Alan Keyes
America is far from lost, but what about the GOP?
By Alan Keyes
November 8, 2012

Romney/Ryan lost. The GOP held on to the U.S. House of Representatives. But the Democrats held on to their majority in the U.S. Senate. They did so thanks, in no small part, to the politically murderous treachery of the GOP wing of the elitist faction, orchestrated by Karl Rove and quietly approved by GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Though Romney is without doubt a faux conservative, I'm sure the elitist faction media claque will try to pretend that his defeat was somehow a repudiation of the conservative views he steadfastly refused to represent during both his government career and his campaign. As for conservatives, including those struck mad with terror at the prospect of Obama's re-election, they find themselves exactly where I predicted we would all end up in any case. The only hope for thwarting the elitist faction's anti-American, anti-Constitution, leftist regressive agenda lies in the Congress of the United States, and in particular in the hands of the GOP majority in the House of Representatives. That majority has a conservative mandate to represent the many millions who accepted the GOP line that the 2012 election was an historic choice that would decide the fate of America's way of life.

Given their sorry track record after the GOP retook the majority in the U.S. House in 2010, is there much hope that the GOP majority in the House will decide, finally, to represent the grassroots constituents they roused with this talk of mortal danger to America's prospects and liberty? Will they make it their business to challenge and thwart at every turn Obama's efforts to consolidate the elitist tyranny for which he laid the groundwork in the first term of his White House occupation?

The GOP's elitist faction leaders conned and misled people into pinning their hopes on a GOP Presidential candidate who has proven himself to be, in his own way, as deeply committed as Obama to the elitist faction's liberty-destroying socialist agenda. Thus misled, many people devoted to restoring and preserving the Constitutional Republic may greet Obama's victory with despair. But this emotional and spiritual reaction exactly suits the purposes of the elitist faction manipulators who orchestrated this year's Presidential election scam.

One group of voters feels no such despair, however. People who followed the Platform Republican Approach have expected all along that, no matter what the outcome of the Presidential contest, the years ahead would involve a battle against the regressive forces of the elitist faction, forces determined to restore unchecked government by the elite few as the norm in human affairs. Platform Republican voters refused to let fear or hatred of Obama stampede them into sacrificing truth and principle. We are motivated by our allegiance to the moral premises of America's liberty, and we are strong in the courage that derives from our faith in the superintendent authority of God, which those principles acknowledge and affirm.

There was a telling contrast in this year's Presidential contest. On the one hand, Obama not only stood on his party's platform, he boldly deepened his commitment to its promotion of evil, as when he hoisted the 'jolly roger' of his support for gay marriage. On the other hand, Mitt Romney mouthed cynically exploitive phrases about being pro-life and supporting traditional marriage. But then he ran commercials intended to prove his support for "abortion rights," and made statements reiterating his sympathy for the "gay rights" agenda. In this and all too many other ways, Romney gave feet to his words about being a unity candidate. The problem is, he chose to stand in unity with Obama on the very issues that are galvanizing the heart and will of the people who oppose Obama's assault on America's moral character and institutions, the people Romney was supposed to represent.

Will the GOP majority in the House again do likewise? Or will they finally resolve to represent the people who elected them, and the platform on which they rallied them to do so? One sign that they are ready to man the battlements against Obama's socialism would be to replace the leadership that fecklessly foreshadowed Romney's losing affinity for Obama's agenda. In their stead, they should elect leaders determined to do battle, not make deals. Leaders whose purpose, every day, will be to rouse the people who long to save the Constitutional Republic with the stirring spectacle of representatives doing their utmost to focus on and achieve that goal.

This is what they should do. I frankly doubt they will. More likely is the scenario I discussed in an article I posted back in August: "...the result of a Romney/Ryan defeat could be a period of time in which the Obama wing of the elitist faction has a free hand to complete the imposition of the socialist agenda, with the co-operation of a GOP leadership....'dragged' with mock sullen demeanor, in precisely the socialist direction they really want to go."

If they mean thus to capitulate to Obama, it will become speedily apparent. In that case, people whose concern for the future of America is rooted not in fear, but in their love of God and the liberty He endows, will have to move rapidly to do what principled conservatives should have done already. We must come together to form a political movement not fatally weakened and compromised (as the GOP now is) by the treacherous influence of elitist faction elements ruthlessly committed to the re-establishment of elitist tyranny. We must build a party not ashamed to honor the name of God, even as America's founders did, and not unwilling to articulate, on every issue, the understanding of right, justice, and true liberty that results from respecting His authority. We must seek a union of faithful citizens that will call upon every person of faith to come out from amongst those willing to make government their job-mongering Pharaoh and earthly god, in order to stand with those resolved to raise again, as the standard for all government, the rule and natural Providence of their Creator.

The storm is now upon us. To weather it, we must build, in God's name, a stronghold for right and liberty.

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