After weeks of debate over the Chuck Hagel nomination for Secretary of Defense, the Senate finally decided yesterday to approve Hagel’s nomination. Many from the Republican Party voted against Hagel’s nomination but more voted in his favor. Upon hearing the disheartening news, I took to Twitter to blast the GOP.
Some of my followers agreed with my remarks, yet others were ready with the verbal attacks. Those who were upset about my rants, slammed me for “helping” the liberals by creating a division within the Republican Party. They accused me of “beating up the republicans” instead of attacking liberals who are destroying our Constitutional rights.
Typically, I would ignore the accusations but a few points need addressing. I am an ardent supporter of the United States Constitution. As such, my money is always on the Founding Fathers. When it comes to political parties, I belong to none and support only those candidates who carry the same regard and respect for the Constitution that I do. If I notice someone blatantly disregarding laws set in motion by the Founders, I voice my opinion irrespective of the individuals’ party affiliation. To those who find my views “caustic,” allow me to point out that I apply the same standard to Democrats and Republicans, liberals and the so-called conservatives.
Those who continue to support individuals who gladly sign over our liberties to tyrants simply because they belong to the same party are enablers and dishonor the Constitution. James Madison warned us of having such blind faith in public officials in Federalist 51: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” Therefore, if we are to keep in line with the Constitution, We the People must hold our representatives accountable. The rule applies to not liberals or Democrats only, but to all public servants.
From the 2012 election onwards, the GOP has shown an unfathomable weakness. Their performance in the election, voting record over the fiscal cliff, Benghazi hearing, and the Hagel nomination all show a party rapidly losing its values. Whatever happened to the conservative values that once made the GOP a worthy opponent to the Democrats? With the impending sequestration, Americans are already feeling that the drama will simply continue only to end in favor of Obama’s demands. If the GOP wants people to remain loyal, they need to prove to the people that they are worthy of such loyalty. By continuously giving in to Obama’s demands, the republicans have themselves done a disservice to their party and to the people. Obama won a victory on “hope.” As much as a lie that might be, his message worked-twice. Conservatives are looking for a ray of hope as well but so far, it remains unforthcoming from the GOP. Until it does, as “freaking crazy” as some may find it, my rants shall continue.