I miss the day to day news of Senator Brownback’s campaign for the Presidency. I understand his decision to end his race for 2008 much better now. He decided that he has plenty of time and that a good step for him and his great state of Kansas is to become it’s next Governor. He’ll easily win that and he can use it as a stepping stone to his destiny as President, Commander-in-Chief and the renewer of our culture. I still strongly recommend that those who do not wish to support a RINO, a gesture that will largely ensure destruction of the Republican party as we know it, should write in Sam Brownback on their ballots in 2008.
But all that is an aside to the main feature. Sam Brownback penned an editorial, Faith in a Winning Message, that appeared in Monday’s Washington Post. As always, his words are powerful and significant. B4B readers should read the whole thing, of course. You will be inspired. It will bring you hope for the future and the courage to go on and do what is right for America. It’s an amazing piece.
He talks about optimism and concern:
One of the great things about running for president is that you get a good sense of what Americans are thinking. I found a great love of our country and great concern for its future in the hearts of Americans.
There is, unfortunately, a lot of fear as well. There is apprehension about the war, the economy and health care. In particular, there is concern in many quarters about the future of the faith-based movement.
He talks about the GOP RINOs infesting the Republican nomination process:
Unfortunately, the GOP primary process this year, as in times past, has been more focused on “electability” than message. I believe that’s the wrong focus.
Recent history has shown that, as a party, when we focus on message, we win; when we get bogged down with questions about which personality is most “electable,” we lose.
He talks about the pro-life movement and what it really means to be pro-life:
The pro-life message is both hopeful and winning. We know that America is better than abortion. We ought to work for a society where the strong protect the weak and every child, in every circumstance, is welcomed and cared for. The truth of our message is undermined, however, if we are not among the first to support adoption and assist pregnant women in difficult circumstances. We must support women in every way we can.
The pro-life and whole-life message does not stop with abortion. It embraces the child in Darfur, the woman struggling in poverty, the child born with Down syndrome, the man in prison and even the immigrant.
And the correct place for faith in politics and the public square:
Human dignity has a significant bearing on the question of faith in the public square. I am convinced that a society that celebrates faith will have greater respect for human dignity. Atheistic communism ran counter to human nature when it tried to create a society without God. Such a society will never honor human dignity because it turns man in on himself, instead of outward in love.
And the message of hope and compassion and passionate plea to rebuild American culture in a way that is pleasing to G-d runs throughout the piece. Conservatism and the Republican party is at a crossroads: do we go Sam’s way or the highway? The well-beaten, well-trampled RINO path is surely the way to destruction and ruin. We know where that road leads and we don’t want to go there.
Sam Brownback, visionary, a principled, conservative Republican: we ignore his sane voice at our peril.