I have to say, I'm a little more positive about the state of affairs in America today after yesterday's win by the non-establishment candidate Ted Cruz in Texas. Little by little the citizens are chipping away at the established elite in the political arena. It's a shame that Americans have to battle not only the radical left, but the party that is supposed to represent our views to maintain the freedom that we love. Career politicians have to be looking over their shoulder, worried about the movement toward the removal of the aristocrats who sadly have put down roots in Washington, more concerned about their reelection bids than doing the job of representing conservative values.
You see the politicians have become more interested in doing what's best for them, rather than what is correct. It's hard by definition to do the right thing, and there will come a time when you'll have to sacrifice what your interests are to do it. If it was easy to do what is right and just, everyone would do it! Unfortunately, politicians have opted to do what gains votes, rather than what is best for the country. If the issue has a level of difficulty, they kick the can down the road. Case in point...A balanced budget. It's become far to easy to hand out perks for votes than to take a stand that might not be popular, but is the ethical thing to do. The principle of largess is deciding the fate of our country.
Well, until yesterday! The people of Texas said,"no more!" Voters tried to send along that same message last voting cycle by sending 10 freshman conservatives to Washington, but it fell on deaf ears. That message was reinforced last night, and needs to be continued. It won't be easy to drag Washington back toward the principles that our country was founded on, and frankly what made our nation great; but the tug of war is on!
We don't want the pragmatic. We don't want the credentialist.We don't want career politicians that hand out largess to garner votes. We want integrity, fiscal responsibility, character, and leadership. If this country still works the way it was designed, we'll get it!