Why I am Not Voting Republican This Fall
By: William H. Calhoun III
A friend of mine recently was surprised when I told him that I am not voting Republican this fall. “You are one of the most conservative people I know,” he said.
“Exactly,” I said, “and that is precisely why I am not voting Republican.” For me, illegal immigration has been the final straw. And the GOP’s recent decision to pull funding from Randy Graf’s campaign shows the writing on the wall: CONSERVATIVES, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME IN THE GOP. Of course, the GOP will take conservatives’ votes and money, but if a real conservative runs for office, he almost certainly will be shunned.
The GOP historically has been quite liberal. And now, those at the helm are steering it towards its liberal roots. While President Bush and Senator McCain are seeing who can run farther to the left of Ted Kennedy on the issue of immigration, our country is under invasion. Already 20 million illegals have invaded our country, and our president (other than lip service) has done nothing about it. In fact, he exudes a long track record of encouraging the illegal invasion of our country.
In the 1950s, when our country was under invasion, President Eisenhower (via “Operation Wetback”) responded with troops, and deported over 1 million illegals in less than a year. Yet President Bush says he is unable. Rather, he is unwilling. If Bush had engaged in this pandering to illegals in the 1950s, he would have been impeached and tried for treason.
In fact, the treason lobby seems to have overtaken the GOP. By 1950s standards, President Bush, Vice-President Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, and Senators McCain, Specter, Brownback, DeWine, and Graham are all guilty of treason. Behind the scenes, they have supported the unconstitutional NAFTA Superhighway, and at every turn have undermined American sovereignty. They have betrayed the Constitution and hard-working Americans so that they can make a fast buck from big business and attempt (unsuccessfully) to court illegal aliens for future political support.
And the GOP rewards such treason. Although Senator DeWine has been ranked by Human Events as one of the ten worst border-security politicians in the country, the GOP still funds him. And in the process, they ceased to fund Randy Graf, a true patriot who actually wants to defend America from this invasion. They take money from the conservative and give it to the liberal. This is the modus operandi of the GOP.
If I am ever able to vote for a true conservative in the GOP (e.g. John Duncan , Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul, or Pat Buchanan) then I shall. Otherwise, I am voting Constitution Party (the real conservative party) or not voting at all.
William H. Calhoun is a writer, conservative, and graduate of the University of Chicago. He may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org