|Christmas Message from Dr. Lou-12-21-12||| Print ||
Dear CSC Members:
Two weeks ago we had a wonderful CSC event that brought many of our members together for a social event that was really long overdue. The combination of oldies but goodies, patriotic songs and Christmas music left all of those who came thankful for the many blessings we have. I'd like to take a few minutes of your time to discuss those blessings in the context of Christmas--a special time of hope.
Many people have expressed their dismay at the results of the election and I think all of us were left with a sense of disbelief that given what we knew about Obama and all the data we had heard, which suggested a Romney win, somehow it turned out to be wrong. That blow has caused many to step back to reconsider what needs to be done in the immediate future for CSC as well as other Tea Parties--a perfectly natural reactions. But, in the course of thinking through the shock of Obama's re-election, some have concluded that there is no point in continuing the fight when the case against Obama was so clear. How could Americans vote for him a second time given what we all know about him and what he has done for four years? While it is true that the Obama coalition prevailed, one has to ask if it will necessarily hold up in the immediate future--he lost black votes, women votes and independents--if 300,000 [or 400,000,depending on who you read] more Republican voters had voted, we would be looking at a much different political picture!
So, for me, the message is, let's do what we have to do to stay in the fight and get the votes out that we need to win in 2014 and beyond. This is not a hopeless fight by any stretch--unless we concede and turn tail and walk away and give the radicals what they want--an uncontested grip on power. My hope is that just as we have conservative control in over 30 state governments that are actually doing good work, we will expand that so that Washington becomes less of a player in many ways. For us in Alabama it means finding a more conservative alternative to Bentley, fighting Mike Hubbard's bid for power and getting the legislature to pass some key conservative pieces of legislation. At the same time though, we can't let Washington continue down the same pitiful path--we need to get more conservatives into Congress and next year we can lay the groundwork for just that by making sure Jo Bonner has seen the last of his DC office by defeating him in 2014.
Christmas brings us hope because of the arrival of our Savior, Jesus Christ, so this Christmas season should be one where we reflect on the challenges, but also commit ourselves to not giving up because to do that is to concede to the devil his victory over the light. If we expect to get out from under the dark shadows visited upon our country, then we cannot give up hope. CSC is committed to a message of hope for the next year because we truly believe that "the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that enough good men [and women] do nothing"--Edmund Burke was right in the 18th Century and we can all see how correct he was by seeing what is happening today. We all need to stay the course--the storm will pass, but for a time, the seas will be rough--CSC will weather the storm with your help and support. The stakes are too great for us to fail and as long as we stay united and hopeful, we won't fail, despite the setback we have to endure as a result of Obama's re-election.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Dr. Lou