Our country is definitely in a cultural fight for its life. And what's at stake is the very heart and core of America — our Founders' dreams and our way of life.
More than any other election in decades, this presidential one has erected a fighting ring in which conservatism either will maintain its title or be stripped of it by the appointment of leadership who will champion secular progressive change.
To date, many on the right have gone left, and many on the left have gone a bit right. Even now, our own GOP candidates are wrestling over who is truly conservative.
At the latest round of debates, Fred Thompson — degraded by his own dilapidating campaign and threatened by Mike Huckabee's lead in the polls — tried to liberalize Mike by saying, "This is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party and its future. On the one hand, you have the Reagan revolution. You have the Reagan coalition of limited government and strong national security. On the other hand, you have the direction that Gov. Huckabee would take us in. He would be a Christian leader, but he would also bring about liberal economic policies, liberal foreign policies."
Even radio host Rush Limbaugh heckled Huckabee with a similar liberal lashing, accusing him of not being a conservative in the line of Ronald Reagan — an unfortunate "Rush to judgment."
The only truth in Thompson and Limbaugh's words is that they could not be farther from the truth.
Any GOP candidate can be dissected to a point that he is railed for having liberal tendencies.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has waffled enough around his pro-abortion, pro-gay, pro-gun control views to recruit many Democratic supporters.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has flip-flopped so many times on issues of abortion, immigration and gay rights that it makes one wonder for which party he's running.
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas' bent toward being an isolationist who wants to bring home every one of our 572,000 troops abroad makes the anti-terror, pro-military hairs on the back of my neck stand.
Though Sen. John McCain of Arizona is a friend and a true decorated hero — who I personally think would make an excellent vice president for Mike — he opposed the Bush tax cuts and co-authored legislation for comprehensive immigration reform that some believe jeopardizes national security and American sovereignty.
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