The general population of true Conservatives appears to be shrinking daily. There are at least two reasons (and I am sure there are numerous tributary contributing factors) for this atrophy: pressure exerted via political correctness and a lack of understanding of genuine conservatism.
Much of the Conservative movement is powered by Christians, this stands to reason considering that a Christian who follows the teachings of the Bible is following the very Conservative principles of God. But, often motivated by what I consider to be genuine compassion for the poor, the homeless and the infirm, Conservatives and Conservative Christians alike, to remedy these issues, frequently lean toward socialism instead of what is prescribed by God’s Word and what is associated with authentic Conservatism.
I understand the pressure exerted upon those who stand in the traditional ways of God and conservatism, all too well. Much of the time a Conservative is referred to as crazy, deluded, sick, rude or harsh. The true Conservative appears shaken by the winds of popular opinion, as a reed at water’s edge.
The Conservative, may appear to be a character out of a popular film, standing tall but unable to survive the onslaught of the mega chain store of thought. For with whatever expedient action the Left takes to assist with their flavor of month cause, the Conservative may feel some kinship with the celluloid statement “You are a lone reed, standing tall, waving boldly.”
Take heart wherever you may be, for the genuine Conservative has the role of nonconformist, constantly assailed by an ever-growing tide of Leftism, Leftist group think and the commonality of human compassion which is wielded by the Left as a weapon, to influence all those who by instinct, experience and Biblical understanding, know the Left is wrong. The societal force the Left uses acts as a Yard Bull’s club slamming down on the head of the Conservative, attempting to shame or corral the Conservative into cooperation with their social justice campaigns.
As with all military or intelligence maneuvers, enemy operatives who on the surface, appear to be an ally, are there to persuade, and failing that, to jam-up the Conservative works. The position of the DeceptiCon or CINO, has grown more prominent and thereby crippling the current Republican Controlled Houses of Congress. Feckless, succinctly sums up their attempts to forward the Conservative agenda. What stifles the Republicans from doing what is right and prudent for the individual and for the free market? Fear! Fear of losing their seat. That is who we have elected, a group of populist sycophant CINO and to a great extent the DeceptiCon; Republicans driven by special interest and the constantly increasing list of social-justice programs from the politically correct Left.
There are many who wear the Conservatism label, but their platform slants left when it comes to moral issues as with abortion and homosexual marriage. But, these cannot be true Conservatives for they stand not on level footing, they are halted between two decisions. These the DeceptiCon or CINO say, “surely there is some room for compromise?” but once on the slippery slope of moral compromise the end is at the bottom. Dr. Peter Marshall, Senate Chaplain from 1947 to 1949, said:
We are living in a time when enough individuals choosing to go to hell will pull the nation down to hell with them, the choices you make in moral and religious questions, determine the way America will go. We badly need a prophet who will have the ear of America and say to her now, how long will you halt a stand between two opinions, if the Lord be God follow Him, but if Baal be god then follow him and go to hell. America’s future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God’s covenant, if America obeys, if America listens to God, if America obeys God, then she can be great among all nations.
Millions of people in America live in moral fogs, the issues are not clear to them, they cannot face the light that makes them black or white, they want grays and neutral tints, they move in a sort of spiritual twilight, modified immorality on the basis of cleverness guides millions of people, modified dishonesty within the letter of the law is the practice of millions more. Surely the time has because the hour is late, when we must decide, and the choice before us is plain, Jehovah or Baal, Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration.
But true Conservatives, be not dismayed, for all of those who stood proclaiming at the top of their voices, “the end is near, lest change is sought,” incurred the vitriol, cursing and ridicule of the majority. The prophet Jeremiah was consoled by Jehovah with “Be not afraid of their faces,” meaning, don’t be concerned with their stern looks, their frowns, their anger, which seems to contain destruction and death.
Likewise, John the Baptist when preaching in the wilderness, “prepare ye the way of the Lord,” was gawked at, scoffed. thought of as odd, and inappropriate but his message was strong and full of hope. Noah endured the derision of non-believers for 100 years, preaching righteousness, yet was not deterred from what he knew to be the truth. Each of these Biblical examples should be an encouragement, reminding us that most trail-blazers suffer the jibes and disdain of the masses, but this abuse, these attacks, should not, and cannot deter us, the bearers of bona fide Conservatism.
 I will use the modern term “Conservatism” versus the historical name of “Liberalism” classical Liberalism of course advocates for private property, a free market economy; classical Liberalism follows the rule of law and holds fast our constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion, of the press, is for limited government and a minimal tax burden sufficient to protect from enemies without and within.
 (Matthew 11:7) And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
 You’ve Got Mail, 1998. You are a lone reed, standing tall, waving boldly in the corrupt sands of commerce
 DeceptiCon: one who appears to be Conservative but is deceiving, deceived or both. CINO: Conservative in name only. (Matthew 7:15) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
 (1 Kings 18:21) And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
 Trial by Fire, preached by Peter Marshall, on Saturday, March 11, 1944 in Detroit Michigan.
 (Jeremiah 1:8) Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
 (Matthew 3:3) For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
 (Matthew 11:8) But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.
(Luke 7:33) For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
 (2 Peter 2:5) And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;