Athena Pappas | Patriots Freedom
I once got a splinter in my finger. It buried itself pretty deep and I couldn’t seem to dig it out, so I left it alone, thinking it would work its way to the surface.
The area around the splinter soon grew red and hot. Before long, I had a nasty infection, one that could have been avoided if I’d just managed to get that stupid splinter out. It took some antibiotics and a lot of digging with a needle and tweezers, but I finally managed to break that sucker free and the finger eventually healed.
That story is a good analogy for what’s going on in D.C. right now. We’ve got a splinter in the White House. We tried, with our votes, to keep him from embedding himself there. You see how that worked out for us. And, if we want to carry this comparison a bit further, we’ve got a Capitol filled with splinters, too. Some of them are Democrats. Some of them are RINOS (Republicans in Name Only). The infection they’re causing is painful and won’t be easy to cure, but we’ve got to try.
The only way to truly get a splinter out is to dig deep. And let’s be honest. . .that’s painful. Sometimes the pain gets worse before it gets better, but that doesn’t stop you from digging.
That’s what we conservatives need to do over the next two years. We need to join President Trump, who is setting his sights on 2022 and wants to help defeat RINOs in the primaries so that the Republican party can grow stronger, more solid in its conservative beliefs.
That might be a bit of a blow to some who had wanted to shift away from the Republican party toward a 3rd party, but maybe this is the “pain before the extraction” part. Maybe healing rifts with the Republican Party is part of the process. Maybe moving the Republican party back to its conservative roots is the better choice. Perhaps it’s the only choice if we ever truly want to out-maneuver and out-vote the Democrats.
So, what can we do?
First, we need to get involved. In those states where RINOs rule the day we need to play an active role in finding better candidates. Then we need to help those candidates as never before.
- Help them make calls.
- Help them send mailouts.
- Help them with email campaigns.
- Help them on social media.
- Help them with our encouragement.
- Help them with our prayers.
Help them. Spread the word. Because they will only stand a chance if they have a solid team behind them.
You can be part of that team.
Second, we’ve got to be prepared for pain. Democrats don’t play fair and neither do their RINO counterparts. They are willing to inflict pain on anyone who stands in opposition to them. We’ve got to be ready for that and willing to pay the price if we’re going to stay in this race to the finish line.
Those splinters must be removed. Otherwise the whole plan—long-term—will fester. And once that sort of infection sets in, it’s hard to cure.
While we have the time, let’s set our sights on 2022.