to the Challenge
by Michael Peirce
left wing of the ruling party has finally fielded a candidate with
something to say. It had to happen. Howard Dean, unlike Rhodes Scholar
(and mass murderer) Wesley Clark, has stood up to the plate, rolled
up his sleeves and issued a challenge to all white Southerners and
I for one, intend to rise to that challenge!
Dean issued a call to me and my neighbors to stop basing our
votes on "Race, guns, God and gays."
I must confess, Iím a very busy man. Supporting my family, other
peopleís families, other peopleís wars, and sponsoring a mass migration
across our borders keeps me jumping around. So I didnít really have
time to read beyond the headline on Drudge where Deanís statement
unlike most Americans, I have actually read the constitution of
the United States and since this country is a Republic, based upon
rule of law, I can easily draw the appropriate conclusions and act
upon them. After all, Mr. Dean is running for the highest executive
office and hopes to swear an oath (on the Bible) to protect and
uphold that constitution. His motives therefore, are obvious!
donít think he likes the way the issues he mentioned are being addressed
in the public arena. Nor do I. So I say, "Thank you Mr. Dean;
youíve touched me deeply and now I shall respond to your challenge."
I invite all my Southern neighbors and friends to join me in this
promise the following.
Race: I promise never to pander to any racial minority, to hire
or fire based upon race, to steal money from one race and give it
to another. Nor will I support any college that has race-based entrance
standards or any politician who uses race to enflame the passions
of voters. I will treat every person I meet in exactly the same
fashion, regardless of race. I will actively support the efforts
of my church to reach out to folks throughout the world, regardless
of race, with the wonderful message of Godís saving grace.
guns: I promise never to shoot anyone except in self-defense.
I will never carry a gun unless I feel I need to. I will never vote
for any politician who suggests we should in any way limit the rights
of the people to own or carry weapons. I will keep my guns clean
and well oiled and I will consider anyone who attacks the second
amendment of the constitution to be a traitor and scofflaw.
God: I will worship the Lord my God and honor Him in every way.
I will oppose anyone who attempts to inhibit my right to do so.
I will remember always that our laws were based originally upon
the Ten Commandments and I will oppose any politician who attacks
the Christian faith or in any way demeans those who practice that
faith. I will pray regularly that God will fill our leaders with
the desire to follow the constitutional dictates they have sworn
to uphold. I will pray for the evangelization of the world, that
all may be saved.
gays: I promise never to do anything to promote the radical
homosexual rights movement nor will I support any politician who
does so. I will avoid any media presentations or other manifestations
of support for it.
Mr. Dean doesnít want me to base my vote just on these issues Iíll
add a couple more:
Abortion: I will never vote for nor support in any way, a politician
or aspiring leader who believes it is lawful to murder unborn children.
I will pray regularly that the Lord will free this country from
the horror of that dreadful practice.
politicians: I promise I will never vote for any politician
who has himself ever voted for a single unconstitutional law or
ordinance. I shall in addition to this, actively support the prosecution
of any politician or appointed official who does so. I realize that
this limits my choices severely, but nevertheless, I shall endeavor
to uphold this vow.
there it is. Mr. Dean, I can only thank you for issuing this challenge.
I invite you to join me in this pledge and I promise you that if
you do, you will indeed win the Southern votes you want so badly
and no doubt make your way to the White House. America has fallen
on hard times since we abandoned these fundamental precepts but
you and I, working together, can do something about it at last!
Mr. Peirce [send
him mail] fought with the Rhodesian freedom fighters (the Ian
Smith side, of course).
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