James Atticus Bowden
Loyal To A Fault
©2006 James Atticus Bowden
Republicans lost the House, the Senate, and some Governorships.
Few Conservatives lost. Very,
very few Conservatives lost in the South.
In my microcosm of one of highest consistent voter turnouts
and highest Republican voting cities of 134 cities and counties in
one of the ways Allen lost statewide.
If Allen had done as well as the conservative protection of
Marriage Amendment to our Constitution, then he would have won
58-42. Allen’s loss
was from Conservatives not saying ‘Yes’ as much as
‘Moderates’ saying ‘No.’
That’s the view up from these grassroots.
the coming months, more predictably than attack ads in election
season, the pundits will spew excruciating details of voting splits
by race, ethnicity, religion, income, employment, region, gender,
age, marriage, education, sports teams and favorite colors.
Regardless of the analysis the politics of response proceed,
using or ignoring analysis, to move the agenda.
will say Liberals or ‘Moderates’ are the margin of victory.
Moderate the message. Dump
the social Conservatives, especially the Christian Conservatives, to
especially the greatly-feared, Christian Conservatives, say return
to the roots of Conservative wins, come back to Reagan’s
principles, and clean up the corruption of power for power’s sake.
all be put to the test in the big show in for President and Congress
in 2008. But, only the
Republicans will chose between Liberal and Conservative.
The Democrats will fake Conservative as much as they must.
The decision the Republicans make may move our Republic for
decades or, possibly, lead to its destruction.
It’s not about the election of 2008 – even if it is
Hillary. It’s the
ideas and people who will determine if
is moving to the South and West.
Will the population moving in overwhelm the natives?
Or, when the South is 40% of the Nation, will the politicians
serve an Evangelical majority?
the Conservatives reproduce more than Liberals.
But, an unstaunched illegal immigrant invasion, uneducated
and unassimilated to the Conservative ideas - that are the essence
the new immigrants convert to become Evangelicals, as so many do, or
become more committed to their Roman Catholicism, they will vote as
the new immigrants succeed in capitalism, as so many will, they will
become Fiscal Conservatives. Those
who suffer from the social pathologies of our society will become
burdens to communities and welcome Socialism from the Democrats.
real twist on ideas will occur if Republicans nominate a
‘moderate’ to run in ’08.
have been loyal to the Republican Party.
Loyal to a fault. Victories
in ’88, ’94. ’00, and the big one in ’04, haven’t been
repaid in kind. Two good
Supreme Court Justices (one hopes), Partial Birth Abortion ban, a
temporary tax cut, and the flawed, but steadfast prosecution of the
long WW IV against Islamists when the whole world of opportunities
was in the grasp of Republicans ruling both houses of Congress and
the Executive branch.
the Party that gained power through the Conservatives fails to
govern as Conservatives, then how will a Party running with
‘moderate’ messengers govern?
Conservative by accident?
Conservative on occasion?
Or, Conservative when it doesn’t matter?
have two years to decide to support one political party when it
makes right choices or to be loyal past all faults.
Republicans nominate any of the ‘Moderates’ running for
President. How many
Conservatives will call it quits for Republicans?
Maybe fear of Hillary may be a tourniquet to the bleeding of
Conservative, one man, will find a new political party, or none, if
there isn’t a Conservative who earns my value vote.
I’ve been loyal to a fault for too long.
James Atticus Bowden is a military ‘futurist’. His novel, Rosetta 6.2, should be published in mid-2006. Contact him through his website, www.americancivilization.net , and blog, Deo Vindice. A retired United States Army Infantry Officer, he is a 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He holds three elected Republican Party offices in Virginia.