With the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference fading into history, there are countless gems of wisdom and insight that deserve to be remembered as patriots continue fighting the corruption that threatens this great nation. Though CPAC in many ways serves as a pep rally for conservative activists, the speakers presented a unified – and unifying – message that will resonate with Americans from all walks of life who feel the country is on the wrong track.
Five of the most memorable quotes from the three-day event are listed below, in no particular order:
“We need to tell Harry Reid that his reign is over!”
Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party-backed congresswoman who gained national attention during his 2012 presidential bid, used her time to stress the importance of the upcoming midterm elections. She said American voters have the opportunity to decide whether this nation will continue following its current trajectory of government dependence or embrace the self-reliance and individual liberty favored by our founding fathers.
“If this nation forgets its God, God will have every right to forget us.”
While it might make sense that an ordained Baptist preacher would cite God’s influence on America, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee stressed the immediate need for the nation to return to its biblical roots before it is too late. He affirmed that America’s unparalleled prosperity was a direct result of God’s hand of providence. Furthermore, he warned that God can and will remove his blessing from the nation if we continue to defy the rules enumerated in the Holy Bible.
“We need to repeal every single word of ObamaCare.”
Sen. Ted Cruz received an enthusiastic welcome from CPAC attendees during his address, in which he laid out several steps that would return the U.S. to a firm fiscal and cultural foundation. He favored certain restrictions for politicians, including a lifetime ban on lobbying and a constitutional amendment enacting term limits. Cruz also stressed the importance of reigning in a corrupt IRS and fighting the lawlessness of today’s leftist leaders. Among his most popular points was his assertion that, though ObamaCare was forced through the legislative process, it is not too late to save the country from its disastrous mandates.
“I believe what you do on your cell phone is none of their damn business.”
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul did not mince words when he laid out a powerful case against NSA data mining used against law-abiding citizens. He lamented the prevailing leftist sentiment that the U.S. Constitution is open to interpretation depending on the whim of a leader or a certain number of voters. Such a regime, he said, is tyrannical and must be stopped. The true intent of our founding documents was to limit government, he said, not the individual. The revolutionaries who established the greatest nation on the face of the earth would not stand for the current attack on liberty – and neither should we.
“We’re becoming a third-world country.”
No matter one’s personal opinion of him, Donald Trump is reliably engaging as he attacks those he feels are working at cross-purposes with America’s best interest. His address at CPAC was no different. Trump forecast an economic disaster in coming years as the true impact of Obama’s policies are not set to be fully implemented until after the 2016 presidential election. He shredded the current administration’s weak policies – both foreign and domestic – and lamented the fact that America no longer offers the same opportunities it once did. While poor and elderly citizens suffer under bankrupt programs meant to offer assistance, America is being bombarded by illegal aliens encouraged to cross a porous border with little risk of jail time or deportation. He concluded that this nation has simply failed to make the most of its incredible potential, calling on patriots to hold our ineffective leaders accountable for their treacherous actions.
–B. Christopher Agee
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