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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
2012 - Moving Forward
2012 – Moving Forward Commentary by Sanford D. Horn November 7, 2012
My friends and fellow Americans:
“These are the times that try men’s souls.” – Thomas
This is not the time to capitulate, retreat, or
compromise. No. This is the time to strengthen our collective resolve, vow to
keep fighting for what is right, moral, and decent in this great nation of
This is the time to remind the elected officials that
they work for us and not the other way around. This the time to remember that the
United States Constitution is not some antiquated document that can be ignored
and tossed into the dustbin of history.
This is the time to find those real conservatives who
will represent us in the election of 2014 – those honorable men and women who understand
what is Constitutional and what is not; what is an appropriate action to take
in the world and what is not; what is the legal manner in which to allocate the
funds we the people send out of responsibility for the few necessities
promulgated by the law – to provide for the common defense.
This is the time to find the true conservative, not some
weak-kneed moderate masquerading as a conservative, but a true Constitutional
conservative be it a Republican or a member of the Constitution Party to be the
standard bearer in 2016. The GOP had better heed the message that moderates to
appease the media; moderates to appease the opposition will guarantee a future
much like that of the Whig Party – extinction.
This is a clarion call for true conservatism – fiscal and
social – not right-wing fanaticism, but genuine political and cultural
conservatism that welcomes black voters, Hispanic voters, and Jewish voters who
have balked at joining the movement due to a fear of a religious insurrection.
Religious faith is very important and should not be
dismissed, but it should not be intertwined in our body politic. Having
religious principles that guide us in how we live our lives on a daily basis is
vital. Prayer is good too, but it should be personal and not political.
I am a believer in one Almighty G-d and attend synagogue
regularly. It is a major part of what defines me as a person and how I choose
to live my life. It does not, however, dictate my politics.
Taken on true conservative principles, supporting life,
the rights of victims of crimes over those of the criminal, a strong national
defense, the defense of marriage as one man-one woman, non-entangling alliances,
the rights to defend one’s life, family and property are all tenets that should
attract support from a vast swath of Americana, and it is welcomed.
Now is the time, friends, fellow Americans, and fellow
patriots to stand up and not shy away from the hard work and responsibility
that has fallen on our shoulders. Our voices must be heard and we must deliver
ourselves from this festering cesspool of mediocrity and reclaim this nation to
be the democratic-republic our Founding Fathers fought and died to give us.
Their work shall not be in vain.
Thank you, and may G-d Bless us and the United States of
Sanford D. Horn is
an educator and writer living in Westfield, IN. A lifelong Republican, he is
(again) interested in seeking public office with the proper support and