This past week, I was interviewed by best-selling author and World Net Daily columnist Jerome Corsi. (Read the column at http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57953 ) The subject of the interview was the potential conservative Christian response to the possibility that Rudy Giuliani would gain the Republican nomination for President next year. (We also discussed the cozy connection between the Bush and Clinton families, which will probably be dealt with in a future Corsi column.)
I told Dr. Corsi, "A lot of conservative Christians will never vote for Rudy Giuliani." I will even go so far as to say that no genuine Christian conservative could possibly vote for Giuliani. And, no, it does not matter that Hillary Clinton might be elected President as a result. A Giuliani or Clinton choice is tantamount to a choice between Nero or Caligula.
Let me say it plainly: a Hillary Clinton administration would be no worse than a Rudy Giuliani administration. In some ways, it might not be as bad. At least, with a Democrat in the White House, conservatives might try to act like conservatives and muster the energy to actually oppose some of her liberal proposals.
The record is clear: when a Republican is in the White House, conservatives not only lose their backbone, they also lose their brain cells. They walk around in a daze without the ability to even see what is going on right before their eyes. They become "mind-numbed robots" with no commitment to principle whatsoever. Why? Because one of "their own" is in office. At that point, it becomes a "see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil" situation. If two George W. Bush administrations have taught us anything, they have taught us that.
Of course, there are pseudo-conservatives who will argue that Giuliani is better than Hillary, because he will not be as prone to raise taxes as Hillary would be. These are the Rockefeller Republicans who could not care less about the murder of unborn babies, or the destruction of the American family, or whether any citizen maintains the right to keep and bear arms, or whether U.S. sovereignty is surrendered, or whether our country is led by a modern Napoleon, or whether America is merged into a North American Union, or whether illegal aliens are granted citizenship, ad infinitum. The only thing they care about is their pocketbook. They are piranhas who only want to manipulate politics to feed their own selfish and greedy interests. They would vote for the devil himself, if he promised them more money.
Not that liberals are any better. They are not. But at least one knows exactly what to expect from liberals and how to oppose them.
Real patriotism is neither money-hungry nor socialistic. Real patriots want what is best for America, not what is best for themselves. They understand and appreciate America's Christian heritage and are not trying to turn the United States into a politically correct, Balkanized, welfare state. They understand the importance of preserving constitutional government, the Bill of Rights, and Declaration principles. As a result, real patriots are looking for statesmen, not charlatans.
It is unclear at this point exactly how many true patriots are left in America. The 2008 elections will certainly help clarify the issue a great deal, because no real patriot, no real conservative could support Rudy Giuliani.
I have a hunch, however, that there are more genuine patriots left in our country than many people want to admit. For example, I have been swamped with emails from readers assuring me that they will never vote for Giuliani NO MATTER WHAT. Here is a sample email that I just received from San Jose, California:
"I keep reading and watching on TV (mostly Fox News) that most Republicans will vote for Giuliani with the hopes of defeating Hillary. Today I again read the same dribble from NewsMax. For what it's worth here is my response to them:
"Who on the NewsMax staff came up with this 47% of Republicans will vote for Giuliani because they're afraid of Hillary?
"Afraid of the Hildabeast? Please!
"All but a very few of my associates are Republicans and none, repeat, none are going to vote for Giuliani and that's right here in the People's Republik of Kalifornia even.
"If the Republican Party does not move back to the Right AS IT SHOULD BE, all of my friends without exception are going to change to the Conservative Constitution Party or re-register as an Independent. I've already made the change as has my wife and daughter."
I have received scores of emails that say the same thing.
As I have already written, I personally believe that the elitists who control both major parties are manipulating the election so as to ensure a Hillary victory. And, yes, the Bush machine is clandestinely supporting Hillary as well. They know that real conservatives will not support Giuliani, which is why they are promoting him. He is the fall guy for Hillary Clinton. But in case he did win, he would continue to do the bidding of the international elites just as Dubya has done. They win either way.
If real conservatives within the GOP want to head off a Giuliani catastrophe, they need to get behind someone such as Ron Paul. If Giuliani obtains the presidential nomination, one of two things will happen: he will lose the general election and facilitate massive Republican losses in both houses of Congress, or he will win the election and turn the GOP into a Big-Government, police-state, warmongering leviathan that will forever corrupt the Party, turning it into something reminiscent of Nazi Germany. America loses either way.
Grassroots Republicans have an opportunity in the primaries to reject the liberal, Big-Government path that the GOP leadership is forcing on the Party by rejecting the Big-Government candidates, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney, and John McCain. Candidates such as Duncan Hunter, Tom Tancredo, Alan Keyes, and Ron Paul give conservatives within the GOP alternatives to these Big-Government neocons. (Mike Huckabee is too much in the mushy middle for me.)
However, if the Rockefellers succeed in nominating someone such as Giuliani, real patriots will do what they have always done--stand for principle and vote independent. (It is time we had a major independent challenge to the two major parties, anyway.) If you want to start doing some homework now about the possibility of voting for real conservatives in the 2008 elections, do what that person in California did and check out the Constitution Party at http://www.constitutionparty.com
The line in the sand is being drawn. Better start thinking now about where you will stand. As for me and my house, we would rather stand on the Bible and the U.S. Constitution and vote our conscience than bow the knee to madmen such as Rudy Giuliani.