The dominating role outsiders have played in the GOP presidential contest so far means we may not get the election we need in 2016, but instead the election we deserve.
Some folks are ready to hand the keys of the kingdom to a reality TV star/business mogul/part-time Democrat, who nonetheless never brings a knife to a gunfight when it comes to harassing the feckless GOP establishment. And speaking of the Democrats, those shattered souls appear ready to walk down the aisle with the sort of man who has been their true heart's desire all along – an admitted socialist.
This is proof that people no longer trust the usually suspect political class of liars and thieves that has grasped for our trust, our money, and our votes for too long without respecting us enough to take us out for breakfast in the morning. They are tired of being used. They are tired of being ashamed.
Good. It's about time.
Yet then there is this. A new Heritage Foundation poll found that 78 percent of Americans agree that Planned Parenthood should be stripped of taxpayer funding, while a recent CNN/ORC poll claims that 71 percent of adults don't want the federal government shut down to help accomplish that goal.
Now that's just plain crazy. And I mean "the Detroit Lions are going to the Super Bowl" crazy. Either we are sick of the baby killing and the politicians who year after bloody year have signed off on it, or we are not. And if the body-part-selling jackals of Planned Parenthood have truly pushed us to the edge of what we are willing to tolerate, then a logical conclusion follows.
We shouldn't have a single worry about pushing for another one of these so-called government shutdowns. In fact, there should be a long line of those waiting to get their hands on the matches and the gasoline who are chanting "burn it down!"
Anything else and you are a prostitute who will go back to her abusive pimp no matter how many times he hits you. Anything else and you are a junkie who relies on nanny state fixes, rather than taking control of your own destiny and maximizing your uniquely God-given potential.
You have been waiting for politicians like "Ditch" McConnell to do something heroic for years. Not only is that never going to happen – we know this because he has said so – but please come to terms with the fact that he loathes you and the principles you fight for. He [McConnell] is so ensconced in his crypt keeper lifestyle in Washington, DC, that he believes the GOP will suffer undue harm if the government is shut down on his watch.
You mean the same government a sizable swath of the American people is ready to hand over to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders? The one that can't pay its bills, can't defend its borders, can't see Iran as a threat, can't defend the First Amendment and can't resist the tyrannical intentions of rogue courts? You mean that government?
Such a dysfunctional body is not a legitimate government. It's a feeding trough for miscreants and fools.
Don't even flatter yourself that it is a profile in courage to put the brakes on the very institutions that have winked and nodded at pre-born genocide for decades. It is not courageous to call the exterminator when your dwelling is infested with roaches and snakes. It is simply prudent. It is what must be done.
But if you need a shot of courage to get you headed in the right direction, take your cue from Tiffany Oborn. She recently overcame the terrible sadness of losing her 19-week-old baby after a premature labor by allowing pictures of her son, Greyson, to be posted at Live Action News.
Her goal was to point out the obvious in a world full of grotesque deception. Far from being a clump of cells, Greyson was a tiny human being undeserving of having his limbs suctioned off, his tiny body burned by chemicals, or his neck stabbed with scissors.
Young Greyson lived for two hours after he was born. It was a life of value and beauty then, just as it was the day before when sheltered in his mother's womb. How then, his mother wonders, does it make sense that the likes of Planned Parenthood can literally put a price on the head of such a child? How can we harvest the organs of a living being whose worth in pagan terms is actually being calculated because of its obvious human quality, not in spite of it?
The death merchants want these body parts because they are human body parts. End of story.
"Tell me how that is not taking a life," asks Greyson's mom.
No one can. No one.
So don't be distracted by the possibility of a 20-week abortion ban being offered in Congress to placate you into believing that something is better than nothing. Remember the obvious: half a baby is still a dead baby.
There has never been a chance like this to render a potential kill shot to Planned Parenthood. Even the butchers caught on video have said as much in their own chilling words. Furthermore, the government that has allowed this to happen up until this point is complicit, and the politicians who have lost your trust for other valid reasons are infinitely more worthy of your condemnation now.
We can't simply hashtag Planned Parenthood into oblivion. It has to be defunded and it has to be defunded now, and any government apparatus too afraid or dysfunctional to deal with that fact deserves to die. Unlike the innocent baby humans it failed to protect.
Be not afraid. Slay the beast. Save the innocent. There are no other options for a people who believe they deserve to be free.
Steve Deace is a conservative commentator and nationally syndicated radio host. This column was first published by Conservative Review.
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