Time Is Running Out for Conservatives. Somehow we keep missing the point about which issues really matter. Life and Holy Matrimony should be at the top of the platforms of every political campaign. Added to that, most people have never even heard of moral turpitude these days.
This observation won’t help me win friends and influence people, at least not in my conservative circles. But like my granddaddy, M. L. King, Sr., used to say when he got riled up, ‘hold my mule. I’m about to shout right now.’
The thing is, I’m not about to do church shouting, but I would like to shout from the rooftops: We’re running out of time to find a more diverse slate of candidates for 2016, fearless candidates who will tackle moral issues.
And where are all of the women? African Americans? Hispanics?
With some notable exceptions — Gov. Susana Martinez and Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to name a few — we are doomed to repeat the same lesson over and over. If we trot out the same team election after election we will get the exact same results.
During the last election cycle, I literally begged conservatives to address women’s issues. Genuine healthcare awareness was at the top of that list. These issues got the cold shoulder in the platform lineup.
Of course women are also concerned about national security, the economy, and moral turpitude as long as the dialogue includes women’s voices.
Then, there is the Africa-American community to consider. We are Americans too, and want to be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. We are not asking for more entitlements, just a seat at the boardroom table, as well as a place at the secret meetings that most people don’t know about.
As an African-American woman, I can’t help but wonder how the conservative roundtables of America seem to keep forgetting about women and minorities, about life and natural marriage?
And when will we stop electing “lip service politicians” who have little intention of upholding and enforcing laws that they promise to pass when elected?
Oh, I know we are making progress, and women and African American leaders are beginning to be heard, but I pray that this is not a case of too little too late. When we look at the early “2016 hopeful lists” we see few women and fewer minorities in the top ten or even top twenty. It seems like we keep beating our heads against the same walls hoping for a different result. Nope, and the bruises to our heads and hearts still hurt.
Conservatives are in danger of falling off a moral cliff. Things can get better, but until we truly choose life, the way will still be rocky.
I believe I should close now, and go back to reading my Bible rather than raging about politics, because after all, humans play politics and God is in the business of saving souls.
Meanwhile, hold my mule.