Right Wing Conservative Stance
The Right Wing Conservative stance in the United States is simple and consists of two founding principles, including: i.) a strict adherence to the Constitution, as written, along with the Bill of Rights; and, ii.) a faithful commitment to and belief in ‘American Exceptionalism’—the very fruit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“Where equality is enthroned, freedom is extinguished. The rise of the egalitarian society means the death of the free society.” — Patrick J. Buchanan
Right Wing Conservatives are currently led by the Trump administration, with President Trump being duly elected to ‘drain the swamp’ of all of its DSA. The Presidential mandate was to promote and deliver on the Conservative agenda. This agenda includes but is not limited to the implementation of the following: legislate tax relief and reform; roll-back stifling regulations; promote clean air and water policies; become the world’s leading energy producer again; construct tangible and intangible border security measures; legislate immigration reform; reduce the costs of healthcare; hold NATO to account; build up the military to assure peace through strength; opt exclusively for fair trade agreements; deal firmly with rogue nations; protect America’s competitive advantages; reduce unemployment; create jobs; train and educate the work-force; repatriate the manufacturing industry; strengthen the rule of law; uphold the constitution; and, support a host of other ‘America First’ initiatives that are intended to “Make America Great Again”. All of the foregoing came by way of President Trump’s mantra: “Promises Made—Promises Kept”.
The Right Wing Conservatives believe that all forms of Leftist socialism/communism are akin to a calling card for tyranny, totalitarianism and ultimately murder on an industrial scale (e.g.: Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pot), which the Right vehemently opposes. The Right Wing Conservatives must not allow itself to go too far ‘Right’ and risk lapsing unawares into anarchy, but at the same time must not be tempted into complacency as the ‘Left’ inexorably presses more desperately towards socialism/communism then ever before. The right to dissent [meaning: to critically examine, as in free speech] is our most cherishable inalienable right and the cornerstone of Western Culture, which the Right protects far more jealously and judiciously than the Left.
Finally, our National Anthem and American Flag are the Nation’s most prominent sacrosanct symbols of freedom and liberty and no less symbolic of our sacred blood and treasure. All United States citizens have been granted a hard-won privilege to honor these symbols whether they afford them a due respect [or not]. In all events, our National Anthem resonates with unparalleled patriotic passion as much as our Flag waves proud “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave“ for and on behalf of all Americans, Left and Right.
Vote Republican — Preserve American Exceptionalism
I am, of course, a patriot, aligned with Right Wing Conservatives, but I maintain a due respect for my fellow American patriots who align with Left Wing Progressives. Moreover, my grandparents on my father’s side were offered an opportunity to become communists during WWII while under Italian, and later on German, occupation in Yugoslavia. The quid pro quo to accepting the offer would allow my father and his two sisters to go to school and integrate into the community and enjoy better opportunities. My grandparents, being devote Catholics, opted out and as a result their children lost the opportunity to obtain the makings of a formal education, albeit, with the goal of indoctrinating my father and his two sisters to communism.
After having suffered for their beliefs, my father eventually made it to America, as an illegal alien, after an odyssey that lasted some 11-years. The odyssey took him by ship to the far reaches of the world during that time. Having resolved to settle in this country he jumped-ship while enlisted in the Yugoslavian Merchant Marine when his ship ported in New York City. He met up with relatives; and with their help, he obtained employment as a dishwasher (due to not knowing the language, but as the years progressed he rose through the ranks of his profession and enjoyed a 66-year career as a world-class waiter). Within three months of reaching New York City in 1959, he met and married my mother and one-year later I arrived on the scene.
In order to avoid the risk of being deported he arranged with a lawyer, who took advantage of him financially, to enter Mexico so he could re-enter the United States legally. Unfortunately, he was arrested in Mexico and jailed for approximately one month for entering Mexico illegally. He arranged his release with another, more honorable attorney, who led him back into the United States, legally. By 1967 my father had successfully met all of the requirements for citizenship, which was conferred upon him by a court of law—a day to remember.
My father was a man imbued with an unquenchable industrious spirit and endowed with a incomparable hard-work ethic. He was a family man’s family man and he was no less a waiter’s waiter. He successfully became a productive and proud citizen of the United States. I am so proud of my father. I will honor his fight, and I will honor his parents for their fight, and I will dedicate myself to the same fight, and I will teach my children how to fight the one and the same nemesis: communism.
Thank God my grandparents encouraged their son, my father, to escape to the United States of America. They suffered the horrors of WWI and WWII and did not want to bear the thought of their son having to endure the potential for WWIII if possible; ergo, America was the answer. My father eventually brought over many relatives, including his sister, his brother, his mother and his father (although his father returned to his native Yugoslavia) and a number of cousins.
I had the privilege to visit my father’s homeland on four occasions, thrice as a boy and once as a man. The experiences are as indelible as they are precious to me. My father enjoyed 55-years of marriage with my wonderful mom. He is survived by his wife, his three sons and his one daughter. He has 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, and counting. God Bless America! God Bless my family—everyone!
David Patrick Grzan