It’s the “conservatives” in the Republican Party that have been foremost in selling out our flags, history and heritage. Stop and realize that!Years ago I recall hearing a statement, the insightfulness of which I did not grasp at the time. A man in the political arena, back in the 1920s, said: “The first, foremost function of a politician is to get re-elected. Whatever else he may do after that is splendid redundance.” That statement perfectly describes the political class, both in our day and in many previous decades.
There was a time when men ran for office out of a sense of duty or of giving something back to the community because they had been materially blessed. Those men were statesmen. True statesmen are nearly extinct today, a vanishing breed. Unfortunately they have been replaced with politicians, the “political class” whose total agenda is all about getting elected or re-elected. They have been convinced that selling out their constituency for the “good” of the nation is their highest calling–if it will get them re-elected, or better yet, if it will make them candidates for higher offices.
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