You are missing the point, sir.
I said absolutely nothing about compromising our principles. I said we need to explain to minorities how our principles can be of help to them. Minorities are not comfortable with us. This is a problem we need to address and a challenge we absolutely have to embrace.
We need talk about our principles and get them on board....not compromise! Get it? We need their help....whether you want to admit it or not.
Then I stand corrected on missing your point.
The GOP Ruling Class is today lecturing Conservatives that we are too rigid and ‘purist’ in our principles, and we need to ‘soften’ them in order to “win” “immigrants” and “Minorities” to our side.
That’s crap - and that is what I thought you were advocating by your earlier statement.
I agree, we need to insist, teach and preach Conservatism (and the Gospel) to those you say we ‘need’ to reach out to. The problem is, too many of us are ashamed of our faith and our principles and end up agreeing with those who hate us that we are ‘intolerant’ because we do not bow to Liberal Socialism.
People are drawn to passion, unwavering conviction and insistence on a belief. It’s why Islam is filling the vacuum lukewarm Christianity has left behind. What I am hearing from those advocating ‘reaching out’ is NOT teaching them our principles - but rather surrendering ours so as to be more ‘palatable’ to those who ‘are not comfortable with us’.
If a culture does not insist on adhering to it’s cultural identities - then it will be assimilated by the strongest agenda out there. America no longer believes in an American culture - and if Conservatives will not stand up to insist on it - then we lose the nation regardless of what group the ruling class demands we pander to.
It’s the same argument the church has about eschewing sin in today’s culture. They are not willing to call it sin, or denounce sin because to do so is called intolerance and judgmentally or puritanism. So to be seen as a ‘good Christian’ - we have bought the Satanic lie that we need to embrace sin, declassify sin as sin and call it a ‘choice’ - and remove the stigma of labels of good and evil by compromising with sin and evil - which is declared to be good.
Same deal with Conservatism right now. Compromise, soften, relent, embrace.
That is the way of death.