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Lesson From CPAC: Stop Apologizing for Being Right by Steven Brodie Tucker

I’ve spent the last few days watching hours of video from CPAC, and I couldn’t be more excited. Yes, we had to listen to frauds like Mike Huckabee (who thinks Libertarians are more dangerous than Democrats) and Chris Christie (whose massive expansion of New Jersey’s government somehow qualifies him as the next great hope of conservatives?). But we also got to listen to Ben Carson, who demanded that common-sense Americans stop apologizing for being right; and to Sarah Palin who demanded that patriots stop allowing themselves to be bullied by Statist activists.

In 2007, I wrote several articles arguing for the nomination of either Sarah Palin or Mark Sanford as John McCain’s vice-presidential ticket. I didn’t look at the lives or character of Governor Palin or Sanford. I looked at Alaska and South Carolina, and I asked myself, would I want an America run the way these states are run? The answer was yes! Sarah Palin is a brilliant woman, in touch with the American People. She was a much better candidate than Romney, Ryan, Biden, Obama, or McCain. If you watched her speech at this years’ CPAC, you’ll understand why.

I think many Americans have this fear, this subterranean insecurity that maybe they are wrong; that maybe liberals are right. How can we know what is true and what is false, anyway? This is the question the liberals taught us. How can we be sure that our way of common sense government would work? This is the question the skeptics taught us. What right do I have to force my practical understanding of reality on others? This is the question our university professors taught us.


Ladies and Gentlemen, look at the consequence of our insecurity and lack of resolve. Look at the consequence of our timidity and humility. We cannot afford either anymore.

Here is a truth (and if you don’t believe me, please, read a number of world history books if you doubt me): you must defeat your enemies. Conservatives, Constitutionalists, and Libertarians know that our economy will collapse if we continue to tax and spend the way we do. We know that a weak American economy and military emboldens tyrants around the world. We know that if we give our government an inch of our liberty that they will take a mile. And we know that free markets make free people, and that a free people create a land of opportunity.

Now is the time to defeat our enemy; only this time, we must never become as lazy as we did during the 90s. Under George H.W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton we relaxed in the prosperity of the capitalism and liberty we won in 1980. We got a little fat and we got a little lazy. We’re on the verge of yet another victory, but we must remain vigilant this time, committed to the cause of liberty and self-reliance, no matter how rich and happy we become. We are right. They are wrong. This fact should never be sacrificed to any flaw or irrationality. We should never apologize for being right.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

2 Responses to “Lesson From CPAC: Stop Apologizing for Being Right by Steven Brodie Tucker”

  1. D.C. says:

    Right on bro! Looking forward to seeing more of your blogs.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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