending, rewarding those who have blatantly violated our sovereign borders, courts that no longer adhere to boundaries prescribed by the Constitution, ad nauseum, is not the way to restore the great and noble experiment called the United States of America.
Just as a small band of men took it upon themselves to fight to insure our freedoms at the creation of our nation, so, too, must those who agree with what I am saying do today.
If the Republican Party hierarchy refuses to understand that, then our decision has been made for us, and we must divorce ourselves from them in favor of supporting new paths to electing those who will. After all, unfaithfulness has always been adequate grounds for divorce.
Barack Obama is not our problem as such – albeit, he is a malignant parasite who openly schemes to suck the lifeblood from America in favor of government dependency and a socialist State.
We are the problem if we continue to support the party and party hierarchy who have made this possible. Republicans have made this possible by abandoning the core principles upon which America was founded. They have abandoned truth for a lie, and our children will pay for it.
The choice is up to us. We can complain about the Republican hierarchy that believes the only way to win elections is by lurching to the left. Or, since it is apparent they will not hear us, we can end our relationship with them and form new avenues to begin taking back our country.