My friends and Fellow Patriots,
It is now official.
We have a Nominee for President and Vice President.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were officially placed in nomination at the Republican National Convention yesterday in Tampa Florida.
No more conjecture. No more grasping at straws or hanging by threads hoping that somehow, someone else would be nominated.
We, as conservatives, have one chance. One chance to start the process of restoration. We have One chance to start the process of rebuilding this nation. We have one chance to begin again.
While we applaud those who, over the long and sometimes contentious primary season and through the weeks leading to yesterday’s roll call vote in Tampa, who steadfastly supported various candidates in their efforts, those campaigns did not bear fruit.
For my part, as an early endorser of Newt Gingrich, and as one who, before that, had held out hope of an Allen West candidacy, I put aside my own adherence to a single candidate for the greater needs of this nation.
As a Patriot, a Tea Party Patriot, a student of history and a Reagan Conservative, I know that no single president or single election will finish what must be done to restore this nation to its rightful place as a world leader and economic power.
This election, on November 6th, 2012 is no exception.
This will not be the mission accomplished but the mission beginning.
Today, our nation is at the very precipice of socialism and our current administration is doing all they can to push us into an abyss from which there can be no return.
From the decades old creation of entitlement generations to a national debt which nearly defies definition, from turning our nation’s back on our allies while offering support and encouragement to our, and our ally’s enemies, from punishing success to apologizing for American exceptionalism…our current administration has brought us closer than ever before to the destruction of the ideals, the vision and the trust of our founders and framers.
While there are those who claim that the “right” president could change all that, they are most certainly wrong as it is not those whom we elect who are to be responsible for the direction we take into the future, rather it is up to those who elect them to determine the course.
From the House to the Senate to the White House, We The People must remain ever vigilant and always involved. If those we elect do not heed our direction, we must replace them, election by election, seat by seat until We The People are again the true leaders of our own destiny.
We, as conservative Patriots, took a step in the right direction in the midterm election of 2010.
This November, we have the opportunity to take yet another step on the path toward restoring American values and the American Dream but, it is only a step and that would not change regardless of who our nominee is.
However, should we squander this opportunity, most likely the last such opportunity we will ever have should Obama win a second term, by voting for any other candidate rather than the nominee, our path to restoring our nation will come to an abrupt halt.
Any 3rd party candidates who, at this point, continue their campaigns can no longer be considered Patriots. If they truly wish to contribute to the process of restoring our nation, they should end their campaigns for the presidency and begin a campaign for either the house or senate in the next election cycle.
To continue on their current quest will only draw votes from some independents and away from the Republican ticket of Romney/Ryan while leaving Obama to reap the rewards of their efforts as history shows us that such a candidacy leaves the liberal candidate nearly unscathed.
As for the electorate at large, those who stubbornly refuse to vote for the Romney/Ryan ticket are only serving to reelect Obama in November.
With so much at stake and but a single opportunity to begin the process of taking our country back, true Patriots must now set aside their individual bias for the greater good.
Indeed, at the birth of our nation, not all of the 13 Colonies were in agreement but, those who believed in a different path stepped forward and voted with those who set our course for independence. In fact, Jefferson’s original draft of the greatest document ever penned by man underwent so many changes before it was signed by 56 courageous men that its author later referred to the process as vulturous.
Contained in his original were ideals and ideas which were edited or removed completely and additions were made in which he did not see value. When the Declaration was presented in its final form, Benjamin Harrison rose to his feet and said: “There is but one word in this paper which I approved, and that is the word Congress.”
It is my belief that if, with their lives on the line and consequences of their actions so dire, with the very birth of a new nation and it direction for centuries set forth, our founders and framers could leave their long held and deeply rooted positions behind them to put forth an idea and a course of action which we, now 236 years later wish to restore, it is not only incumbent upon us but our Patriotic duty to do likewise in order to preserve the Republic.
Our founders and framers knew all too well that the Republic was fragile and but a single election from dissolve. Not since 1860 has their apprehension been so close to fruition and not since that important election has our nation been so close to its demise.
Had our founders and framers adhered with unwavering resolve to their individual ideologies in 1776 as some would today, we would not have a nation to restore.
It is for the very existence and the future of the Republic to which we Pledge our Allegiance that I call on those who would cast their vote for any other than the nominated ticket to set aside THEIR proper ideology to begin the process of taking our country back by voting for Romney/Ryan as Patriots rather than to, by proxy, reelect the current divisive and destructive administration.
I submit that those who claim to be Patriots but intend to vote for those who have not won the nomination of the Republican party are not true patriots any more than are the individual candidates for whom they would vote, in refusing to support the nominee and continuing their candidacy.
I will leave you with the words of a Tried and True Patriot and, upon reading them, urge you to honor his final clarion call.
In his last public speech, from which he had to be carried, too week to even stand and, just two weeks before his death, Patrick Henry stated:
“Let us trust God, and our better judgment to set us right hereafter. United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs.”