By: James M. Simpson
Words cannot express my grief at the loss of this wonderful, generous, courageous, conservative lion. He lived what he preached and what he preached was the truth. He faced down hordes of the enemy, usually alone, and sent them scurrying for cover. This is a devastating blow to the conservative movement at a time when we need strong, brave voices exposing and opposing the radical socialist policies of this virulently destructive administration and its leftist allies.
Andrew’s speech at CPAC may well be the one remembered as his last, although he has made others since. But that speech, worth watching in its entirety, not only captures the spirit and dedication of the man we knew, but carries with it a profound message:
This is my war cry for 2012. You need to join me in this war against the institutional left. This is not your mother’s Democratic Party. John Podesta, George Soros, this is not your mother’s Democratic Party either… I don’t care who the candidate is, and I haven’t since the beginning… Ask not what the candidate can do for you; ask what you can do for the candidate. And that’s what the Tea Party is. We are there to confront them on behalf of our candidate. I will march behind whoever our candidate is because if we don’t, we lose. There are two paths… one is America and the other one is Occupy… Anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive Left, I will be in that bunker. And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you, you’re on the other side!
This is a message we dare not ignore, and I tell you, right here, right now, that I stand with Andrew.
There is no better way to honor this great man. As Americans we can do no less. We must unify against the common enemy so gravely threatening our great Nation and do everything we can to see this president defeated. If we succeed I know Andrew will rest in peace. If not, there will be no peace for anyone.