Guest post by Zachary Zupan
Today there are many who cry peace, peace, when there is no peace. Our debt rises above us; our culture crumbles beneath us; we are buffeted continually by the mandates of the far left, the architects of which make no apology for their beliefs. We are the ones told to moderate, or demanded to defend, our stances on the most basic institutions of our country since its’ founding: freedom of religion, free enterprise, marriage—life itself. We are being pushed off the edge of a cliff and our assailants are telling us to concede ground.
If you think this is a stubborn and dogmatic assessment, recall that it was no less prominent a Founder than John Adams who said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
We who stand on the right are accused by our fellow partisans of alienating voters by our stance on principle, but it is our accusers who are guilty of the very same! The Evangelical Christians; the Reagan Democrats; the voters who are desperate for an ounce of sincerity and conviction in a candidate, and saw that, if nothing else, in our White House’s present occupant: they are being alienated by an indifferent, disingenuous, blithely placating establishment. They are being ignored. They are being marginalized.
When our leadership has failed us and lost our trust, it should hardly be considered a blot on a man’s character when he cannot or will not interact peaceably with that same cabal. Do you consider the inhabitants of Washington your friends? If not, why would you want to send someone else to befriend them, or elevate someone who has already done so?
It will only harm us if the rubber stamp of by-and-large approval on the Radical Regressive agenda is issued by a Republican. If our country must bear the left’s yoke of oppression, why must we taint our party with the burden’s sting? It would be better to cut off the hand that sins against us than to follow where it points.
I want someone who will obstruct when the train is headed over the cliff, and take responsibility for the act, rather than make a compromise that will hasten our demise; that will increase the size of our federal government. I want captains who will lead when the other ten spies are saying that we must forbear! —for fear of the giants in the land.
America craves a candidate who stands up for what he believes in. It is high time that the Republican Party nominated such a candidate. To that end, I endorse Ted Cruz for the Presidency of the United States.
Zachary Zupan is a homeschool graduate living in southern Vermont. In his spare time he enjoys acting, political commentary & satire, and performing comedy routines. He serves as the Vermont State Director of Millennials for Ted Cruz.
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