The Dillard Doctrine

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Conservatives Must Act

An excerpt from American Thinker:

These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine on December 23, 1776. It was a deeply demoralizing time for American independence fighters, with Gen. George Washington in constant retreat, always just managing to dodge defeat by the British. Keeping American morale strong was the crucial ingredient for victory then, just as it is today.

By comparison, we are living in a time of domestic peace and prosperity — but we are under constant, minute-by-minute propaganda assault by the Left-wing media. That is demoralizing. It has the worst effects on our politics and culture. By stacking the US media and our schools, the Left keeps traditional American values and customs under constant assault. That is why you feel the way you do when you listen to the big media. It is enormously damaging.

Today, as in 1776, the biggest battle is once again about our courage and optimism.

Conservatism is embedded deep within the American spirit. But it requires constant loving care and outright cheerleading to feel free to express ourselves. You are not alone: Sixty million conservatives can’t be wrong. (And that’s a lowball estimate.)

Six months before November 2008, many conservatives are down in the dumps. John McCain is behind in the money race. George Will thinks we are doomed — an amazing thing to say, half a year before a toss-up election. Even Rush is in a sulk about John McCain.

But the stakes are higher than they have been in the last fifty years. No major US political party has ever nominated a radical Leftist before — and Obama can’t hide his real loyalties. Even Bill Clinton was more of a ‘moderate’ Democrat. Obama is a True Believer in the Left, like a younger Hillary Clinton after a sex change and a major sun tan.

The last attempt by the radical Left to conquer the US presidency was defeated by Harry Truman in 1948. Well, the Dems have now allowed a true radical to win their nomination, and they seem to be thrilled by their new messiah.

Will the American people be taken in by the Left? That’s the crucial question that will decide the historic election of ’08.

Well, get off your duffs, friends. Conservatives must be activists. The big media will cover for Obama — and all we have on our side are about 60 million intelligent voters who still think for themselves. That’s a good starting point, but it has to be turned into an electoral majority in the next six months. We must puncture the rock-star balloon of the most dangerous presidential candidate in fifty years. It can be done. It has been done with Dukakis, Mondale and Kerry. All we need to do is tell the truth.

If you like John McCain, help him win just as hard as you can. If you don’t like him, don’t jump off a cliff. What about all the others true conservatives who are running? They need money, volunteers, and constant pressure on the media to give them a fair shake.

Since the media are in a financial crisis, they have to listen better than before, or go bankrupt. It might be useful to remind them, politely, of that basic fact of life.

I’ve been trying to get my thoughts together to write on “common sense conservatism.” It’s proving a bit difficult, but should get it up soon.




Written by Coby Dillard

June 17, 2008 at 1:57 pm

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