November 27, 2009
To be sure, Conservatism is the very heart and soul of America’s principles and values. At the inception of this great country, fearless men and women heartily espoused moral truths and courageously established a land that celebrated not only liberty and freedom, but one that also engrained a moral compass in the hearts and mind of it citizenry more commonly referred to as Conservatism.
America was not established on a song and a dance; thousands of men forfeited their lives on General Washington’s bloody battlefield. Amid horrific conditions and the scarcity of supplies to the point of our revolutionary soldiers boiling leather boots for food, these men fought with a passion for a free and moral land, and women sacrificially lived their lives apart from their husbands, fathers and brothers. Together, they persevered against innumerable and unrealistic odds to ensure a life of independence for themselves, and a legacy of liberty for future generations. The battle was indeed, hard and long, yet, in the end, Conservatism won.
America is not yet 250 years old, however, government domination and moral depravity is rearing its ugly head in the land of the free and home of the brave. As a society, we often find ourselves entangled in civil, social, moral, and governmental issues on an almost constant basis that unabashedly mock our conservative roots. Battles rage on every front: in the schools, at the marriage altars, inside abortion clinics, and in the White House. Provoked and prodded by a government agenda that reeks of socialism, we must elect to rise to the occasion and proliferate Conservatism in every sector of life. There is, quite simply, no other answer for those who desire to build on the conservative foundation of their revolutionary forefathers and mothers. It is time to engage.
Simply put, we cannot afford to be faint of heart at this critical time. America stands at a pivotal point in her young life. The blood of soldiers and tears of women and children both past and present are deserving of our courage to once again fight forward—in addition to fighting back—to preserve the ideals that we know work. Our children, as well as future generations depend on us to pervade truth and liberty wherever deceit and bondage seek to have a foothold. Make no mistake—this battle will require courage and boldness on the part of the average citizen who believes in the defense of conservative values. Without a doubt, we should be conservative in lifestyle, but in defense of our freedoms and liberties, ultimate bravado is what’s called for in this hour.
It is on this premise that I want to encourage conservatives to stand for their beliefs with the strength that God provides. Certainly, any battle that we find ourselves engaged in, any stance for liberty and freedom that we undertake, and each core American value that we know is fundamentally correct and beneficial for society at large, can only be upheld by our decision to always be courageous, which is made possible by the truth of God’s word.
Naturally, there will be battles that we will have to face, however, if we place our hope and trust in God, we will not faint. His word assures us:
Isaiah 40:31- “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
I am encouraged by these words: “Soar on wings like eagles; … run and not grow weary, … walk and not be faint.”
From each viewpoint, whether soaring, running or walking, the promise given us by God is that we will not be defeated. This guarantee serves as a great source of hope and encouragement not only to obtain victory, but more importantly, to withstand the battle and be assured that we will not grow weary and faint. In other words, we will not give up because we have hope.
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Conservatism is not for the faint of heart.
Never has been.
Thus, our confidence must be substantiated on the promise of Scripture for those who hope in God. This is the assurance we have that we will not be faint of heart.
© 2009 Selena Owens - All Rights Reserved
Selena Owens is the author of three books. Her latest, The Power Within a Conservative Woman: Engaging America for God, Family and Country is her first political activist themed work. She encourages conservative women to stand firmly on the principles that have made America strong, and, when faced with extraordinary circumstances, to rely on the power within them—which is endowed by God—to persevere and overcome.
Most currently, Selena (and her husband, William), is a speaker on the Tea Party Express national tour, and resounds her passion for God, family and country. While on the first tour, Selena conducted a brief interview on September 11, 2009 with Fox and Friends concerning the movement, and the 9/12 march of over one million people that took place on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Selena is a political activist whom has never before engaged in politics. Her passion for her country and future generations has inspired her to write and speak, and also to resume a college education online after a twenty year hiatus.
Selena is married to author and speaker, William Owens, and the couple has reared four young adults who are passionate for God and country. She is also vice president of iTouch Publishers, a division of Higher Standard Publishers, Inc., and director of Multi-Cultural Conservative Coalition.