Conservatives Richard Falknor on 30 Nov 2012 01:43 pm
Around 140 conservative leaders this morning sent an open letter to all Republicans in both houses of the Congress declaring –
“You are entering into a period of testing.
In the House, the nation elected in 2012 one of the largest Republican majorities in the past 100 years. You have a mandate to fight for conservative principles that is arguably much broader than the one that narrowly reelected President Barack Obama claims to have for his leftist agenda.
Of course, House Republicans alone cannot pass a law, but united you can stop any bill which violates the principles you publicly committed to support.
In the Senate, you have more than enough Republicans to prevent the passage of anything truly harmful to our country.
Nevertheless, you are already being pressured to abandon the principles voters elected you to uphold.” (Highlighting Forum’s)
The ‘open letter’ addresses not only Federal power, spending, taxes, deficits, and debt, but also traditional values, national sovereignty, and military strength.
A Conservative Declaration of Independence from the Beltway GOP ?
The force of this ‘open letter’ should lift the fighting spirit of conservatives everywhere.
While diplomatic, there is no mistaking the determination in its tone. For example –
“There is some danger that the congressional Republican leaders will decide to accept whatever deals they can get, which might mean that Democrats get real gains and Republicans again get empty promises. Or Democrats would get permanent changes and Republicans would get changes easily reversed by a future Congress.
If such deals are made, conservative organizations and conservative and liberty-loving voters would see that the current leadership is not an acceptable alternative to the left. Conservatives would then likely repeat what they did in the 1970s, when they systematically and successfully undertook a multi-year effort to replace Republican congressional leadership.” (Highlighting Forum’s)
For perspective on the open letter and allied conservative initiatives, see John Fund’s post “Conservatives vs. the GOP” this morning on National Review on Line.