THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

January 21, 2010

You can win a battle and still lose the war

Filed under: Liberty,politics — danielhite @ 9:13 am
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Christian Americans must never again be satisfied with politics as usual.  If we are going to see our republic restored, then we must elect solid, virtuous candidates to represent us.  In our republican (small “r”) system, representatives do just that;  they represent us.  They are a reflection of us. They share the values and character of the electorate, be they virtuous or void of it.  Expediency must go out the window and we must be in these races for the long haul encouraging courageous and competent candidates to prepare and run for elected office. Certainly Washington, Adams, and the others had their imperfections, but character, conviction, and conscience were the hallmark standards they all commonly held and by which they were known. A clean reputation preceded their candidacy. Our founding fathers also had a sense of their history.  This is another void in our society today. History is our teacher and mentor. Philosophies and ideologies are exposed and judged through historical examination. Certainly pragmatism and relativism have no part in a truly conservative vocabulary and lifestyle. (Read my previous post for an historical view of candidacy.)

In our war for independence, Washington led our troops to victory by winning the strategic battles, but not all the battles. It is winning the right battles that wins the war. Election victories can be bittersweet.  Let us hope and pray that this latest Massachusetts race turns out more sweet than bitter.

“O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause. it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

(final verse, “The Star Spangled Banner,” by Francis Scott Key-“Defence of Fort McHenry,” 1814)


1 Comment »

  1. 1-21-2010, pm

    Dear Daniel Hite:


    Thank you,

    Mr. & Mrs. C. Williams

    Comment by Charles and Nancy — January 21, 2010 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

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