I have been thinking about the political strategies I have heard discussed and have even adhered to myself. You know them. There’s the argument that we have to forgive politicians who compromise on principle because they can’t do the right thing if they can’t get re-elected. Or that we have to vote for the lesser of two evils because the greater evil is somehow more evil than the lesser. And the assertion that we have to vote for bad politicians simply because they have the correct letter after their name and we need that letter to be the majority so we can then affect the changes we want to see. I have been thinking hard about these and other similar strategies, and I suddenly realized why they all fail. In every case, we are actually advocating re-election for the sake of getting re-elected (i.e. the acquisition of power for the sake of power). At no time is the goal ever really considered – because it is just accepted that trying to make that goal happen will mean no re-election and, thus, no change. Well, this is not true. In fact, this sort of reasoning is a trap.
The best way I know how to explain this one is to let the Marine in me explain it in military terms. In this case, the political goal is the beach. We need to take that beach to achieve our goal. That goal is heavily defended: the political opposition is on the beach, they are strong and the terrain — schools, media, etc. – are all in their favor. So what do we do? Do we just stay in our landing ships and gather strength until we are strong enough to take the beach? In this example, that means we keep waiting to gain a super majority. Unfortunately, this will not work because we can never know if we are actually strong enough to take the beach because many of the units (elected officials) in our force are actually enemy infiltrators (RINO’s). Do you see the trap we have put ourselves in by worrying about such things? The enemy has won and he didn’t even have to fire a shot. All he had to do is convince us that we couldn’t win.
If we Marines thought this way, we would have lost WW II in the Pacific. Fortunately, the Marines taught us that – in the case of a just cause – the cause is greater than the people supporting it. But here is one of the biggest reasons we fail in our current efforts to ‘save’ our nation. A just cause is a cause that has eternal ramifications. It is a God thing. You can never have a just cause that is not a God thing because justice can only come in relation to God and God’s law. This is a crucial point that we have lost in our current struggle. Our founders understood it and appealed to God to help them in their struggles. Because they submitted to His authority, they succeeded in doing something with no equal in all of human history. And when France tried to duplicate our founders’ feat but without God… Well, history records that the bloodshed eventually got down to guillotining children! The lesson is clear: without acknowledging God and His law, our efforts will fail.
In WW II, the Marines fought for a just cause, but that did not mean there was not a price to be paid. Read about the losses the Marines suffered in the island hopping campaigns. They were bloody, bloody battles. If the Marines had just sat off shore and waited until the Japanese surrendered because they finally thought the Marines were too strong to defeat, the Marines would have lost. The Japanese would never have conceded defeat. They had to be beaten, and that meant the Marines had to hit the beaches and just see what happened. This meant that every Marine was expendable, and that every person had to know the job of the man above him – so he could take that man’s place when he fell. And this worked because the cause – the full weight of the Marine Corps – was behind us. So, no matter how many individuals fell more stood up to carry the fight forward. This was the formula for victory against a stubborn and committed foe. It is the model for victory now.
If our politicians think they are indispensible, then they are part of the problem! No one is so important that they cannot be sacrificed in the cause of liberty. But so long as we think they are, we will lose. If we want to defeat the forces of tyranny, we need to accept the fact that we are going to suffer casualties. The PATRIOT is willing to be one of those casualties. They will jump on the wire so others can get through the breach. The key is to have two people trained and ready to carry the cause forward standing behind every patriot who falls. People will rally to that – especially if we point to God the whole way. This is how the founders succeeded and the proof is everywhere we look in the historic record. All we need to do to find it is look. Just read the last lines of the Declaration of Independence:
“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
The Declaration points to God and declares the principles and ideals of God’s eternal and universal law. This is why the American Revolution was a just cause, and why God smiled upon it. The French Revolution appealed to the goddess of reason, which is a rejection of God and God’s law and why it failed.
When we accept that some politicians will have to be abandoned in favor of Patriots – men and women who understand the need for and are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to affect victory in a just cause – we will finally be on our way to making progress in our struggle to salvage liberty. But we must understand that God is the largest factor in this equation. Patriots will have to stop shying away from God and find the courage to speak about God’s law or the people will not listen. But, if Patriots come forward and we support them instead of politicians, and those patriots point to God and God’s law to justify their cause (and they take great pains to follow that law), the people will respond. And once the people respond, the battle will be all but over and victory will be but a matter of time. However, if we refuse to embrace this path – the only path history has shown leads to liberty – we will lose and tyranny will win.
Stop worshiping men and worship God. Men are insignificant. They can be replaced. If your favorite loses an election because he stood for the principles of right and eternal justice, then just replace him with someone who believes the same thing. Teach tyranny that it cannot win because, for every victory it records, you will fill the gap with two who believe in the same good. Stop rationalizing weakness and find the courage to stand on principle. You can do this by either being the patriot who stands up and steps into the breach or by voting for and supporting (with money and action) those who do. Just don’t think that you can keep telling yourself that you are going to succeed by any other means – because the last century testifies against you: in fact, all of human history testifies against you.