The mid-term elections are now over and have the Republican Party in control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate with many political pundits claiming “Real hope and change is on the way”.
The question remains however, as to whether or not the change most conservatives have been hoping for will actually come about or will the change simply be more of the same meaningless rhetoric; only from a different party.
With Mitch McConnell stating that he is willing to work with Democrats, it doesn’t appear to be anything but business as usual with a different name; all talk and no substance.
Rush Limbaugh said it best on his national radio program by saying: “Republicans were not elected to fix a broken system. They were elected to stop the people who are breaking the system”. In other words the Democrats have broken and continue to break our great system of government and must be stopped.
There is no room for a compromise government at this point.
Compromise is what has brought this country to the point of ruin and destruction with the current administration.
The message being tallied about by much of the main stream media since the election is that America is divided and that what Americans really want is the two parties to get along.
It’s the old stale and abused disinformation purported by the media that America is neither right nor left but somewhere in the middle politically.
In reality however, that old ideology is both skewed and wrong.
America is and has always been basically a “right of center” predominately conservative nation built on strong moral and religious values, hard work and the free market system.
The idea that everybody is “just trying to get along” is not necessarily true.
Many Americans have interpreted the words of the Declaration of Independence, “ that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” as absolute entitlements being an American guarantee.
In other words over time, many Americans have developed the belief that they are guaranteed a life of liberty and happiness and they don’t have to do anything; they believe it’s not just a right to pursuit but rather an “entitlement” to which they are guaranteed simply because they are in America.
Then along comes Senator Barack Obama who confirms and even feeds such a belief with a campaign built around a very generic theme of “Hope and Change”. Many Americans are so mesmerized, they take their eyes off their long held right of center conservative, religious values and Obama becomes president.
The result has been six years of lies and deceit so corrupt even the Democratic Party has often wondered, “Where is the hope and change we were promised”?
With the mid-term congressional and senate elections won by a land slide victory, it is obvious that the American people have awakened to the surface rhetoric of this President and his party from the past six years.
The truth is Americans do want hope and change; in fact Americans are some of the most hopeful people in the world.
The change that is desired however, is not the re-writing of the American Constitution or a Socialistic make over but a return to the moral and religious values of our founding fathers which has continually established America as a nation of exceptional people.
America is exceptional because we have always done things nobody else has been willing to do or go where nobody else wanted to go.
The Republican Party has no time to waste.
Republicans along with other Conservatives must step up to the proverbial plate over the next two years and hit home run after home run for the American people.
They must prove that unlike the liberal progressive Democrats of the past six years, they are not all smoke and mirrors just attempting to get elected.
It is extremely important that the GOP work hard to be the genuine difference Americans desire; they must say what they mean, mean what they say and more importantly accomplished what they said they would do if elected.
If the Republican Party fails to deliver, the Democratic Party could walk away with the 2016 Presidential election once again.
Republicans must develop a sensible, practical immigration reform bill which includes securing the borders first, Obama-care must be repealed, legislation must be passed encouraging growth of small and large businesses and encouraging employment growth (in the private sector), elimination of the IRS must be seriously considered and a national medical marijuana bill passed while giving states the right to choose the expansion of such for recreational purposes as they desire.
Republicans must also continue a vigorous pursuit of both the Benghazi and IRS investigations and prosecuting to the furthest extent of the law.
These are the real hopes Americans have and the changes most desire to see.
Should Republicans accept the challenge the American people have given them, their obtaining the White House for 2016 and beyond should be no problem.
© 2014 Dr. Lee W. Outlaw III