-By Chuck Busch
I want you to know that I greatly appreciate the effort and sacrifice you made in seeking the presidency. I have been a supporter of you since the 2008 election and always believed you had a lot to offer the people of this country. History took a strange turn in 2008 and it would seem that the country got started down a wrong path that will now take extraordinary efforts to reverse. In the final analysis we have to accept that God is still on the throne and he will use whatever circumstance for His redemptive purposes. If I didn’t believe that, we would all have reason for despair.
You were an excellent candidate and ran a superb campaign. It was encouraging to hear someone articulate sound economic and national policies as well as you did. I believe you and Paul Ryan won the debate season hands down with factual and sensible proposals delivered in a confident and professional manner. As you reflect on the last year’s whirlwind events, please do not second-guess your message of limited government or think that you could have done anything different to affect the outcome. The Republican Party should make no change to its 2012 platform or compromise on social, cultural and economic issues. The contrast between the “paths” of the two parties could have not been made clearer.
I believe the loss of the election can be attributed to an inattentive unsophisticated beguiled electorate. Apathy, laziness and selfishness are tough things to compete against and the opposition exploited these human weaknesses in a major way. You and Paul offered adult thoughtful critical plans to bring about stability through fiscal discipline and a realistic appraisal of entitlement/welfare programs. Obama simply dismissed the problems and promised more unaffordable “gifts” at the expense of others and naturally the more childish voters went for that. I am most disappointed, though, with the very large number of my fellow citizens who, for whatever excuse, chose not to participate at all in the political process. A decision they may very well regret. There simply is no justification for non-involvement in a nation where the people have the obligation to govern themselves. Preceding generations of Americans struggled to preserve that right for us. Moral change has to be led by the Church, not political camps.
The road back to a Constitutional republic, financial solvency and a moral society will now be made much more difficult without you leading the way. Nonetheless, the ideas, policies and inspiration that you and Paul Ryan put forth during your many speeches will endure with those who truly love the American way of life. I do believe you have whetted the appetite for substantive changes in how the nation’s business should be conducted. Your arguments will be the basis of policy formation within the Republican Party over the next four years. Hopefully, even the present administration will give heed to them. I am happy that you will instead be able to enjoy your family and your retirement and not have to clean up this mess although I know you were willing to do so for love of country. Obama owns these problems now as is only fitting. I pray that God will give him humility, wisdom and understanding as the nation moves forward toward its destiny.
God bless you and your family,
And I do “Believe in America”
Chuck Busch may be contacted via email him atBuscCharles@aol.com
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