Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Debra Medina: A True Conservative Voice

Today is a historical day for the liberty movement as Texas Republicans decide their candidate for governor. More than just a gubernatorial election, what is going on in Texas will affect the future of conservatism and thereby the future of the country as a whole.

The race is currently being fought by 3 key players: Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, and Debra Medina. The two former are establishment choices who fail to hold to a consistent conservative line; the latter is a strong constitutionalist who has command of the issues and a true, principled approach to politics.

Debra Medina is a breath of fresh air to the political world. She is principled and intelligent. She deeply understands the proper role of government and does well to voice her positions. I have watched the debates and seen enough speeches to know that she is the right one for the job. Not being a Texan, I only wish she was running in Tennessee. I would be honored to have her as my governor.

Medina may not taste victory in this primary, but she has already succeeded in one important manner. She has caused the establishment to take notice of constitutionalist candidates. Rand Paul has done the same in race to serve Kentucky in the U.S. Senate. This is vastly important for future elections. Rome was not built in a day, and neither will victory for liberty come in such a short time. However, the splash that Debra Medina has maid in the Texas governor's race is an important one that hopefully will build up to a massive wave that will usher future liberty candidates into office.

It is time that the voices of those who revere the Constitution are heard. We must continue to make a racket, build on our momentum, and restore the republic to its constitutional limits. We may not always win, but our voices will be heard. (Fear not. We will win some. I am convinced that Rand Paul will take KY.) Medina's run has caused the voters of Texas to consider exactly what it means to be conservative and what should be demanded by so-called conservative candidates. We must continue this crusade, if true conservatism is to persist.

We have been silent for far too long. So let's take a note from Debra Medina and not set idly by as our liberties are tarnished and our Constitution destroyed. Let's add our voices to the debate.

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