American Conservative Union's Al Cardenas writes in the Washington Times to conservatives nationwide to hold tight to principles during the next four years:
The president misread his success in the election as a mandate to carry out a laundry list of big-government, liberal agenda items. If you are a committed ultra-liberal, this was your finest hour. If you are a moderate Democrat or center-right Republican, your aspirations to become the catalyst for compromise just evaporated. If you are a committed conservative — wake up. They are about to run you over unless you are willing to take a principled stand and fight back.
The same day the American people voted to re-elect Mr. Obama, they also voted to re-elect a Republican House. That election must be respected as well. In the governments closest to their homes and hearts, the American people also elected a majority of Republican governors and conservative majorities in state legislatures across the country. They are finding new and innovative ways to address our challenges and represent people who believe in Second Amendment rights, protection against voter fraud, traditional values and want to save Medicare from bankruptcy now rather than wait for it to happen in 10 years.
To my friends in Congress and fellow conservatives, you have two clear choices: surrender in exchange for meaningless small tokens, or fight back for the very principles of American exceptionalism.
Now is the time to stand tall and defend our liberty. Stand firm in your beliefs, articulate them well and believe that if we are right, we will prevail.Read more HERE.