Should the Presidential Candidate Be Picked Now?
I couldn’t help shuddering when I heard a caller to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show today say that it is Rush’s duty to pick a candidate and promote him/her over the nomination finish line. It is his duty, according to the caller, because Rush is such an influential member of the media having 20 million listeners per week that take his advice seriously.
Typically, Rush declined the call to “duty,” as the caller labeled it, because he doesn’t believe that cheerleaders can push a political candidate over the finish line. It all depends on the candidate and an endorsement without control over what the candidate can do or say, is foolishness.
There is another reason, too. It is called individual liberty. Appointing or pushing Rush, or any other media maestro, to act like a Moses to lead us out of this quagmire, is to abandon individual liberty and embrace group liberty, which always leads to tyranny.
Even if we could find a benevolent dictator who will truly lead us to prosperity and liberty, after he or she is gone, who will take over and not become a tyrant? There are no guarantees; at least not on par with the guarantees inherent in individual liberty. So, Rush, trust your gut-feel and don’t back a candidate before the primary. After a candidate has been appointed, it becomes a free for all.
There is a deeper, more dire consequence if we should be lulled into the guidance of a Moses-figure now. It is the furnace of affliction that the American people, and all people of the world for that matter, are in right now. We have to pass through this furnace to be purified of the rot embedded within us, which is socialism and liberalism. A Moses-type leader might just pull us out of this burning fire before we have been rid of the rot; before the temperature has been reached that will remove the impurities from among us. A goldsmith will confirm that nothing but the proper temperature will clear gold of impurities.
That is why the people alone must decide who their candidates are. If they choose wrong again, the misery index of this country will reflect destruction and misery challenging that of the Civil War.
Nowhere in the world, ever, has a communist/socialist regime relinquish power without mass-violence, -torture and -murder. This administration is showing serious, visible signs of an unwillingness to give up power under any circumstances, regardless of the cost, lost, and rot.
The road they are currently on is the same path that previous despots walked before they suspended elections and their constitutions (Democrats already voiced those precise sentiments, so pay attention) and claim dictatorial power. The administration's reckless rush to socialism without regard for future electoral repercussions, is an alarming confirmation that they are indeed on this road.
The problem is that the American people will not stand for that. But when the ballot box has been rendered useless, what will it cost to fix this? Is this what would be required to rid us of this Democrat Party?
Of these manipulators that care none, build less, and destroy more, so that they may bask under a sun painted in the blood of others, it can well be expected. They are already saying such things shamelessly in public. Nobody has any excuse to pick the right candidate.
No, Rush, trust your gut-feel. Don’t pick a candidate on your own. You are exactly right, it is the people who must decide and it is the people who must live with the consequences.
It is the people who must be edified or afflicted by their choices. One individual person at a time.
May God help us all.