OPINION – I am not a Republican. I grew up in a Republican household in a neighborhood where most of our neighbors and friends were Republicans too, so it was easy for me to identify with their thinking. I registered Republican as soon as I could vote and my first vote was cast for Richard Nixon.
Over the decades I have become less in love with that party as I saw it evolve and begin to move away from the traditional thinking that has made this country the greatest nation on earth. The final straw was in the early to mid-2000s when the assault on this country by socialist Democrats went unanswered by the Republican Party.
As Republicans began to sound more and more like these people who are at war with our Constitution and the principles that define us, I decided to get a divorce from the Republican Party.
This was difficult for me, in part because it is the nature of conservatives to oppose change.
Republican leaders like John Boehner do not further the conservative cause. Boehner acts like a curmudgeon who doesn’t have a solution to any of our nation’s problems in his brain. He is a naysayer and has to be pulled dragging and screaming to introduce votes that are conservative.
As a republic, the supreme power rests in all the citizens entitled to vote (the electorate) and is exercised by representatives elected by them and they are responsible to the electorate. How does Boehner stay in office?
I see a pattern of aloof behavior by top leaders in the Republican Party and the socialist Democrats. Clearly they have little respect for the nature of this republic and its citizens. As the opposition party, the Republican inaction is deafening. There are a few exceptions to this like Utah’s Jason Chaffetz and Mike Lee.
I adopted Utah in 1980 and the skiing vacation that led to that was a blessing! While I am probably prejudiced, I think our state upholds conservative values better than any other. These two congressmen do carry out their responsibility to the citizens of Utah and it always makes me proud when I see them on television intelligently expressing our conservative views.
The Grand Old Party was established in 1854 to oppose the extension of slavery. Yet today’s leaders shamefully allow the socialist Democrats to create the false narrative that Republicans want to keep blacks in their place. Psychologists have a name for this. They call it projection; it means the act of describing another party by what you feel guilty of doing yourself, in this case the Republican Party. Because Republicans have not defended themselves, it is simply taken for granted that they are against black America.
Republicans don’t realize that they are at war. Democrats began their war as they began to infiltrate our school systems with their socialist views. Their effect was not immediate, but over time we all can see clearly the huge mistake we made by not fighting back in the beginning.
In the ‘50s, every morning my classmates and I said the Pledge of Allegiance in class together. (We were proud to say “One Nation under God.”) By allowing Democrats to change how we teach and what we teach, they have gradually brainwashed our children. From global warming to the Founding Fathers, they have lied about our climate and rewritten history. But where are the Republican voices that should have spoken up then? Truth be known, we are all guilty of being polite and not resisting those “crazy” people. So we all share responsibility for what we have today.
The Trojan horse entered our precious schools where the future of our nation rested.
And today it continues to undermine higher education where too many of the professors have been radicalized by socialist Democrats. Now many of our most esteemed universities are graduating a future generation of citizens who hate this country, hate our Constitution and the exceptional nature of this country and its place in the world.
We have a president who apologizes for the way we have “mistreated the world and taken advantage of it.” Tell that to concentration camp survivors. Ask the people of Europe what their lives today would be like without the commitment of our parents to fight and to give their lives for them, their family and their children. We cannot allow the sacrifice that the fighting men and women of this country have freely given and continue to give to be diminished by those adversaries who are at war with this country!
Are Republicans conservative? Actually I think it depends on your perspective. I think you probably know my point of view, but what would Democrats say? Most I think will say that Republicans are conservative, stuck in the past, honoring and believing in out-of-date founding documents that have no purpose for our country today.
I am an optimist. I never will lose sight of the possibility that we can return to the values and traditions that have created this great nation.
Next Tuesday, Nov. 4, we all have another opportunity to exercise our rights under this sacred republic. I hope that you will join me in reaching out to family and friends here and around this great country and remind them of their obligation to vote their conscience. Remind them not to assume the tide will begin to change without them. Every vote is important and it is my wish and hope that God will continue to bless America as we begin to reverse our destructive path.
Written by Bob Ural.
Bob Ural is a developing columnist with St. George News. The opinions stated in this article are his and may not be representative of St. George News.
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