This is not for those on the left. I do not care what you think. I was born black, I’m still black and I make my own decisions politically. I became a Republican at a young age by exercising critical thinking and determining what best aligned with my cultural, economic, and political beliefs.
I believe more in America’s promise than has been demonstrated since the Declaration of Independence, our cultural DNA, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, our legal DNA, were written plus the battle to evolve beyond slavery. and segregation into a more perfect union. I don’t live in the fantasy world where racism and prejudice don’t exist. I know, as do many, if not most, of Americans that our historical record is heading toward a better society.
Now is the time for Republicans to pay attention. Too many of us are embroiled in a gambling debate about our party. Our history since our founding is clear.
During the election of 1860 we declared in the eighth point of our first presidential platform “That the normal condition of the entire territory of the United States is freedom; that like our Republican fathers, when they abolished slavery throughout our national territory, they ordered that no person be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, ‘becomes our duty, by legislation, whenever such legislation is necessary, to uphold this provision of the Constitution against any attempt to violate it; and we deny the authority of Congress, of a territorial legislature or of any individual, to give legal existence to slavery in any territory of the United States. “
Trying to divide between Trumpers, Trump-publicans and Republicans, libertarians, any -publican is for the left to win or retain power. The obvious, your strategy is working. We have a problem with the so-called consultant class. There are too many followers of the Trump train who use it for its relevance.
We are Republicans, we are not afraid of debate. We are going to lose at the state and national level if we let the left divide us into camps and don’t unite when it’s time to vote. We are in charge of our actions and we need to play our game better. Do not self-segregate politically under the Republican flag.
There are evangelicals and atheists, straight and gay, young and old, all shades of color and ethnicity and all variations of Republicans.
Previous President TrumpDonald Trump Republicans are ready to sweep Virginia, wowing Democrats Five takeaways from a bleak night for Democrats New Jersey’s gubernatorial race is too close to call for MORE has a challenge. You need to keep fighting a failed establishment while growing and unifying the base. This is a difficult road to travel. We can help by not allowing the progressive left to put us in political camps and amoral elitists simply want more power for themselves.
How does Trump do it? Not only. We all have to do it together. For example, if you don’t like Trump’s personality, focus on his policies. If you have a difference with someone else, also focus on what you have in common and follow Reagan’s rule that my 80 percent friend is not my 20 percent enemy.
Removing all the evils of the past related to elections or otherwise will not help us move forward and correct the perversion of our political system without judicial decisions and legislative action. Our out-of-year elections at all levels of government have already passed, even if not all the results are known.
Pay attention to what the out-of-year elections are and let it guide us to the midterm elections. An out of year election is a general election in the United States that is held when neither a presidential election nor a midterm election is held. Out-of-year elections rarely include an election for federal office, a few state legislative elections, and very few elections for governor. Most of these elections are held at the county and municipal level. There are a wide variety of citizen initiatives in various states and many local public offices. Out-of-year elections feature fewer races than presidential or midterm elections. One downside is that they generate much lower voter turnout. This is a problem and we are the solution.
For example, some elections have a participation of 25 to 30 percent of registered voters and a percentage of the votes cast determines the winner. While the progressive left divides us into camps, they take more power locally, which then translates into national bureaucratic and legislative control.
We have issues that matter to most Americans about education, freedom, and freedom of choice over compulsory behavior. Americans are reasonable but we do not voluntarily comply, nor should we comply when it violates the constitutional rights that we have at the federal and state levels. If the left gains more power, it will continue to exercise it. Do not be divided into multiple Republican parties because we have differences. I am a Republican.
If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile statewide and bypass.
Webb is host of “The David Webb Show” on SiriusXM Patriot 125, host of Fox Nation, contributor to Fox News, and frequent television commentator. His column appears twice a month on The Hill.