“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child,
I thought as a child: but when I became a man,
I put away childish things.” I Corinthians 13:11
By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman
People who are willing to assume responsibility are rare commodities as of late. After all, it is not Obama’s fault; Obama’s failures are really Bush’s fault. Neither is there a shortage of such behavior from the GOP, when Bush was President; the phrase was, “He had to do that.” A US President doesn’t “have” to do too much of anything he doesn’t want to do. Obama currently doesn’t want to “own-up” to his record, and no one can actually force him to do so.
Ronald Reagan revisionists blame RR’s failure to end abortion, and his funding of the organized sodomite movement with millions of dollars on “The Democrats in Congress.” Congress can’t force a US President to spend money that he doesn’t want to spend. Furthermore, RR could have used his veto regarding these moral issues, and he did not. Here are a few things that this State Chairman believes about responsibility:
- Easy doesn’t enter into grown-up life. Sometimes; both parties are wrong, and you have dilemmas that must wait to be solved in God’s good time. One never gets everything one wants. To demand instant perfection, and one’s way all the way, otherwise you will act poorly is the height of childishness.
- When you assume the leadership of an organization, or entity; you assume the responsibility for it. The Latin legal term is “Respondiat Superior.” Widespread chaos among the members; means a lack of leadership by those in authority. Responsibility means you are concerned for the well being of the entity you are leading, that you take responsibility for your mistakes, and you take responsibility for that group’s past mistakes, especially by ending and amending bad behavior.
Today’s politicians are childish. You can get, “But the other guy is doing it,” out of a 4 year old. You can get “It is guy before me is at fault,” out of an 8 year old. Teen-agers often want to drink and smoke; when mom and pop say no, they call their parents “hypocrites.” Are they concerned for their parents well being and purity? Not really, they are self-centered little brats who want their childish way.
The Constitution Party of Wisconsin isn’t afraid to assume responsibility. From myself, as State Chairman, to the Party officers, on down the line. Have we made mistakes, yes: Are we correcting them? Absolutely. There are times, when I as State Chairman get chewed out for CPoW’s past mistakes. I don’t enjoy being condescended to, but it does motivate me to address certain situations. One thing you won’t hear from me is “The Dem’s and the GOP do the same things.” What you will never hear from a CPoW candidate or elected official is, “I’m not responsible, it is the 2 Party Duopoly’s fault.” A CPoW man knows he is responsible for sorting out every problem in the civil authority that he can, with the tools at his disposal.
Finally, being responsible is what makes a man a man, and a leader a leader. We have Christ as our example; He assumed responsibility by laying down His life for our sins. He didn’t shun the cross by asserting His sinlessness as an excuse for inaction. Maybe today’s politicians didn’t start deficit spending, but they are engaging in the same behavior, and are blame-shifting to perpetuate their foolishness. God didn’t allow Adam to get away with “Eve made me do it.” God didn’t allow Eve to get away with “The Devil made me do it.” We are all accountable to God, including Mr. Obama. We have a child in the White House. If you vote Romney out of fear of Obama, you will be putting another irresponsible child in the White House. CPoW is endorsing a responsible man, in Virgil Goode, who is worthy of your suffrage. “So then everyone of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12
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