A Conservative Response to the ‘Identity Crisis’
Posted On July 15, 2021
The conservative movement is on the brink of a crisis.
The conservative leadership race is being pushed into the 2016 election.
The American political system is fractured.
The Tea Party is a force to be reckoned with.
But there is one conservative force that has been conspicuously absent from the conversation and it’s that of the Tea Party.
The conservative movement has been largely ignored and even marginalised in the political sphere for decades, but recently that has begun to change.
The movement is being represented in the White House, at the highest levels of government, and is poised to dominate our political landscape in 2016.
I have a problem.
The conservative message has always been that of limited government, limited government that is based on individual freedom, individual responsibility, and individual liberty.
In fact, I believe that conservatism is a conservative philosophy.
As a Christian, I have been steeped in conservative values and a conservative worldview for most of my adult life.
I have always understood that the state, by definition, is a tyrannical, oppressive, and exploitative institution that seeks to impose its will on the individual.
It seeks to force people to conform to its values.
It strives to compel people to obey its laws.
And it has always used these coercive tactics to impose itself upon people.
However, in recent years, the conservative movement as a whole has become increasingly authoritarian and increasingly anti-democratic.
The power of the state has become so great that the American people have begun to feel marginalized and excluded in our political system.
As a result, we have become the target of attacks from groups that are aligned with the left.
While I do not subscribe to the Tea Parties ideology, I do believe that the Tea Partiers are misguided and that their political philosophy is the most destructive that I have seen in recent history.
A conservative leader in the 2016 race is a perfect example of this trend.
In recent months, we saw a rise in the Tea-Party-aligned groups targeting conservatives.
This rise has been driven by the growing prominence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Republican National Committee (RNC).
The RNC is a far-left political party that has long worked to dismantle individual freedoms in America.
ALEC has worked to pass legislation that allows corporations to limit their rights to discriminate against individuals based on religion, race, disability, and other categories.
ALEC’s goal is to use the law to undermine the very concept of the separation of church and state.
These groups are attempting to use ALEC to undermine conservatives, conservatives who stand up for individual freedom.
And this is why I believe the TeaParty should be a major player in the upcoming presidential primary.
Conservative leaders in the current race have a choice to make.
They can either support conservative values or they can remain silent and be complicit in the assault on conservatives.
If they remain silent, they will be complicit with the destruction of our country.
Republican voters are not passive.
The Republican party has an obligation to stand up against these groups.
If they choose to remain silent they are complicit in their own destruction of the conservative cause.
The choice is clear.
Conservatives need to stand with conservatives and fight back against these attacks.
If Republicans continue to stand idly by as the TeaPartiers attack conservatives, they are only doing us a disservice.
If the Republican Party continues to support the Teapartiers, it is only perpetuating their own defeat and the destruction that conservatives have fought so hard for.
It is not enough for the GOP to stand silent and let these groups destroy the conservative message.
Conservatives need to fight back.
If conservatives want to save the conservative party from itself, we need to act now.
We must make it a priority to elect the right candidates to the Whitehouse and the Senate and we must use this moment to unite and rally the conservative coalition.
That’s the message I want to deliver to the Republican primary electorate.