Why do free people need a strongman? Weak people need a strongman. Strong people do not need a strongman. The rational, the reasonable and the right in America do not need a strongman. But we do need thinkers and leaders who can clearly and forthrightly articulate our position: why we are right and why we must prevail, and why our argument is based on individual rights and principles upon which our Founding Fathers established this nation. This is the terrible deficiency we are experiencing on the right: There is no one in leadership clearly articulating our position.
And while I join others in applauding the largely symbolic effort of Rand Paul in filibustering against Obama’s CIA nominee, John Brennan, color me skeptical. The man spoke for 13 hours and never mentioned that Brennan supported jihad and called it a legitimate tenet of Islam. Thirteen hours on the war on the West and why targeting Americans is a bad idea and no word on the real enemy our nation faces? Talk about avoiding the 800-pound elephant in the room.
That’s what makes Brennan so dangerous; making him CIA director is like putting drones in the hands of the enemy. Remember that right after 9/11, jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was applauded as a moderate and lunched at the Pentagon. Remember also that Michelle Obama and John Kerry were about to give an award to Samira Ibrahim last week, until it came to light that she is a vicious Jew-hater who applauded 9/11.
And now the same government that makes disastrous mistakes like those is going to decide who gets hit by a drone on U.S. soil? The same government that thinks “right-wing extremists” are more of a threat than jihad terrorists? As CIA director, John Brennan is so dangerous because in his warped mind, who is the enemy? So while Rand Paul had the right idea, even a broken clock is right twice a day – and don’t get me started on his position on Israel.
Rand Paul does not speak for me. And at the end of the day, what was accomplished? Brennan was confirmed. Hagel was confirmed. Kerry was confirmed. And that’s just the tip of the destroyer in the White House’s agenda. He has jacked up our deficit to an unfathomable $16 trillion, enslaving our children and grandchildren to service an impossible debt, but if we dare to implement minuscule spending cuts, he punishes the American people (no more White House tours for you!) and those who protect us.
And while Rand Paul had the right idea, it was for all the wrong reasons. If an al-Awlaki type was drinking coffee in an American coffee shop (instead of one in Yemen) and we knew that he was going to give the operational OK (via cellphone or some other means) to a homicide bomber, what would you do? If Flight 93 had hit the Capitol building and another plane was on the way to the White House, would we have shot it down?
Now, according to Stars and Stripes magazine, the military is ending its tuition assistance program for troops. So Obama is saying that it is more important to spend $750 million (just approved) on jets and tanks for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas than it is to provide education for those young men and women whom he would send in to fight the massive war against non-Muslims he is currently fomenting in the Middle East. Make no mistake that this is what is happening here.
Obama is the most profoundly immoral chief executive in the history of this nation. The enemy is in full control, and the right is DOA. As for Mitt Romney, he’s a very lovely guy, but he ran a 20th-century campaign. “Father Knows Best” was not going to defeat a vicious collectivist with a war chest rivaled only by that of Muhammad.
There’s a war raging, and the right thinks that if it doesn’t engage or doesn’t show up, then that war doesn’t exist. How irrational. If you don’t show up, you forfeit, and the right is forfeiting. Anytime someone takes a bold or brave stance against statism or collectivism, or against jihad and Shariah, they suffer withering attacks from both outside the movement and inside the movement.
I know this because I have been on the receiving end of internecine warfare on the right. I’m not at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year. Many on the right are afraid of my message. Essentially, what they’re afraid of is the fight.
Don’t get me wrong. We see many come out in a burst of light, a supernova: Allen West, Sarah Palin, and now Ted Cruz. But we also see the right abandon these same people when the left goes after them like the jackals and the vultures they are. Did the GOP establishment have Sarah Palin’s back? What did the GOP establishment do to defend Palin from the attacks from vultures in the media like the affable Eva Braun, aka Katie Couric, and the contemptible Charlie Gibson?
The leadership on the right does not understand its own philosophy. They do not understand free markets, capitalism and individual rights. If they did, they would be more ferocious, fiercer and more courageous in the fight for freedom and equality of rights before the law against the second-handers, moochers and looters on the left.
The right appears to be waiting for Godot. But he ain’t coming. No one is going to save you. You are going to save you. You are going to have to fight, and you’re going to have to get behind people who dare to tell the truth.
George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” These are such times. Time for such revolutionary acts. Join the revolution.