From Star Parker:
As 2013 comes to a close, it’s as good a time as any to do some national soul-searching.
Polls show that nearly three-fourths of Americans say the nation is on the wrong track. Disapproval ratings of our president are lodged above 50 percent.
Clearly, whatever was generating the glow that got the most left-wing president in American history elected twice is starting to fade.
Despite the considerable human experience from around the world that socialism does not work, and the considerable experience in our own country that human freedom and capitalism does work, many Americans bought the left-wing sweet talk and sugar-coated promises from Barack Obama that this time things would be different.
As Obamacare socialism implodes, as every conservative observer knew from day one it would, the American people need alternatives not just to how we get our health care, but to the destructive left-wing vision that has gripped this country over recent years.
A Gallup poll last week reported that 72 percent of Americans identify “big government” as “the biggest threat to the country in the future,” the highest percentage since Gallup began reporting this in 1965.
[W]e need leaders who are willing to be honest about the moral collapse of our country. Societies without virtue and personal responsibility cannot bear the burdens of freedom and reap its benefits. Can a free country really live with almost half its babies born to unwed mothers?
We got to where we are today as result of political leaders who thought American freedom is on automatic pilot.
It’s not. Freedom requires eternal vigilance.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner should be on alert that conservatives have just begun to fight. We’re hanging out the Help Wanted sign for a new generation of principled, conservative leaders.