Editorial

The complete conservative

I was discussing Reagan’s three-legged stool the other day with my friend Mark Lloyd, chairman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriot Federation and president of the aforementioned Ronald Reagan Institute.

“What do you suppose holds together those three legs of the stool?” he asked. “Do tell,” I replied. “The seat,” he said. “And the seat, which is sustained by all three legs — a strong defense, the free market and traditional social values — is where we as Americans can rest steady.”

“What does the seat signify?” I asked. “The seat represents those certain unalienable rights granted by our creator, addressed in the Declaration of Independence and enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. The seat is our individual life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, bound together by faith in God and love of country,” he concluded.

Indeed, the ongoing Tea Party uprising is a monumental grassroots clamoring for a national return to Reagan conservatism. Reagan conservatism is merely an extension of the fundamental principles held near and dear by our Founding Fathers.

The die is cast and the cast is clear. In today’s revolution King George and the Redcoats are channeled by Barack Obama and his like-minded “progressive” lackeys in the media and elsewhere. “Taxation without representation” signifies the larger secular-socialist agenda they seek to impose.

But that’s fine. When spurred by the cause of freedom, “right-wing extremists” — like those who pledged lives, fortunes and sacred honor in order “to form a more perfect union” — have never backed down from a good fight.

For those wishful thinking “progressives” and lukewarm RINOs who imagine that the Reagan revolution is over, I say it’s only just begun.

Matt Barber ([email protected]) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action. Facebook/jmattbarber / Twitter/@jmattbarber (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)