In 1836, a brave group of Texans and Tennesseans were surrounded at the Alamo. General Santa Anna told them they could either surrender now or no quarter would be given. No quarter is an old term. It means that no mercy would be shown at the end of the battle. We all know how the battle of the Alamo ended.
We are seeing no quarter now in political warfare. Where is this happening and why is it important?
We are seeing it as the far left has attacked ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC had been very effective in advancing Voter ID laws and Stand Your Ground laws. Van Jones and the Color of Change went after ALEC, getting several corporation sponsors to withdraw support.
Instead of standing their ground and fighting, ALEC quickly borrowed John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag of surrender. They announced they would withdraw from issues concerned “public safety and elections,” and would just concentrate on economic issues.
That was not good enough for the left, which continued the attack.
Wal-Mart is now the latest company to announce it is withdrawing from ALEC. Two months after ALEC announced its surrender, the left’s war against ALEC continues. Van Jones and the Soros have complete victory in their sights. They will accept nothing short of ALEC’s complete destruction.
There is a lesson here for conservatives.
No accommodation is possible with the far left. They do not want to cooperate. They do not want to have a debate about what is best for this nation. They wish to destroy anyone who disagrees with them.
Rush Limbaugh showed us how we deal with liberals. There is no compromise with them. We fight.
While many of the left wing groups that attack conservatives are funded by people like George Soros, there are others that receive money from corporations. It is time for conservatives to spend some time looking at these groups, see what their funding sources are and go to corporations, foundations and sponsors demanding they cut off the funding for these groups.
We are in a fight for the future of this nation. We cannot always be on the defensive. No one wins a fight or a war by being on the defensive. We must start going after these groups. We must cut off their funding.
ALEC is now slowly twisting in the wind. I have joked in the past that my family motto is, “if you cannot be a good example, at least be a horrible warning.” ALEC is the horrible warning. There is no compromise with the left.
It does not matter to the left if a group surrenders on important issues. The left wants conservative groups destroyed.
At the National Tea Party Convention in 2010, Andrew Breitbart said of liberals, “their ideas suck and so do they.” They are also ruthless and absolutely committed to destroying us and the America we know.
We must stand and fight. There is no alternative.
And the list of corporate & foundation contributors supporting the activities against ALEC is--------???
I keep saying the same thing, we are killing ourselves by buying from those that are bashing this country. One fine example is Progressive insurance, hence the name they are a progressive company and have donated to some of the worst kinds that are fighting to destroy the Christian conservatives... We really need a good source to fact check companies we do business with? What say you????
Excellent idea! I went to ask.com to see if there is already such a list out there. I found a list of corporate donors at this site which might give us a starting point: http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topcontribs.php
Interesting info Gayle. Some was as expected - others surprised me. Did you happen to notice the breakdown of percentages for Bain Capital? Hmmmmm............
I'm a 7th generation Texan whose ancestors were here before the massacre at the Alamo. "Remember the Alamo" has been the rallying cry for decades. Travis drew a line in the sand and no man crossed it. They lost their lives - ALEC only lost a few sponsors. If one doesn't draw a line and stand behind it for his principles, then he has none.
Email ALEC and ask them to stand on their principles if they truly believe in them. Lose sponsorship? It happened to Rush and they came crawling back when their sales dropped. Give us a list of the ALEC sponsors that fled so we can contact them. I've already emailed ALEC and Walmart. You have to stand up to and fight bullies, be they the neighborhood one that picks on the weaker children or countries like Germany and Japan in WWII. If we don't have voter ID in place by November, we'll have an untold number of ineligible votes cast which nullify our votes and will re-elect Obama. That's always assuming we have an election in November.
Well said my friend. Thank You for all you do.
We are in a fight for the future of this nation.
Yours in Liberty, David