Lately I’ve penned a few rather depressing articles. I’ve even had someone tell me that I’ve written of America’s demise because I want it to occur.
That couldn’t be further from the truth.
I told him, “Do you think I want to write or even think of this stuff? People must know what is happening to our country.”
Just think of where we would be without talk radio and the Internet. We would be virtually blind, metaphorically.
It gives me no pleasure to report on the destruction of our country and the people who are causing it.
But as Glenn Beck says, “The truth lives here,” so no matter how painful, we must dispense the truth, or at least as we perceive it.
So it pains me to disagree with one of the greatest minds of our time.
But even Dr. Thomas Sowell is not above criticism, albeit, this is a first for me. I’m hoping it will be the last.
I hate this, but right is right, and I think Dr. Sowell is wrong. Boy, that hurt! I’m glad this isn’t paper for it would be wet from my tears.
Recently Dr. Sowell wrote a couple of articles singling out Ted Cruz for not attempting to “unify” the Republican Party before the 2014 elections.
He says that “internal battles” within the Republican Party are the last thing we need. He claims that Ted Cruz is just being a “self-serving grandstander” by opposing his fellow Republicans in the Senate – such as forcing last year’s government shut down of which Dr. Sowell claims Republicans took a real hit.
Well, I disagree. The “hit” they took, if there was one, was not to rally around Ted Cruz and defend the purpose of the shut down. Maybe the Republicans could have unified around the fact that 85% of the government during the shutdown was fully functioning and hardly anyone noticed.
In my opinion, Dr. Sowell is missing the point of the whole lack of unity thing. What he is neglecting to see is that before we can beat the Democrats, we must first defeat the establishment in our own party. Freedom and liberty will no more thrive under the establishment Republicans than it will under the Democrats.
We cannot unify under the flag of surrender as the establishment wishes.
The days of “go along to get along” are over. The days of compromise must end. The Republican Party as it is constituted today wants what the Democrats want – total rule by a centralized authority. They simply want to be the authority.
In order to unify, one must find common ground. Where does Dr. Sowell suggest we find it? I don’t know. We have no more in common with the establishment than we do with the Dems. This is really the crux of my complaint regarding Dr. Sowell’s argument.
He seems to believe, as many do, that Republican leaders are just timid and unable to communicate effectively.
Case in point. Dr. Sowell writes:
“One of their [Republicans] most maddening qualities has for decades been there can’t-be-bothered attitude when it comes to explaining their positions to the American people in language people can understand. A classic example was speaker of the house Boehner’s performance when he emerged from a meeting at the White House a while back. There, with masses of television news cameras pointed at him, and a bank of microphones crowded together, he simply expressed his disgust at the Obama administration, turned and walked on away.”
“Here was a golden opportunity to cut through the Obama administration rhetoric and set the record straight on the issues at hand. But apparently speaker Boehner couldn’t be bothered to have a prepared a previously thought out statement to present, conveying something more than his disgust. Unfortunately, speaker Boehner is just the latest in a long line of Republican leaders with the same disregard of the need to explain their position in plain English.”
And there is my frustration with Dr. Sowell’s position. It’s not whether I agree or disagree about the battles conservatives should and should not wage and when. It’s the flawed premise of the argument. Man I hate saying this!
Dr. Sowell and many conservatives believe the Republican leadership is simply incapable of articulating opposition to the Democrat position.
In my humble opinion, that’s not it. How can they articulate opposition to progressive policies which they wholeheartedly support? How can Boehner criticize that which he himself favors? That’s my point in criticizing Dr. Sowell’s argument.
If we unify with these Republican bums, what do we get? What we get is the replacement of Marxists with big government progressives. Wow!
If we have any chance of taking this country back, we must first defeat the establishment, not unify with them.
I hope I never have to do this again!