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The Other America Is Still There ^ | January 8, 2013 | Robert Knight

Posted on 01/08/2013 11:30:05 AM PST by Kaslin

Well, the Republicans caved and Barack Obama celebrated in Hawaii while planning his next step in creating an irreversible welfare state. Taxes will rise, spending will soar, and the media will cheer on Mr. Obama as he presses for even more as the debt ceiling deadline approaches.

Instead of giving into despair or anger, conservatives need to plan for the long haul. Tea Party people, Christian conservatives, national security conservatives and fiscal conservatives (there’s a lot of overlap here) are already working to establish an actually conservative Republican Congress in 2014.

It would be nice to have some conservative Democrats in office as well, but the other party took a wild ride to the dark side in the 1970s and never came back from its drug-and-sex-filled binge. In fact, the Democrats are working harder than ever to make everyone in the world buy into their obsession with alternative states of ecstasy, extreme environmentalism, perverse sex, big government and confiscatory taxes. Just ask any foreign diplomat who’s listened to one of Hillary Clinton’s lectures.

For conservatives, the GOP is a crooked slot machine that they play because it’s the only game in town. In 2010, this worked in spite of the party, and it can work again in 2014. It will only take a few more victories to turn Congress around, and the GOP already has 30 governors and controls both houses of 18 legislatures. The trick will be to fix the machine by exposing the poseurs and running them out of office. Another vital goal is to secure the integrity of the ballot box by enacting more laws requiring photo IDs and to challenge obvious examples of vote fraud such as in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Philadelphia and the ever-suspect South Florida.

It will also take tapping vast numbers of people who are appalled at America’s decline, have remained essentially apolitical, and don’t know what to do about it all.

I want to switch gears here from politics to culture, because culture drives politics. Despite the flood of bad news, including 47 million people on food stamps amid a growing underclass, there’s a whole other America out there, swimming under the polluted media like a whale under a stormy sea. You know it’s there because a dorsal fin surfaces from time to time.

One dorsal fin is the enormous outpouring of gifts, cards and assistance to victims of natural (Hurricane Sandy) and manmade (Newtown school massacre) disasters. Just the other day, I noticed a giant book in a Chick-fil-A restaurant in northern Virginia for people to sign to let the people of Newtown know that lots of people are praying for them. That’s the same company that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said should be banned from his city because the founder believes in God’s definition of marriage.

A few years ago, an underreported story was the massive surge of private charity to aid Gulf communities shattered by Katrina. Churches that were hundreds of miles away “adopted” congregations, sending money and teams to help them rebuild homes and sanctuaries.

According to a December 2012 Gallup poll, despite an increase in the number of people claiming no religious affiliation, “the United States remains a largely Christian nation; more than nine in 10 Americans who have a religious identity are affiliated with a Christian religion.” If even a fraction of these folks read the Bible, they’ll notice that it differs sharply with the values served up by the decadent media culture.

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Dallas Cowboys’ 6’-2”nonpareil receiver Michael Irvin terrified defenders, except for the Redskins’ Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green. The 5-9 Green gave Irvin all that he could handle. Off the field, the two men could not have been more different, with the outspoken Christian Green founding a charitable foundation while Irvin became synonymous with bad behavior.

The two men now travel together to speak at schools, hospitals and churches, spreading the word that Jesus can turn anyone’s life around—even the notorious Irvin. The two are far from unusual in that regard, with many pros giving back to their communities.

Sometimes the Big Picture can be overwhelming, especially after a disappointing election and capitulation by people that you thought were standing up for you and your values. I’m not about to turn Pollyanna and say that everything is okay, because it’s not. In fact, it’s very grim and will get worse if people don’t wake up and get more involved. We can all do something to turn things around.

A boy was walking with his father at the seashore when they encountered hundreds of starfish washed up on the beach, perishing. The boy methodically started picking them up and throwing them back. “What’s the point?” asked his father, gesturing at the magnitude of the problem. “There are too many of them. They’re all going to die.” Undeterred, the boy continued to reach down. As he threw each starfish back into the water, he said, “Not this one. Not this one. And not this one….”

Watch for those fins, stop sulking, take heart and get involved. There are a lot more where they came from.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: america; chikfila; democrats; jobsandeconomy; sandyhook

1 posted on 01/08/2013 11:30:09 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This is not the time to get discouraged.

2 posted on 01/08/2013 11:51:48 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

Electing more Whigs, Conservative or not, is insanity. We’ve already seen how the Whigs & Boehner treat Conservatives. More Conservatives only begs for more abuse by the Whigs.

Conservatives need to band together and run against the Whigs. To those who say that it will only give the RATs control of Congress, who says they don’t control it now? Has DeathCare been repealed? Has spending been cut? Have taxes been held down?

Tell me again who controls Congress.

3 posted on 01/08/2013 12:05:29 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kaslin
(Art.) It would be nice to have some conservative Democrats in office as well, but the other party took a wild ride to the dark side in the 1970s and never came back from its drug-and-sex-filled binge.

If only it had been only sex and drugs. But they got taken down by Alinskyite traitors working under direction from KGB Active Measures via the SDS and other New Left orgs, and their so-called Progs (Neo-Stalinists) have had either a disproportionate influence or outright control of the Democratic Party ever since.

Old "Defense Democrats" like former CIA Director James Woolsey -- appointed and then ignored by Manchurian traitor Bill Clinton -- got the shuffle off to political Bumbledom; Woolsey, once a signatory to the Neocon memo advocating taking down Saddam and establishing a democratic bridgehead in the Middle East that would begin killing scorpions by competing with the godawful governments of the Sandbox, is now reduced to sitting on the board of a minor thinktank and blog, while Jew-baiting, white-hating Barry "No Papers" Soetoro nominates Chuck Hagel for SecDef and outright traitor John Kerry to State.

4 posted on 01/08/2013 1:24:22 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: NTHockey
Tell me again who controls Congress.

Sounds to me like it's the 83 rat-bastard RiNO's who voted with Boehner to empower Barry and give him a strategic victory over the GOP that he will now use exactly the way George Mitchell and Bill Clinton used "Poppy" Bush's 1990 violation of his 1988 "no new taxes" pledge.

5 posted on 01/08/2013 1:28:53 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus


6 posted on 01/08/2013 1:33:55 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
We are not the "other" America.

We're America.

The "others" are the ones who presently control our nation's institutions, and who seek to convert them to their purposes.

7 posted on 01/08/2013 1:34:48 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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Remember the Gang of 14? Well, guess what strategy Boehner's (or rather, Nancy's) got going.

Texas RiNO's pull this same stuff in the state house of representatives; about 14-15 of them, and the entire Democratic caucus voting in lockstep, vote for the RiNO speaker again and again. Republicans have a 2:1 advantage over Democrats in the Lege, but guess who's running it? The 'Rats.

8 posted on 01/08/2013 1:41:35 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

Our biggest mission is pulling together and putting up a strong and renewed Republican front for the next election.

9 posted on 01/12/2013 2:42:22 PM PST by Ezbieta12
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To: Ezbieta12

I have been saying that for a long time. If we had stuck together, we could have won the presidency, plus take the Senate majority from the rats back

10 posted on 01/12/2013 5:00:09 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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