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George Will on Ken Buck and other Conservatives

My wife and I heard George Will speak at the University of Illinois in Champaign on the evening of March 31, 1995.  This is Dr. Will’s home town where he grew up after World War II.  His father was a respected professor of philosophy  at the University.

Some persons are bookish and bright, some bookish and brilliant.   George Will is the latter and one of the most gifted writers one has the privilege of following.    In a May 3rd Newsweek column  he devotes 100 of his 700 words to the GOP U.S. Senate race in CO.  The highlighted quote speaks of the grassroots conservatives in Colorado rebelling against what they call “grass tops” Republicans here in the Centennial State. 

One can tell that Will has done his homework for he notes how conservatives are rallying to District Attorney, Ken Buck.   Meanwhile, Jane Norton, endorsed by John McCain who took only 18% in the 2008 CO Caucuses, is choosing to get on  the August 10 ballot by petition.   George rightly discerns that her campaign fears that at the May 22nd nominating assembly they may not even reach the 30% threshold for ballot access.

The central theme of the George Will essay is that conservatives from California to Utah to Arizona to Colorado to Indiana to Florida are rising up and may take down candidates favored by party leaders.   I give you John McCain’s endorsement of Jane Norton.   He goes on to note that some commentators who do not wish conservatives well speak of the Nortons of Colorado and the Charlie Crists of Florida as “responsible” Republicans.    These are GOP members who play well with the Democrats–“Grass Tops” rather than Grassroots.   Moderates rather than Reagan Conservatives.

This is not a time for playing well with Democrats.   We have elected what many believe to be the most radical President in the nation’s history.   The Far Left is pushing an agenda very dangerous to our liberties.   No, it is not time to play well but rather to win big with  ideals once held to by Democrats like Jack Kennedy–lower taxes and stronger vigilance in national defense.   Rather hard for me to hear President Kennedy calling an AZ attempt to protect themselves dangerous and wrong headed.  Tell that to the family of a murdered rancher.    Kennedy nearly died defending our nation during WWII.   I think he would defend our southern border.

A friend recently pointed me to Isaiah 50:4, “The Lord, the Eternal, has given me a well-trained teacher that I may rightly answer the ungodly.”  Moffatt’s Translation   Dr. George Will, Ph.D. in political science from Princeton, both bookish and brilliant (and a baseball fan besides) is such a teacher.  May we join him in rightly discerning these times.   May we have steel in our backbones and fearlessness of spirit as we confidently elect true Conservatives like Ken Buck to the helm of state.