Through the Conservative Prism: Primary Postmortem


It’s been awhile since I have written anything. I have been a little preoccupied with local issues up here the Wilderness, which has culminated in my being called out by name in the local paper by a millionaire liberal, who has been buying up large tracts of land in small rural Maine towns and decimating their economies by putting these landholdings in tax exempt or tax preferred programs, thereby depleting small town Maine’s tenuous tax base. Needless to say, said millionaire liberal doesn’t like my propensity to lay down the facts and not care a rat’s hairy hindquarters what he thinks of the revelations.

In some measure, I suppose I should feel flattered. It’s the first time I’ve had my name in the headlines. And still, given that it was not the front page, I have room to grow, goals still to aspire to.

But that propensity aforementioned has been a thorn in the gamy rotting flesh of the political establishment since I became political active, putting my written voice to many a, yes, thorny political issue causing no small discomfort to those who clutch and grasp at power like wizened old wraiths. It is easy then to understand why the “thorn” is tolerated during the election cycle in order to capitalize on the zeal, then quickly discarded after goals have been realized and a dissenting voice must be marginalized. Lessons are learned, mistrust a gift cherished, and the realization that the freedom to make your own call should not be lightly relinquished.

So then the primary. I have always called myself a Conservative with Libertarian leanings. I rarely mention this anymore as those within the Libertarian ranks, especially in Maine, find “leanings” offensive to the purity of the political ideology to the point of threats of violent retribution to those who transgress the “issue du jour”, which given the myriad of Libertarian factions the political vassal can spend a continuum paying homage and reparations for the endless cycle of transgressions.

So then this primary. I chose to endorse the candidate that I felt was the closest to my core value system which was not the establishment pick. My candidate came up short.

Now, as Conservative, I am faced with an evaluation of can my core value system support the nominee the Republican establishment has given us? In the light of what alternatives are left to the future of this great State, the answer is pretty clear, we must, all conservatives, unite to support Shawn Moody for Governor. All questions must be set aside, our goal must be fixed, and we cannot lose ground.

I regarded Mr. Moody as a blank slate, a dubious record at best. In the issues that matter most, this nominee has secured endorsements from individuals whose records are clear and worthy of trust. These should be assurances we need.

The 2nd Amendment has been the lightning rod throughout this cycle, although the rhetoric has evolved into an assault on the whole of the Constitution. During the primary, Jeff Zimba vouched for Mr. Moody’s support for gun rights, when questions arose on his stance. For all of us who have fought for and cherish our Natural Born Right to self-defense, Mr. Zimba has a proven record we can trust and his word should be enough.

Moody has assured us that he will defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Documents defend the fundamental rights stamped into us from the spark of life and we must expect every political leader to honor them. Now, it is time to put the shoulder to the harness and get Shawn Moody to the Blaine House. Let’s Set Maine Free!

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