A Righteous Patriot

     Is anyone else out there less than enthused with the field of candidates claiming to be conservatives? Where are the Righteous, selfless, and magnanimous Patriots?

     Our founding fathers worried that a loss of Christian values would spell the doom of the “Great Experiment” of our Constitution and our country. They recognized that all mankind suffer from weaknesses of character that must be reined in by regular doses of Righteousness and morality delivered with the constant threat of eternal damnation. In order for America to survive, we MUST find Righteous Patriots to endow with the power to lead it.

     Righteous—the dictionary defines it as “right•eous – adjective 1. Characterized by uprightness or morality: a righteous observance of the law. 2. Morally right or justifiable: righteous indignation. 3. acting in an upright, moral way; virtuous: a righteous and godly person.”

     Uprightness, morality, morally right or justifiable, virtuous; do these words even have meaning in today’s America?

     For America to survive we need to find Righteous individuals whose sole purpose in life is to do what is in America’s best interest. Finding such a person is going to get harder and harder as long as our schools fail to instill a sense of right and wrong, moral and immoral. What good is an ethics committee when no one on it is looking out for rightness or morality in America but is only looking out for their own jobs?

     We need politicians who have the following priorities:

1. As with doctors, first, do no harm. Do nothing that would harm Americans or America including doing anything that would reduce America’s image as a world leader, a champion of freedom and the meanest dog on the block. There are ugly people in the world who want nothing better than to be able to cause America and Americans harm. Anything that harms or weakens America’s image, will eventually harm Americans.

2. To do the people’s business—politicians are not sent to Washington to follow their own or a party’s agenda. They are sent there to support and defend the Constitution, to ensure that government performs only those functions that it is authorized to perform and to protect the freedom and rights of the people from further encroachments.

3. All of our politicians need to realize that they are the guardians of liberty. If they fail in their task, the only option left is for the people to exercise their right, their duty to remove and replace the government as outlined in the Declaration of Independence:


“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” (Emphasis mine).


4. Realize that they MUST be Righteous 24/7. There is no off-duty time allowed when it comes to being a leader. Leaders must always set the example of what it means to be Righteous and a Patriot.

Be forewarned politicians, the American people are getting tired of having their business left undone while you pursue your agendas that are not in America’s best interest. And, Americans have proven on many occasions that they will not long tolerate anyone who threatens our freedom, our liberty or our pursuit of happiness. If America’s government won’t get itself under control, I am sure that there are still sufficient Righteous Patriots left to do the job, no matter how hard it is or how long it takes, even at the risk of pledging “…our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”(Emphasis still mine).


Edward Richardson