CPAC Sending Wrong Message
In the interest of transparency, (lol) insofar as there were no guns to my head, I did not attend CPAC. It’s not that I am anti-the idea of a CPAC; I am anti-what the Republican Party is becoming, and accordingly what CPAC now (at the very least tangentially) represents.
This morning as I was reading 2 Chronicles verses 17-19 of Chapter 24 it brought immediately to mind the United States. They read as follows in the KJV:
17 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.
18 And they left the house of the Lord God of their fathers, and served [images] and idols; and the wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for their trespass.
19 Yet he sent prophets unto them, to bring them again unto the Lord; and they testified against them, but they would not give ear.
In brief, the passages say the people turned away from Godly leaders, started worshiping idols, God’s wrath came upon them because of their sinful state, and when He sent prophets to warn them they were going in the wrong direction they wouldn’t listen.
Such is the case with America today and parenthetically CPAC, as well. I have been saying for a long time that the Republican Party today is no longer the Party of Lincoln, and it darn sure is no longer the Party of Reagan. Thanks to Karl Rove and those like him the Republican Party is being transmogrified into an amalgamation of pagan ambitions shrouded in vestiges of deceit and obfuscation.
So why should we be surprised that the multi-day pep rally designed to gin up enthusiasm and forwardness within the Party mirror the Party comprising it? The answer is, of course, we shouldn’t.
Jen Kuznicki wrote a brutally honest and direct article for CNSNews referencing Brent Bozell’s blistering column in which he thrashed “CPAC and ACU (American Conservative Union) for inviting American Atheists to the annual conference.” Which as Kuznicki points out prompted “Charles C. W. Cooke of National Review” to write, “If atheism and conservatism are incompatible, then I am not a conservative.”
I argue it isn’t that atheism and conservatism are incompatible; it is that they are antithetical pursuant to both intent and purpose when given leadership. And therein is the growing divide between the Republican Party of Karl Rove and the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan. Ergo, so too the complexion of CPAC.
The Republican Party is a big tent, but it is a big tent based on “In God We Trust” with its traditions owing to the God of creation. Sound biblical men and biblically minded men founded the Republican Party in 1856. But today — in an effort to grab power for individuals juxtaposed to returning to Constructionism and defending the principles that made America the great nation that she is — left-leaning moderates have crept in unawares and have slowly and methodically undertaken to transform the Party into something that would be unrecognizable to our Founding Fathers and certainly unrecognizable to the founders of our Party.
As I wrote several days ago, there were no pro-life panels at CPAC even though certain speakers exercised their right to address this critical issue. But, the specific to that point, I argue it is a chilling indictment that the leadership of CPAC don’t believe this is an issue that deserves a panel.
Many young people attend CPAC, and when they hear the Tea Party and its members being savaged, it can even subliminally calcify the idea that the Tea Party is a damnable groupage that doesn’t deserve inclusion in the “big tent.”
The current leadership of the Republican Party has turned away from that which made America the envy of the civilized world. Republican leadership has in essence turned a deaf ear to the “Watchers on the Walls” who are warning them of their misdeeds — but they are not listening. And, even more egregious, they are leading the uninformed down the slippery slope with them.
We cannot permit that to happen. This “Behind The Political Curtain” piece is a call for you to remember whence our Party originated. It is a call for you to remember what the Party of Lincoln and Reagan once represented.
If we do not remember and turn back, not only will we lose our Party, but we will lose our nation.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here