Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Conservatives who break Ranks!

Tony Blankley has an excellent column today about Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Chris Buckley, David Frum and Kathleen Parker. (Click on the title for a link.) In times of crisis there are those who step up and hold the line and there are those, such as the above named, who flee to the rear. This is a free country and I believe in a big tent conservative movement but this is not a time to break ranks in the face of the enemy. As Blankley writes:
The new conservative movement will be facing a political opponent that will reveal itself soon to be both multiculturalist and Eurosocialist. We will be engaged in a struggle to the political death for the soul of the country. As I did at the beginning of and throughout the Buckley/Goldwater/Reagan/Gingrich conservative movement, I will try to lend my hand. I certainly will do what I can to make it a big-tent conservative movement. But just as it does in every great cause, one question has to be answered correctly: Whose side are you on, comrade?

We need some folks to step in and fill in the holes in the line and catch the falling flag.

As a side note.... as a kid I owned the above classic comic and saw the movie with Audie Murphy at a drive-in movie with my parents.