The Federalist Papers were letters, essays, and newspaper articles written by the framers of our Constitution over 200 years ago, arguing the various points of the new Federalist system the Constitution would outline. As America’s conservatives find their way of life under assault today, directly and indirectly by liberalism, there are many excellent points being argued about Conservatism and it’s application to the current political landscape.
I’m collecting them into an easy reference place here.
Part V is “How to Defeat Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals'”
It’s a brilliant little self-taught piece by a liberal who reprogrammed herself to become Conservative. Her Liberal credentials are impeccable::
I wasn’t just your garden variety liberal who voted Democrat and that was about it. I was a true believer. A zealot. Like many leftists who had abandoned Judeo-Christian religion, I worshipped at the altar of liberalism. For instance, I never missed watching the Democratic National Convention. I watched every speech, with tissue box handy. (What kind of a freak was I anyway?) The Democratic Party symbolized hope, love, compassion, promise, everything that was good and holy in the world. I gave money, my time, my heart, my soul. I cried with joy when Democrats won; I was distraught when they lost. I was programmed from birth to be a devout liberal. My dad, a hard working first generation Russian Jew, would lecture me on a regular basis, “The Democrats are the party of the little people. The Republicans are the party of the rich guy.”
Talk Radio played a big part in her deprogramming:
To my disbelief, the more I listened and read, the more these folks made sense. For instance, at first I couldn’t understand why so many conservatives expressed concern about morality issues, like gay marriage. Berkeley is Lesbian Central, and I know many good hearted gay people. But the more I learned, the more I started getting the larger picture; that conservatives were not necessarily impugning the character of gay people, but they were alarmed at the breakdown of traditional values. If the basic structure of society goes, e.g., traditional marriage, religion, patriotism, common language, what remains? If everything becomes fluid, what is there to hold onto? Without any moral structure and traditions, a society descends into anarchy and mob rule, as it is clearly doing today.
It’s not a terrifically long article, but it’s a great little primer on what Conservatives should be concentrating on right now, and why these things are so important.
Make the time to read it today. It’s that important.