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  • What’s At Stake In The 2014 Election

    Last week I wrote about why the 2014 election has generated the least amount of energy or buzz of any in my lifetime. Now I’m writing to make the case the 2014 election is far more important than many of us realize.

    Sadly, not much remains of our precious constitutional republic. Pandora’s Box has been opened, and the Marxist progressive contagion is spreading. Loss of the rule of law, “too big to fail,” Obamacare, $17 trillion in debt, incentivized immorality, and political correctness are threatening to do what our foreign enemies could not—dismantle American Exceptionalism.

    It’s rare in world history for a great nation to recover its virtue once it’s been lost, which is why I ultimately believe we have no hope to recover without revival. Similar to those historic Great Awakenings that gave birth to our liberty in the first place. In the meantime, we pray like it’s up to Him and we fight like it’s up to us.

    Our ability to continue that fight with any expectation of winning could be on the line this year, because if the Republicans lose on November 4th all-out amnesty and an unprecedented onslaught against religious liberty/free speech will commence. And those are the only two fronts remaining that allow us to play offense and pushback against Obamaism in the future.

    I write this as someone who is as critical and disdainful of the GOP establishment as any conservative commentator out there. However, with the Democrats’ evolution from a liberal party to a Marxist Leftist party now complete, they have proven there is nothing remaining in that party’s leadership that respects and reveres any of our first principles.

    Evidence forthcoming.

    This week Conservative Review debuted (full disclosure: I’m on the editorial team there), with the intent of holding Washington, D.C. accountable to conservative principles regardless of party. Check out our Liberty Scorecard for Democrats in the House and Senate. The score is calculated on each member’s 50 most important votes on fiscal, social, and defense issues over the last six years from a constitutional conservative perspective. The highest ranking Democrat in the Senate is Sen. Edward Markey, and he’s voted for American Exceptionalism only 18% of the time. No Democrats in the House have voted constitutionally more than 46% of the time.

    Those paltry scores mean Democrats in Washington no longer just disagree with us on the application of our Constitution, they now oppose the Constitution itself.

     

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    Steve Deace

    Talkers Magazine Heavy 100 National Talk Show Host. Author of Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again. Washington Times contributor. Steve's new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again is out now.

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