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Conservatives, We’ve Got A Problem [Update at 1717]

23 February 2010 @ 14:49

Since I posted last week that I felt no need to sign the Mount Vernon Statement because… 

Michelle Malkin believes that The Constitution Of The United States is ‘the only statement of guiding principles we need’. 

I would raise her and argue that there are two guiding statements of our philosophy we need: The Constitution and The Declaration Of Independence. Anything else, if true to The Founding, would be just mere restatement of what is in those documents, and I have yet to see any such attempt be successful. I invite my Friends In The Ether to prove me wrong. 

…several of my Friends In The Ether have urged me to sign the Statement anyway to help sent a statement to politicians everywhere that, in a sense, ‘We’re here, we’re conservative, get used to it’. 

At the time, I mentioned that, even if I agreed that the Mount Vernon Statement was necessary or useful, I could not in good conscience sign it because Grover Norquist had signed it and Mr. Norquist was and is a useful idiot for the Jihadists

It seems I am not alone in thinking this way.  I did not notice until today that on 18 February Michelle Malkin published a blog entry wherein she asked some uncomfortable questions of those who had signed the Statement.  Two of them dealt with Norquist.  Here’s one: 

I have an inconvenient, but necessary, question for those who sign their names: 

Do you agree with [ACU’s David] Keene and Norquist’s views on national security and immigration enforcement? 

Because in the name of “constitutional conservatism,” Keene and Norquist support the Obama/Democrat majority approach of civilian trials for terrorists. And in the name of “constitutional conservatism,” Norquist supports de facto open borders and dangerous pandering to Muslim grievance-mongers. 

Mrs. Malkin also reminds us of an article she wrote in January of 2009 about the GOP’s Norquist Problem.  Please follow her link to that.  I’ll just mention one name which should give you an idea who this man pals around with: Sammy Al Arian. 


Grover Norquist: Useful Idiot of the Jihad.


UPDATE at 1717… 

-Both Ran, over at SI VIS PACEM, and Russ, over at That’s Right, have posted their thoughtful comments on this whole issue.  Please do take the time to check out Russ here and Ran here

-One final point: The reason I am being very hard-ass about Norquist is because 

1) I grew up during the final decades of The Cold War and also spent a great deal of time researching the earlier years of it.  It wrecked a great deal of damage across the world.  And the world has never recovered from it. 

2) I well remember the damage done to use by the fellow-travellers, dupes, and useful idiots — and this was only a cold not a hot conflict.  The Jihadists are waging a seeringly hot war against The West.  Many have died.  Many have been maimed.  In The Cold War, the peoples of The West got off relatively easy, but in this conflict we are engaged in a battle against a foe that will only accept our deaths or enslavement.  While life under the Soviets was harsh and often cruel, it is a nothing compared to a life lived under the Dhimmitude. 

Anyone who aides and abets Islam is a traitor to Western Civilization.  Islam is not and never has been a ‘religion of peace’.  It has always been a savagedom of barbarity.

  1. 23 February 2010 @ 16:19 16:19

    Interesting issues raised. I’m critical of Norquist myself for the same reasons. Updated my post on it and linked you back to here.

  2. 23 February 2010 @ 23:00 23:00

    In my zeal to prepare for CPAC I didn’t do my homework on this one. I just linked you.

  3. 24 February 2010 @ 10:02 10:02

    Stick to your guns on this issue- Norquist is the reason I am not signing either, and I found my background info at before Michelle Malkin had hers up.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      24 February 2010 @ 11:05 11:05

      I will – this one is important. I will look over at Deb Schlussel’s site for more info – thanks.

  4. 18 June 2010 @ 10:43 10:43

    Hey Bob! You are so right about Grover Norquist. I am boiling mad at the conservative groups, even Christian groups for pete’s sake, that continue to stay with him, go to his meetings (“because everyone goes” and “they serve such good food”)! Sell your birthright to be an American and live in freedom for a mess of pottage? If everyone didn’t go, then everyone wouldn’t be there, would they???

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      18 June 2010 @ 19:42 19:42



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