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Keyes' Run for Senate

Richard A. Pearson
Executive Director, ISRA

 

The entry of Alan Keyes, a Republican candidate from Illinois for U.S. Senate, into the race is giving conservatives in Illinois a chance to be represented at last. The question is will he be shoved aside as other conservatives have been in the past, or will the entire party support him? The mutual support between liberals and conservatives in a party goes by several names – in the Republican Party it is called the “big tent,” and for the Democrats I call it “one big happy family,” but ultimately, it results in “how to screw conservatives.”

Here’s how it works in both parties: leading up to the primary elections liberals woo the conservatives; together they raise money and they get promises of support. It shouldn’t matter whether a conservative or liberal candidate of either party wins the election or is slated in whatever way, the particular political party should stick together and win the day. When the primary approaches and a liberal wins the chance to represent the party, the liberals continue to invite conservatives around the campfire and sing kumbayah while holding hands; in general, they play kissey-face. Everybody is under the same “big tent,” or part of “one big happy family.” When a liberal wins in either party, everyone must be the epitome of unity.

Conversely, when a conservative of either party gets slated or wins the primary, all that kumbayah stuff comes to a halt. The liberals of either party would rather kiss a frog than embrace their conservative brother or sister. This is what has happened to the conservative Democrat Senator Zell Miller of Georgia. For Alan Keyes this very same thing is happening right now in Illinois – Republican liberals, such as former Governor Jim Thompson and Representative Beth Coulson, are both denouncing Keyes and letting him swing in the wind. They make my point exactly. Their goal is to sell out any one with a conservative point of view. They do it by either outright denunciation or by quietly lying down on the job. When these things happen, conservatives, and outdoorsmen in particular, lose.

I urge you all to support and vote for Alan Keyes. I don’t care if you are a Democrat or a Republican, Alan Keyes is the first chance outdoorsmen have had in 40 years in Illinois. Now is your chance to vote for someone who will represent our interests. I say, do it! Vote for Alan Keyes.

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Richard A. Pearson
Executive Director, ISRA

 

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