The unrestricted abortion license will continue, because a majority of Americans have voted for a man who defends infanticide. Several states — including my home state, Maryland — have changed the definition of marriage, and it will not stop there. It will soon be illegal to oppose same-sex marriage, even for Christians. The media will become even more brazen in covering up for the president and shaming those who don’t agree. Our debt will mount, and our credit rating will fall. In a couple hundred years, America’s heavily censored school textbooks will record conservatism as a freak aberration. It will get a couple pages between the chapters on FDR and Barack Obama.
None of this is to say there should be no resistance. People of faith and courage don’t just lay down and die. Conservatives can participate in civil disobedience, we can protest. As Gandhi said, “They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience.”
But until it comes to that, let go of politics for a while. Be a true conservative and accept the reality of the world we now live in. America has been fundamentally transformed. God has not.
Mark Judge is the author of A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism, and Rock ‘n’ Roll.